DeGroote School of Business

Tuition and Fees

Review tuition costs and other fees for different program options. Please note that fees differ depending on what program you are enrolled in.

The fees below are for one 4-month academic term in the MBA program as of September 2021. They apply to the 2021/22 school year only and are subject to change.

Financial matters are managed by McMaster’s Student Accounts and Cashiers Office. Visit the fees page on the registrar’s website for information about tuition deadlines.

MBA Full-time and MBA with Co-op

Please note that co-op students are required to pay the Co-op Program Fee of $5250. For convenience, this fee has been divided into three instalments of $1,750 and are applied to the student account when the student is on the work term. Students that choose to transfer out of the co-op program are required to pay the full Co-op Program Fee.

Domestic Students

Including Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Tuition$9,005.28
Co-op work term fee (see notation above)$1,750.00

Supplemental Fees

Athletics and Recreation Activity Fee$42.65
MBA – Allan Gould Trading Floor$15.00
Career and Professional Development Fees$276.28
MSU Health and Dental Insurance *$267.00
MBA Student Association$100.00
MBA Graduation Ring$52.50

* Fees applied to Student Account once per academic year.

International Students

Including Visa students and students on a study permit.

Level 1Level 2 EXT
Tuition$21,457.56$20,662.80
Co-op work term fee (see notation above)$1,750.00$1,750.00

Supplemental Fees

Level 1Level 2 EXT
Athletics and Recreation Activity Fee$42.65$42.65
MBA – Allan Gould Trading Floor$15.00$15.00
Career and Professional Development Fees$276.28$276.28
MSU Health & Dental Insurance *$267.00$267.00
MBA Student Association$100.00$100.00
MBA Graduation Ring$52.50$52.50

* Fees applied to Student Account once per academic year.

All Visa students must enroll in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP). Please refer to the International Students Services website for additional information.

Part-time MBA

Important: This information is not for students in the Blended Learning Part-Time MBA program.

Part-time students are limited to a maximum of two courses per term. If a part-time student wishes to enroll in 3 courses, they will be charged the Part-time, per course tuition fees plus Full-time supplemental fees. Please speak to an Academic Advisor for further clarification.

Domestic Students

Including Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Tuition per academic course$2,295.06
Essential Athletics and Recreation Activity Fee per term$21.31

International Students

Including Visa students and students on a study permit.

Tuition per academic course$5,165.70
Essential Athletics and Recreation Activity Fee per term$21.31

All Visa students must enroll in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP). Please refer to the International Students Services website for additional information.

Frequently Asked Questions

A number of letters are available for students to request directly from their Student Centre in Mosaic. Check the Office of the Registrar's website for a comprehensive list. If the letter you require is not included in the list, we may be able to write one for you. Please contact us with your request at askmba@mcmaster.ca. Please include your full name, student number and details in your email. In most cases, this letter will be provided to you within two business days.
Please note the Student Experience team cannot assist you with individual student financial affairs. For all financial inquiries, please contact the McMaster Financial Affairs department.
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