The John Molson School of Business takes a holistic approach to the graduate admission process. Applicants are assessed based on their intellectual abilities as demonstrated by their academic record, on their initiative and interpersonal skills as evidenced in their letters of recommendation, as well as on their career focus and communications skills described in their letter of intent. Work experience and active community involvement, although not a requirement, are certainly taken into consideration as well.
Applications are reviewed as soon as all the required documents are received, so admission decisions are relayed to applicants in a timely fashion. As the competition is high, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Please note that the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship (GCE) program is not open to international students.
Canadians & Permanent Residents
- June 1st for September entry (Fall term, 2018)
- Undergraduate degree from a recognized university, with minimum GPA of 2.7/4.3. Total education should equal 16 years, including the bachelor’s degree accepted as equivalent by the Council for Graduate Studies. See a listing of international equivalencies.
- 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 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 at the undergraduate or graduate level at an accredited university in one of the following countries.
- $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 GCE program, including a description of their profession and micro-business project they are starting. 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 provide two professional and/or academic references at the time of applying online.
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.
*Once requested upon acceptance, official transcripts must be sent directly to Concordia University:
|By mail:||In-person or courier delivery address:|
P.O. Box 2002, Station H
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Graduate Admissions Services
Birks Student Service Center
1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
To apply for admission you will need to follow the steps in the guide for the online application process.
Provide your name, date of birth, first language, email address and other details. Please ensure that all information is accurate and coincides with all your official supporting documents. The email address you provide here will be the one we use to communicate with you throughout the admissions process.
In this section you also have the option of specifying if you wish to apply to one of Concordia’s specialized colleges, schools or institutes.
Application Fee: To finalize your application, you need to agree to our terms and conditions, and pay a non-refundable application fee ($100 CAD) by credit card or debit card. Please note: we accept the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and the following debit cards: Scotiabank, Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank or TD Canada Trust.
Once you submit your online application, you will receive a confirmation email that prompts you to create a username and password for the MyConcordia Portal. This email will include a eight-digit student ID number that you will use throughout your studies at Concordia.
If you did not receive a confirmation email, check your junk mail folder. If it’s not there either, call at 514-848-2424, extension 2668 and request that we mail you your student ID number. If you have any technical difficulties with your online application please contact the Instructional & Information Technology Services (IITS) Helpline.
You may check the status of your application or upload missing documents on the MyConcordia portal.
- Visit the MyConcordia portal
- Find the tab Application Center in the left-hand column. You can verify your status and see which documents the university has received.
Once you’ve received your letter of acceptance, you should visit our new student pages and prepare for your new career as a grad student!