Table of Contents
Program statistics
Co-op & internships/Facilities
Classes & mock schedule builder
Admissions requirements

Program Statistics

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AACSB Accredited

Only 5% of the business schools in the world attain this standard of excellence

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Average internship program salary

Your Classes

Want to take a look at this year’s offerings and build a mock schedule? You can use McMaster’s MyTimetable tool to pick from Mac’s entire course offerings this year. We have pre-populated it with what your first semester may look like.


How does it work? Simply follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Look at your first semester. You will see a schedule filled out with a typical first semester of courses. If you would like to start from scratch, click “Start Over” in the bottom left.
  • Step 2: Start searching for classes in the box on the left. Don’t know where to start? You can type out subjects, such as “English” or “Physics,” or pick from the courses listed below under “Typical First-Year Courses.” Classes that have the number “1” in the title are first-year courses.
  • Step 3: Pick your classes and times. When you find a class that you like, click on it and it will appear in the calendar on the left. You can pick different tutorial and lecture times to fit the classes you want. When you find a class and times that you like, click on it in the calendar to pin it in place.
  • Step 4: Fill out your schedule and save the URL. Keep picking classes and times until you have your schedule (this is usually five courses per semester). Once you’re finished, save your URL so you can come back and see what you’ve built.

What You’ll Take:

  • Financial Accounting (IBH 1AA3)
  • Perspectives on Canadian Business (IBH 1AB3)
  • Introduction to Language and Society (IBH 1AC3)
  • IBH in the Community (IBH 1AD3)
  • Leadership Coaching I (IBH 1BA3)
  • Insight and Inquiry: Questions to Change the World (IBH 1BB3)
  • Fundamentals of Ethics (IBH 1BC3)
  • Introduction to Peace Studies for IBH (IBH 1BD3)
  • Introductory to Microeconomics (ECON 1B03)
  • Introductory to Macroecomonimcs (ECON 1BB3)

Learn more about your IBH I program requirements.

Leadership Coaching

In first year, students go through a Transformative Learning Experience (TLE) which acts as a leadership development foundation. Throughout the four years of their program, students participate in leadership workshops and document their leadership journey. In fourth year, all students take “Leadership Coaching B” which builds upon the seven TLE Reports they have completed and informs individual action steps for their final term.

Community Engagement

Students complete field studies on a topic they are passionate about while interacting with businesses from the local community. Through a combination of experiential learning and research, students will gain an understanding of issues facing businesses today while also giving back to the community.

Social Enterprise

Students are introduced to the concept of social enterprise in their first year. In second year, students are required to participate in a mandatory social enterprise international field trip facilitated by the Canadian social enterprise and development organization, ME to WE. In third and fourth year, students will take courses on social entrepreneurship, strategic management for for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and a capstone on social enterprise.

For a full list of courses that can be available in this program, please consult the academic calendar.