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At the John Molson Executive Centre, we welcome leaders and executives from a broad range of industries, positions, countries, and backgrounds because we believe that a big part of offering valuable learning experiences is ensuring that our programs include a diverse mix of participants.


Courses offered by JMEC are designated as “non-credit” and may be used to obtain a non-credit diploma or certificate at JMEC. Non-credit courses cannot be counted towards any of the degree, diploma or certificate programs offered by the Faculties or Schools of Concordia University. That said, courses offered by JMEC are recognized by industry and participants who fulfill the requirements of the program are awarded a non-credit certificate or diploma from JMEC.


Certificates of attendance are distributed to participants upon completion of the program.

You can begin the registration process on each  program page. There are two types of programs at JMEC. 

  • Application: Programs require all candidates to first apply for and be accepted into the program before they may secure their seat through payment. 

  • Registration: Programs may be entered directly by filling out the registration form and paying the applicable fee in full. 

It is strongly encouraged that you begin the registration process as early as possible to ensure time for the approval of your application and visa request if applicable, and time to ensure full payment is received in order for JMEC to confirm your seat.

Prerequisites & Qualifications

Anyone eighteen (18) years of age or older is eligible for admission to a program or a course at JMEC. There are no formal educational prerequisites to attend our programs, however every JMEC program does have a set of admissions requirements and guidelines. Please visit the specific program pages for additional details and access to the registration page.

In order for our programs to be beneficial, we require your full commitment. We aim to develop programs that fit into every participant’s busy work schedule, however we ask that you please contact us if you have any questions about the time commitment that any of our programs require.

Academic Offenses

In accordance with the Academic Code of Conduct of the University, any form of cheating, plagiarism, as well as any other form of dishonest behaviour, intentional or not, related to the obtention of gain, academic or otherwise, or the interference  in evaluative exercises committed by a student is an academic offense. Academic offenses will not be tolerated and may result in a number of sanctions including an automatic failure in a course, suspension or expulsion.  

Language Proficiency

Our programs are designed with a variety of interactive elements which may include case studies, group work and assignments. In order to really digest the information provided and grow from our programs, we highly recommend that participants have an intermediate to advanced level of English writing, speaking, and comprehension in order to keep pace with assignments, group interactions, and classroom discussions.

Team Attendance

Having a team attend a program together is an excellent opportunity to promote team building and to maximize the return the organization will see from the program. Many of our programs offer an ideal environment for teams to grow, regardless of whether the team is a group of colleagues who work directly with each other, or simply a group of leaders from the same organization.

Our team of advisors at JMEC will be happy to assist you in choosing the best program for your team to attend. Alternatively, have a look at our Custom Solutions page where we can build a program tailored to your organization’s development needs.

Concordia welcomes applicants from all over the world. Most people need a visa or an electronic travel authorization to travel to Canada. Some people may only need their valid passport.

Please visit this site to find out what you need to travel to, or transit through, Canada. If you live outside of Canada and are instructed to contact the visa office for your area, please visit this page.

  • Application: Once you have filled out the application form and paid the application fee, your profile will be reviewed by a representative of the program. The application fee is non-refundable.

Once you have been accepted into the program, you will be provided with a promo code and a link via the confirmation email which will allow you to complete your application and to secure your seat in the program.

  • Registration: Once you have filled out the registration form, your program fee is payable immediately or by instalments depending on the program. The registration platform will provide you with your payment options (full amount or instalment plan if applicable).

Regardless of when you register or are accepted into the program, the full payment or deposit is required as soon as possible prior to the program start date to confirm your seat. We accept payment by company cheques (please make sure it is made out to Concordia University), bank wire transfers, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express). For further assistance, contact our Program Advising team at 1-514-848-3960 (Toll free 1-866-333-2271).

JMEC will consider only completed registrations as finalized.

The program fee covers tuition, program materials, and a Smart Certificate from the John Molson Executive Centre. Meal coverage varies based on the program, check the program details or contact us for your program’s schedule. You are responsible for all other costs, including travel, accommodation, insurance and incidental costs.

*Promotional offers cannot be combined.

Thanks to the Smart Certificate platform, most of our graduates receive authenticated certificates that, when posted to a LinkedIn profile or shared via other channels, turn their Smart Certificate™ documents into easily-checkable proof of a learning path.

In one click, your certificate is:

· accessible (including blockchain hash/verification),

· downloadable,

· sharable, including on social networks such as Linkedin and with recruiters,

· checkable (via the link/QR CODE), to, guarantee the integrity, authenticity and validity of each document.

Read Introducing A New Way to Add Certifications to Your LinkedIn Profile.
Read the Smart Certificate FAQs for additional information.

Annual tuition tax receipts for Educational Tax Credits (Federal T2202 and Provincial Relévé 8) are available on or before February 28 each year for courses taken during the previous taxation year.

We will acknowledge your registration confirmation upon receipt via email. Please note that until we confirm your registration via email, your registration is not finalized. We acknowledge receipt of all registrations and maintain all registration information in strict confidentiality. In the unlikely event that you do not receive an email acknowledgment, please contact us:
Phone: 1-514-848-3960
Fax: 1-514-848-4547
Toll free: 1-866-333-2271

Programs, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change.

JMEC reserves the right to cancel any course, workshop or program if it is deemed by JMEC that there is insufficient registration or if there is a situation that is out of JMEC and Concordia University’s control (including, without limitation, flood, fire, adverse weather conditions, strike, lockout, war, civil unrest). In this case, all fees paid to JMEC will be refunded in full and no other amount or reimbursement will be due to the attendees due to this cancellation. If applicable, it is your responsibility to obtain adequate trip cancellation insurance to cover the cost of any potential losses that may arise due to cancellation.

Cancellations, Refunds or Deferrals

In person or hybrid (in person and online) programs

A 7% administration fee will be withheld from every cancellation/refund.

If you need to cancel your participation in one of our programs, you must provide a written request a minimum of 25 business days before the program start date in order to receive a full refund. If the cancellation or request is received between 15 to 24 business days before the program start date, you will receive a refund of 50 percent of the program fee. If the request is received 11 to 14 business days before the program start date, you will receive a refund of 25 percent of the program fee. No refund is available if the cancellation request is received less than 10 business days before the program start date.

Cancellation policy

Total refund minus a 7% administration fee

minimum of 25 business days’ notice

50% refund minus a 7% administration fee

minimum of 15 business days’ notice

25% refund minus a 7% administration fee

minimum of 11 business days’ notice

No refund

if less than 10 business days’ or less notice

If you wish to defer your registration to another program or another session of the program you have chosen, you must provide a written request a minimum of 25 business days before the program start date in order to do so free of charge. Any deferral request occurring 24 business days or less before the program start date is subject to an administration fee of $150 (CAD).

Only one deferral shall be granted per program fee. No refund is available once a deferral has been made. Deferrals cannot be requested once the program/course has begun, with the exception of a force majeure, beyond the control of the participant that renders their participation impossible. In these cases, a medical note and/or other form of proof which explains the inability to complete the course must be provided. 

Online program registrations cannot be cancelled or refunded.

As a program participant, you are responsible for securing the appropriate visas and travel documents you need to travel to the country in which your program is located.  We strongly encourage you to check the expected visa application processing times on this site.

Subject to the terms above with respect to refunds and cancellations, you may lose your registration payment if you don’t receive your visa in time.

Visas: As a program participant, you are responsible for securing the required visas and travel documents to travel to the country in which your program is located.

Insurance: It is your sole responsibility to ensure that you obtain adequate insurance (health, trip cancellation, theft, etc.) for the duration of the program. We strongly recommend that you obtain this insurance from a reputable insurance company.

What to bring: 

  • Personal Technology: You will need a personal laptop computer in order to access the learning materials before and during class for most of our programs. If the program you are attending is outside of your country of residence, you may need a voltage adapter for your electronic devices.

  • Money: We recommend that you exchange currency before arriving to cover ground transportation costs and incidentals from the airport to your hotel. If your program is located on campus, you will have access to bank machines in the following locations:  
    • Hall Building Atrium
    • LB Building Atrium
    • EV Building Atrium
    • MB Building Atrium
  • Clothing: We recommend layered business casual clothing like collared shirts, khakis, blazers and sweaters to account for the outside weather conditions and the classroom temperature. Weather conditions will vary depending on season and location. We highly recommend that you check the weather forecast before the program to ensure that you are prepared for the expected conditions.

The city is alive all year and we love to enjoy our beautiful surroundings in all seasons.

FALL — average daily temperature 13°C
walking on the Mountain

WINTER — average daily temperature -4°C
dancing outdoors at Igloofest

SPRING —  average daily temperature 10°C
running along the Lachine Canal

SUMMER — average daily temperature 25°C
paddle boarding on the St-Lawrence River

Just before your face-to-face program, you will receive details regarding any pre-readings and pre-program exercises. You will have little time to complete your pre-work in class, so we ask that you complete all pre-work before the program so that you can maximize the benefits you gain from the in-class session.

Usually, our courses run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This may vary depending on the program. You will receive all logistic details once your application is complete. We strongly encourage participants to arrive approximately half an hour before the start of the session in order to avoid delays in the program schedule.

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