Concordia University

Master Certificate
in Business Acquisition

Take command of your business acquisition

Do you want to buy a business, but aren’t sure how to find the tools and strategies needed to do so? The process of buying your own business can be challenging. This highly engaging and experiential program is designed to align your strengths and interests with the business you wish to acquire, and to provide you with tools and support from business owners who have lived the highs and lows of business acquisition and ownership. The program is a blend of theory and stories from industry experts and specialists who will help you fill the gaps in your knowledge and experience and prepare you to enter the market.

After applying the program knowledge by developing a successful business plan, you will be eligible for a mentor to guide you through the real-life business ownership process. The role of your mentor will be to ask the tough questions, share experiences and examples, and offer a fresh perspective. Your mentor will work with you as you navigate your actual purchase and take the reins of your own business.

Program ambassador, entrepreneur and new business owner

Dates and fee

Dates: TBA
Location: Montreal (John Molson Building)
Language: English

Early bird special (40% discount): $4,370 CAD (+ taxes) *
*Price subject to change at any time

Regular price: $7,284 CAD (+ taxes)**

This program qualifies for the tuition tax credit (Federal T2202 and Provincial Relevé 8).

**The program fee covers tuition and program materials. Lunches and refreshments for all morning and afternoon breaks are provided.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate signed by representatives from the John Molson School of Business – Concordia University and the Bob and Raye Briscoe Centre in Business Ownership Studies.
If the business plan developed throughout the course is approved, the participant will have access to a mentor for up to 12 months after the program.



Rob Nason

Academic Director
Rob Nason
Assistant Professor, Management


Alexandra Dawson, PhD
Associate Professor, Management
CIBC Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Business
Director, Concordia Small Business Consulting Bureau

Rob Nason

David Horowitz
Part-time Lecturer, Management

Michel Magnan

Michel Magnan, PhD, FCPA, FCA, ASC, C.Dir
Professor, Accountancy
Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Corporate Governance

Denis Schweizer

Denis Schweizer, PhD
Associate Professor, Finance

Guest faculty

Matthew Mulford

Matthew Mulford, PhD
Affiliate Professor, HEC Paris
Visiting Senior Fellow, London School of Economics
Visiting Faculty, ESMT Berlin


Matthew Mulford

Bob Briscoe

The Bob and Raye Briscoe Centre in Business Ownership Studies

Matthew Mulford

Bill Meder

The Bob and Raye Briscoe Centre in Business Ownership Studies

Experts - January 2017 Certificate

Matthew Mulford

Ken Brooks
Senior Vice President
Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance

Matthew Mulford

Eric Cassir
Vice President, Lead Advisory
Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance

Matthew Mulford

Keith "Skip" Eaman
Multi-Glass Insulation Ltd.  

Matthew Mulford

Jacques Foisy, CPA, CA   
President & Managing Partner - Industries


Matthew Mulford

Ted Fletcher
President and CEO

The Mint Green Group

Matthew Mulford

Richard Goulet, CPA, CA

Alter Ego Capital

Matthew Mulford

Shant Kancachian, MBA
Consultant, Business Start-ups and Social Economy
PME MTL West-Island

Matthew Mulford

Rios-Karim Mercier
Cafa Corporate Finance

Matthew Mulford

Maria Serignese, MBA
Associate Vice-President – Commercial Banking
Health & Technology Group


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