Business Administration (Grad. Cert.)

Concordia University
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Program overview

This Graduate Certificate in Business Administration program focuses on the core elements of organizations. At the end of the certificate, students will have a good understanding of the functional areas within an organization. Graduate Certificate in Business Administration students are required to complete 5 courses (four core courses and one elective)

By graduation, certificate students will have achieved a functional knowledge in the fundamental areas of business and be able to:

  • Identify, analyze, and propose solutions to issues within fundamental areas of business
  • Effectively communicate to and influence various stakeholders (management, colleagues and customers)

Please note that the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GCBA) is not open to international students.

Program structure

12 credits – Core Courses

GDBA 532 - Accounting (3 credits) GDBA 533 - Managing People in Organizations (3 credits) GDBA 534 - Marketing Management (3 credits)

3 credits – Elective Courses


Admission requirements

  • 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 Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.

Application process




International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.

Late applications: Priority will be given to applications submitted on time. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.

Tuition & funding

Tuition fees

The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.

Awards and funding

Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. Course-based students are eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.

  • Course-based

Get the skills employers want by acquiring business knowledge that will help you become a more efficient and effective manager and administrator.


Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Québec , Canada