Canada’s Best MBAs: University of Fredericton Executive MBA

Canada‘s Best MBA Programs 2017

The University of Fredericton Executive MBA

Sandermoen School of Business

Fredericton, New Brunswick

This online-only university holds weekly virtual teaching sessions—“vClasses,” the school has dubbed them—that combine a lecture with group work over the web. It offers seven specializations, including two new ones this year in Human Resources and Business Analytics. The University of Fredericton was only founded in 2005, so it doesn’t have as extensive an alumni network like some older schools, but it recently hosted its first networking meet-and-greet in Toronto to allow virtual classmates to grab some face-time. Also new this year is a series of pre-MBA courses for incoming students without an undergraduate degree (or who just want a refresher on the basics of accounting, economics and more). Students can begin the program at six different points throughout the year: September, October, January, February, April or June. Doubling up on some courses (if timing allows) can trim the degree completion time from 30 months to 20.

Classroom experience
New part-time students enrolled, July 2015–July 2016: 171
Work experience required: 5 years
Management experience required: 2 years
Percentage of students who hold VP titles or higher: 8%
Percentage of students who are entrepreneurs or self-employed: 2%
Percentage of international students: 1%
Gender ratio: 62% male, 38% female
Cohort’s average age: 42 years
Program duration & cost
Program length: 20 months
Tuition: $24,640
Specializations and joint degrees offered:
  • Business Analytics Leadership
  • Global Leadership
  • Health & Safety Leadership
  • Human Resource Leadership
  • Innovation Leadership
  • Real Estate Leadership
  • Social Enterprise Leadership