Concordia University

Certificate in
Business Ownership

Ask us about our next session

Thinking of buying a business?

Could you? Should you?

The goal of this program is to ensure that you have the tools to help you make a successful acquisition.

When trying to determine whether to become a business owner by buying an existing business, there are many elements for you to consider. It begins with the will to be independent and to be your own boss.  The program then adds a blend of theoretical concepts and real-life stories from industry experts and practitioners who have lived the experience that you use to fill the gaps in your knowledge and experience.  You will learn to do by doing, and practitioners will bring a real-life dimension to the modules, guiding you through your own business acquisition experience.

Small and medium sized enterprises are the engine driving the Canadian economy, accounting for 99% of it. No matter what drives you, this program will give you the practical tips and tools you need to assess and acquire a business of your own. If you successfully acquire a business through the program, you will be assigned a mentor to guide you through the early stages of your business ownership.

Dates and fee

Dates: January 20 - May 13, 2017  (14 days)
            Next Session - New dates announced shortly
Location: Montreal (John Molson Building)
Language: English


Rob Nason

Academic Director
Rob Nason
Assistant Professor, Management

Judy Nagy

Judy Nagy, MScA
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

Stephen Kibsey

Stephen Kibsey, MBA, CFA
Founding contributor to the Sustainable Investment Professional Certification program
Mentor to Kenneth Woods Portfolio Management Program

Matthew Mulford

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


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