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 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.
The program is open to both full-time and part-time students.
A bachelor's degree with high academic standing serves as a prerequisite for the program. To be eligible for admission, applicants must have maintained at least a B average in their final two years and have obtained a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.00 on a 4.30 scale, or the equivalent, from an accredited university.
Applicants with a bachelor's degree in other than Commerce or Business Administration will be required to take prerequisite courses in addition to the required coursework in the graduate program. The specific courses to be taken are determined by the Department MSc Advisor with the approval of the Associate Dean, Research and Research Programs depending upon the student's background and area of specialization.
Applicants must submit proof of satisfactory performance on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) completed within the previous five years, three letters of recommendation with the Academic Assessment forms, and a short statement of purpose. (Please note that the GMAT is preferred to the GRE).
Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
Concordia Comprehensive ESL Placement Test (ConCEPT). Applicants who have been admitted by a program and whose test results fall within the range requiring a language placement test are required to write the Concordia Comprehensive ESL Placement Test (ConCEPT).
Fast-Track to PhD in Business Administration
Meritorious students enrolled in a JMSB Master of Science program who have completed all degree requirements except for the thesis may apply for permission to proceed directly to doctoral studies in the same discipline without submitting a master's thesis. In all such cases, the decision of the PhD Admissions Committee shall be final.
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: Research Thesis