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Brief History

Concordia’s Faculty of Commerce became the John Molson School of Business following a generous donation from the Molson Family and the Molson Foundation in November 2000. The school proudly bears the name of the entrepreneur, John Molson, (1763 - 1836). He was an innovator and philanthropist whose contributions to Montreal have left an indelible mark on the city's history.

About John Molson

John Molson Born in Lincolnshire, England in 1763, John Molson was the eldest son of a farmer. At age eighteen, due to an illness requiring sea air, he embarked on an ocean voyage to the New World.

At a time when Montrealers drank wine, he founded and developed a thriving brewing business on the banks of the St. Lawrence. He founded one of the first commercial steamship enterprises and the first railway, developed one of Canada's first banking businesses, and built Montreal's first luxury hotel.

He built the city's first theatre, helped found the Montreal General Hospital, and sat on the Lower Canada Legislative Assembly.

Succeeding generations of Molsons have followed in his path, making the Molson name a national landmark: Molson's Bank, Molson Stadium, Molson Library, Molson Breweries, Molson Centre, and, most recently, John Molson School of Business. Read more on John Molson.

AACSB Accreditation

JMSB is accredited by AACSB AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education. Read more...

Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma Each year a select group of Concordia University's top business students are elected to lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma honour society in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate or master's program at a school accredited by AACSB.

LEED Certification

The Molson Building, home to the John Molson School of Business, was granted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification status by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) The Molson Building, home to the John Molson School of Business, was granted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification status by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). This important acknowledgment from the CaGBC officially recognizes Concordia’s longstanding commitment to sustainable practices. LEED is a third-party certification program and an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

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Rankings

The Economist's Which MBA?
Concordia MBA ranked second in Canada by The Economist - JMSB places 80th in the world in annual “Which MBA?” survey

Corporate Knights
John Molson MBA ranked Second Greenest in the World by Corporate Knights

QS Global
QS Global 200 ranks JMSB 51st most targeted business school

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Research Centres and Institutes

JMSB research centres and institutes are dedicated to improving business knowledge and theories for entrepreneurs and managers.

For more information on the current research efforts of our faculty please read the latest issue of the JMSB Research Bulletin.

JMSB Facts


Dean's Annual Report

Download the 2012-2013 JMSB Dean's Report