John Molson School of Business

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John Molson School of Business
École de gestion John-Molson
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
Former names Faculty of Commerce and Administration
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. The business school consistently ranks among the top in Canada and offers 15 different programs from five different departments, Accountancy, Decision Sciences and MIS, Finance, Management and Marketing. The John Molson School of Business has over 7,508 undergraduate students, 1,470 graduate students and 37,788 alumni.[2] It is the largest English-language business school in Canada in terms of student enrollment.[4]

The Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) and the Bachelor of Administration (BAdmin) are offered at the Undergraduate level. Graduate level programs include the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Executive MBA (EMBA), MBA with Complete CFA Concentration (Goodman MBA), Master of Science in Administration (MSc), PhD in Administration, Diploma in Chartered Accountancy (CA), Graduate Certificate in Management Accounting (CMA), Graduate Certificate and Diploma in Business Administration (GCBA/GDBA).[5] The business school is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Since 2009 the business school has been located in a LEED silver-certified building[6] 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 $1.6 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 Economist 2013 ranked the JMSB Executive MBA program 47th in the world and second among solely Canadian programs.[10]
  • The Economist 2012 ranked the JMSB MBA program in the top 100 worldwide (78th) and in the top 50 in North America.[11]
  • Beyond Grey Pinstripes 2011 ranked the JMSB 42nd worldwide in a survey which examines how graduate programs prepare students for the environmental, social and ethical complexities of modern business.[12]
  • Corporate Knights 2009 School ranking ranked the JMSB undergraduate program 6th in Canada with a grade of 63.9%, and its MBA program 3rd with a grade of 80.17%.[13] In the Corporate Knights 2008 school ranking, the JMSB undergraduate program ranked 3rd in Canada, with a grade of 72.45%, and its MBA program 4th with a grade of 60.90%.[14]
  • The 2007-2008 Aspen Institute's Global Rankings ranked the JMSB 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.[16]

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][18]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ a b c d 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. 
  4. ^ "Sanjay Sharma, Ph.D. Dean and Professor". University of Vermont. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
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  11. ^ "Which MBA? | Concordia University — John Molson School of Business". The Economist. 2011-10-10. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  12. ^ "Concordia University". Beyond Grey Pinstripes. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-21. 
  13. ^ "Knight Schools 2009". Corporate Knights. Retrieved 2009-07-13. [dead link]
  14. ^ "Knight Schools 2008". Corporate Knights. Retrieved 2009-07-08. [dead link]
  15. ^ "Business school rankings and MBA rankings from the Financial Times". Financial Times. 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  16. ^ "Beyond Grey Pinstripes — The Global 100". Aspen Institute. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  17. ^ "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. 
  18. ^ 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)