Master of Science in Management (MSc)Offered by:
John Molson School of Business
Why pursue a Master's in Management?
The Master of Science in Management (MSc) is a research-based Master’s degree program. The MSc in Management is designed for students who wish to enhance their research expertise in the areas of human resources and strategic management. The curriculum focuses on developing knowledge about current management theories and skills in the tools and methods used to conduct advanced research in an organizational setting. The structure of the program allows candidates to produce the kind of research that is becoming increasingly necessary in contemporary organizations or lead toward advanced graduate studies.
The MSc in Management prepares students for various careers. For those who wish to pursue a career in business or other organizations, the program prepares graduates to assume staff or analyst positions in Human Resources, Change Management, and Strategic Planning, or to work as consultants. The program also serves as an excellent stepping stone for those wishing to pursue doctoral studies in Management or industrial and Organizational Psychology.
The John Molson School of Business (JMSB) is one of Canada’s most highly respected business schools. It is one of a select few institutions in the country that is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the world’s premier business school accrediting body. This prestigious designation ensures adherence to rigorous academic standards and reflects the outstanding quality of JMSB teaching and research programs.
JMSB programs provide an intellectually challenging environment for academically accomplished students who want to develop both general and specialized management skills. JMSB faculty members are deeply committed to academic excellence, ground breaking research and student support. They understand current business issues and market trends. They bring a wealth of teaching and industry experience to the classroom. Students benefit from small class sizes and the individualized feedback and one-on-one attention of professors. Their learning experiences are also enriched by the different perspectives of a diverse student body and outstanding resources and research facilities.
JMSB internationally acclaimed research centres and laboratories, include
- Centre for Multidisciplinary Behavioural Business Research (CMBBR)
- Centre for Small Business and Entrepreneurial Studies (CSBES)
- CN Centre for Studies in Sustainable Supply Chain Management
- CPA Research Centre in Accountability
- David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise (DOCSE)
- Desjardins Centre for Innovation in Business Finance
- Institute for Community Entrepreneurship and Development
- Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations
- Interneg Research Centre
- Laboratory for Sensory Research
- Luc Beauregard Centre of Excellence in Communications Research
Students gain research experience by working closely with faculty members on various projects. They learn how to apply advanced theories and techniques to modern business issues. They graduate with the theoretical knowledge and solid understanding of administrative practices that prepares them for successful careers in management or in academia as professors or researchers.
During their studies, students develop personal relationships and professional connections that they continue to nurture long after graduation. The JMSB alumni network of nearly 40,000 graduates includes many who have assumed leadership positions in Global Fortune 500 companies and with national and international organizations. Their accomplishments add distinction to the Faculty and to the intrinsic value of a JMSB graduate degree.
The MSc program provides excellent preparation for students interested in advanced research who wish to pursue Doctoral studies and a career as a business professor or consultant. The MSc thesis is a major empirical research project that allows students to focus on a specific topic of particular interest and publish their results. Students are encouraged to select a topic addressing a contemporary business problem and apply technical and analytical skills to propose relevant solutions
Business majors and those who have majored in psychology, sociology, economics and other non-business areas are welcome to apply.
The MSc program is a 45-credit program offered on a full-time or part-time basis.
Requirements for the Degree
- Residence. In accordance with standard university policy, the minimum residence requirement for this master’s degree is three terms of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. This requirement must be met regardless of the amount of graduate work previously completed in any other program or at any other university.
- Credits. Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.
In the first year of the program, candidates are required to complete a minimum of 24 credits:
- 6 credits of required courses:
MSCA 602: Applied Linear Statistical Models (3 credits)
MSCA 615: Research Methodology - Administrative Sciences (3 credits)
- 18 credits of Management seminars (see Management Seminars).
Upon approval of the Department MSc Management Advisor and the instructor, up to nine credits may include the following:
Seminars in any other JMSB MSc program;
PhD seminar in Management (ADMI 810-819 and ADMI 850-859).
Cognate graduate seminars offered by other departments within the university
- 21 credits, MSCA 699: Thesis
- Undergraduate degree in any discipline with minimum GPA of 3.0
- Depending on background, non-commerce applicants may be required to take supplemental courses*
- Students applying from Canadian universities must have maintained at least a 3.0 average for their final two years of studies. Students from other countries must, in their final two years, have obtained the equivalent, from an accredited university.
- For a listing of international equivalencies please visit the admissions section.
- Minimum GMAT score of 580
- A student whose primary language is not English must write a pre-admission proficiency test (TOEFL iBT minimum score 90 or IELTS minimum score 7.0) if not exempted as indicated below. Test results must be reported directly to the Admissions Application Centre by the test centre. Results more than two years old will not be accepted as proof of language proficiency.
- Quebec applicants who have completed a Diploma of Collegial Studies (DEC) and a university degree in Quebec;
- A minimum of three full years of study either at the undergraduate or graduate level in an institution where the sole language of instruction is English.
*Pre-requisite Course Information (Supplemental Courses for Non-Commerce Applicants)
Depending on background, non-commerce students may be asked to take one or more supplemental courses.
View more information regarding the required statistics background.
COMM 215 - Business Statistics
COMM 222 - Organizational Behaviour Theory
After reviewing the Admission Requirements the following items must be submitted before the application deadline:
- $100 (CAD) Application Fee
A non-refundable application fee paid online by credit card.
- Application Form
Apply online or, for a printable PDF application.
- Statement of Purpose
Applicants must provide a Statement of Purpose indicating their reason for choosing the MSc Finance, along with a statement of career goals and how the program will contribute to achieving those goals. Applicants may also include a preliminary statement of research interests. Statement of Purpose should be 500-1000 words in length.
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Applicants must include an updated resume.
- Three Letters of Reference
Applicants must include at least two academic references (i.e. from former professors). The third letter may be from a business reference. Reference providers must send Academic Assessment Form and supporting letters directly to the Graduate Admissions Application Centre. Faxed copies and opened letters delivered by students will not be accepted.
- Official Transcripts
Applicants must include official transcripts of all previous university studies. International applicants must provide official university documents confirming the degree(s) they have received. These documents must be translated into English or French if they are in another language.
- Official GMAT Score (minimum of 580)
For information on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) please visit mba.com. You must complete the analytical section of the GMAT also.
- Official English Proficiency Test
A student whose primary language is not English must write a pre-admission proficiency test (TOEFL iBT minimum score 90 or IELTS minimum score 7.0), if not exempted as indicated in the admissions requirements. Test results must be reported directly to the Admissions Application Centre by the test centre. Results more than two years old will not be accepted as proof of language proficiency.
- Proof of Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residence, or Refugee Status (where applicable)
Where applicable, applicants must include a certified copy of their birth certificate, Permanent Resident card, Canadian Citizen Card, or Refugee Status papers. International students must include a copy of their current passport.