The John Molson School of Business takes a holistic approach to the graduate admission process. Applicants are assessed based on their intellectual abilities as demonstrated by their academic record, on their initiative and interpersonal skills as evidenced in their letters of recommendation, as well as on their career focus and communications skills described in their letter of intent. Business work experience and active community involvement, although not a requirement, are certainly taken into consideration as well.
Applications are reviewed as soon as all the required documents are received, so admission decisions are relayed to applicants in a timely fashion. As the competition is high, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Please note that the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GCBA) and Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Business Studies (GCQBS) options are not open to international students.
Undergraduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university, with minimum GPA of 2.7/4.3. Total education should equal 16 years, including the bachelor’s degree accepted as equivalent by the Council for Graduate Studies. See a listing of international equivalencies.
A student whose primary language is not English must write a pre-admission proficiency test (TOEFL iBT minimum score 95 or IELTS (Academic) minimum score 7.0) if not exempted as indicated below. Test results must be reported directly to the Admissions Application Centre by the test centre. Results more than two years old will not be accepted as proof of language proficiency.
Quebec applicants who have completed a Diploma of Collegial Studies (DEC) and a university degree in Quebec;
A minimum of three full years of study at the undergraduate or graduate level at an accredited university in one of the following countries.
Statement of Purpose
Applicants must provide a Statement of Purpose indicating their reason for choosing the GDBA, GCBA or GCQBS program, their career goals, and how the program will contribute to achieving those goals. Statement of Purpose should be approximately 500 words in length.
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Applicants must include an updated resume.
Two Letters of Reference
Applicants must include two names and email addresses of academic or professional references who can attest to their prior performance and appropriateness of the GDBA program and potential for career growth in the program:
When completing your application online, you will be required to enter your referees’ names, affiliated institutions and email addresses (college/university or company mail). Your referees will then receive an email inviting them to complete an electronic assessment form and attach their letter of reference. It is your responsibility to follow-up with your referees to confirm they received this mail from firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are strongly encouraged to submit your application before your program’s application deadline in order to give your referees sufficient time to provide their assessment and letter of reference.
Official Transcripts Please upload unofficial copies of transcripts, from all previous educational institutions, when you apply to Concordia because it speeds up the review of your application.
If you are currently enrolled in school:
Submit the results of previous terms and a list of your current courses
Include mid-year grades if they're available
Uploaded transcripts, however, are not official transcripts. Official transcripts are documents sent directly from an institution to our Admissions Application Centre. Unless otherwise specified, we request official transcripts only once you are admitted.
Official English Proficiency Test A student whose primary language is not English must write a pre-admissions English proficiency test (TOEFL iBT minimum score 95 or IELTS (Academic) minimum score 7.0), if not exempted as indicated below. Test results must be reported directly to the Admissions Application Centre by the test centre. Results more than two years old will not be accepted as proof of language proficiency
Proof of Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residence, or Refugee Status (where applicable)
Where applicable, applicants must include a certified copy of their birth certificate, Permanent Resident card, Canadian Citizen Card, or Refugee Status papers. International students must include a copy of their current passport.
In-person or courier delivery address:
P.O. Box 2002, Station H
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Graduate Admissions Services
Birks Student Service Center
1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Provide your name, date of birth, first language, email address and other details. Please ensure that all information is accurate and coincides with all your official supporting documents. The email address you provide here will be the one we use to communicate with you throughout the admissions process.
If you need to submit required documents or transcripts, we encourage you to attach them now. However, you may add documents after the application has been submitted through the Application Centre in the MyConcordia Portal.
Application Fee: To finalize your application, you need to agree to our terms and conditions, and pay a non-refundable application fee ($103.50 CAD) by credit card or debit card. Please note: we accept the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and the following debit cards: Scotiabank, Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank or TD Canada Trust.
Once you submit your online application, you will receive a confirmation email that prompts you to create a username and password for the MyConcordia Portal. This email will include a eight-digit student ID number that you will use throughout your studies at Concordia.