Montreal

Que. to penalize McGill for MBA tuition

Quebec continues to threaten McGill University with economic sanctions for its expensive MBA program.
McGill University raised its MBA tuition from $2,000 to more than $29,500. (Photo: Colocho)

Quebec continues to threaten McGill University with economic sanctions for its expensive MBA program.

Education minister Line Beauchamp has requested a list of students registered in the $29,500 per year program.

Quebec needs the list to calculate financial penalties for the university.

The prestigious Montreal school is at odds with the Liberal government over tuition fees for its Masters of Business Administration program.

McGill announced last year it was going to raise tuition to $29,500 from approximately $2,000 for the 2010-2011 academic session.

Officials said the hike was justifiable because McGill can't afford to subsidize the program any longer.

Administrators also argued the university can't compete with elite business schools such as Harvard, where annual tuition is more than $50,000.