John Molson School of Business - Concordia University
Developing next-generation business leaders.
MBA-CFA student: Zehan Shen
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John Molson School of Business Dean Anne-Marie Croteau
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Street view of John Molson School of Business
No matter where you are in your career, we’ve got a program to suit your needs.
The John Molson School of Business has maintained its AACSB International accreditation which represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide and was granted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification status by the Canada Green Building Council.
Who We are
Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business is a world-class business school that offers an approachable and collaborative atmosphere. It is led by accessible and engaged faculty members, committed to academic excellence in teaching and research, who exchange ideas with dynamic students to shape the business world of the future and to contribute to society in a meaningful way. Our fascinating history has shaped our values, strengths and vision for the future. The product of a merger between two key educational institutions, we remain deeply rooted in the Montreal community and committed to the ideals of its founders.
Make your MBA mark in three different ways:
At the John Molson School of Business, students can choose one of three paths for their MBA journey.
The Full-Time and Part-Time MBA programs address issues of a global economy through an interdisciplinary general management perspective. The MBA in Investment Management enables students to work towards both the MBA and the CFA charter designations simultaneously while building their network in Canada’s two financial hubs, Montreal and Toronto. The Executive MBA program is for leaders with extensive work experience who are committed to their academic, personal and professional development. All three programs offer convenient scheduling that allow candidates to continue working while studying. Our experiential and case-based programs prepare our diverse students for success in a competitive job market, demonstrated by our 97% placement rate within 3 months of graduation.
Master of Business Administration (full-time & part-time MBA)
Practical. Flexible. Experiential.
Study full-time or part-time and develop the big-picture business thinking that employers want. This 45-credit offering by the John Molson School of Business is the school's flagship program which has been consistently recognized in international rankings and stands out with its impressive 97% placement rate within 3 months of graduation.
- 2 admissions per year: September and January
- Complete the program on a full-time or part-time basis
- Classes offered in mornings, afternoons, evenings, and some also on the weekend
- Learn and gain MBA credits beyond the traditional classroom (co-op, experiental electives, international exchange, etc.)
- Choose a specialization via a personal choice of electives or suggested cross-disciplinary themes (ie: Business analytics, Entrepreneurship and family firms, People and organizations, Consulting and strategy, Globalization)
- Network and connect with both full-time and part-time students, faculty and the local business community
John Molson Executive MBA
Become a Complete Executive.
The John Molson Executive MBA program produces leaders who flourish in times of ambiguity and fast-paced change. Quebec's first Executive MBA, our program is rooted in real-world experience with a focus on business fundamentals, innovation, global integration and change for the future. We strive to develop leaders who are committed to continuous learning, their personal and professional development and making a positive contribution to their communities.
- September admission
- We have created the unique Leadership Effectiveness and Development (LEAD) Coaching program to support John Molson EMBA students in developing their leadership potential
- JMSB Executives Connect module exposes students to business leaders and experts who are shaping the business world today
- Classes are held once a week on alternate Fridays and Saturdays
- The four-term program is completed over a 20-month period
- Our seven-day international study trip takes place in May, at the end of the second term. Meals and refreshments are provided
MBA in Investment Management in Toronto & Montreal
Get the skills you need to break into the Investment Management industry. Earn the MBA that will take your career to the next level.
Offered through Concordia's Goodman Institute of Investment Management, this program's combined curriculum permits students to study towards two world-recognized designations simultaneously while building their network in Canada's two financial hubs Montreal and Toronto. Our students have CFA Level 1 pass rates that consistently double the worldwide rate. We are the world's only MBA program that fully integrates the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) Body of Knowledge™ into its curriculum
- September admission
- Classes are held Wednesday evenings and all day Saturdays
- Classes are offered both in the heart of Toronto’s financial district and in downtown Montreal.
- Classes are held concurrently using state of the art video conferencing technology.
- Professors lecture in person on alternate weeks
- Our class sizes are limited to a maximum of 30 students per city.
We look for students with real-world work experience, solid academic credentials (GPA of 3.0 or higher), a strong GMAT score, clear career objectives, strong intellectual ability with leadership potential, superior interpersonal and communication skills, motivation, maturity, and a commitment to excellence. Additional criteria, such as a record of active community involvement (although not required), may also be taken into consideration. Click below for detailed admission criteria for each program.
- Master of Business Administration (full-time & part-time MBA)
- John Molson Executive MBA
- MBA in Investment Management
Tuition & aid
The John Molson School of Business' full-time & part-time MBA is the most affordable of all AACSB-accredited schools in North America because our program is highly subsidized by the Quebec government. In addition, the cost of living in Montreal is significantly lower than in most other large North American cities. Fees are subject to change and are in Canadian Dollars.
All-inclusive tuition fees are $75,000 for two years and they cover all you will need during your graduate business education with us;
- All your textbooks, reading material, and class binders
- Deluxe EMBA briefcase
- Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments on class days
- All costs related to the Healthy Executive module (link Healthy Executive to the appropriate section), including PERFORM Centre membership
- All costs related to the LEAD Coaching module (link to module) including individual coaching by trained certified professional coaches
- 24/7 access to study rooms and computer lab
- Special administrative support
- All social functions (e.g., cocktails, outings, etc.)
- International study trip (including airfare, lodging and 90% of your meals and social functions while on the trip)
Fees can be paid in three ways:
- Up front, in a single payment
- In two equal instalments of $37,500 at the start of each academic year
- In monthly payments over each academic year (September to April)
Our all-inclusive annual tuition fee is $22,000 (local) / $27,000 (international) payable on September 15 of each year.
This fee includes:
All MBA courses
CFA preparatory week and study material (one per year)
Special activities, which may include:
- Interview skills workshops
- Career networking services
- Exam writing skills workshop
- Industry speaker series
CFA Institute-approved calculator
Travel and hotel expenses (Toronto and Montreal), when necessary
*Please note: This fee does not include CFA membership or CFA exam fees.
Vanessa Karras, MBA '18
Pre-MBA experience: 4 years of experience in the music industry, 2 of which was running my own business
Post-MBA position: Associate, McKinsey & Co (Montreal)
Why JMSB: Coming from a music background and looking for a complete career change, I really wanted an MBA where I could fully immerse myself. The John Molson MBA really stood out for me. I was attracted to the rich extracurricular and experiential learning opportunities and strong case competition program. I was interested in personal growth and looking for a program that would take me beyond those three letters—Concordia’s MBA was the best fit.
Your experience in the John Molson MBA: It was an incredible journey. I met amazing, like-minded individuals, learned beyond my expectations, and was able to achieve the career shift into consulting that I was aiming for. What truly stood out for me were that the opportunities to get involved, learn and grow seemed endless. You can get as much from the program as you need.
Chosen area of specialization within the MBA: I focused on strategy, an area I discovered during the program that I found challenging and exciting. I joined the case competition team, and later became president of the case competition committee, which helped me apply everything I learned in class to real business problems.
Rouba Ezzedine, MBA '18
Pre-MBA experience: 4 years as a Senior Immigration Consultant with the Canadian Embassy in Lebanon.
Post-MBA position: Chief of Staff: Strategy & Business Development, Bombardier (Montreal)
Why JMSB: After completing my Masters in Finance in Lebanon, I wanted to work in a private equity firm. However, despite having a great knowledge in Finance I knew there was something missing; I needed to understand the other business dimensions (operations, management, marketing, and strategy) in order to excel in the business world in general. So I decided to go for an MBA.
I was inspired by my finance professors, who all graduated from JMSB, and always spoke passionately about the school that changed their lives. I wanted the same for myself, so I decided that JMSB will be my destination.
Your experience in the John Molson MBA: My experience at JMSB surpassed my expectations. It positively affected my career and personality in every dimension. The quality of the team work, the collaborative projects, and case competitions enriched my personal skills and gave me the confidence that I needed to get my dream job.
Chosen area of specialization within the MBA: I have specialized in strategy, marketing and consumer behavior since I had limited knowledge in regards of these fields before my MBA.
Danovan Filion, MBA '18
Pre-MBA experience: 3 years in Pharmaceutical Research
Post-MBA position: Clinical Operations Manager, Covance (Montreal)
Why JMSB: I was very attracted by the case competition experience offered by the John Molson MBA. I wanted to enhance my public speaking skills while learning about business. The program has a great reputation in Canada and choosing JMSB was an easy decision.
Your Experience in the John Molson MBA: I had a wonderful experience and I had the chance to meet very talented people. The skills and confidence I acquired in the program really helped me personally and professionally. The MBA was a challenging, life-changing and very rewarding experience.
Chosen area of specialization within the MBA: I focused on strategy and consumer behavior.
Margaret Snell, MBA '17
Pre-MBA experience: 7 years in Strategy Consulting
Post-MBA position: Associate, Business Development Bank/ BDC (Montreal)
Why JMSB: I chose JMSB because it offered me the opportunity to pursue my MBA while continuing to work in my field and still maintaining a strong family life. The flexibility of the part-time program enabled me to complete my degree on my own terms and timeline. The structured curriculum focused on maximizing knowledge through creative and interesting classes.
Your experience in the John Molson MBA: I am extremely grateful for the experience. I met some of the most interesting, talented and diverse people in my entire academic and professional career. I became a member of a strong support network that encouraged, motivated and pushed me to be the best. Many of the professors and lecturers that I engaged with over the months and years, during my degree, profoundly impacted my way of thinking and the manner in which I engage in day-to-day business.
Chosen area of specialization within the MBA: The beauty of the John Molson MBA is that it provides you with a strong and solid business foundation while giving you the freedom to specialize in many different areas. I fell in love with marketing and chose to focus many of elective classes on furthering my expertise in this domain. I also challenged myself by pursuing finance classes that would have scared me during my bachelors degree. Despite the steep financial learning curve, I never felt discouraged, unsupported or ill-prepared. In fact I felt empowered, educated and ready to use this new found knowledge.
Negar Dastjerdi, MBA ‘16
Pre-MBA experience: 2 years in Civil Engineering Consulting
Post-MBA job placement: Brand Project Manager - New Product Development, Canadian Tire Corporation (Toronto)
Why JMSB: The reason I chose JMSB and will continue to recommend it to prospective students is the variety of extracurricular activities and out-of-classroom projects that are available to you as part of your MBA. I have also always been passionate about consumer behavior and marketing, and the reason I decided to pursue an MBA was to change my career path and work in the consumer goods industry.
Your experience in the John Molson MBA: I have been encouraged and guided to participate in case competitions from the first month I started my MBA. I have competed in a number of external case competitions as well as helped in organizing the largest case competition in the world, the John Molson MBA International Case Competition. In addition, being part of the co-op program allowed me to find out in what areas of business I would like to take more electives in.
Chosen area of specialization within the MBA: I am planning on specializing in marketing and finance through electives such as: consumer behavior, marketing and consumer research, strategic marketing, investment analysis, business valuation and tax planning.
Raghuram Ganesh, MBA ‘16
Pre-MBA experience: 4 years of experience in the manufacturing, not-for-profit and services sector, particularly in the pre-sales, sales & marketing departments.
Post-MBA job placement: Business Development Manager at Insight (New York), followed by Solution Specialist - Modern Workplace at Microsoft (Dallas)
Why JMSB: I chose to pursue my MBA at JMSB as I believe the program is in line with achieving my personal and professional goals. JMSB not only provides value for money, but also has wonderful opportunities to learn outside the classroom. In addition JMSB has multicultural mix of students and an experienced faculty.
Your experience in the John Molson MBA: The MBA program at JMSB has been a thrilling experience for me. Each term has been both challenging and exciting. It is great to work with people from different cultures and professional experiences, learn and apply the knowledge gained in the real world.
Chosen area of specialization within the MBA: I am specializing in marketing through my choice of electives such as Integrated Marketing Communication, the Concordia Small Business Consulting Bureau and my involvement in the MBA society.