McGill Is Slashing MBA Tuition Fees For Quebec Students & Here's Who Qualifies

Quebec residents can get up to 75% off their Desautels tuition!

Staff Writer
The Desautels Faculty of Management entrance on McGill University campus.

The Desautels Faculty of Management entrance on McGill University campus.

Aspiring businesspeople of all kinds will be excited to learn that McGill's management MBA program is getting a new tuition reduction of up to 75% off for some — but not all — students.

McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management is introducing the tuition waiver to make their MBA programs more accessible, though the waiver is still partially merit-based. To qualify for the full tuition discount, students must be permanent residents of Quebec and have a strong applicant profile.

Applicants who are admitted into McGill's MBA and are also permanent residents of Quebec are automatically considered for the waiver, which funds up to 75% of each student's tuition. As a self-funded program, the McGill MBA typically costs more than many other Quebec MBAs, according to John-Paul Ferguson, Associate Professor, Organizational Behaviour and Academic Director, MBA.

To determine how much each Quebec student receives, the program will consider each applicant's "grades, test scores, work experience, leadership roles and the like," Ferguson told MTL Blog over email. "The percentage granted depends on the overall strength of [a student's] application."

This means the waiver is closer to a scholarship, and some Quebec-resident MBA students will have less than 75% of their tuition covered by Desautels.

Only McGill's full-time MBA program is included in the waiver, meaning the combined MBA/Law program and the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA program are exempted.

A previous version of this article stated that all of McGill's MBA programs are included in the waiver. This information has been updated according to the most recent information provided by McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management.

This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

Willa Holt
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Willa Holt is a Creator for MTL Blog, often found covering weird and wonderful real estate and local politics from her home base in Montreal.