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Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Program type
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
2 years
45 credits
Start term
Fall, Winter
Experiential learning
Co-op, Internship

Program overview

Located in the vibrant heart of downtown Montreal, Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business is one of the leading business schools in Canada. Recognized as one of the world’s top 100 and Canada’s Top 5 MBA programs (The Economist & Bloomberg Businessweek rankings), the John Molson Full-time or Part-time MBA takes a practical, hands-on approach to business education.

Our MBA curriculum emphasizes the use of timely case studies to present material in a way that closely resembles how the business world presents situations to managers. The program is customizable and students can choose to focus on a specific area or explore different aspects of management.

Work with John Molson professors who maintain close links with the business community, frequently acting as consultants to the country’s top enterprises. Many of our 51,000 alumni, 4,500 of which are MBA graduates, maintain connections with the university as advisors, employers, volunteers and guest lecturers. This provides a real benefit to MBA students, over 92 per cent of whom find employment within three months of graduation.

Program structure

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

Please see the MBA Courses page for course descriptions.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) (45 credits)


credits of Core Courses

MBA 640 On Ramp (0.00)
MBA 641 Responsible Manager (3.00)
MBA 642 Financial Reporting for Responsible Decision Making (3.00)
MBA 643 Managerial Analytics (3.00)
MBA 644 Marketing Management (3.00)
MBA 645 Economics for Organizational Decision Making (3.00)
MBA 646 Financial Management (3.00)
MBA 647 Managing People in Organizations (3.00)
MBA 648 Business Process Management (3.00)
MBA 649 Strategic Managerial Accounting and Control (3.00)
MBA 650 Crafting and Implementing Successful Strategies (3.00)


credits of Non-core Courses chosen from the following lists:

MBA Electives
MBA Electives: Accountancy
MBA Electives: Supply Chain and Business Technology Management
MBA Electives: Finance
MBA Electives: Management
MBA Electives: Marketing

In addition to the elective courses listed below, MBA students may also take courses in the JMSB MSc programs, or graduate courses offered outside the John Molson School of Business, subject to approval by the MBA Program Director.

MBA Electives

MBA 651 MBA Research Paper (6.00)
MBA 654 MBA Reading Course (3.00)
MBA 655 International Case Competition Organizer (6.00)
MBA 656 MBA Case Competition Organizing Committee (3.00)
MBA 657 International Case Competition – Executive Assistant (3.00)
MBA 658 Van Berkom Case Competition - Executive Assistant (3.00)
MBA 659 Strategies in Action (Case competition) (3.00)
MBA 660 Small Business Consulting Bureau (3.00)
MBA 661 Community Services Initiative (3.00)
MBA 662 Surgical Innovation II (3.00)
MBA 663 District 3 Startup Consulting (0.00)
MBA 695 Seminar in Special Topics (3.00)

MBA Electives: Accountancy

ACCO 691 Business Valuations (3.00)
ACCO 692 Managing After-Tax Returns (3.00)
ACCO 695 Seminar in Special Topics (3.00)

MBA Electives: Supply Chain and Business Technology Management

BSTA 645 Statistic Software for Data Management and Analysis (3.00)
BSTA 677 Business Forecasting (3.00)
BSTA 678 Data Mining Techniques (3.00)
BSTA 679 Statistical Models for Data Analysis (3.00)
BSTA 695 Seminar in Special Topics (3.00)
BTM 633 Strategic Management of Information Technology (3.00)
BTM 660 Project Management (3.00)
BTM 695 Seminar in Special Topics (3.00)
SCOM 610 Supply Chain Management (3.00)
SCOM 695 695 Seminar in Special Topics (3.00)

MBA Electives: Finance

FINA 663 Corporate Finance (3.00)
FINA 664 Private Equity (3.00)
FINA 665 Merger and Acquisition (3.00)
FINA 682 International Financial Management3 (3.00)
FINA 683 Portfolio Management (3.00)
FINA 685 Options and Futures (3.00)
FINA 688 Financial Risk Management (3.00)
FINA 690 Investment Analysis (3.00)
FINA 691 Real Estate Finance (3.00)
FINA 695 Seminar in Special Topics (3.00)

MBA Electives: Management

MANA 667 Corporate Governance (3.00)
MANA 668 Sustainable Business Strategy (3.00)
MANA 670 Management Consulting (3.00)
MANA 681 Global Competition and International Strategy (3.00)
MANA 682 Human Resources Management (3.00)
MANA 683 Entrepreneurship and Small Business (3.00)
MANA 684 Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (3.00)
MANA 690 LIVE Case Experience (3.00)
MANA 695 Seminar in Special Topics (3.00)

MBA Electives: Marketing

MARK 671 Consumer Behaviour (3.00)
MARK 672 Strategic Marketing (3.00)
MARK 673 Social Media Marketing (3.00)
MARK 674 Integrated Marketing Communications (3.00)
MARK 691 Pharmaceutical Marketing (3.00)
MARK 695 Seminar in Special Topics (3.00)

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in high standing, or qualifications accepted as equivalent by the School of Graduate Studies.
  • Minimum of two years of relevant full-time work experience.
  • Applicants are evaluated according to the following six criteria: undergraduate grades; Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score; work experience; detailed evaluations from employers and former university instructors; an interview and a letter of intent.
  • Proficiency in English or French. Applicants whose first language is not English or French, and who are not Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, must achieve a satisfactory performance in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) before being considered for admission.

Application process

Application deadlines


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

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees of the program may depend on your student status, among other key factors. Estimate these costs based on the most common situations.

Awards and funding

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.

Out-of-province students

Get $3,000 in special funding for non-thesis master's programs. Learn more

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