Quantitative Business Studies (Grad. Cert.)
Graduate Certificate (Grad. Cert.)Offered by:
John Molson School of Business
Why pursue a Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Business Studies?
The Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Business Studies provides students with the essentials of business data analysis, managerial and financial accounting, the fundamental concepts of finance, and the principles of economics with an emphasis on the role of the decision maker who has to identify and implement profitable decisions.
Upon graduation, students will have acquired essential business knowledge and developed competencies in the quantitative aspects of business administration. Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Business Studies students are required to complete 5 courses (four core courses and one elective). Please note the Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Business Studies (GCQBS) option is not open to international students.
By graduation, certificate (GCQBS) students will have acquired the skills and knowledge to help them become more efficient and effective managers and administrators. They will be able to:
- Use appropriate statistical techniques to support decision making in various business functions
- Demonstrate an understanding of the basics of financial and managerial accounting
- Read a company’s financial statements and evaluate its financial situation
- Calculate and evaluate the cost of capital for a project
- Explain the risk and return trade-off in making financial decisions
- Apply economic reasoning to business problems to arrive at a profitable decision.
Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.70 on a scale of 4.30, or equivalent. Applicants are also required to submit a Statement of Purpose and two letters of recommendation.
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.
- Credits. The program consists of five courses (total 15 credits).
- Courses. All students are required to complete five courses (15 credits).
- $100 (CAD) Application Fee
A non-refundable application fee paid online by credit card.
- Application Form
Click here to apply online.
- Statement of Purpose
Applicants must provide a Statement of Purpose indicating their reason for choosing the GDBA, GCBA or GCQBS program, their career goals, and how the program will contribute to achieving those goals. Statement of Purpose should be approximately 500 words in length.
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Applicants must include an updated resume.
- Two Letters of Reference
Applicants must include two names and email addresses of academic or professional references who can attest to their prior performance and appropriateness of the GDBA program and potential for career growth in the program:
When completing your application online, you will be required to enter your referees’ names, affiliated institutions and email addresses (college/university or company mail). Your referees will then receive an email inviting them to complete an electronic assessment form and attach their letter of reference. It is your responsibility to follow-up with your referees to confirm they received this mail from email@example.com.
You are strongly encouraged to submit your application before your program’s application deadline in order to give your referees sufficient time to provide their assessment and letter of reference.
- Official Transcripts
Please upload unofficial copies of transcripts, from all previous educational institutions, when you apply to Concordia because it speeds up the review of your application.
If you are currently enrolled in school:
Submit the results of previous terms and a list of your current courses
Include mid-year grades if they're available
Uploaded transcripts, however, are not official transcripts. Official transcripts are documents sent directly from an institution to our Admissions Application Centre. Unless otherwise specified, we request official transcripts only once you are admitted.
- Official English Proficiency Test
A student whose primary language is not English must write a pre-admissions English proficiency test (TOEFL iBT minimum score 95 or IELTS (Academic) 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
- 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.
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(Cdn. res. only)
(Cdn. res. only)
Not open to international students.
Courses for the certificate will consist of a 12-credit common core and a 3-credit elective.
Required Courses (12 credits):
- GDBA 530 Business Data Analytics
- GDBA 532 Accounting
- GDBA 535 Finance
- GDBA 537 Managerial Economics
One elective (3 credits):
To be chosen from the list of GDBA electives or another course in the GDBA program with permission of the Program Director.
- GDBA 530 and GDBA 532 must be taken previously or concurrently to GDBA 535.
- GDBA 530 must be taken previously or concurrently to GDBA 537