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The MBA advantage

Program highlights

World-class program

Located in the vibrant heart of downtown Montreal, Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business (JMSB) is one of the leading business schools in Canada. The excellence of the John Molson MBA has been recognized by some of the world’s most respected business school rankings.

AACSB accredited

Accredited in 1997 by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), JMSB was the first business school in Montreal, and the fourth in Canada, to receive this distinction. Accreditation is a mark of excellence for business schools, and it ensures that JMSB is held to the highest in business education standards.

Top-tier faculty

Our internationally-renowned faculty members are constantly pushing the boundaries of business research, publishing widely in peer-reviewed journals or holding senior positions on editorial boards. Many are active and successful in the business world, bringing their experience into the classroom every day.

Flexible schedule

Our MBA is a flexible part-time or full-time program. Full-time students can complete their degree in as little as sixteen months; part-time students in as little as three years. Classes are scheduled during the day and evening, typically, Monday through Friday, with some classes also offered on the weekend.

Connected to the business community

Many John Molson professors maintain close links with the business community, frequently acting as consultants to the country’s top enterprises. Our students are connected as well and have an average work experience of six years when they enter the program. Many of our 50,000 alumni, more than 5,000 of which are MBA graduates, maintain connections with the university as advisors, employers, volunteers and guest lecturers. This provides a real advantage and a real benefit to MBA students, over 97% of whom find employment within three months of graduation.

Diverse student body

The diversity of our student body creates a uniquely challenging and stimulating learning environment. All of our students have solid work experience and more than half have international work experience, bringing a global perspective to our classrooms and preparing all of our students to function in a global, multicultural business environment. 

Career Management Services

The dedicated Graduate Career Advisor at Career Management Services meets MBA students on an individual basis to discuss career issues, obstacles and to personally get to know the candidates. Your key to success in career management is clearly to know yourself and then evaluate your value to the marketplace. 

Strong alumni network

Our students make lifelong connections to a strong MBA alumni network of 50,000 graduates, many of whom hold leadership positions around the world. Among Canadian universities, Concordia has the highest number of graduates holding a CEO position in a Global Fortune 500 company, as listed by Fortune magazine in 2006. 

Small class size

Small class sizes and an impressive thirty-to-one student to professor ratio ensure that our students get one-on-one time with professors, as well as the benefit of focused, relevant class discussions in an intimate setting. 

Practical approach

The MBA program takes a practical, hands-on approach to business education. Our MBA curriculum emphasizes the use of timely case studies to present material in a way that closely resembles how the business world presents situations to senior managers.

For more detailed information about our MBA program, please see our MBA program overview.

International setting

Montreal, Canada's second-largest city, is an enchanting blend of historic charm and carefree joie de vivre… with a healthy dose of rebellious spirit.

Safe, clean and cosmopolitan, Montreal offers a high quality of metropolitan living at an affordable cost. In a vibrant city with a fun atmosphere, Montrealers thrive on great food, sports and culture year-round. We have the best bike paths in North America, and convenient public transportation stretching throughout the island of Montreal.

The Economist Intelligence Unit rated Montreal as the world’s best city to get an overseas education. QS rates it the best in North America.

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