As part of your JMSB degree program, you have the opportunity to gain valuable international experience by studying abroad.
Build international networks
Discover new markets, cultures and political systems
Advance your intercultural competencies
Learn a new language
Add a global dimension to your education
Eligible students can spend one or two semesters studying abroad at one of Concordia’s 180+ partner institutions across the globe. Students pay Concordia tuition for their semester abroad and can apply for the Quebec Mobility Bursary or external funding to help support their exchange.
Mark down your course selections on the CSEP Course Approval Form. Be sure to provide ALL course outlines including those appearing on the JMSB CSEP Database (as these are liable to change without notice)
Students must send their completed CSEP Course Approval Form, their JMSB Program Planning Worksheet and course ALL outlines to CSEPrequest.firstname.lastname@example.orgAFTER Concordia International has nominated them to a host institution. JMSB will confirm the exact deadline to students by email after the application deadline
All courses taken abroad must be pre-approved by JMSB. Courses taken without approval will not be transferred to Concordia
JMSB does not guarantee course availability at host institutions
Registration in courses cannot be reserved or guaranteed
Host institutions reserve the right to cancel any course previously offered from their registration menu at any time
It is the student’s responsibility to verify that their selected courses are offered during their exchange semester
Course sequences must be adhered to (ex. students cannot take COMM 401 abroad if they have not previously completed COMM 225)
COMM 315 must be taken at Concordia
All courses taken abroad must pertain to a student’s degree program requirements
Students are not permitted to take courses at the graduate (Master’s) level.
JMSB does not recommend that students attend an exchange during their final semester at Concordia. Students who choose to go abroad during their final semester risk delaying their graduation
JMSB reserves the right to withdraw students from the CSEP if there are not substantial courses available at the host institution to satisfy their remaining degree program requirements
JMSB students who wish to study at an institution that does not have a partnership with Concordia University can apply to be a Visiting Fee-Paying (VIFP) student at a particular institution. However, since this program is not a standardized study abroad program, students may not be recognized as full-time Concordia University students when they are away, and therefore may not be eligible for government funding/loans while studying abroad.
Students wishing to study abroad at non-partner institutions must complete the Student Request Form, a typed letter of intent explaining why you wish to study abroad, a list of the courses you wish to complete abroad and their course descriptions.
Have a minimum CGPA of 2.7 and maintain it until the start of the study term abroad.
Be registered full-time in the year of application as well as the year prior to going abroad. (Minimum 12 credits per semester - Discontinued (DISC) courses are not included in the calculation.)
Complete at least 24 credits before the study term abroad.
Complete the following courses at the JMSB prior to the study term abroad: COMM 205, COMM 210, COMM 215 and COMM 217.
Complete all program deficiencies, including ESL courses and foundation courses for 120-credit and 108-credit programs, prior to the study term abroad.
Certificate students and independent students are not eligible to study abroad.
Please note: Course(s) taken at another university without a letter of permission will not be credited by the John Molson School of Business.
Students who wish to study at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business, but whose home institution is not a recognized JMSB exchange partner or whose home institution has already filled its reserved exchange (CSEP) spots with other nominated students, can request to be nominated as Visiting International Fee-Paying (VIFP) applicants.
All sections of the VIFP Application and supporting documentation MUST be TYPED. Hand-written items will not be accepted.
June 1 for Fall term
October 15 for Winter term
Only applicants with “B” equivalent averages (13/20 in France overall minimum average) will be considered, with this minimum score specifically in mathematics/statistics & economics based courses.
In conjunction with your Academic Advisor(s), supply a Preliminary Profile of Courses (listing of the courses approved by your Academic Advisor) to be taken at Concordia. You will find a field for you to list these courses on the second page of our VIFP Application Form.
Include an updated Official Transcript in sealed envelope (Student Record, Releve des Notes et Resultats, Marks, etc.) Copies are not acceptable.
Provide a Personal Statement (also known as a Statement of Purpose or Letter of Motivation) to be addressed to the John Molson School of Business in English, outlining why you wish to study business at Concordia University.
A Letter of Permission from an authorized representative of your institution (University president, College president, Dean of the Faculty or School, Department Chair, Programme Director, International Coordinator) granting permission for you to study for one or two semesters at Concordia University, acknowledging your choice of studying abroad and that you will receive credit for your studies.
Submit two (2) Departmental or Faculty Recommendations - provided by professors who have taught or worked with you in the various classes listed in your Transcript of Credits.
Provide Result of Language Testing:
English – TOEFL minimum score of 90 with minimum scores of 20 in each band/IELTS 7.0 overal scorewith minimum score of 5.5 in each band.
Please send a scanned copy of the application by email to Julie Triganne, Student Advisor, JMSB Undergraduate Programs: email@example.com Please note that it is no longer necessary to provide a hardcopy.