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Business Studies (Minor, Cert)

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Degree
Certificate (Cert)
Faculty
Program type
Minor
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Duration
1 year
Start term
Fall, Winter

Why study Business Studies?

The Business Studies program gives students a general foundation of business knowledge and practices, such as accounting, organizational behaviour, marketing, market analysis and operations management.

The Certificate in Business Studies is designed for students who want to advance their career but are not currently enrolled in a traditional BComm or BAdmin degree program.

The Minor in Business Studies is available to students in all faculties except the John Molson School of Business.

Program highlights

  • An opportunity to add a business perspective to programs in other fields

Program structure

Program options

Courses

United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.

Admission criteria

Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements

  • Quebec CEGEP:  27 overall, 26.5 math
    • Pre-university (Two-year DEC)
      • Average of 26.5 from Calculus 1 and Linear Algebra
      • Applicants are eligible for admission once they have completed at least one of these two math courses. The other must be completed during the first year at Concordia.
      • Strongly recommended that applicants complete both courses at CEGEP.
    • Professional/technical (Three-year DEC):
      • Those completing a technical DEC in a business-related field may be eligible for admission
      • Students who have completed Calculus I and/or Linear Algebra must achieve an average of 26.5 in mathematics.
      • Student without Calculus 1 or Linear Algebra, must have achieved a minimum of 75% in Secondary 5 Math (SN, TS or MATH 536). Your high school transcripts must be included with your application. If admitted, you will be required to complete all missing prerequisite courses as elective credits at John Molson.
    • Additional information for CEGEP applicants
  • High school: B overall, B in math
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 29 overall, 4 HL or 5 SL math
    • Accepted math: Applications and Interpretations HL, Analysis and Approaches SL or HL
  • Baccalauréat français: 13 overall, 13 in math
  • British system of education (GCE):
    • A-levels: At least two A-level exams CC, C in math or
    • AS-levels: At least 4 AS-level exams with equivalent results or
    • BTEC: Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in a related subject area with equivalent results
    • Students without A-level math may be admissible based on AS-level or iGCSE/GCSE/O-Level exam results. Students should include all their exam results from iGCSE (or equivalent) onwards to support their application.
    • Additional information for British System of Education (GCE) applicants
  • University transfer (internal): 2.7 overall, 2.7 in math
  • University transfer (external): B- overall, B- in math
    • Courses in the disciplines of Calculus and Linear Algebra, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Computer Literacy

Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.

Non-John Molson students may add the Minor in Business Studies to their degree.

  • 2.5 CGPA overall
  • Average of 2.7 in MATH 208 and MATH 209 (or have an exemption).
  • Completed the prerequisites and have all grades posted on your student record: 
    • BTM 200 (Fundamentals of Information Technology)
    • ECON 201 (Introduction to Microeconomics)
    • ECON 203 (Introduction to Macroeconomics)
    • MATH 208 (Linear Algebra)
    • MATH 209 (Calculus I)
  • Additional information on adding a Minor in Business Studies

Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.

Application deadlines

We consider complete applications year round and give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines.

Fall term

FALL TERM

March 1 is the deadline to apply for fall term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by February 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Late applications will be considered if places are still available. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.

Winter term

WINTER

November 1 is the deadline to apply for winter term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by September 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Not all programs are available for winter term entry. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.

We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.

After your degree

Thanks to Concordia's emphasis on taking an interdisciplinary approach to your field of study, you'll graduate with a depth of knowledge informed by an understanding of how your subject connects to the wider world. You'll be ideally positioned to succeed in a professional role that demands rigorous analytical thinking, sharp communication skills and the ability to approach problem-solving from multiple dimensions. 

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