Winter Short Programs

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The unique 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 winter session will offer 9 short programs of 60 contact hours each. All short programs will include two courses 30 contact hours each. Classes 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.

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 SCS.

Note 1: Students will have the option of registering to a short program offered in-person or virtually.

Note 2: The Winter Short Programs 2023 will be offered in-demand to students coming from institutions that have an agreement with McGill SCS. We encourage students to contact their institution or agency to learn more about registering to a short program during the winter 2023 session.


Discover our Winter 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)

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.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in, or possess, a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.

For more information, please download the Proficiency Concordance Table.

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 program.


Fees

To register for a virtual short program, the fee is $2,850 CAD per student.

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 Record of Study (transcript)
  • Attestation of Completion of Program
  • Orientation session
  • Social and Cultural activities to discover Montreal
  • Weekly newsletters containing invitations to free workshops, events and useful Montreal resources

Activities

Students will discover tourist attractions, historical sites and colorful neighborhoods. Examples include:

  • Old Montreal
  • Golden Square Mile
  • Montreal’s Entertainment District
  • Street Art in the Plateau
  • Red light and China town
  • Little Italy and Jean Talon Market
  • Quartiers du Canal and Atwater Market
  • Mount Royal Park

For students registered to a virtual short program, they will be invited to participate in weekly virtual tours of the city, hosted by a certified guide in Montreal.

*Final schedule and tours to be confirmed.
*Additional fees per activity may be required.


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Contact Us

Short Programs (Winter/Summer)

Institutions or agencies can contact us to learn more about the program dates, pricing details and registration process at shortprograms.scs [at] mcgill.ca.

We invite students to contact their home representative to join the winter 2023 short programs.
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