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MBA/Specialized Master’s Preparation Program

Over 8 weeks you will fully prepare for graduate studies in business
by raising your proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking
English in a business context.

 

Prepare for successful MBA or Specialized Master’s studies in English

Exterior view of the Seymour Schulich building

Exterior view of the Seymour Schulich building

Practise skills needed to be effective in North American MBA and graduate-level business. This program is for students with suitable English-language proficiency who wish to further improve their language skills to meet MBA standards. As a graduate of this program, you will be able to apply to the MBA program at the Schulich School of Business, recently ranked Canada’s top MBA school, or other master’s-level business programs.

Intensive language study is delivered through business-related projects, field trips and guest speakers from the Canadian business world to give your learning a real-world edge.

Gain confidence as you work in a team to conduct research, analyze economic and financial data, draft a written report, and deliver an oral presentation to evaluators
from York University’s Schulich School of Business.

English-speaking Canadian students lead social and cultural activities in and around Toronto, helping you practise conversational English in a relaxed environment and make the most of your Canadian experience.

Summary

  • Program runs for 8 weeks in 2 four-week stages
  • Four hours of instruction daily.
  • Held twice a year in July/August and November/December
  • Social and cultural activities and events in and around Toronto, led by English-speaking Canadian students

Instructors

Ray Bennett, M.E.S., TESL

Ray-BennettRay has taught and designed curricula for English language learners and instructors  in Canada, China, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Mexico, and the Palestinian Territories. He has also presented at several international conferences, most recently on professional development for internationally based English language instructors. He enjoys most the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with students and fellow instructors, while creating positive teaching-learning environments where he can learn as well as teach.

 

Dana Lynch, BA, MA, TESL Ontario Post-Graduate Certificate

Dana-LynchDana has taught in language schools and post-secondary institutions in South Korea and Canada. He has also presented at local and international conferences.  He enjoys learning about the various aspects of his students’ countries and cultures and is also interested in assisting his students to become autonomous language learners.

 

Enrolment Eligibility

Enrolment Eligibility

You are eligible to apply for this program if you have completed an undergraduate degree and obtained one of the following English-language test scores:

  • TOEFL: minimum score 560 (paper), 220 (computer), or 87 (iBT)
  • IELTS: minimum score 6.5 overall with no more than one component at 6.0

If you have not attained the scores above, completion of one of the York University English Language Institute programs listed below will meet the English-language test score requirement:

  • Academic Program: Level 9 (with honours or distinction)
  • Completion of GSPP Term I, with the recommendation of GSPP instructors
  • York English Language Test (YELT): minimum Band 3
Term Session Price (CAD) Register
Summer 2018 EL/3870 MBA/Specialized Master’s Preparation Program (Jul 03 – Aug 24, 2018) $4,350.00 Apply

Confidentiality and Financial Security

Given the experiential and practical nature of the courses and the application of Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) to York University, The School of Continuing Studies works to ensure that instructors and participants acknowledge and respect the privacy and confidentiality of personal information that may be presented in the context of instruction. Instructors will limit the amount of personal information that is collected, used or disclosed in their sessions, and will ensure that all identifying personal information (including proper name, address, etc.) is omitted from all written documents in order to protect personal privacy and confidentiality. Instructors should not bring or share personal or other confidential files or records with the class or allow students to do so.
We are committed in protecting your privacy and your financial security, and we do this in several ways:

  • Your credit card information is never received or stored by our system. Only your financial institution has access to your credit card information.
  • Your Student Portal is password-protected. To access any personal and academic information, you must enter your username and portal password.

York University Privacy Policy

How to Register

  • Online: Available sessions
  • Bank Transfers: Please contact the English Language Institute if you intend to pay by bank transfer. Please be aware that most international bank transfers requests will be charged a bank transfer fee. Please ask your bank for details. Students are responsible to ensure the money they have sent to English Language Institute covers any bank transfer fees.
  • Money Order: The Money Order should be made payable to York University. Please mail the original Money Order to our office at the following mailing address:
    York University English Language Institute
    Suite 035 Founders College
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, Ontario
    M3J 1P3 CANADA
Please send required documents to our fax number: 416-736-5908 or email at yueli@yorku.ca

Fees & Payment Deadlines

  • English Language Institute Application Fee: $200.00 (one-time only, non-refundable) for new students.
  • Tuition (each 8-week session): $4,350.00
  • Health Insurance (Emergency Medical coverage) is available for an additional cost of $100.00.
  • Non-refundable deposit of $1,000.00 is required to complete your registration and receive a Letter of Acceptance.

If you are unable to join the first day of the course, please immediately contact us in order to find out the last possible day to attend the program. Attendance deadlines do apply.

For students conditionally admitted to the Schulich Master’s in Finance, the YUELI pre-program will run for four weeks, rather than eight weeks, and the tuition will be $3,650. All other costs remain the same.

*Fees subject to change

Accommodation

  • Placement Fee: $200.00 (one-time only, non-refundable).
  • Residence, NO meal plan (8 weeks): $1,750.00
  • Homestay, (8 weeks): $1,760.00
  • You may apply for residence if you are between the ages of 18 and 29.

Cancellation and Refund

Please refer to the following document for Program Cancellation & Refund Policy questions & answers:

Cancellation, Transfer and Refund Policies and Procedures

University Policy on Student Conduct

 

Students and instructors are expected to maintain a professional relationship characterized by courtesy, collegiality and mutual respect and to refrain from actions that would be disruptive to such a relationship;
It is the responsibility of the instructor to maintain an appropriate academic atmosphere in the classroom and the responsibility of the student to cooperate in that endeavour; and,
The instructor is the best person to decide, in first instance, whether such an atmosphere is present in the class and may at their discretion, take steps that they feel are appropriate to resolve an issue or dispute.

In any case, where a student feels that this policy has been violated, they are urged to: notify the instructor of the course/program as soon as possible. Students may be asked to provide a detailed written description of their complaint to the instructor. The instructor may take measures they feel are appropriate to resolve the issue and/or may forward the complaint to the English Language Institute for review. Please refer to the full policy document on the York University website at: http://www.yorku.ca/scdr/

 

 

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