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John Molson School of Business at Concordia University

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Contact Information

Graduate Admissions Application Centre
P.O. Box 2002, Station H
Montreal, Quebec Canada H3G 2V4
Admissions Office:
514-848- 2424 ext. 2716

School Data

Annual Tuition: $Canadian/Quebec resident: 6,900 CAD

Acceptance Rate: 40%

Full-Time Enrollment: 120

International: 50%

Average Age: 29

Female: 40%

Male: 60%

Application Deadlines: Canadians & Permanent Residents: Fall - Round 1: March 1* (for scholarship considerations, applications must be complete with all supporting documents by March 1) | Fall – Round 2: May 1 | Fall – Round 3: June 1 (Space permitting) | Winter - October 1 | International (Study Permit) applicants: Fall - March 1 | Winter - June 1

The John Molson MBA at Concordia University: What You Need To Know

Named top 5 in Canada by The Economist 2021, Concordia University’s John Molson full-time MBA program addresses global issues through an interdisciplinary management perspective with a mission to prepare students for success in a competitive job market through practical, experiential and case-based learning. Concordia embodies a culture of responsibility, inclusiveness, and engagement. The campus is right in Montreal, considered a safe and clean student city with an ample amount of cycling and public transportation infrastructure.

​​The John Molson MBA was established in 1968 and graduated their first class in 1971. They usually admit around 100 students per year — 65 in the fall and 35 in the winter. Although designed as a 20-month, full-time program, the full-time program has the flexibility to be completed within 16-24 months, and for those needing more time, they offer a part-time program that can be completed within 3 to 4 years. Flexibility is woven program so students can pursue internships or to continue working full-time while studying.

“One of the things that truly stands out about the John Molson MBA program is how adaptive and reflexive it is. With our focus on case-based learning, curriculum remains relevant and current, and incorporates the most current business trends and practices. Additionally, the flexibility it offers students to focus on specific areas of interest as well as to adapt to their personal or professional commitments is highly sought after,” says Dean Anne-Marie Croteau.

The curriculum is based on case methods, highlighting real-world business challenges and offering opportunities to apply classroom concepts to real business issues. There are 10 core courses and 5 electives, and although there are no specializations in the program, the MBA’s core was designed to give students a taste of all things business, including sustainability and ethics, finance, organizational behavior, marketing, data analytics and strategy.

Students can delve deeper into interest areas through electives in topics such as finance, business analytics, marketing, supply chain management, accountancy and management. Those wishing to specialize in the area of finance often steered towards taking the MBA in Investment Management program, which integrates 100% of the CFA charter materials into its curriculum and leads to careers in finance.

Optional additions to the MBA include co-op internships spanning 3 months, industry internships, graduate assistantships, and CEO shadowing — a unique opportunity to shadow and work on a project alongside a CEO. John Molson MBA students can also embark on an international exchange to various countries such as Germany, Poland, Norway, Israel, India, France, Japan, Trinidad and Tobago, China and Australia.

There is no lack of co-curricular activities at Concordia. Popular options include a wide variety of student-led case competitions, conferences, networking events, career fairs, Concordia’s Small Business Consulting Bureau, and start up consulting opportunities.

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