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.
GDBA 530 and 532 must be taken previously or concurrently to GDBA 535.
GDBA 530 must be taken previously or concurrently to GDBA 537.
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.
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.