What is a good GMAT score for Concordia MBA?
Short Answer – The average GMAT score at Concordia is 580 for the last entering class. If you score above 580, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee.
Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with 640 getting selected into top schools like INSEAD and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot;
“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.”
If you plan to apply with a score that is below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, let’s say, you are starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can definitely catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing really well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.
“What if you are from the over represented Indian or Asian Pool?”
The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora goes up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average.
Average Employment Salary after Concordia MBA?
The average salary at Concordia for the last graduating class was $ 104,321. 92% of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (11%), Finance (14%) and technology (11%) oriented functional roles.
Tuition Fees & Scholarship at Concordia
The Tuition fees for Concordia MBA is $ 47,900 and an additional $ 21,716 in living cost.
Tuition fees are based on a student’s residency status and calculated by the number of credits that a student is registered for per term. Most courses are three (3) credits per term. In addition to tuition fees, students pay other administrative fees per term.
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FAQs about Concordia
Application deadlines differ for international students due to the additional time required to secure study permits and visas.
The application deadlines are as follows:
Canadians (citizens and permanent residents):
Fall intake – June 1
Winter intake – October 1
International (Study Permit) applicants:
Fall intake – March 1
Winter intake – June 1
For more details please see the MBA Application Process webpage.
Full-time students: Generally take 4 courses per term for a program length of 20-24 months.
Part-time students: Generally take 2 courses per term for a program length of 3 to 4 years.
Note that International students are required to maintain a full-time status to satisfy the conditions of their study permit.
For full details please see the MBA Structure and Schedule webpage.
The minimum admissions requirements are:
- An undergraduate degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (on a 4.3 scale)
- A GMAT score of 580 or above (class average is 640)
- English Language Proficiency; we accept:
– TOEFL iBT minimum score 95 with no section under 20
– IELTS (Academic) minimum score 7.0 with no section under 6.5
– Duolingo English Test, minimum score 120
- A Statement of Purpose (500 words)
- A Current CV/resume (2+ years of post-bachelor, full-time work experience required)
- Three letters of reference (academic and/or professional)
- A video interview (instructions provided after your application is submitted)
For full details please see the MBA Admission Requirements webpage.
Yes, students are permitted to work while attending the John Molson MBA. Please note that each course requires approximately 12-15 hour commitment per week (3 hours in class + study and group work).
While on a study permit, international students are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week during a study term.
It is not recommended to work full-time and study full-time within the John Molson MBA program.