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					                              PIM SCHOOL INFORMATION SHEET
                                      Last updated December 2008

                     Schulich OF BUSINESS, YORK U
              SCHULICH SCHOOL School of Business NIVERSITY
Contact People:                Charmaine Courtis
                               Executive Director of Student Services & International Relations

                               Philip Shea     
                               Associate Director, International Relations

                               Cheryl Stickley
                               Graduate International Program Coordinator

                               Keshia Gray   
                               Undergraduate International Program Coordinator
Telephone/Fax:                 Ph: 416-736-5059 Fax: 416-650-8174
Email:                         Exchange:
                               Schulich School of Business, International Relations Office, York University
School Address:
                               4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3, Canada
Web Address:         
Nomination Deadlines:          Fall Term (Sept–Dec): May 1
(for Exchange Coordinators)    Winter Term (Jan–Apr): September 1
                               Summer Term (May–July): January 15
Required Information from      Students first name, family name, gender, e-mail address and exchange term.
Exchange Coordinator:

Documents:                     Exchange Application & Passport Size Photo
(documents will be sent by     Housing Survey & Housing Application
e-mail to students for         Resume / Curriculum Vitae
completion)                    Recent Transcript
Study Program:                 16 Areas of Specialization including: Arts & Media Administration, Business &
                               Sustainability, Business Consulting, Economics, Entrepreneurial Studies, Finance,
                               Financial Services, Health Industry Management, International Business, Marketing,
                               Nonprofit Management & Leadership, Operations Management & Information
                               Systems, Organizational Behaviour/ Industrial Relations, Public Sector Management,
                               Real Property Development, Strategic Management.
Courses:                       There are over 100 elective courses. A list of all Schulich courses can be found on
                               our web site:
Language of Instruction:       English
Language Requirement:          One of the following tests may be submitted as evidence of English proficiency:
                               TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language. Minimum score of 600
                                         (paper based), 250 (computer based) and 100 (Internet based).
                               IELT     - International English Language Test. Minimum score of 7.
Language Courses:            The York University Language Institute (YUELI) offers extra-fee intensive non-
                             credit courses for students who wish to improve their English skills. Of particular
                             interest to international students here on a visa is the eight-week intensive English
                             for University Study Program that is offered in July and August, Just prior to the
                             beginning of the Autumn/Fall term of the academic year. Students should have an
                             intermediate proficiency level in English. Information on the Institute's programs can
                             be obtained through the Schulich School of Business. For more information on
                             YUELI, please refer to their web site at:, or contact them at
                             Tel: 416-736-5353, Fax: 416-736-5908 or E-mail:

                             York University's Centre for Academic Writing (CAW) offers practical instruction
                             in all aspects of writing to all York students whose first language is not English. The
                             chief method of instruction is individual tutoring where sessions usually last 25 or 50
                             minutes. We now also provide electronic tutoring. The Centre offers credit courses
                             and a number of group workshops that deal with the major elements of effective
                             essay writing. The website provides students with up-to-date information about the
                             Centre for Academic Writing activities, and links to academic resources, such as
                             style guides, dictionaries, an encyclopaedia, and an on-line writing centre. Tutoring
                             is only available in the Fall & Winter terms. Tel: (416) 736-5134, S329 Ross

                             We assume Exchange Coordinators will select appropriate students to attend.
Full-time Workload:          A full-time workload would be four or five full courses in a term. Each full-time
                             course (.030) is equal to 3 Schulich credits, therefore, a full course load would be 12
                             Schulich credits (4 full-time courses) or 15 Schulich credits (5 full-time courses). A
                             full course has 3 hours of class per week for 13 weeks, equalling 39 contact hours
                             per course. Schulich also has some half term courses (.015). Two half courses equals
                             one full course.
Learning Expectations:       Exchange students can expect a general class size of 35 to 45 students.
                             Different types of classes are offered: lectures, tutorial, project work, classroom
                             discussions, case studies, individual and group projects, term papers, role plays,
                             student projects, dissertations, business games and film.
                             Attendance is mandatory. If a student does not wish to continue in one of their
                             registered courses, they must formally withdraw. Failure to do so will result in a
                             grade of „F‟. Class participation is usually part of the final grade.
Grading:                     Grades will be awarded for every course in which a student is enrolled. An official
                             transcript is sent to the home institution. Additional transcripts can be ordered
                             through the Registrar‟s Office. Students are able to view their grades on-line.
                             Schulich uses a letter grade system (A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, F).
Exams:                       Final exams take place the week following the last day of classes. Most exams are in
                             written format. Students should not make plans to travel home before the end of

MBA Term dates for the academic year 2009/2010:

Calendar                     Schulich has three terms per year

Summer 2009:                 Students should arrive prior to May 1st, 2009
                             A mandatory orientation session takes place on May 1st, 2009
                             Term dates: May 4 - July 30, 2009 (this includes exam week)

Fall 2009:                   Students should arrive prior to September 10th, 2009
                             A mandatory orientation session takes place on September 10th and 11th, 2009
                             Term dates: September 14 – December 18, 2009 (this includes exam week)
                             Reading Week (no classes): to be determined

Winter 2010:                 Students should arrive prior to January 7th, 2010
                             A mandatory orientation session takes place on January 7th and 8th.
                             Term dates: January 11 – April 23, 2010 (this includes exam week)
                             Reading Week (no classes): to be determined
Living Expenses:             On-campus accommodations:
                                A bachelor apartment costs $707 Cdn per month.
                             Off-campus accommodations range from $450 - $800 Cdn.
Academic Expenses:           Books and course materials: $1000 Cdn
Other Expenses (per term):   University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) $252 Cdn
                             Food $1000 Cdn
                             Local Public Transportation $400 Cdn
                             Entertainment/Recreation/Miscellaneous $1000 Cdn
Health insurance:            All exchange students must apply for health insurance while at York University.
                             Information on the York University Health Plan (UHIP) can be found at the
                             following Web site: UHIP provides
                             basic coverage (example, a visit to a doctor or hospital). It does not cover
                             medications/prescriptions, therefore, it is recommended that insurance be
                             purchased before leaving home to cover these types of expenses. Registration for
                             UHIP takes place during the first week of classes.
Visa:                        Visa requirements are country specific, therefore it is best to contact the local
                             Canadian Consulate or Embassy. See
Facilities:                  Exchange students have full access to numerous on campus resources. The
                             Schulich School of Business houses the Business & Government Publications
                             Library and a computer lab. On Campus athletic facilities feature indoor sports
                             such as weight training, skating, swimming, aerobics, etc. York University has its
                             own shopping facilities in the York Lanes Building which includes medical and
                             dental offices, a pharmacy, a bank, the University Bookstore, restaurants, a post
                             office, etc.
Student Services:            The Graduate Business Council (GBC) represents the interests of all graduate
                             students within the program. The GBC works with students, faculty and
                             administration on academic issues and coordinates student activities relating to
                             business community interactions, intramural sports and social gatherings. The
                             Open Arms Committee (OAC) provides a welcome for students and facilitates the
                             transition of international students to Schulich and Toronto by pairing a domestic
                             student with an exchange student. This “buddy system” is furthered by way of
                             social/cultural events. See
Orientation:                 Orientation is held prior to the start of classes and is mandatory. This is a good
                             opportunity to meet other exchange students. Dates for each term are listed above.
Career Services:             Students have access to resume review, corporate information sessions and panel
                             discussions, workshops and career skills, individual counselling and mock
Exchange Coordinator         The exchange office is located in the Office of Student Services & International
Services:                    Relations. The exchange office oversees students from nomination through to the
                             end of the term.
Information Dissemination:   How is exchange information from your school disseminated?
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