Graduate Diplomas
& Certificates

Admission requirements

The John Molson Graduate Diploma and Certificates in Business Administration Admissions Committee takes a holistic approach, assessing candidates on their intellectual abilities, initiative and personal skills, as well as on their career focus and communication skills. 

For more information on the process, consult the step-by-step application guide.

As there are a limited number of available seats each year in our Graduate Diploma and Certificate programs, we recommend exceeding the minimum requirements for better chances of admission.

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.

Academic credentials

  • Undergraduate degree in any discipline with minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 out of 4.3
    • International applicants must have obtained their degree from an accredited university; see a listing of international equivalencies.
  • 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

We accept English or French transcripts. If your transcript is in another language, you must provide the original sealed transcripts, as well as a certified translation.

You may upload unofficial scanned copies of your transcripts for the application. Official sealed transcripts (and certified translation, if applicable) will be requested if you are admitted.

English language proficiency

Applicants who did not complete their undergraduate degree in a country on our exempt countries list must write a pre-admissions English proficiency test. We accept the following language tests and minimum scores

  • TOEFL iBT: 95 overall with no band below 20
  • Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with no band below 6.5 
  • Where the testing centres have been closed due to COVID-19 safety measures, we have been accepting the Duolingo English Test with a minimum score 120. 

Although John Molson prefers the above tests, you may take another language test as indicated on our Graduate Admissions page if not exempted as indicated below. 


  • 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.

We do not accept English proficiency test scores more than 2 years old.

Note: Please upload your unofficial scores to your application. If you are accepted into the program, you will then be asked to have the official scores sent to us.

Other requirements



For more information on the application process, please consult the Graduate Diploma and Certificates Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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