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FAQ

  1. Can I apply for admission in January (winter)?
  2. Can I apply to both the BComm and BAdmin programs separately?
  3. Can I study part-time and in the evenings?
  4. What if I am not sure about the major I’ve selected?
  5. Are double majors allowed in the BComm program?
  6. What Minor programs are available to complement my studies?
  7. Can I go on Exchange if I am in the Co-op studies program?
  8. Is it possible to do a Co-op work term outside of Montreal?
  9. Can I apply for the Co-op program after I begin my studies?
  10. I am a Cegep student. Can I apply if I am missing one or two pre-requisites?
  11. I am in a three-year technical DEC business program at Cegep, what pre-requisites do I need?
  12. Can Cegep students in a Science or Social program apply to the JMSB?
  13. Are students applying to the JMSB from the U.S. required to provide an SAT score?
  14. I’ve taken classes at another university. Will my credits be transferred?
  15. What kind of orientation and support services are offered for International Students?
  16. I am interested in getting involved beyond the classroom. Where can I find out more about activities for new students and my student association?
  17. How many students are enrolled at the JMSB and what is the average class size at Concordia University?
  18. Will my classes be downtown in the new Molson Building?
  19. Where can I find a description of the courses offered by the John Molson School of Business?
  20. Where can I find information about Concordia’s Residence and living on-campus?
  21. Can I meet with someone at the John Molson School of business to discuss admissions?
  22. Where can I study or socialize in the MB Building?
  23. How many hours will I spend in class every week?
  24. How do I find out about career options after I graduate?
  25. I’ve watched the advising videos for new students, what are the next steps?

1. Can I apply for admission in January (winter)?

Yes. You can apply to begin your studies in the fall (September) or winter (January).

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2. Can I apply to both the BComm and BAdmin programs separately?

The application system does not allow for this selection, as the admissions requirements for the BAdmin and BComm are exactly the same. We suggest that you always include a second choice on your application from among the non-business faculty programs at Concordia.

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3. Can I study part-time and in the evenings?

Courses are available in the daytime and evenings and our course schedules are very flexible. However, please note that International students who are studying on a visa (study permit) and students who are receiving financial aid (loans) are required to be enrolled full-time (12 credits minimum).

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4. What if I am not sure about the major I’ve selected?

Students enrolled in the BComm program are not restricted to the major they select upon application. After your first year of study you can meet with an advisor to discuss your options. If you wish to switch majors, simply fill out a form and select another program.

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5. Are double majors allowed in the BComm program?

Double majors are permitted, but cannot be combined with a business minor and may extend the degree credit requirement.

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6. What Minor programs are available to complement my studies?

You may choose to add a minor to your BComm or BAdmin program.  Minors may be selected upon application or while completing your studies and should not prolong your degree and any way.   A completed minor will appear on your diploma at the time of graduation. You can delay the decision about adding a minor until their second or even third year of study, depending on their program length. Students should schedule a meeting with an academic advisor at the end of their first year of study to discuss their options.  Find out more about which minors are available...

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7. Can I go on Exchange if I am in the Co-op studies program?

Yes. Students typically study abroad during a study term. To find out more about the International Student Exchange Program, visit the International Study Abroad page.

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8. Is it possible to do a Co-op work term outside of Montreal?

Yes. Some out-of-province and international work-term placements are available. Contact the Institute for Cooperative Education to find out more at coop.concordia.ca/aboutco-op/contactus.

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9. Can I apply for the Co-op program after I begin my studies?

Yes. If you have achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 after completing your first year of study (no more than 30 credits), you are eligible to apply. Please note that Co-op applicants must be bilingual (French and English). For more information, please visit the Co-op FAQ section or contact 514-848-2424, ext. 4117, or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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10. I am a Cegep student. Can I apply if I am missing one or two pre-requisites?

You can apply for admission provided that you have achieved the minimum overall CRC and have completed at least one of the Math requirements, while attaining the minimum Math CRC as well. Completion of the following Cegep courses is recommended; however, if one or two are missing, they may be completed at Concordia and would count as electives (similar to complementary classes) and should not prolong your degree:
  • Mathematics 201–103 or 201–NYA (Calculus I) 70%*
  • Mathematics 201–105 or 201–NYC (Linear Algebra) 70%*
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics 75%*
  • Introduction to Microeconomics 75%*
*Minimum Grade for Exemption

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11. I am in a three-year technical DEC business program at Cegep, what pre-requisites do I need?

If you are pursuing a three-year DEC in a business-related field, you will be considered for admission without the specific math profile courses, provided that you have achieved an overall CRC of 26 and good grades (min. 70%) in the business math course(s) required for your program (i.e. statistics). You must also have demonstrated strong academic performance in your business courses (as opposed to complementary courses). You may take the missing courses as part of your program at Concordia. We recommend that you submit your high school grades along with your application, such that we may perform a holistic assessment.

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12. Can Cegep students in a Science or Social program apply to the JMSB?

Yes. No matter which DEC you are completing at Cegep, you must meet the same requirements for admission. You can complete any missing prerequisite courses at JMSB during your first year of university and the courses will count for credit toward your degree without extending the time you spend in university.

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13. Are students applying to the JMSB from the U.S. required to provide an SAT score?

No. In order to be eligible for admission to the BComm Extended Credit Program, high school graduates from U.S. accredited schools must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.90 and a “B” average in mathematics and have followed an academic program designed for university entrance. A minimum GPA of 2.70 with a “B” average in mathematics is required for admission to the BAdmin. Please note that the General Education Diploma (GED) will not be accepted in lieu of a high school diploma.

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14. I’ve taken classes at another university. Will my credits be transferred?

Applicants transferring from or who completed studies at accredited universities or junior colleges, or community colleges outside Quebec will be considered for an appropriate level of placement within the undergraduate program. The number of credits awarded to transfer applicants depends on the character, quality and quantity of the work completed and will be assessed upon application. Applicants should include descriptions of courses taken at this level with their application. To view detailed information about our requirements for transfer credits, please visit registrar.concordia.ca/calendar/pdf/sec16.pdf under article 16.1.3., Residence Requirements.

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15. What kind of orientation and support services are offered for International Students?

Visit the Concordia.ca/info/futurestudents/international for more information specific to International students

16. I am interested in getting involved beyond the classroom. Where can I find out more about activities for new students and my student association?

Visit the Student Life page to find out about student life at JMSB.

17. How many students are enrolled at the JMSB and what is the average class size at Concordia University?

Visit concordia.ca/about/fast-facts for the answers.

18. Will my classes be downtown in the new Molson Building?

The John Molson School of Business is located in the heart of downtown Montreal on the Sir George Williams (SGM) campus. Most sections of business classes are held in the new Molson building.

19. Where can I find a description of the courses offered by the John Molson School of Business?

You can find course descriptions listed in the Concordia University Undergraduate Calendar registrar.concordia.ca/calendar/pdf/sec61.html

20. Where can I find information about Concordia’s Residence and living on-campus?

http://residence.concordia.ca/

21. Can I meet with someone at the John Molson School of business to discuss admissions?

You may wish to book an appointment with a JMSB admissions counsellor. If the scheduled dates are not convenient for you, you may wish to visit connect2concordia.ca to create a profile and view admissions information. You can also schedule an appointment for a campus tour and request a meeting with a Concordia admissions interviewer.

22. Where can I study or socialize in the MB Building?

There are 3 designated open study areas, 8 open relaxation areas and 7 waiting areas in the MB building. There are also 44 private study rooms which you can book a room by visiting the Information Desk in the lobby.  Take a tour...

23. How many hours will I spend in class every week?

The number of hours you spend in class depends on the number of classes you register for and the type of class chosen.  If you are enrolled in 4 classes per term (full-time) you will typically spend about 10 hours in class per week.

24. How do I find out about career options after I graduate?

JMSB places a strong emphasis on career management and development services for current students and alumni. Our Career Management Services office (CMS) will work with you to develop your career path.  Services include career search clinics, online database of jobs, one-on-one career advising, business career fairs and much more. Find out more...

25. I’ve watched the advising videos for new students, what are the next steps?

Once you have watched all 5 advising videos you must request permission to register.  Here are the next steps:

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