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Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM)

Admission requirements

The John Molson MSc Admissions Committee takes a holistic approach, assessing candidates on their strong academic credentials, research experience, intellectual and leadership potential, superior communication skills and career aspirations.

Academic credentials

  • Undergraduate degree in any discipline with minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 out of 4.3
    • Applicants must have maintained the equivalent of at least a 3.0/4.3 average (roughly equivalent to a B grade) for their final two years of studies
    • International applicants must have obtained their degree from an accredited university; see a listing of international equivalencies.
    • Depending on background, non-commerce applicants may be required to take supplemental courses. *See below

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 will be requested if you are admitted.  


Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

A GMAT score of 580 or better. For more information on the GMAT, please visit our GMAT page.

  • Although we prefer the GMAT, we also accept the GRE General test.
  • We only accept GMAT and GRE test results completed within the previous five years.
  • We also accept the online version of the GMAT or GRE exam
  • GMAT waivers may be granted to candidates with an excellent CGPA (3.5+/4.3) from a recognized Canadian university degree


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. 

  • Exemptions:
    • 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 to your application unofficial copies of transcripts from all previous educational institutions, of your GMAT or GRE score, and of your English proficiency test score. If you are accepted into the program, you will then be asked to have sent the official transcripts/results to us.


Other requirements


CV / Resume

Although work experience is not required, applicants must provide a copy of their CV / resume showing education, professional experience and achievements, including internships and volunteering. 


Statement of purpose

Applicants must provide a Statement of purpose (approximately 500 words) indicating their reason for choosing the program and their specialization, their career goals, and how the program will contribute to achieving those goals. Applicants may also state their preliminary research interest.


Three letters of reference

Applicants must include at least two academic references (i.e., from former professors). The third reference may be from a professional reference. A suitable referee is an individual who is well-acquainted with your education and abilities.

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

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.


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 valid passport.


Application fee ($100 CAD)

A non-refundable application fee paid online by credit card.


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