McGill plans to go ahead with self-funded MBA

April 22, 2010

McGill University says it will forge ahead with plans for a self-funded MBA program, despite repeated warnings from Quebec's education minister that her department will "punish" the school if it implements the tuition hike. In January, Michelle Courchense said she would cut funding to McGill if it increased tuition for the program. She vowed this week to tax back nearly all of the $29,500 tuition should McGill follow through on its plan. The dean of McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management says university officials will be talking to the minister in hopes she will recognize the school's MBA as a "good pilot test case" at a time when the province is looking to raise university tuition fees in 2012. Montreal Gazette