Blended Learning Part-Time MBA Admissions

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Take the next step in your career

Start working towards your MBA

With courses that are adapted for working professionals, you will take what you learn in the classroom and immediately begin applying it in the workplace. The Blended Learning Part-Time MBA is a balanced approach to completing an MBA for the busy professional. Delivering course content both online and through weekend residencies, the blended approach offers the most convenient way for you to complete your MBA while continuing to advance your career.

What to Expect

Courses are taught online and in person during weekend residencies, which means you’ll be required to attend class at the Ron Joyce Centre for three weekends a term; and as part of a cohort, you will have a greater opportunity to network and collaborate with your peers.

If you have questions or concerns about the admission process, curriculum or the program experience, we encourage you to read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Experienced and Diverse Cohort

Mirroring the structure of a professional work environment, you will collaborate, share ideas, and benefit from the diversity in backgrounds, skills and thoughts.

Blended Delivery

Half of the program is offered online and the remaining is offered over three weekends each term. Balance your life, travel less and get more out of your MBA.

Integrated Learning

Work-integrated assignments mean that some of your MBA coursework will require an applied setting. You will be working with your classmates as a team and assigned a partner organization.

Meet Our Students

One of the best ways to learn more about our Blended Learning Part-time MBA program is to meet the people in the program. Read interviews with our current students and alumni.

Meet the Class

Academic Background

31% Science
16% Engineering
8% Business
9% Humanities
19% Social Sciences
17% Other

Current Employment Sector

25% Healthcare
12% Manufacturing/Engineering
6% Finance/Insurance
19% Government
8% Technology
16% Retail/CPG
14% Other

Male/Female Ratio

45% Female
55% Male

Work Experience

8 Average Work Experience

Thinking about applying?

Applications for September 2024 are now closed.

A total of five Blended Learning Part-Time MBA Entrance Scholarships, each worth $5,000, will be available for prospective students who plan to join us in Fall 2024. No additional application will be required for these scholarships.

If you’re interested in applying to the Blended Learning Part-Time MBA, here are the minimum requirements to be considered for admission to the program:

  • Completion of an Honours Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university
    • “B” or 75% average, or higher, in the final two years of your undergraduate degree
  • GMAT: Not required
    • Candidates that fail to meet GPA criteria or who wish to strengthen their application may wish to submit a GMAT
  • A professional resume, with a minimum of 4 years of relevant full-time work experience 
  • Two professional references (including at least one from a current or former supervisor)
  • A video admissions interview

Supplemental materials (i.e. GMAT) may be required if applicants do not meet the above criteria. Applicants are strongly encouraged to request a pre-assessment prior to submitting an application.

Please note: Meeting the above requirements is not a guarantee of admission into the program. Please review our Application Requirements page for further detail. Program capacity may be reached before all application rounds have passed – we recommend applying as early as possible.


Round 1 November 1, 2023
Round 2 February 1, 2024
Round 3 April 15, 2024
Students Collaborating

Take the First Step

When you’re ready to start your application, fill out and submit our pre-assessment form. We’ll contact you to discuss your options and send you instructions for beginning your official application.


Already spoken to a recruiter? Want to jump in and start your application immediately? Visit the School of Graduate Studies McMaster University Application site.

Let us know if you have any questions about the admissions process. We’re here to help!

Connect with us by phone at: 905-525-9140 ext. 28147