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The full-time & part-time MBA advantage

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A World-Class Program

Located in the vibrant heart of downtown Montreal, Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business (JMSB) is one of the leading business schools in Canada. The excellence of the John Molson MBA has been recognized by some of the world’s most respected business school rankings.

AACSB Accredited

Accredited in 1997 by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), JMSB was the first business school in Montreal, and the fourth in Canada, to receive this distinction. Accreditation is a mark of excellence for business schools, and it ensures that JMSB is held to the highest in business education standards.

Top-Tier Faculty

Our internationally-renowned faculty members are constantly pushing the boundaries of business research, publishing widely in peer-reviewed journals or holding senior positions on editorial boards. Many are active and successful in the business world, bringing their experience into the classroom every day.

Flexible Schedule

Our MBA is a flexible part-time or full-time program. Full-time students can complete their degree in as little as as sixteen months; part-time students in as little as three years. Classes are scheduled during the day and evening, typically, Monday through Friday, with some classes also offered on the weekend.

Connected to the Business Community

Many JMSB professors maintain close links with the business community, frequently acting as consultants to the country’s top enterprises. Our students are connected as well and have an average work experience of six years when they enter the program. Many of JMSB’s 50,000 alumni, 4,500 of which are MBA graduates, maintain connections with the university as advisors, employers, volunteers and guest lecturers. This provides a real advantage and a real benefit to MBA students, over 87% of whom find employment within three months of graduation.

Diverse Student Body

The diversity of our student body creates a uniquely challenging and stimulating learning environment. All of our students have solid work experience and more than half have international work experience, bringing a global perspective to our classrooms and preparing all of our students to function in a global, multicultural business environment. 

Career Management Services

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. 

Strong Alumni Network

JMSB students make lifelong connections to a strong MBA alumni network of 50,000 graduates, many of whom hold leadership positions around the world. Among Canadian universities, Concordia has the highest number of graduates holding a CEO position in a Global Fortune 500 company, as listed by Fortune magazine in 2006. 

Small Class Size

Small class sizes and an impressive thirty-to-one student to professor ratio ensure that our students get one-on-one time with professors, as well as the benefit of focused, relevant class discussions in an intimate setting. 

Practical Approach

The MBA program takes a practical, hands-on approach to business education. Our MBA curriculum emphasizes the use of timely case studies to present material in a way that closely resembles how the business world presents situations to senior managers.

For more detailed information about our MBA program, please see our MBA program overview.

International Setting

Montreal is an enchanting blend of old world charm and carefree joie de vivre… with a healthy dose of rebellious spirit.

Safe, clean and cosmopolitan, Montreal offers a high quality of living at a low cost. In an affordable city with a fun atmosphere, Montrealers thrive on great food, sports and culture. We have the best bike paths in North America, and convenient public transportation.

The Economist Intelligence Unit rated Montreal as the world’s best city to get an overseas education. QS rates it the best in North America.

It’s an ideal place to live and study.

John Molson MBA - Why JMSB?

Graduates from the John Molson School of Business share their experiences in the MBA program. From all over the world and all walks of life, these six alumni discuss what brought them to Concordia to pursue an MBA. Find out why they chose JMSB.

Featured Alumni: Elena Raznovan – MBA ’15, Marketing Director, SI
Vinay Nawani – MBA ’14, Lecturer, English Montreal School Board
Aidan MacDonald – MBA ’16 – Managing Director, Condoville Inc.
Neal Kierans – MBA ‘14, Market Research Analyst, Bombardier
Nikoleta Tsoflikis – MBA ’13 – Senior Consultant at IBM Global Business Services
Leila Mosalaeepour – MBA ’14 – Corporate Strategy and Finance, Bombardier

John Molson MBA – Why did you do an MBA?

Alumni from a wide range of industries explain why they decided on the MBA degree at JMSB and discuss what the program offered to them.

Featured Alumni: Leila Mosalaeepour – MBA ’14 – Corporate Strategy and Finance, Bombardier
Vinay Nawani – MBA ’14, Lecturer, English Montreal School Board
Nikoleta Tsoflikis – MBA ’13, Senior Consultant, IBM Global Business
Aidan MacDonald – MBA ’16 – Managing Director, Condoville Inc.
Elena Raznovan – MBA ’15, Marketing Director, SI
Neal Kierans – MBA ‘14, Market Research Analyst, Bombardier

John Molson MBA - Career Before and After an MBA

Taking on a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) is a big step in one’s professional development. It is a life-changing decision that impacts career and lifestyle. MBA studies change a student’s perspective, career goals and aspirations. The John Molson MBA opens doors to new networks and new professional opportunities. Hear what six graduates of the program have to say about their careers before and after the MBA.

Featured Alumni: Neal Kierans – MBA ‘14, Market Research Analyst, Bombardier
Leila Mosalaeepour – MBA ’14 – Corporate Strategy and Finance, Bombardier
Aidan MacDonald – MBA ’16 – Managing Director, Condoville Inc.
Elena Raznovan – MBA ’15, Marketing Director, SI
Vinay Nawani – MBA ’14, Lecturer, English Montreal School Board
Nikoleta Tsoflikis – MBA ’13 – Senior Consultant at IBM Global Business Services

John Molson MBA - Living, Working and Studying in Montreal

Ranked the #1 Student City in the World (QS, 2018), Montreal is an incredible city to work, study and live in. Home to many corporate headquarters, large and small businesses and booming industries, Montreal often becomes home for graduates of the John Molson MBA who find work shortly following their studies.

Featured Alumni: Elena Raznovan – MBA ’15, Marketing Director, SI
Aidan MacDonald – MBA ’16 – Managing Director, Condoville Inc.
Vinay Nawani – MBA ’14, Lecturer, English Montreal School Board
Neal Kierans – MBA ‘14, Market Research Analyst, Bombardier
Leila Mosalaeepour – MBA ’14 – Corporate Strategy and Finance, Bombardier

John Molson MBA - JMSB's Faculty

With over 100 full and part-time industry-leading teaching staff from all over the world, JMSB’s instructors provide students with the skills, knowledge and know-how that are required for success in their careers. Hear our graduates talk about their experiences with JMSB’s professors and the impact they made on their studies and beyond.

Featured Alumni: Elena Raznovan – MBA ’15, Marketing Director, SI
Nikoleta Tsoflikis – MBA ’13 – Senior Consultant at IBM Global Business Services
Aidan MacDonald – MBA ’16 – Managing Director, Condoville Inc.
Leila Mosalaeepour – MBA ’14 – Corporate Strategy and Finance, Bombardier
Neal Kierans – MBA ‘14, Market Research Analyst, Bombardier

John Molson MBA – JMSB’s Campus and Community Involvement

Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, JMSB has a tremendously active student body. MBA students take part in campus projects and are engaged in the Montreal community. Hear MBA graduates discuss student life and the Concordia campus community.

Featured Alumni: Neal Kierans – MBA ‘14, Market Research Analyst, Bombardier
Elena Raznovan – MBA ’15, Marketing Director, SI
Leila Mosalaeepour – MBA ’14 – Corporate Strategy and Finance, Bombardier
Nikoleta Tsoflikis – MBA ’13 – Senior Consultant at IBM Global Business Services

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