John Molson School of Business advising
Advising for Undergraduate Students 2020-21
New JMSB Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) and Bachelor of Administration (BAdmin) Students
Note: The information provided in these videos is currently being updated and is subject to change without notice. Please consult the Undergraduate Calendar for up-to-date rules and regulations regarding your studies.
Common registration issues
- BTM 200 is an online course, this is why there is no classroom included in the course listing. Do not try to register for the in-class section of BTM 200 unless the terms of your government financial aid prohibit you from online learning.
- You should always register for all available terms as early as possible. Fall and Winter courses should be selected at the same time.
- When selecting courses, you must register for prerequisite or co-requisite courses before higher-level courses, especially when you choose to complete co-requisite courses in the same term.
Example: you must register for COMM 205 before COMM 210, even if you choose to complete these two courses in the same term, because COMM 205 is a pre- or co-requisite for COMM 210. If you try to register for COMM 210 before COMM 205, the system will block you and show an error message telling you that you do not have the prerequisites completed.
Example: you must complete COMM 205 and 210 before registering for COMM 222, however, you are permitted to register now for COMM 205, then 210, in your first term and then register for COMM 222 in your second term because the system recognizes that the prerequisites are expected to be completed by the time you begin COMM 222.
After following the steps listed above, students who have been admitted to the JMSB Co-op program must contact the Administrative Assistant for the Co-op programs, in order to create their work-study schedule. They may do so in person by visiting MB 4.353; by phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 4117; or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org if they have not already received a schedule shortly after their interview.
The Co-op Academic Directors can be reached as follows:
Tara Ramsaran, MB 14-127;
514-848-2424 ext. 2756;
- Business Technology Management:
Raul Valverde, MB 11-311;
514-848-2424 ext. 2968;
Loretta Hung, MB 12-231;
514-848-2424 ext. 5114;
- Human Resource Management:
Barbara Shapiro, MB 4-355;
514-848-2424 ext. 2780;
Harold Simpkins, MB 13-239;
514-848-2424 ext. 2955;
- Supply Chain Operations Management:
Raul Valverde, MB 11-311;
514-848-2424 ext. 2968;
- International Business
Mehdi Farashahi, MB 14-325;
514-848-2424 ext 2923;
New Students in Business Certificates
Students admitted to the Certificate in Accountancy, Certificate in Business Studies or the Certificate in Foundations for Business will not find specific information pertaining to course registration in the videos. However, we still suggest that you watch the videos.
Certificate in Foundations for Business
Students admitted to the Certificate in Foundations for Business are required to attend registration advising sessions. Please monitor the email account you provided to the University for your invitation to our sessions.
Returning JMSB Students
Students are urged to register for both Fall and Winter courses according to the registration start dates indicated in the Enrollment appointment dates for Fall and Winter. Start dates are also provided to students through the MyConcordia Portal.
Failure to register for both Fall and Winter terms as early as possible may result in an unfavourable schedule or in extreme cases the unavailability of required courses. No special arrangements will be made if you delay your registration.
Program Planning Worksheets for all undergraduate programs offered by the JMSB are available on the JMSB website. Program Planning Worksheets allow students to track their progress in their program and facilitate course selection for future registration. Please visit Forms and Worksheets to print a copy of the worksheet for your specific JMSB program. You will not be able to proceed with your registration if you attempt to bypass any of the following academic regulations:
- register for courses prior to your registration start date;
- register for a course before completing the listed prerequisites;
- register for a course concurrently with the listed prerequisites;
- register for more than your allowed course load;
- register for a course that is restricted to specific Majors and/or Minors, other than your own.
Registration for Summer Courses
Due to limited course selection in the Summer terms, students may not be able to register for a full course load. Hence, you are strongly encouraged to register as early as possible. Please see the Enrollment appointment dates for Summer.
Students not enrolled in a program offered by the JMSB may register for a maximum of 6 business credits per term for an overall total of 30 business credits.
NOTE: The 30 credits include failed courses. Priority for registration is given to current JMSB students over non-business students. As such, space may not be available for all non-business students wanting to register in specific business courses.
Information for Quebec inter-university transfers and students visiting from other Canadian universities can find more information here. Visiting international fee paying (VIFP) students and exchange students can find more information here.
Student Request Forms
Potential Graduates for Spring and Fall Convocations
Please note that it is the responsibility of all potential graduating students to submit an application for graduation by the appropriate deadline:
- January 15th for Spring graduation
- July 15th for Fall graduation.
Graduate advising information varies depending on program. For an overview of academic advising and suggested contacts by program:
» See Academic Advising under the Graduate tab in the Registration guide.
JMSB Undergraduate Student Affairs Office
514-848-2424, ext. 2721
JMSB Academic Advising
For current JMSB students only:
Academic advisor appointments