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.
Requirements for the Degree
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.
- See a listing of international equivalencies
- A GMAT score of 580 or better. This requirement may be waived for candidates who completed an undergraduate degree at a recognized Canadian university with a GPA above 3.7 and have some research experience.
- A student whose primary language is not English must write a pre-admissions proficiency test (TOEFL iBT minimum score 95 or IELTS (Academic) minimum score 7.0 and no part under 6.5) 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.
Depending on background, non-commerce students may be asked to take one or more supplemental courses.
View more information regarding the required statistics background.
FINA 385 - Theory of Finance I
FINA 395 - Theory of Finance II
FINA 410 - Investment Analysis
FINA 411 - Portfolio Management
COMM 215 - Business Statistics
COMM 222 - Organizational Behaviour Theory
COMM 215 - Business Statistics
COMM 224 - Marketing Management or MARK 201 Introduction to Marketing
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 download, print & mail the PDF application.
- Statement of Purpose
Applicants must provide a Statement of Purpose indicating their reason for choosing the MSc program (specific to Finance, Management or Marketing), their career goals, and how the program will contribute to achieving those goals. Applicants may also state their preliminary 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 the document(s) directly to Concordia University's Enrollment Services, or the document(s) may be delivered in a sealed envelope with the referee’s signature across the back flap to Graduate Admissions Services. Faxed copies and opened letters delivered by students will not be accepted.
a) Academic references: Professors must submit both an Academic Assessment form and a letter written on the institution’s letterhead and bearing an original signature.
a) Business references: Your employer must submit a letter written on company letterhead and bearing an original signature.
- 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 the GMAT page (hyperlink to common GMAT page). You must complete the analytical section of the GMAT also.
- Official English Proficiency Test (where applicable)
A student whose primary language is not English must write a pre-admission proficiency test (TOEFL iBT minimum score 95 or IELTS (Academic) 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.
*Letters of reference and official transcripts must be sent directly to Concordia University:
P.O. Box 2002, Station H
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
In-person/courier delivery location:
Graduate Admissions Services
Birks Student Service Center
1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada