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Master of Science in Management (MSc)

The John Molson advantage

Why the MSc in Management program?









Our Master of Science (MSc) in Management develops data-driven industry specialists and researchers that build upon the latest knowledge and best practices pertaining to managing people and organizations. Canadian students are able to pursue the program on a full-time or part-time basis, while all students are offered the room to refine their area of expertise within the field of Management.

Our researchers seek to advance our collective understanding of Management by asking questions such as:

  • What motivates individual employees and how do their careers develop? 
  • What makes a successful team? 
  • How do leaders, managers and entrepreneurs make sound and ethical decisions in the context of social, technological and political change? 
  • How does global competition affect business decision making? 
  • How will employees, managers and companies adapt to a post-pandemic business landscape?

Core courses in the MSc Management lay out the fundamentals of research methods, data analysis and management theory, while our range of elective seminar courses dive deeper into particular aspects of Management. All these courses build a foundation upon which students can launch their respective thesis projects.

Our students learn how to:

  • explain core concepts related to organizational behaviour / human resource management, organizational theory, strategy and entrepreneurship, as well as to their own specific area of research;
  • summarize and critique existing research and advances;
  • generate research questions of conceptual and practical significance;
  • identify and apply appropriate research methods;
  • effectively convey findings and visually present data;
  • incorporate feedback;
  • develop recommendations;
  • consider applications and implications of those recommendations.

The curriculum helps students develop skills for research, data collection and analysis. In addition to critical and analytical skills, our students learn the crucial elements of how to effectively present their findings and communicate business recommendations.

Seeking to provide our research-based students with consulting know-how, the program recently launched a Seminar in Consulting and the opportunity to participate in the Community Service Initiative (CSI) alongside John Molson MBA students. This focus on consulting emphasizes the important link between research and consulting.

The program has been deliberately designed to broadly encompass the field of Management while allowing students to refine their particular area of interest within the field. Although you need to have a good idea of what you might like to research in the program, you do not need to have a thesis proposal or a thesis supervisor in order to apply. Our flexible program gives you the freedom to develop your research interests and ideas.

Through the thesis, each candidate takes a deep-dive into their particular thesis topic. By building on a solid theoretical foundation, they stand to produce the type of relevant and practical research that is becoming increasingly necessary in business, government, and industry.

Whether it be through human resources, individual and organizational behaviour, or strategic management, among others, our candidates develop an expertise in the field of Management and make a contribution to business and management knowledge.

We want our graduate to apply relevant research findings to solve organizational problems. We aim to produce graduates that will respond to today’s need for specialists who understand the latest trends and developments in managing organizations in a post-pandemic business landscape.

The program’s ultimate goal is to improve the lives of individual employees, to ensure the sustainability of organizations and to have a positive impact on society as a whole.

John Molson’s MSc in Management has partnered with GradProSkills to incorporate professional development workshops as a non-credited degree requirement. These workshops align with the program’s learning objectives to optimize the students’ graduate school experience and equip them to realize their professional and academic goals. Some examples may include effective reading and writing strategies, basic concepts of project management, French conversation group, leadership and managing performance, student health, emotional intelligence, and many more!

Career choices

The MSc in Management develops graduates who apply their expertise as researchers and industry specialists or who dive deeper into academic research through a PhD. Our graduates have gone on to industry careers in human resources, organizational behaviour and strategic management.

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