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Learn more about our five innovative graduate programs headed to York University's new Markham Campus!

Learn more about our five innovative graduate programs headed to York University's new Markham Campus!

Located in the heart of the vibrant City of Markham, York University’s new campus is an ideal home for a community of positive changemakers. Students will be presented with opportunities to collaborate directly with employers, start-ups and community partners to obtain hands-on experience and learn to drive innovation across all areas of knowledge and society.  

The new campus will develop York University’s already strong academic presence in the City of Markham and York Region that is currently home to YSpace Markham and the IBM Innovation Space, a hub for more than 40 tech companies. 

Exterior view of Markham Campus

Welcoming the community in Spring 2024, the Markham Campus will accommodate up to 4,200 students. Ten floors of teaching and learning spaces are clustered around the dynamic, multi-story Bratty Family Atrium. Enhanced accessibility features, an Indigenous learning circle, a multi-faith space and unique common areas for meetings are just some of the facilities offered by the state-of-the-art campus.  

Students will benefit from flexible learning formats, small class sizes and the opportunity to round out classroom learning with workplace experiential education. Five new graduate programs will offer innovative course design centred on the core themes of technology and entrepreneurship.  

Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law (MPPAL – Municipal Government) 

In this unique program, students will learn how municipal and regional governments, related boards and agencies as well as non-profit organizations deliver services and respond to calls for accountability. Graduates can create positive change in the community by working in positions, which address the challenges confronted by municipalities.  

Master of Science in Management Practice (MScMP) 

As future business leaders, MScMP students get ahead of the competition by putting data to a better use through the most up-to-date research and analytical methods taught in this innovative program. Graduates develop a robust understanding of management practices rooted in applied research and analysis that inform evidence-based decision-making to efficiently run an organization.  

Interior view of Markham Campus

Graduate Diploma in Management (GDM) 

Don’t have a business background? The GDM program will help develop key skills required in managing an organization. Courses focus on developing an understanding of organizational theory, marketing, accounting, finance, management information systems, operations management, organizational behaviour and law. Students will hone their newfound skills and knowledge in a capstone course addressing real-life organizational problems. 

Master’s in Biotechnology Management (MBM) 

This one-of-a-kind program in Canada provides training in practical biotechnology theories, skills and practices; a graduate education in management; and a paid work-placement(s). Studies culminate in an interdisciplinary capstone course integrating biotechnology and management skills and knowledge. Graduates of the program position themselves to make immediate contributions to the growing Canadian biotechnology industry. 

Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology (GDB) 

This stand-alone graduate diploma enhances and sharpens the knowledge and skills developed in a biology undergraduate degree. Graduates of the GDB program will be able to work in the Canadian private sector in positions where they can directly apply their knowledge and skills of current practices in biotechnology. 

The five new graduate programs reflect the importance of innovation in our fast-paced world. Graduates of the Markham Campus programs will develop a dynamic blend of inventive thinking and strong technical skills, ensuring they not only adapt seamlessly into the workforce but also contribute significantly to the success of our local and global communities.