Management, Master of Business Administration / Master of Global Affairs

MBA / MGA: Introduction


The ​ Combined Degree Program (CDP) in ​Management, Master of Business Administration / Master of Global Affairs is designed for students interested in ​​studying the intersections of business and global affairs. The CDP permits the completion of both degrees in three years rather than the four years it would take to acquire them independently.

For a general description of CDPs, see General Regulations section 1.4​​.3​.


Management, Master of Business Administration / Master of Global Affairs Program

Master of Business Administration Program
Rotman School of Management

Master of Global Affairs Program
Munk School of Global Affairs

MBA / MGA: Application Process

  • ​Applicants must apply to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, the Master of Global Affairs (MGA) program, and the CDP.

  • Applicants must gain independent admission to both the MBA and MGA programs before they may be considered for admission to the CDP. Alternatively, applicants may apply to the MBA program and CDP in Year 1 of the MGA program.

MBA / MGA: Requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies, the MBA program, and the MGA program.

  • Please see the contact information to find details on each program’s admission requirements.

Academic Path to Completion

Every CDP involves a specific combination of approved degree programs. The CDP requirements build on those of the two separate degree programs. Each CDP has a unique pattern of academic activity year by year.



Specific Requirements


  • 4.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) in global affairs with a minimum B+ standing.
  • 4.0 FCEs in global affairs: GLA 1001H, GLA 1002H, GLA 1003H, GLA 1004H, GLA 1005H, GLA 1006H, GLA 1011H, ​GLA1012H.
  • 0.5 FCE (GLA 1007H) to be taken in the Summer session.
  • Students without a sufficient background in microeconomics are required to take GLA 1010H in the first session of Year 1.


  • 6.13 FCEs in management with a minimum B+ standing.
  • 3.0 FCEs in management: RSM 1151H, RSM 1152H, RSM 1160H, RSM 1210H, RSM 1211H, RSM 1212H, RSM 1222H, RSM 1231H, RSM 1232H, RSM 1241H, RSM 1261H, RSM 1262H, RSM 1291H, RSM 1292H, RSM 1320H, RSM 1350H, RSM 1382H.


  • 2.5 FCEs in management.
  • ​2.5 FCEs in global affairs.
  • 2.5 FCEs in management electives from the 2000-level MBA course list.
  • ​2.0 FCEs in global affairs electives.
  • 0.5 FCE: GLA 2000H Capstone Seminar (required course).

To participate in the Rotman Student Exchange Program, students must get permission from both programs. Students in the CDP can only participate in the Rotman Exchange program and not the MGA Exchange Program. No MGA course requirements can be met while​ on exchange. While on exchange, students must take the equivalent of five elective courses (2.5 FCEs) to meet their MBA elective requirements.

Program Length

3 years

Time Limit

4 years