Canada’s Best MBAs 2017: Cape Breton University

Canada‘s Best MBA Programs 2017

The Cape Breton University MBA

Shannon School of Business

Sydney, Nova Scotia

Cape Breton University MBA Program

The Shannon School of Business offers the only MBA program in North America with a specific focus on community economic development. The program is designed for students who aspire to be leaders in the public sector, community organizations, or businesses working in smaller communities in Canada and abroad. Students can choose from a range of elective topics, including public administration, peacebuilding and reconstruction, First Nations management, and international business. The program’s flexible schedule is convenient for working and remote students. Candidates can complete the program in a few different ways: full-time on campus in Sydney, Nova Scotia over one year; part-time classes on alternate weekends over two years in Toronto, Kingston, Saskatoon, Edmonton, or Whitehorse; or a one-month residency on campus in Sydney each July for three years. Classes start in January, July, and September.

New this year! Alumni chapter established in Edmonton

Classroom experience
New full-time students enrolled, July 2015–July 2016: 67
New part-time students enrolled, July 2015–July 2016: 60
Students’ average GMAT score: 580
Work experience required: none
Gender ratio: 47% male, 53% female
Percentage of international students: 44%
Program duration & cost
Full-time program length: 12 months
Full-time tuition: $23,488
Part-time program length: 26 months
Part-time tuition: $23,488
Specializations and joint degrees offered:
  • First Nations management
  • International business
  • Peace-building and reconstruction
  • Public administration
  • Strategic leadership
  • Sustainability