John Molson School of Business

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John Molson School of Business
École de gestion John-Molson
Former names
Faculty of Commerce and Administration
Established 1974
Type Public Business school
Dean Dr. Steve Harvey[1]
Academic staff
153 (full-time), 189 (part-time)[2]
Students 9,116 (2011-12)[3]
Undergraduates 7,661[3]
Postgraduates 1,455[3]
Location Montreal, QC, Canada
Campus Urban
Alumni 37,788 (2010-11)[2]
Nickname JMSB & Vanguards
Affiliations AACSB
Website Official Website

The John Molson School of Business (JMSB) is the business school of Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. JMSB offers programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. JMSB is one of Canada's most prestigious business schools, with a reputation for excelling in case competitions.[4]

The business school is located in a LEED silver-certified building[5] at the intersection of Guy Street and De Maisonneuve Boulevard in Downtown Montreal, in an area now known as Quartier Concordia (Sir George Williams Campus).


Completed in 2009, the Molson Building houses the John Molson School of Business

Postgraduate programs[edit]

Graduate Diploma programs[edit]

Graduate Certificate Programs[edit]

The Goodman Institute of Investment Management[edit]

The Goodman Institute of Investment Management is a program at the 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. This combined curriculum permits students to study towards two world-recognized designations simultaneously.

Case competitions[edit]

Both undergraduate and graduate students are active participants in international business case competitions. The school also hosts two of its own competitions: the John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition and the John Molson MBA International Case Competition.

Kenneth Woods Portfolio Management Program[edit]

A selected group of undergraduate students manage a $1.9 million endowment portfolio every year as part of the Kenneth Woods Portfolio Management Program (KWPMP). The portfolio was donated by Ken Woods in 2000 for the primary purpose of training undergraduate students in investment management.


  • The MBA program offered by the John Molson School of Business (JMSB) has been ranked among the Top 20 international programs by Bloomberg Businessweek
  • In 2014 The Economist placed the John Molson School of Business (JMSB) MBA as the 81st in the world and the 3rd best in Canada.[6]
  • In 2013 The Economist ranked the JMSB Executive MBA program as the 47th in the world and second among solely Canadian programs.[7]
  • Beyond Grey Pinstripes ranked the John Molson School of Business as the 42nd worldwide in a survey which examines how graduate programs prepare students for the environmental, social and ethical complexities of modern business.[8]
  • The Aspen Institute's Global Rankings ranked JMSB as the 59th in the world, in a research survey on "alternative ranking of business schools" that "spotlights innovative full-time MBA programs" leading the way in the integration of issues concerning social and environmental stewardship in to the curriculum.[10]
  • In 2014, QS Global 200 Business Schools Report has listed the John Molson School of Business (JMSB) as the 44th most targeted business school in the world by recruiters of MBA graduates. The rankings were based on a survey of more than 4,300 worldwide employers that hire MBA graduates. Employers were asked to identify which business schools they prefer when it comes to recruitment.[citation needed]
  • Eduniversal ranked the John Molson School of Business Master of Investment Management program among the Top 100 Masters in Financial Markets in the World, it was placed 34th.[citation needed]

Origin of the name[edit]

John Molson (1763-1836)
Main article: John Molson

The John Molson School of Business is named after businessman John Molson who was an entrepreneur in Canada during the late 18th century and early 19th century after having emigrated from England. Shortly after his arrival, at the age of 23, he founded the Molson Brewing Company, which is North America's oldest brewery.

Concordia University renamed its Faculty of Commerce and Administration after John Molson in November 2000 following a $20 million donation by the Molson family towards the construction of the new JMSB building.[2][12]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ a b c John Molson School of Business (2010–2011). "At-a-glance". Concordia University. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
  3. ^ a b c "Fast Facts". Concordia University. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
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  6. ^ "Which MBA? | Concordia University — John Molson School of Business". The Economist. 2011-10-10. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
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  8. ^ "Concordia University". Beyond Grey Pinstripes. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-21. 
  9. ^ "Business school rankings and MBA rankings from the Financial Times". Financial Times. 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  10. ^ "Beyond Grey Pinstripes — The Global 100". Aspen Institute. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  11. ^ "The 350 leading higher education institutions in 2008" (PDF). Professional Ranking of World Universities. École des Mines de Paris. 2008. p. 33. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  12. ^ RAPOPORT, IRWIN (2006-11-03). "Quebec chips in $60 million for school". Daily Commercial News and Construction Record. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 

Further reading[edit]

Bissonette, L. A. "Loyola of Montreal: A Sociological Analysis of an Educational Institution in Transition between 1969 and 1974." M.A. thesis, Concordia University, 1977.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°29′51″N 73°34′38″W / 45.497406°N 73.577102°W / 45.497406; -73.577102 (Concordia University)