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Beyond the classroom

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Experiential learning: putting theory into practice

You will have the opportunity to learn outside the classroom while gaining credits toward your degree. The hands-on experience, practical knowledge and network developed through these options add tremendous value to your degree. Students are encouraged to tailor their program to suit their interests and career goals, making the John Molson MBA unique to each student.

Some of the opportunities listed here are also part of the MBA non-core options (electives), worth 3 or 6 credits each.


John Molson MBA International Case Competition

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The John Molson MBA International Case Competition is the oldest, largest and most highly-respected international case competition in the world. Each year, top MBA students from 36 universities around the globe participate in this six-day event. Competitors apply the concepts and theories they have learned in class to a fast-paced problem-solving exercise. Their presentations are then judged by over 200 business executives who evaluate the creativity, insight and real-world applicability of their proposals.


Community Service Initiative (CSI)

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The Community Service Initiative (CSI) encourages and promotes community service and links the resources of the JMSB at Concordia University with the needs of communities, organizations, small businesses, institutions and industries.

Learn more about CSI.


Concordia Small Business Consulting Bureau

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The Consulting Bureau provides MBA students with hands-on management consulting experience. The Bureau provides Montreal area entrepreneurs and small businesses with a complete range of consulting services. 

Learn more about the CSBCB.


Van Berkom Case Competition

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This event, a premier case competition focused on small cap investment, will provide graduate-level business students with an opportunity to showcase their ability to analyze financial business cases, develop strategic recommendations and apply the academic skills they have gained in the classroom. Learn more about the Van Berkom Case Competition.


MBA Society

The MBA Society enhances the MBA experience by providing opportunities for professional growth outside of our classrooms. Through a variety of services and activities, including the Women in Business Club, the Consulting Club, the International Business Club, the Society encourages interaction between students, alumni, recruiters, guest speakers and the business community at large. 


Concordia International Community Outreach Program (ICOP)

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The Concordia International Community Outreach Program (ICOP) provides John Molson School of Business students like you with the opportunity to apply and transfer knowledge within the developing world. Work in microfinance, help with market analysis, and provide mentoring or consulting services to local entrepreneurs through ICOP's volunteer work placements.
 

2017 ICOP Team:

- Magalie Han, President
- Sri Hari Prasadh, VP Finance
- Jahnabi Hazarika, VP Marketing
- Tatiana Shchukina, VP Fundraising
- Tarun Bansal, VP Events and Logistics

Learn more:
icopconcordia.com
facebook.com/icopconcordia


JMSB MBA Case Competition Club

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The JMSB MBA Case Competition Club facilitates the participation of MBA students in case competitions. Under the supervision of Timothy Field, Faculty Advisor MBA Case Competitions, the club’s Executive Team provides basic training in the form of “Bootcamps” to initiate students to case cracking and presenting, selects and manages all the outgoing competing teams. With the help of dedicated coaches, teams are provided training and mentoring before heading to case competitions. Competitions range from locally held events, to national competitions, to the week-long International Case Competition organized by Concordia. Select teams are also sent to represent JMSB internationally. This unique opportunity provides students the platform to develop their problem solving & presentation skills, expand their academic & professional networks and represent John Molson School of Business.  

Learn more:
jmsbcasecomp.wixsite.com/mbaccc
facebook.com/MBACCC.JMSB


John Molson Graduates Investment Club (JMGIC)

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The inescapable truth is that finance and investing are an intrinsic part of every person's life. Whenever a person parts with their money it’s either an expense or an investment; there is no third option. Hence, it is the goal of JMGIC is to help graduate students learn more about these fields.

The 3 E’s of the JMGIC:
Education: learn the technicalities of the investment world
Entertainment: impart this education and learning through a fun environment
Expression: apply your concepts and knowledge through our events

Learn more:
facebook.com/johmmolsonGIC


John Molson Graduate Student Association Speaker Series

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The John Molson Graduate Student Association (JMGSA) Speaker Series is a student-run initiative that organizes speaker events for graduate students at Concordia University's John Molson School of Business. 

Learn more:
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facebook.com/jmgsaspeakerseries


John Molson MBA Entrepreneurship Club (JMEC)

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The John Molson MBA Entrepreneurship Club's mission is to provide JMSB MBA students with opportunity for:
- Networking
- Exchanging ideas
- Mentoring and support for entrepreneurial minded students

Learn more:
jmec.ca
facebook.com/JMECMBA

2016-2017 JMEC Executive Team:
Josie YS - President
Sara Lechheb - VP Marketing & Communications
Jessica Minhas - VP Events
Jean-François Morin - VP Operations
Raouf George - VP Finance
Sachin War - VP Technology
Azam Khan - VP Industry Liaison
Shubhashish Mehra - Events Manager
Rajan Bansal - Operations Manager
Rahul Singhal - Assistant Vice President Marketing
Abhinav Chander - Assistant Vice President Events


John Molson Women in Business Club

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The John Molson Women in Business Club (JMWIBC) is an association open to all women - currently or previously enrolled in a graduate program at the John Molson School of Business (JMSB) - who are looking to advance their skills and career through our network of fellow students, alumna and business professionals.

Learn more about JMWIBC.


Career Management Services

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The dedicated Graduate Career Advisor at Career Management Services meets MBA students on an individual basis to discuss career issues 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. CareerLeader Self-Assessment Program is available as a tool to assist you. Career Management Services will help you create a winning résumé and cover letter - your primary personal marketing tools. Students will meet their advisor to review and develop an MBA-specific style. 

Learn more about CMS

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