PIM SCHOOL INFORMATION SHEET
Last updated December 2008
Schulich OF BUSINESS, YORK U
SCHULICH SCHOOL School of Business NIVERSITY
Contact People: Charmaine Courtis Ccourtis@schulich.yorku.ca
Executive Director of Student Services & International Relations
Philip Shea Pshea@schulich.yorku.ca
Associate Director, International Relations
Cheryl Stickley Cstickley@schulich.yorku.ca
Graduate International Program Coordinator
Keshia Gray Kgray@schulich.yorku.ca
Undergraduate International Program Coordinator
Telephone/Fax: Ph: 416-736-5059 Fax: 416-650-8174
Email: Exchange: email@example.com
Schulich School of Business, International Relations Office, York University
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3, Canada
Web Address: www.schulich.yorku.ca/newtocanada
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.
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: www.schulich.yorku.ca/ssb-
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: http://yueli.yorku.ca/, or contact them at
Tel: 416-736-5353, Fax: 416-736-5908 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: http://international.yorku.ca/uhip/index.htm 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 http://www.schulich.yorku.ca/SSB-
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
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 http://oac.schulich.yorku.ca/
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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