Newly Admitted Students

Congratulations on being admitted to the DeGroote MBA Program at McMaster University! Use this page as your ultimate source for everything you need to know to get started on your MBA. Remember to bookmark this page so that you can refer to it regularly and have up-to-date information on hand.

Do you have questions? Please visit our FAQ to find the answers to some of the questions many of you have been asking!

Registration Guide

This information will help guide you in registering and paying for courses. All new students must complete their course registration through the Mosaic system.

New full-time and co-op students admitted for September 2016 will automatically be block enrolled in courses.

Please visit the Registration Guide to complete your online registration.

On-line registration for the Fall 2016 semester will open in July. Accelerated students will be able to register starting July. On-line registration for the Winter 2017 semester will open in December. Check the  Dates and Deadlines page for all important dates, including when registration opens and when classes begin.

Course Waivers & Transfer Credits

This applies to Part-time and Accelerated students only.

If you have previously covered the material in one or more of the required 600-level first year courses, then you may be eligible to apply to waive courses or receive transfer credits. Waived courses must be replaced with a 700-level second year MBA course or a relevant graduate course.

Please visit the waivers and transfer credits page for more information.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and supplemental fees are updated each May for the coming year. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page for more details. Tuition fees will show in your Mosaic student centre.

OSAP and Financial Aid

McMaster University’s Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships (SFAS) is your resource for financial aid information. Click here for the different types of funding available to new students.

Want to apply for OSAP?  Make sure you read this first!

Parking at the RJC

Online parking applications are opened to allow you to purchase a parking permit for the Ron Joyce Centre (RJC) in Burlington. Click here for more details.

Shuttle Bus

Shuttle service is available for students, staff and faculty traveling between the main McMaster campus in Hamilton and the Ron Joyce Centre in Burlington as well as between the Appleby GO Transit Station and the Ron Joyce Centre. A new schedule for September 2016 will be available soon.


Onboarding Program

Onboarding Week is the official start of your MBA. All new full-time and co-op students are expected to attend. (Part-time students are welcome, but attendance is optional.) The 2016 Onboarding Week runs from September 6 – 9.

* There is no onboarding week for students starting in January.

Get Connected!

Get connected and stay up-to-date with the Student Experience – Academic office!

Like us on Facebook to join the discussion and post questions. You can also follow DeGroote on Twitter.

All new students: if you would like to connect with other new DeGroote MBA students, you might also want to consider joining the MBA Association’s Facebook group for the 2016-2018 cohort.

Are you a new student from China who wants to connect with other Chinese students? Join the DeGroote student QQ group #371421802.

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