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University of New Brunswick - Saint John, Faculty of Business

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Program Overview

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) - Saint John Campus Faculty of Business offers a 12-month MBA program taught within an international context and delivered in a wireless environment. The program attracts both Canadian and international candidates and also offers a part-time study program, which can be completed in approximately three years. The program is structured to develop skills through a modular progression of courses that build from the fundamentals of business to advanced management practice. The full-time program is comprised of five eight-week study modules followed by an examination period, an optional three-month workplace internship and a final integrative project. The program offers two specific streams: International Business (IB), and Innovation and Technology Management (ITM). Students receive a common foundation in business essentials in the first two modules of study. In module three, students choose to focus in either the IB stream or the ITM stream. In module four, IB students study the North American trade environment in Saint John; while in module five, they choose to study either the European trade region, or the Asian trade region. Students enrolled in the ITM stream become involved in a project in an emerging enterprise or an established IT firm. Students may also choose a general curriculum and earn a General Management (GM) MBA, or complete research with a faculty member on a specific business issue. GM students complete a business plan as their final integrative project. A new combined MBA/CMA degree is also available.


 Traditional two-year MBA condensed into intensive 12 to 15-month program
 Areas of concentration include international business, innovation and technology management, and general management
 Emphasis on small class sizes and personalized attention; low student to professor ratio
 Students gain practical experience through overseas study terms and workplace internships
 International environment and recognized faculty
 Safe, beautiful campus and favourable living costs
 Mentorship and management skills development program

Admissions & Tuition


Information For International Students

Admissions Criteria
 Minimum GPA: 3.0
 Minimum Work Experience: No Set Minimum
English Language Proficiency  (Minimum Score)
      CAEL: 60.0
      TOEFL (Paper-based): 580.0
Deadlines (Month/Day)
  Application:  Continuous
  Notification of Acceptance: Varies
Fees (C$)
  International Application Fee: 100
  Total Tuition for Program: 24,500
  Total Fees for Program (excluding books): 200
 Total Cost of Program (excluding books): 24,700

Language Support for International Students

  • Language Classes During Program
  • Pre-program Language Classes

Programs/Credentials Offered

  • Pre-MBA Programs (Bridge Programs)
  • One-Year MBA (Accelerated MBA) Degree
  • Advanced MBA (Dual Degree) Degree

Fields of Study

  • International Management
  • Technology Commercialization
  • Business Administraton & General Management

Ranking and Reputation

  • Only nationally accredited business co-operative education program in New Brunswick
  • UNB ranked among the top five comprehensive universities in the 2008 Maclean's university survey

Buildings & Facilities

  • Students at the Saint John campus of UNB have access to modern computing facilities complete with Intranet and Internet access in a wireless environment. The Faculty of Business provides MBA candidates with a dedicated study area. Other facilities on the UNB Saint John campus include a library, co-ed housing, athletics and student centres, a bookstore, language lab and a range of student support services.

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