Quantitative Business Studies (Grad. Cert.)

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Graduate Certificate (Grad. Cert.)
Program type
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
8 months
15 credits
Start term
Fall, Winter

Program overview

The Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Business Studies provides students with the essentials of business data analysis, managerial and financial accounting, the fundamental concepts of finance, and the principles of economics with an emphasis on the role of the decision maker who has to identify and implement profitable decisions. By graduation, certificate (GCQBS) students will have acquired the skills and knowledge to help them become more efficient and effective managers and administrators. They will be able to:

  • Use appropriate statistical techniques to support decision making in various business functions
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basics of financial and managerial accounting
  • Read a company’s financial statements and evaluate its financial situation
  • Calculate and evaluate the cost of capital for a project
  • Explain the risk and return trade-off in making financial decisions
  • Apply economic reasoning to business problems to arrive at a profitable decision.

Please note the Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Business Studies (GCQBS) option is not open to international students.

Program structure

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

  • 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.

Application process

Application deadlines



June 1 (Canadian resident only)



October 1 (Canadian resident only)




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 fees

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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.

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