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

STG MBA / MGA: Introduction


The Combined Degree Program (CDP): STG, 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 and Public Policy

STG 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.

STG 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.

  • Applicants to the MBA program must meet the following admission requirements:

    • An appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university.

    • A satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE; General Test). Test results are valid for five years.

    • The minimum two-year work experience requirement will be waived for CDP applicants.

    • The Full-Time MBA program starts annually in August. Applicants to the full-time program are encouraged to apply as per the deadline dates (beginning in October with a final deadline in May).

  • Applicants to the MGA program must meet the following admission requirements:

    • An appropriate bachelor's degree with a minimum standing in the final year equivalent to at least a University of Toronto B+.

    • The program is open to all disciplinary backgrounds.

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.

Year Progression Specific Requirements


  • 5.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) in MGA program requirements with a minimum B+ standing.
  • At the end of Year 1, declare an emphasis as part of the MGA degree program.
  • 3.5 required FCEs:
    • GLA1001H Macroeconomics: Markets, Institutions, and Growth;
    • GLA1003H Global Security;
    • GLA1010H Microeconomics for Global Affairs;
    • GLA1011H Global Innovation Policy;
    • GLA1012H Statistics for Global Affairs;
    • GLA1014H Global Development;
    • GLA1016H Global Justice and Human Rights.
  • 1.0 elective FCE from the following Year MGA courses:
    • 0.5 FCE from GLA2027H Ethics and Global Affairs, GLA2029H The Sustainability Imperative: Implications for Global Affairs and Public Policy, or GLA2034H Decision Making and Strategic Thinking;
    • 0.5 FCE from the MGA elective course list.
  • 1.0 FCE: GLA1007Y Global Internship, to be taken in the Summer session.
  • 5.63 FCEs in MBA program requirements.
  • 4.13 required FCEs in MBA courses:
    • RSM1165H Leveraging Diverse Teams (Credit/No Credit);
    • RSM1201H Foundations of Strategic Management;
    • RSM1210H Managerial Economics;
    • RSM1211H Economic Environment of Business;
    • RSM1215H Decision Making with Models and Data;
    • RSM1220H Financial Accounting and Reporting: A Global Perspective;
    • RSM1222H Managerial Accounting;
    • RSM1231H Finance I: Global Markets and Valuation;
    • RSM1232H Finance II: Corporate Finance;
    • RSM1240H Operations Management;
    • RSM1250H Managing Customer Value;
    • RSM1260H Leading People in Organizations; and
    • RSM1282H Statistics for Management.
  • Specific restrictions apply for students who wish to take MBA experiential learning courses. Please refer to the MBA program requirements for more information.
  • 3.17 FCEs in MBA program requirements.
  • 3.5 FCEs in MGA program requirements.
  • 0.17 required FCE in MBA courses: RSM1160H Business Ethics.
  • 3.0 elective FCEs from the 2000-level MBA course list.
  • 2.5 elective FCEs in MGA courses. Of these, 1.5 FCEs are taken in the chosen emphasis.
  • 1.0 required FCE: GLA2000H Capstone Seminar and GLA2111H Research Methods for Capstone.

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