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Master of Science in Management (MSc)
Program type
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
2 years
45 credits
Start term
Experiential learning
Co-op, Internship

Program overview

The Master of Science (MSc) in Management is a research-based graduate program designed for students who wish to become strategic, data-driven industry specialists and enhance their research expertise in the areas of human resources, individual and organizational behaviour and strategic management. The curriculum focuses on developing knowledge about current management theories and introducing the tools and methods used to conduct advanced research in an organizational setting.

The research-based nature of John Molson's Master’s programs means that students refine skills related to data collection, in-depth analysis, problem-solving and written and oral communication In addition, our students benefit from a number of experiential, hands-on opportunities that prepare them for their future careers in business and allow them to build their network. 

 MSc students work closely with a faculty member to develop their thesis in an area they are passionate about. Become an expert in your field with advanced analytical and technical skills valued by employers and produce the kind of research that is becoming increasingly necessary in public and private organizations. The program will also provide a springboard for those students wishing to pursue a PhD.

Program structure

Degree Requirements

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

In the first year of the program, candidates are strongly encouraged to complete a minimum of 24 credits and MSCA 655.

Please see the Finance, Management, Marketing, and Administration MSc (MSCA) Courses section for course descriptions.

Management MSc (45 credits)


credits of Core Courses:

MSCA 603 Applied Data Analysis (3.00)
MSCA 616 Research Methodology - Management (3.00)
MSCA 654 Consulting (3.00)
MSCA 655 Professional Development (0.00)
MSCA 656 Individual and Group Behaviour in Organizations (3.00)
MSCA 657 Organizations and Strategy (3.00)


credits of Elective Management MSc Seminars

Upon approval of the Graduate Program Director and the instructor, up to six credits of electives may include the following:

Seminars in any other John Molson School of Business Master of Science (MSc) program; PhD Seminars in Organizational Behaviour and PhD Seminars in Business Policy and Strategy;

Cognate graduate seminars offered by other departments within the university.



MSCA 694 Thesis Proposal (3.00)



MSCA 695 Research Thesis (18.00)

Elective Management MSc Seminars

Each year a selection of specialized seminars will be offered on a rotating basis from those listed below:

MSCA 643 Seminar in Motivation, Evaluation and Rewards (3.00)
MSCA 646 Seminar in Leadership (3.00)
MSCA 648 Seminar in International Management (3.00)
MSCA 650 Advanced Analytic Techniques (3.00)
MSCA 651 Seminar in Entrepreneurship across Contexts (3.00)
MSCA 652 Seminar in Special Topics in Management (3.00)
MSCA 653 Advanced Topics in Strategy (3.00)
MSCA 658 Advanced Topics in Organizational Behaviour (3.00)

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with high academic standing serves as a prerequisite for the program. To be eligible for admission, applicants must have maintained at least a B average in their final two years and have obtained a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.00 on a 4.30 scale, or the equivalent, from an accredited university.
  • Applicants with insufficient prior training in their expected area of specialization may be required to take prerequisite courses in addition to the required coursework in the graduate program. The specific courses to be taken are determined by the Graduate Program Director depending upon the student's background and area of specialization.
  • Applicants must submit proof of satisfactory performance on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) completed within the previous five years, three letters of recommendation with the Academic Assessment forms, and a short statement of purpose. (Please note that the GMAT is preferred to the GRE).
  • 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.

Application process

Application deadlines


February 1





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. They come in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Research and thesis-based students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.

The Quebec and Canadian governments offer a number of competitive graduate scholarships. We encourage you to apply for these awards at the same time you are preparing your application.

Out-of-province students

Get $9,251 in special funding for thesis master's programs. Learn more

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