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McGill placed 31% of its class in Toronto last year. I'd say that's a pretty solid number. If I went to McGill, I would look for jobs in both Montreal and Toronto at the same time and feel pretty good about my chances.


I see that you have only applied to 3 colleges, I know about Rotman and Schulich but is McGill better than sauder?

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McGill placed 31% of its class in Toronto last year. I'd say that's a pretty solid number. If I went to McGill, I would look for jobs in both Montreal and Toronto at the same time and feel pretty good about my chances.


I see that you have only applied to 3 colleges, I know about Rotman and Schulich but is McGill better than sauder?


For me, yes. McGill has an internationally recognized brand and has good placement power in Toronto (although not as much as Rotman or Schulich does). I have to consider this in case if I work elsewhere in the world.

Sauder has a great program, too, and I would love to live on the west coast. However, I did not want to risk my chances in a smaller job market in Vancouver. Plus it is easier to get into Sauder than McGill, Rotman, and Schulich judging from average GMAT score.

This was my reasoning, but I understand that everyone has different preferences and goals.

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McGill placed 31% of its class in Toronto last year. I'd say that's a pretty solid number. If I went to McGill, I would look for jobs in both Montreal and Toronto at the same time and feel pretty good about my chances.


I see that you have only applied to 3 colleges, I know about Rotman and Schulich but is McGill better than sauder?


For me, yes. McGill has an internationally recognized brand and has good placement power in Toronto (although not as much as Rotman or Schulich does). I have to consider this in case if I work elsewhere in the world.

Sauder has a great program, too, and I would love to live on the west coast. However, I did not want to risk my chances in a smaller job market in Vancouver. Plus it is easier to get into Sauder than McGill, Rotman, and Schulich judging from average GMAT score.

This was my reasoning, but I understand that everyone has different preferences and goals.


Quite logical i must say!!

What is the average score for mcgill?

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Quite logical i must say!!

What is the average score for mcgill?


For the academic year 2016-17 it was 670.
http://www.macleans.ca/education/mba-pr ... -and-more/
but seems to vary between 670-690
http://www.topmba.com/institution/mcgil ... /full-time

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Why did McGill fall out of top 100 in the FT rankings? It's not a peculiar trend in itself considering the same thing happened to other Canadian business schools but McGill was at 85 last year and now completely out of the 100. I know rankings are not an absolutely great measure of the quality of the program but it concerns me to a certain extent.. Anybody has any thoughts on this..?

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Why did McGill fall out of top 100 in the FT rankings? It's not a peculiar trend in itself considering the same thing happened to other Canadian business schools but McGill was at 85 last year and now completely out of the 100. I know rankings are not an absolutely great measure of the quality of the program but it concerns me to a certain extent.. Anybody has any thoughts on this..?


It has become a trend for the last few years for all Canadian programs. Here is a good read about why Canadian programs are falling out of FT rankings:

http://www.metromba.com/2017/02/canadia ... -rankings/

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Just got my acceptance via email! I can't access the acceptance letter on my laptop, but the email says I was awarded an Entrance Award in the amount of 30k. Does anyone know whether thats per year, or just for the 2 years? :)

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Just got my acceptance via email! I can't access the acceptance letter on my laptop, but the email says I was awarded an Entrance Award in the amount of 30k. Does anyone know whether thats per year, or just for the 2 years? :)


Wow, congratulations on the award which is in relatively significant amount. The details of that would be mentioned in the letter in detail but the award is generally for two years combined but disbursed first at the time of admission in half and then the next year. You need to check the letter for details personalized for you.

It would be great to know your profile a bit here too! Congratulations again!

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Haha, I re-read the letter and realized that yes, its 30k split over two years. I work as a policy analyst for the US federal govt, lived in Eastern Europe for a few years working in project management, and I'm hoping to pursue a global career (social impact etc) post MBA. My GMAT actually went terrible so I'm grateful!

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Haha, I re-read the letter and realized that yes, its 30k split over two years. I work as a policy analyst for the US federal govt, lived in Eastern Europe for a few years working in project management, and I'm hoping to pursue a global career (social impact etc) post MBA. My GMAT actually went terrible...like..sub-650, so I'm grateful!


Awesome. Despite the GMAT, your experience sounds cool. You going ahead with McGill then?

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I'm still waiting to hear on my waitlist status at Duke, but I love Montreal and McGill, so definitely happy to attend. I'm just trying to figure out funding options...taking out massive amounts of loans seems daunting.

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I have just received offer from McGill as well and funding of 55k which is very sizable compared to what I got at Rotman (15k). Decision will be tough on which one to choose @-@.

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I have just received offer from McGill as well and funding of 55k which is very sizable compared to what I got at Rotman (15k). Decision will be tough on which one to choose @-@.

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Congratulations! I was also offered a sizable scholarship but you have me beat by a mile! haha. I think your scholarship amount is possibly the largest amount possible, because I've heard that McGill normally does not give out more than 50% of tuition in scholarship. Again, congrats!

I think factoring in the cost difference, a slightly better international brand, and a difference in cost of living, I would be choosing McGill over Rotman. I might see you in Montreal next year! :lol:

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Still haven't gotten an interview invite. Guess it is a ding. :(

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Submitted my application on the 15th of Feb, still haven't received the interview invite.

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Submitted my application on the 15th of Feb, still haven't received the interview invite.


15th of Feb? It's only been 10 days! There are many who waited for a month or so, including myself, before we were contacted. Some are waiting even longer. Be patient!

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I have just received offer from McGill as well and funding of 55k which is very sizable compared to what I got at Rotman (15k). Decision will be tough on which one to choose @-@.

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Congratulations on your admit and the scholarship. I would have thought 55k would make the choice easy.

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I have just received offer from McGill as well and funding of 55k which is very sizable compared to what I got at Rotman (15k). Decision will be tough on which one to choose @-@.

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Congrats on the offers! As others have said, you must really, really love something about Rotman if you're willing to pick it over McGill's offer. If you factor in the difference in tuition (almost $20k), you're paying an EXTRA $60,000 to attend Rotman over McGill!!!

Considering that their salary outcomes are pretty much identical, it's probably pretty tough to make a ROI argument for Rotman there!

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I have just received offer from McGill as well and funding of 55k which is very sizable compared to what I got at Rotman (15k). Decision will be tough on which one to choose @-@.

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Congrats on the offers! As others have said, you must really, really love something about Rotman if you're willing to pick it over McGill's offer. If you factor in the difference in tuition (almost $20k), you're paying an EXTRA $60,000 to attend Rotman over McGill!!!

Considering that their salary outcomes are pretty much identical, it's probably pretty tough to make a ROI argument for Rotman there!


Are you sure their salary outcomes are identical? I mean I've been hearing mixed reviews about the employability of a McGill graduate, though good enough it probably is in absolute terms. What if one were to factor in the reputation factor of Rotman?

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I have just received offer from McGill as well and funding of 55k which is very sizable compared to what I got at Rotman (15k). Decision will be tough on which one to choose @-@.

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Congrats on the offers! As others have said, you must really, really love something about Rotman if you're willing to pick it over McGill's offer. If you factor in the difference in tuition (almost $20k), you're paying an EXTRA $60,000 to attend Rotman over McGill!!!

Considering that their salary outcomes are pretty much identical, it's probably pretty tough to make a ROI argument for Rotman there!


Are you sure their salary outcomes are identical? I mean I've been hearing mixed reviews about the employability of a McGill graduate, though good enough it probably is in absolute terms. What if one were to factor in the reputation factor of Rotman?



Where do you hear that from? Not saying it's wrong, but it's not what I've heard from the McGill graduates I talked to.

It's true that Rotman's reputation has been going up, and McGill's seems to be somewhat going down, in some of these MBA rankings at least. Nevertheless, if you look at the Bloomberg BusinessWeek rankings (https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016 ... s-schools/), or at their respective employment reports, you'll see that the salary outcomes look very similar, and McGill is actually placing it's grads in full time jobs faster than Rotman (probably because they have a much smaller class to place). Obviously, this is an imprecise way to measure salary since we can't account for the actual make-up of the jobs within the functional areas they report on... but it's probably not a bad estimate.

McGill: https://www.mcgill.ca/desautels/program ... ment-stats
Rotman: https://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/-/media/ ... 5-2016.pdf

When I researched this further myself (talking to contacts at firms I was interested in) I found that most of the big finance firms (keep in mind that this was only for finance) still actively recruit at McGill and every year a few McGill grads are hired by some of these firms.

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