Good GMAT Score vs. Work Experience weightage in Canada’s top ten B-schools

This table highlights the expectations of top ten B-schools that offer MBA in the Canada and where they stand on the work experience vs. GMAT score debate. How much will your work experience augment your score? Does it make a difference? If so, how much? If no, how little?

SCHOOL

WORK EXPERIENCE

(full time MBA)

GMAT SCORE

Tuition Fee

Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Two years standard experience will be enough to get you through to the top ranking business school in Canada provided you have the GMAT score to back it up. 670 or higher Full time tuition- $95,100

Part time tuition – $95,100

Queen’s School of Business, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

Two years experience will ensure your entry into this school if you have the score to back it up. 650 or higher Full time tuition-
$70,000Part time tuition – $70,100

Ivey Business School, Western University,

London, Ontario

Two years of experience will make the cut here 650 or higher Full time tuition- $82,200

Part time tuition – $ 49,000

Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Ontario

Two years’ work experience will be sufficient to be able to apply to this B-school 630 or higher Full time tuition- $70,000

Part time tuition – $70,000

HEC Montreal, Montreal, Quebec

A three years’ experience is important in order to qualify for this B-school’s minimum eligibility criteria 638 or higher Full time tuition- $7,500 (Quebec residents)
$15,300 (out-of-province)Part time tuition – $7,500 (Quebec residents)
$15,300 (out-of-province)

Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

This Canadian school requires its applicants to have a 2 years’ experience in the work place before considering an MBA 630 or higher Full time tuition- $79,500

Part time tuition – $79,500

Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

A standard two years’ work experience is a necessity to get into this school. 635 or higher Full time tuition- $45,656

Part time tuition -$45,656

University of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta

Two years’ work experience is required to qualify to this B-school 610 or higher Full time tuition- $27,862

Part time tuition – $28,610

Degroote School of Business, McMaster University, Burlington, Ontario

At least a year’s worth of work experience is needed in order to apply. 627 or higher Full timetuition- $36,650

Part time tuition- $41,000

John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

It requires a minimum of two years of work experience to be eligible. 625 or higher Full-time Program cost- $7,000 (Quebec residents)
$16,000 (out-of-province)

 

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