Summer Short Programs

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Summer Session Overview

The unique short programs offered by the McGill School of Continuing Studies are designed to provide international students with the chance to learn new skills in a variety of topics, gain indispensable knowledge, and benefit from an enriched academic experience that will help shape and define their future. Students can take advantage of numerous complementary social and cultural activities to learn more about the city of Montreal – a perfect fusion of European charm and North American attitude.

The Summer 2023 session will offer 9 short programs of 60 contact hours each. All short programs will include two courses 30 contact hours each. Classes will held in-person and will be divided into either 2.5-hour or 3-hour sessions. Instructors will offer office hours between sessions for Q&A periods. The classes will include breaks and will focus strongly on student engagement.

Classes will be divided into either 2.5-hour or 3-hour sessions. Instructors will offer virtual office hours between sessions for Q&A periods. The classes will include breaks and will focus strongly on student engagement.

The successful completion of a short program (two courses) will earn the student an Attestation of Completion, as well as a Record of Study (transcript) from McGill School of Continuing Studies.


Discover our Summer 2023 Courses & Programs

Business Analytics
  • YCBS 243 Introduction to Business Analytics and Data Modelling (30 hrs)
  • YCBS 254 Introduction to Agile Project Management (30 hrs)
Digital Marketing
  • YCBS 281 Digital Marketing Fundamentals (30 hrs)
  • YCBS 111 Content Marketing (30 hrs)
Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence
  • YCBS 277 Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (60 hrs)
Introduction to Big Data
  • YCBS 274 Introduction to Data Science for Business Decisions (30hrs)
  • YCBS 275 Introduction to Data at Scale (30 hrs)
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • YCBS 009 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (30 hrs)
  • YCBS 276 Innovation and Creativity for Entrepreneurs (30 hrs)
Introduction to Project Management
  • YCBS 118 Introduction to Project Management (30 hrs)
  • YCBS 254 Introduction to Agile Project Management (30 hrs)
Introduction to International Organizations
  • YCSS 101 Introduction to International Organizations (30 hrs)
  • YCSS 102 Regulation Mechanisms of International Organizations (30 hrs)
Machine Learning
  • YCBS 272 Introduction to Computational Applied Statistics (Introduction to Statistical Machine Learning) (30 hrs)
  • YCBS 273 Introduction to Practical Machine Learning (30 hrs)
Sustainable Food Systems
  • YCAG 101 Current Challenges in Global Food Security (30 hrs)
  • YCAG 102 Fundamentals of Sustainable Food Systems (30 hrs)

Important Dates

Program dates: The Summer Short Programs will be offered for 4 weeks, in-person during the months of July and August. Program dates to be confirmed soon.
Registration will open on: February 20, 2023
Registration Deadline: June 5, 2023
Refund Deadline: May 20, 2023 (After this date, McGill University will only refund students for which the program has been canceled or those who have received a Visa refusal letter from Immigration Canada).
 


Admission Requirements

English Proficiency requirements:

  • English proficiency requirement for these short programs is TOEFL iBT 79, IELTS 6.0, Duolingo 105, CEFR B2, CET-4 500 / CET-6 470, or equivalent. For more information, please download the Proficiency Concordance Table.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in, or possess, a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.

NOTE: Applicants interested in the “Introduction to Big Data”, “Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence” and “Machine Learning” short programs must meet specific admission requirements and pre-requisites. For more details, please click on <Learn More> in the table above under your desired short program.


Fees

To register for an in-person short program, the fee is $2,995 CAD per student.

Fees include:

  • Tuition fees, registration fees and ancillary fees
  • Course material
  • McGill SCS Record of Study (transcript)
  • Attestation of Completion
  • Orientation session
  • Social and Cultural activities to discover Montreal
  • Weekly newsletters containing invitations to free workshops, events and useful Montreal resources

 


Activities

The summer session will include weekly activities hosted by McGill monitors. Students will discover tourist attractions, historical sites and colorful neighborhoods. Examples include:

  • McGill Campus Tour
  • Old Montreal, Chinatown and Montreal’s Underground City
  • Montreal’s Entertainment District
  • Mount Royal
  • Public Markets (Jean-Talon, Atwater)
  • Museums


 

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in optional one-day excursions to other Canadian cities such as Ottawa and Quebec.

*List of activities and excursions are to be confirmed.
*Additional fees per activity may be required.

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