Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies

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Quantitative Business Studies (Grad. Cert.)

Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies

Faculty:John Molson School of Business
Field of Study:Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Course Based:Yes
Length:8 Month(s)


The John Molson Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Business Studies (GCQBS) is designed to provide students without a business background with the essentials of business data analysis, managerial and financial accounting, the fundamental concepts of finance and the principles of economics. The program places an emphasis on the role of the decision maker who must identify and implement profitable decisions. Students develop the skills and knowledge to become more effective managers and administrators.
Please note that the GCQBS is not available to international students as the length of the program does not satisfy the requirements of a study permit.

  • Program graduates are able to:
  • Use appropriate statistical techniques to support decision making in various business functions;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basics of financial and managerial accounting;
  • Read a company’s financial statements and evaluate its financial situation;
  • Calculate and evaluate the cost of capital for a project;
  • Explain the risk and return trade-off in making financial decisions;
  • Apply economic reasoning to business problems to arrive at a profitable decision.
  • Prerequisites:

    These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.70 on a scale of 4.30, or equivalent.
    • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.
    • * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on February 18, 2023

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