DeGroote School of Business


Students can take a wide variety of elective courses during the MBA program, or they can concentrate on courses in a specific academic area and earn a specialization (referred to as a plan in Mosaic).


All students are required to complete 2 second year MBA courses, P700 and P720.

Students also need to satisfy course requirements for their specific specialization. Descriptions and requirements for each of the specializations (and the general MBA option) are linked below.

Declaring Your Specialization

MBA Full-time and MBA with Co-op students will meet with an Academic Advisor in academic term 2 to formally declare their specialization (plan).  Students admitted into the Accelerated program are required to declare a specialization (plan) in term 1.

Students can declare (or change) their specialization by submitting an eform on McMaster’s Mosaic system.

Student’s academic plan will be updated once their request is approved by the MBA Academic Advising team.

An Academic Advisor will review student records before graduation to make sure all the specialization requirements are met.  It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they complete the courses required for their specialization.

Exception: Before a student can register for the Health Services Management specialization, an Academic Advisor needs to make sure they meet additional requirements. Contact the Academic Advising team if you’d like to choose the HSM specialization.

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