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Tuition & aid

Excellent return on investment

The John Molson Full-time / part-time MBA is one of the most affordable of all AACSB-accredited MBA programs in North America because it is highly subsidized by the Quebec government. In addition, the cost of living in Montreal is significantly lower than in most other large North American cities.

Program costs

Tuition fees are based on a student's residency status and calculated by the number of credits that a student is registered for per term. Most courses are three (3) credits per term. In addition to tuition fees, students pay other administrative fees per term.  

Estimated MBA program tuition and fees (total cost)*

Full-time students

  • Canadian, Quebec residents: $7,679
  • Canadian, non-Quebec: $21,768
  • International students: $53,511

Part-time students**

  • Canadian, Quebec residents: $9,679
  • Canadian, non-Quebec: $23,768
  • International students: N/A***


* Approximate total program costs, subject to change. The University reserves the right to modify the published tuition scale and other student fees, without prior notice, at any time before the beginning of an academic term.

** Tuition fees for part-time students are slightly higher due to administrative costs that are charged per term of study. The amount listed corresponds to a program total estimate.

*** International students must maintain a full-time student status to satisfy the requirements of their study permit. Please note that international students must be registered under Concordia University’s health insurance coverage

Out of Province Award

Upon admission, incoming domestic (non-Quebec resident) MBA students will automatically receive the Out of Province Tuition Fee Reduction award. This $3,000 award specifically aims to help reduce the tuition fees for out-of-province domestic students.

Note: Domestic students are citizens of Canada or Permanent Residents of Canada.

To calculate costs

Visit Concordia's tuition & fee estimator.

  • Enter your Residency/Citizenship
  • For Degree, select "Master's course-based degree"
  • For Faculty, select "John Molson School of Business"
  • For Course load, select either full-time or part-time (based on your situation)

How tuition is paid

Tuition is paid in instalments at the start of each term of study. For more information, please see Concordia's fee payment deadlines

Some international students may need to pay tuition for their first year in order to satisfy visa requirements. To have a fee receipt, simply email the International Students Office (ISO) and, provided the fees have been received by the university, the ISO team will produce a letter within 5 business days. The ISO can also issue estimation letters and receipts.

International student tuition exemptions

There are several situations where international students may claim exemptions from the international tuition rate. For example:

  • Under collaborative agreements sanctioned by the governments of Quebec, France and the francophone government of Belgium, French citizens and francophone Belgium citizens may qualify to pay Quebec tuition fees.
  • Diplomats working in Canada, their spouses and their unmarried children may be exempt from international differential tuition fees.
  • Under certain conditions, students who have obtained Convention Refugee status may be eligible for an exemption from the differential fees for International students.

For full details on international fee exemptions eligibility and what supporting documents are required, please visit the Concordia webpage on fee exemptions.

Cost of living in Montreal

Montreal remains one of the most affordable major cities in North America. Your cost of living in Montreal will depend on your standard living, such as the size of your living space, whether you live on your own or with roommates, the distance from the university, and how you spend your free time. Along with tuition fees, students should budget to include accommodation, groceries, clothing, public transportation and miscellaneous expenditures. 

For an estimate of yearly costs in Montreal please refer to our Student Hub section on living costs.

Scholarships and financial aid

All candidates who are admitted to the John Molson Full-time / Part-time MBA program will be automatically considered for entrance scholarships, based on academic merit. There is no need to fill out an additional application.

Other funding opportunities available to international and domestic graduate students include EduCanada scholarships for non-Canadians and Quebec Loans & Bursaries.

Please consult Concordia's Tuition & financial aid website for comprehensive information on funding opportunities and paid positions to help fund your studies. As scholarships are competitive, students should not count solely on financial aid to support their studies.  

International students should also inquire about the programs available to them from their country of origin or through national agencies.

For more details on each of the fellowships and awards listed below, please visit the Awards Directory of the Concordia's School of Graduate Studies website.

  • Hardeep Grewal MBA Scholarship Endowment (Award details TBA)
  • Richard Joly MBA Scholarship for Indigenous Students (NEW)
  • Bank of Montreal - Pauline Vanier MBA Fellowship
  • Bessie Schulich MBA Fellowship for Entrepreneurship
  • Campaign for Concordia Graduate Award
  • Concordia University John Molson School of Business Alumni Chapter Entrance Bursary
  • Concordia University Retired Faculty and Staff Graduate Awards
  • Copland Family Graduate Scholarship
  • Harriet and Abe Gold Entrance bursary
  • Hydro-Québec Graduate Award
  • Michael Murray MBA Entrance Award
  • Mireille and Murray Steinberg Graduate In-Course Scholarship
  • Office of University Advancement & Alumni Relations Bursary
  • Power Corporation of Canada Graduate Fellowship
  • Redpath Sugars Graduate Scholarship
  • Robert J. Briscoe MBA Award
  • Scotiabank MBA in-course Fellowship
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