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 Canada 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 is considered among the best business schools in Canada. It has been ranked for five consecutive years between 2010 and 2014 among the Top 100 Business Schools worldwide by The Economist. Among the most selective and prestigious Canadian business schools, JMSB offers exceptional programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. It’s internationally-renowned faculty members are constantly pushing the boundaries of business research and knowledge creation. John Molson School of Business also boast one of the largest alumni network in Canada, with more than 38,000 alumni world-wide.

The business school has been located in a LEED silver-certified building[4] 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

Undergraduate academic[edit]

Undergraduate specialized[edit]

Postgraduate programs[edit]

Graduate Diploma programs[edit]

Graduate Certificate Programs[edit]

Research Institutes and Education Centres[edit]

  • Centre for Small Business and Entrepreneurial Studies
The centre provides consulting and training to entrepreneurs through the Small Business Consulting Bureau, the Entrepreneurship Training Institute, the Entrepreneurship Club, and the Dobson Mentorship Program for Knowledge-based Entrepreneurs.
The centre provides opportunities for members of minority communities to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to better their situation and thus improve the economic and social conditions in their communities.

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.

The Goodman Institute is Canada’s first MBA with CFA Program Partner status and prepares students to write all three levels of the CFA exam while learning MBA material.

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.

Competition Committee[edit]

The John Molson Competition Committee (JMCC) is a student-run committee that sends students to various provincial, national and international case competitions. Teams compete in various business disciplines such as Finance, Marketing, Accounting, MIS, International Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Ethics, Labour Arbitration, Business Policy, Tax, Human Resources and Debate.

The goal of the committee is to add value to students' university experience by giving them a platform to refine their organizational, analytical and presentation skills.

Awards include the following: - Overall Gold Medals at the Commerce Games (1996, 2007, 2011 and 2014) - Gold in the McGill International Management Competition (2001) - Gold Medals in Accounting and Human Resources at ICBC (2011) - Overall Gold Medals at Happening Marketing (2011, 2014).

Of significance, Concordia JMSB students have won the most academic medals of any university at the Commerce Games. Medals won show the strengths of Concordia's rigorous academic training. Areas of academic rigor include Strategy, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Tax and Human Resources.

John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition[edit]

The John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition (JMUCC) is an annual international case competition hosted by the John Molson School of Business. Until 2008, the competition was known as UNCC (Undergraduate National Case Competition).

JMUCC combines both a three hour intensive format, and 24+ hour research focused structure. The competition, which spans the length of a week, involves a round-robin portion made up of three three-hour competitions so that each team within a group of four teams has a chance to compete head-to-head. The cases presented focus on business strategy.

Past winners[edit]

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 Concordia's John Molson School of Business (JMSB) has been ranked 20th among 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.[8]

  • In 2013 The Economist ranked the JMSB Executive MBA program as the 47th in the world and second among solely Canadian programs.[9]

  • 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.[10]

  • 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.[12]

  • 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.

  • In 2014, Canadian Business Magazine ranked Concordia’s John Molson School of Business MBA program 4th in Canada.

  • 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.

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][14]

See also[edit]


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)