McMaster University - DeGroote School of Business



McMaster University is located in the business heartland of Canada on a beautiful 300 acre park like campus beside the renowned Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, Ontario, one of Canada's major centres. Approximately 60 minutes from both downtown Toronto and the US border, Hamilton provides a safe environment and adds to the quality of life for McMaster students with and excellent art gallery, convention centre, Hamilton Place Theatre Auditorium, and Copps Coliseum. McMaster University was established in Toronto in 1887 and moved to Hamilton in 1930.

Areas of Expertise

The DeGroote School of Business is known for innovation. We were the first in Canada to design and launch the first M.B.A. stream devoted to the Management of Innovation and New Technology, and we also established the first E-Commerce M.B.A. program in the country. Our finance stream also features an educational trading floor; only two other Canadian universities offer the technology to provide real time stock trading simulations.

On Campus Housing

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Female only:75 beds
Co-ed:3,227 beds

McMaster’s twelve on-campus residences are home to almost 3,700 students. Our residences are located within a five-minute walk to classes, athletic facilities, libraries and our award-winning dining facilities. We offer a range of building sizes and themed residence communities. Buildings are divided into traditional dormitory style–where you live with one/two other roommates in the same bedroom or apartment/suite style–where you have a private room and share a kitchen, washroom(s) and living room with three to five other students.

Off Campus Housing

While thousands of students live in residence, the majority of the McMaster students live off-campus. McMaster’s Off-Campus Resource Centre assists students to find apartments, houses, rooms within a house or other suitable off-campus living options. McMaster’s Society of Off-Campus Students (SOCS) is also one of the largest clubs sponsored by the McMaster Students Union. SOCS strives to help students connect to McMaster.

Career Planning

The Business Career Services Office (BCS) provides advice and practical guidance through individual counselling and group sessions to M.B.A. students to assist them with planning their careers.


The M.B.A. Association is an integral part of the M.B.A. program in that it augments the curricular activities of the program with other activities of interest for the students and faculty. Among the various areas in which the Association plays an active part are academic affairs, professional development and social affairs.

Information Technology

The Kenneth Taylor Hall Computer Lab and Printing facility is conveniently open seven days a week. Here students have access to course software as well as e-mail and the Internet. All M.B.A. students, especially those in E-commerce, are expected to have a laptop computer. The DeGroote School of Business does not provide this equipment, but does have an agreement with IBM for discounted purchase of laptop computers.

Campus Tour

A visit to McMaster is the best way to learn more about the university and get a feel for our campus. You can meet students, staff and faculty, all who help define the distinct personality of the University. McMaster offers many opportunities to do this, from simply spending a couple of hours touring the campus to staying for a whole day and attending scheduled activities during one of our special visit days, or just exploring our Virtual Tours.

Modified on August 07, 2015