BREAKING NEWS: Following the committee meeting of November 11, 2022, the joint Business PhD program directors (Concordia, McGill, HEC and UQAM) have decided to waive the GMAT admission requirement for the Fall 2023 intake term.
Graduate Management Admissions Test
To help us assess your readiness for graduate business studies, we require a satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), a comprehensive 3.5-hour exam that tests candidates on a variety of skills, such as integrated reasoning, critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving.
The GMAT is administered as a Computer-Adaptive Test (CAT) through the Pearson Professional Centre network throughout North America and at many international test centers. Scored on a bell curve from 200 to 800 (760 score = top 1 percentile), the exam is divided up into four parts:
Analytical Writing Assessment
Please visit the GMAT website for more information, including the dates and locations for upcoming exams. The online live-proctored GMAT exam available at MBA.com is also acceptable.
Please consult the details below for information specific to John Molson School of Business.
MSc Business Analytics and Technology Management: 93H-ON-39
MSc Finance: 93H-ON-44
MSc Management: 93H-ON-58
MSc Marketing: 93H-ON-66
PhD in Business Administration: 93H-ON-75
Please refer to each program’s respective admission requirements for minimum GMAT score required; this may vary from one program to another.
Unofficial test results for the verbal and quantitative sections are available in writing immediately following completion of the test and you are encouraged to upload your student copy of the results to your online application.
Graduate Records Examination (GRE)
Although the GMAT is highly preferred, some of the John Molson’s graduate programs (such as the research-based Master's programs and the MBA in Investment Management) also accept the GRE score.
The GRE test is administered by ETS and, similar to the GMAT, measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills.
The ETS GRE code for Concordia University is 0956.
We do not accept GMAT or GRE test results older than 5 years.
Suggested GMAT exam preparation materials
We recommend that applicants allow, on average, 6 to 12 weeks to adequately prepare for the GMAT exam. If you are not satisfied with your test result, you may retake the exam to improve your score, however, you must wait a minimum of 16 days before re-taking the test.
Resources for the GMAT exam vary in format, length and cost, as well as vary in benefit according to the type of learner. Recommended sources of GMAT preparation/study prep include:
GMAT Official Guide (yearly editions; books available at most major bookstores and online)
GMAT Official Practice Questions
Various Test Prep companies worldwide offer GMAT prep courses and support (check for exam prep companies near you)
Online GMAT tutoring services & practice exams
Prep guidebooks by The Princeton Review, Manhattan Prep and Kaplan — among many other resources available in a variety of formats to GMAT test-takers.