Concordia University

Master Certificate in
Business Acquisition

Register now

Thinking of buying a business?

Could you? Should you?

The goal of this program is to ensure that you have the tools to help you make a successful acquisition.

When trying to determine whether to become a business owner by buying an existing business, there are many elements for you to consider. It begins with the will to be independent and to be your own boss.  The program then adds a blend of theoretical concepts and real-life stories from industry experts and practitioners who have lived the experience that you use to fill the gaps in your knowledge and experience.  You will learn to do by doing, and practitioners will bring a real-life dimension to the modules, guiding you through your own business acquisition experience.

Small and medium sized enterprises are the engine driving the Canadian economy, accounting for 99% of it. No matter what drives you, this program will give you the practical tips and tools you need to assess and acquire a business of your own. If you successfully acquire a business through the program, you will be assigned a mentor to guide you through the early stages of your business acquisition.

Dates and fee

Dates: April 20 - June 15, 2018  (10 days)
Price:  $4,370 CAD (+ taxes) — Early bird special (40% discount) *price subject to change at anytime.
$7,284 CAD (+ taxes) — Regular price
Location: Montreal (John Molson Building)
Language: English


Rob Nason

Academic Director
Rob Nason
Assistant Professor, Management

Michel Magnan

Michel Magnan, PhD, FCPA, FCA, ASC, C.Dir
Professor, Accountancy
Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Corporate Governance

Denis Schweizer

Denis Schweizer, PhD
Associate Professor, Finance

Guest faculty

Matthew Mulford

Matthew Mulford, PhD
Affiliate Professor, HEC Paris
Visiting Senior Fellow, London School of Economics
Visiting Faculty, ESMT Berlin


Matthew Mulford

Bob Briscoe

The Bob and Raye Briscoe Centre in Business Ownership Studies

Matthew Mulford

Bill Meder

The Bob and Raye Briscoe Centre in Business Ownership Studies

Experts - January 2017 Certificate

Matthew Mulford

Ken Brooks
Senior Vice President
Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance

Matthew Mulford

Eric Cassir
Vice President, Lead Advisory
Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance

Matthew Mulford

Keith "Skip" Eaman
Multi-Glass Insulation Ltd.  

Matthew Mulford

Jacques Foisy, CPA, CA   
President & Managing Partner - Industries


Matthew Mulford

Ted Fletcher
President and CEO

The Mint Green Group

Matthew Mulford

Richard Goulet, CPA, CA

Alter Ego Capital

Matthew Mulford

Maxime Paulhus Gosselin
Founder and CEO


Matthew Mulford

Shant Kancachian, MBA
Consultant, Business Start-ups and Social Economy
PME MTL West-Island

Matthew Mulford

Rios-Karim Mercier
Cafa Corporate Finance

Matthew Mulford

Maria Serignese, MBA
Associate Vice-President – Commercial Banking
Health & Technology Group


Back to top

© Concordia University