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Tuition, Funding & Scholarships

Tuition for the EMBA in Digital Transformation 2018-2019 cohort is $89,000 CAD and includes:

  • All course material
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation within modules (site visits, etc.)
  • In-course meals and select event dinners

Tuition does not include airfare or any other transportation to or from module locations.

A $5,000 deposit is due within 10 business days of acceptance into the program. The remainder will be due in three installments of $28,000 prior to the start of Modules 1, 2 and 3 (2018-2019 dates TBD). Instalement dates for 2017-2018:

  • First installment: July 1, 2017
  • Second installment: January 6, 2018
  • Third installment: April 5, 2018

For information on how to make payments, visit McMaster’s Student Accounts & Cashiers website.

For individuals:

Tuition tax credit

If you are self-funding, tuition fees for the EMBA in Digital Transformation may be partially tax deductible. For details please consult the Canada Revenue Agency or your tax professional.

Lifelong Learning Plan

You or your spouse may be eligible to make tax-free withdrawals from your RRSPs (up to $20,000 each) under the Canada Revenue Agency’s Life Long Learning Plan. Please visit the LLP website for more information.

Student Line of Credit

Most banks offer student lines of credit with increased limits for professional programs, including Executive MBAs. Contact your financial institution to discuss which options are available to you.

DeGroote EMBA in Digital Transformation Scholarships

The program currently has 5 scholarships available for incoming students. The application deadline to apply is May 1, 2017 and the forms are available below to download and submit. If you have any questions, please contact emba@mcmaster.ca.

  • Women in Leadership – $10,000
    Awarded to one female student who has demonstrated exceptional professional and community leadership in business.
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership – $10,000
    Awarded to one student who has successfully launched and operated their own business (preference will be given to applicants in the technology sector).
  • Leaders in Healthcare – $10,000
    Awarded to one student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and managerial competency in the healthcare industry.
  • Leaders in Non-Profit Organizations – $10,000
    Awarded to one student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the non-profit sector.
  • Dean’s Scholarship for McMaster Alumni – $10,000
    Awarded to one student who is a graduate of McMaster University, and in the judgement of the EMBA Admissions Committee, is an exceptional EMBA candidate.

For employers:

If you are paying for an employee to attend the EMBA in Digital Transformation, your organization may be eligible for certain tax deductions. Please consult with the Canada Revenue Agency or your accounting department for details and/or eligibility.

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