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Concordia University - John Molson School of Business

Concordia University's John Molson School of Business Offers two MBA Programs:

John Molson MBA  |  MBA with Complete CFA Integration


School Name: John Molson School of Business

Unique Factors:

A World-Class Program: Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, Quebec, the John Molson School of Business offers a world-class MBA program. Renowned for its international and cross-cultural mindset, our curriculum is practical, challenging, and responsive to the rapidly changing needs of today's employers.

AACSB Accredited: JMSB is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the world's premier business school accrediting body, placing us among the ranks of such prestigious institutions as Harvard, Wharton and Stanford.

Top-Tier Faculty: JMSB MBA professors have solid academic credentials from top international institutions. They understand current market trends and issues, bring a wealth of both teaching and industry experience to their classrooms, and maintain the highest per capita research output in Quebec. Many of our faculty members also regularly consult for leading multinational corporations. All are committed educators who make accessibility to their students a priority.

Flexible Schedule: Our MBA is a flexible part-time or full-time program. Some full-time students can complete their degree in as little as one year; part-time students in as little as two years. Classes are scheduled during the day and evening, typically, Monday through Thursday. In the summer, courses are scheduled only in the evenings.

Strong Ties to the International Business Community: The JMSB maintains strong links with the business community and with Canada's key growth industries, such as pharmaceuticals, consulting, investment banking, aerospace, biotechnology, and high technology, as well as with NGOs. These ties allow us to provide our students with regular and ongoing opportunities to connect with local, national, and international industry and its leaders.

Diverse Student Body: The diversity of our student body creates a uniquely challenging and stimulating learning environment. All of our students have solid work experience and more than half have international work experience, bringing a global perspective to our classrooms and preparing all of our students to function in a global, multicultural business environment.

Strong Alumni Network: JMSB students make lifelong connections to a strong MBA alumni network of over 40,000 graduates, many of whom hold leadership positions around the world. Among Canadian universities, Concordia has the highest number of graduates holding a CEO position in a Global Fortune 500 company, as listed by Fortune magazine in 2006.

Small Class Size: Small class sizes and an impressive thirty-to-one student to professor ratio ensure that our students get one-on-one time with professors, as well as the benefit of focused, relevant class discussions in an intimate setting.

Practical Approach: The JMSB MBA program takes a practical, hands-on approach to business education. Our MBA curriculum emphasizes the use of timely case studies to present material in a way that closely resembles how the business world presents situations to senior managers.

International Setting: Every year, the charm of Montreal, a cosmopolitan blend of Europe and North America, draws more international students than any other city in the world. Our city is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live, based on quality of life. Living in Montreal is affordable and many international organizations are based here, making it an ideal location for earning an MBA.

Joint Degrees: None

Application Deadlines:

  • February 28 for September entry (early admission)
  • June 1 for September entry (Fall Term)
  • October 1 for January entry (Winter Term)
  • February 28 for May entry (Summer Term)

Application Fees: $90 CDN

Contact:

1450 rue Guy
MB 11.115
Montreal, Quebec
Tel: 514-848-2424, ext. 2727
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Annual MBA Tuition:

Canadian, Quebec Residents

  • $8,267* Full time Students
  • $9,165* Part time Students

Canadian, Non-Quebec Residents

  • $15,106* Full time Students
  • $16,000* Part time Students

International Students

  • $42,704* Full time Students
  • n/a Part time Students

* Approximate program costs as of March 2012; please note that tuition costs are subject to change.

  • Length of Program: 16 to 24 months
  • GMAT is: Required
  •  Average GMAT Score: 634
  • Average TOEFL Score: N/A
  • Minimum Years Work Required: 2 years of work experience.
  • % International Students: Number of countries represented: 46

 
International Rankings

Beyond Grey Pinstripes ranks JMSB 1st in Quebec and 4th in Canada, in this survey which allows recruiters to identify the MBA graduates best equipped to lead business in the 21st century.

% Employed After 3 months: 86.1%                                                                                                                

Prominent Alums:

  • Ed Marra (L BComm 74, MBA 76) - inducted to the Marketing Hall of Legends Canada
  • Mackie I. Vadacchino (BComm 82, MBA 84) - MBA Alumna of the Year Award, 2008
  • Ken Brooks (MBA 99) - Top 40 under 40 2006
  • Kenneth Woods (MBA 75) - The John Molson School of Business Awards of Distinction in 2001

 
Website: http://johnmolson.concordia.ca/mba


Program Name: Goodman Institute of Investment Management, MBA with Complete CFA Integration

Unique Factors:

Offered through Concordia's John Molson School of Business, the Goodman Institute's MBA in Investment Management Program provides the world's only MBA program that fully integrates the requirements of the CFA Program. The curriculum permits students to study towards two world-class designations simultaneously. Our program prepares students to write all three levels of the CFA exam while learning MBA material.

The Goodman Institute is a CFA Program Partner.

We've designed an MBA Program that teaches you what you need to know in order to pass all three levels of the CFA Program while you earn your MBA. All this while you keep your job.

Offered through Concordia's John Molson School of Business, the Goodman Institute's MBA in Investment Management Program provides the world's only MBA program that fully integrates the requirements of the CFA Program. The curriculum permits students to study towards two world-class designations simultaneously. Our program prepares students to write all three levels of the CFA exam while learning MBA material.

  • Courses are taught in both Toronto and Montreal and enrolled students may attend classes in either city
  • All classes and curriculum follow current CFA Program requirements
  • Classes are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturdays
  • Faculty is highly accessible and many hold CFA Charters
  • Fellowships and awards are available
  • Environment for peer networking and career advancement
  • Class size is approximately 20 students maximum per city
  • One semester co-op work term
  • Luncheon speaker series with industry experts
  • Curriculum updated constantly to reflect CFA requirements
  • Recruiter cocktails held in Toronto and in Montreal for third-year students

Teaching Method:

You will learn using state-of-the-art interactive videoconferencing services and will be taught using lectures, case studies, group projects and problem-based learning methods. Professors lecture in person on alternate weeks, in Toronto and in Montreal, so that students have direct access to them on a regular basis.

Class Location(s): Montreal and Toronto

Class Date Options: Monday or Wednesday nights and Saturdays

Entrance Requirements:

  • Completed online application form
  • Bachelor's Degree with GPA 3.0 or better (75% average)
  • GMAT Results (550 or better)
  • TOEFL or IELTS results for international students, if necessary TOEFL: 600 (paper-based) or 250 (computer-based) or better, IELTS: 6.5 or better
  • Letter explaining your commitment to the Program
  • Two letters of recommendation from business or academic professionals

Class Profile

  • Average Age: 27
  • Average Years Work Experience: 2 years
  • % Female: 31%
  • % International Students: 27%
  • % Employed While in the Program: 70%

GMAT is: Required
Length of Program: 3 years
Annual Tuition: $18,000

Application:

  • Fees:  $75
  • Deadline: International February, Canadian June 15

Contact:

John Molson School of Business
Goodman Institute of Investment Management
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West,
Suite MB 6.305
Montreal, QC H3G 1M8
Phone: (514) 848-2424, ext. 2796
Fax: (514) 848-2771
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Website: http://johnmolson.concordia.ca/giim