The John Molson Graduate Diploma in Business Administration is designed to give students without a business background a graduate-level foundation in business. The 10-course program concentrates on the primary functional areas of organizations and their interrelations. Students not only gain a solid understanding of the functional areas within an organization, but also how those areas interrelate.
Program graduates are able to:
Identify, analyze and propose solutions to issues within and between fundamental areas of business;
Effectively communicate with and influence various stakeholders (management, colleagues, customers and investors);
Analyze industries, markets and competitors to design convincing competitive strategies.
Students who have successfully completed a statistics course in a previous program with a minimum grade of B may be exempt from taking GDBA 530with the permission of the Program Director. In this case, the course must be substituted with an elective. See class schedule for elective offerings.
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.70 on a scale of 4.30, or equivalent.
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 English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.
June 1 (Canadian resident) March 1 (International)
October 1 (Canadian resident) June 1 (International)
Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.
Tuition & funding
The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.
Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. Course-based students may be eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.