The Graduate Diploma in Business Administration concentrates on the primary functional areas of organizations and their interrelations. At the end of this diploma, students will not only have a solid understanding of the functional areas within an organization, but will also appreciate how those areas inter-relate. Graduate Diploma in Business Administration students are required to complete 10 courses.
By graduation, diploma students will have achieved a functional knowledge in the fundamental areas of business and be able to:
Identify, analyze, and propose solutions to issues within and between fundamental areas of business
Effectively communicate to and influence various stakeholders (management, colleagues, customers and investors)
Analyze industries, markets, and competitors toward the design of convincing competitive strategies
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits.
Please see theBusiness Administration Graduate Diploma Coursespage for course descriptions.
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (30 credits)
credits of GDBA Core Courses
credits chosen from the GDBA Electives list
GDBA Core Courses
•GDBA 530Business Data Analytics (3.00)
•GDBA 531Professional Business Skills (3.00)
•GDBA 532Accounting (3.00)
•GDBA 533Managing People in Organizations (3.00)
•GDBA 534Marketing Management (3.00)
•GDBA 535Finance (3.00)
•GDBA 536Operations Management (3.00)
•GDBA 537Managerial Economics (3.00)
•GDBA 538Strategic Management (3.00)
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.
•GDBA 540Entrepreneurship (3.00)
•GDBA 541Business Law (3.00)
•GDBA 542e-Marketing (3.00)
•GDBA 543Project Management (3.00)
•GDBA 590Special Topics in Accountancy (3.00)
•GDBA 591Special Topics in Finance (3.00)
•GDBA 592Special Topics in Management (3.00)
•GDBA 593Special Topics in Marketing (3.00)
•GDBA 594Special Topics in Supply Chain and Business Technology Management (3.00)
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 Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
June 1 (Canadian resident) March 1 (International)
October 1 (Canadian resident) June 1 (International)
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.
Late applications: Priority will be given to applications submitted on time. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
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 are eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.