Admission Requirements


The Graduate Diploma in Management is open to all students who have completed an undergraduate degree in a field other than business, management, commerce or closely related field.
To be admitted to the graduate diploma, applicants must have:

  • an Honours undergraduate degree from a recognized postsecondary institution (international applicants should check York University degree equivalency page here).
  • at least a B standing in the final two years of full-time equivalent study;
  • high competency in oral and written English.

English proficiency

International students and internationally educated domestic students must have completed at least one year of full-time study at an accredited university in a country (or institution) where English is the official language of instruction.

The following minimum scores must be met on either of the tests below:

Accepted Test Minimum Score
TOEFL (paper based) 600
TOEFL (internet based) 100
IELTS (Academic module) 7.5
YUELI Academic Program Level 9 with Distinction
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program Graduate with distinction
CAEL Overall score of 70, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE Score C
Minimum CAE Score B

More details can be found at gradstudies.yorku.ca/current-students/regulations/admission/#english, refer to Category (a).

For additional admissions information for international students, please visit: Faculty of Graduate Studies—International Students.

Fees and Tuition

For program fees and tuition information for all students, please visit York University's Courses and Program Fees webpage. Fees are listed under the Graduate heading and then select “Graduate Diploma in Management” from the drop-down list.

Admissions Process and Deadlines

Applicants are required to fill out an Application for Admission Form as well as pay a non-refundable application fee. The documents required to complete the application include:

  • Transcripts;
  • Statement of interest (500-1000 words);
  • Resume/CV
  • English test scores (where applicable, see “English Proficiency” above)

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee composed of the professors in the program.
The application deadline is July 30 for the September start date. Applicants will be notified of a decision regarding their acceptance into the September program by August 15. Students cannot defer their acceptance to the next term.