Business Administration (MBA)

Fredericton campus

  • Degrees Offered: MBA, JD/MBA, MBA.SRM, Graduate Certificate in Management, MBA Concentration in Entrepreneurship, *NEW 2018 Fall Masters in Quantitative Investment Management (MQIM)
  • Application Deadline: March 31 for Fall, Oct. 31 for Winter (part-time students only)
  • Study Options: Coursework, Project/Report, Thesis
  • Length: 20 Months Full-time, Up to 5 Years Part-time
  • Entry Terms: Fall, Winter

Our MBA programs offer you a professional, experienced and fresh perspective on the business world. Through rigorous academic learning you will develop and sharpen your knowledge of business and through our entrepreneurial and experiential learning options you will realize your potential to lead and create opportunities for yourself, your organization and your community.

Our MBA students join a close community of other graduate students, professors, alumni and local business leaders. When asked what they like best about our MBA program, students often mention the close community, the quality and availability of our professors, and the opportunities to apply their learning to real world business situations.

Many of our graduates are entrepreneurs or are CEOs and presidents of start-ups. Others have careers with banks and investment firms; marketing and communications firms; law firms (some are partners); government (either in the public service or as elected officials) and government agencies; and accounting firms.

Areas of concentration or specialization

  • Student Investment Fund: This year long course combines finance theory with hands-on investment experience and integrated study prep for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. You will gain investment experience managing one of the largest student run funds of its kind in Canada, worth almost $8.0 million.
  • Concentration in Entrepreneurship: In 2014 UNB was voted Canada’s most entrepreneurial university by Startup Canada. There’s no better place to discover your inner entrepreneur than here! This series of entrepreneurship courses will give you the knowledge and skills for a successful career whether you want to run your own business or hold a leadership position with an existing company.
  • Activator™: As an Activator™ leader you will complete the Concentration in Entrepreneurship and work with an inventor or entrepreneur to lead a new business from idea to launch.
  • MBA in Sport and Recreation Management: Combine the MBA with a Masters in Sport and Recreation Management and prepare for a career in professional or amateur sports, not-for-profit organizations, a recreation facility, resort or park.
  • MBA/Juris Doctor (joint degree): Many organizations need people with expertise in both business and law. This joint degree prepares you for a dynamic career in a legal firm or corporation.

 Application requirements

  1. A statement of purpose explaining your goals and how the MBA fits in with your career plan.
  2. A resume detailing full- and part-time work. Two to three years of accumulated work experience is expected.
  3. Three reference letters with at least one from a former professor.  (For MBA.SRM applicants, two of the three letters must be from a professor.)
  4. An undergraduate degree from a recognized university with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 out of 4.3 (B or 70%). Your official transcript will be required.
  5. A university-level course in economics is a prerequisite for admission.
  6. A GMAT score of 550.
  7. If you’re an international student, proof of competency in English.

New and popular courses

Branding, Corporate Governance, Managerial Leadership, Management of Innovation
New Venture Assessment, Social Media Marketing, Social Networks, Strategic Management, Venture Start-up, Focus on Quantitative Finance – New in 2015-16, this developing series of courses focuses on Quantitative Finance and prepares students for careers in derivative securities, valuation and risk management.

Contact us

For more information, Dr. Gopalan Shrinivasan, Director of Graduate Studies, or Marilyn Davis, Program Secretary. General inquiries can also be sent by email.

Related: Faculty of Business Administration 

               MBA Fredericton Information Sheet