FREDERICTON — New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) and The University of New Brunswick have signed an agreement to provide a new pathway for NBCC’s International Business Management graduates to obtain a master’s degree.
Students who complete the post-graduate program at NBCC and meet eligibility requirements are now able to transfer directly to the UNB Saint John campus Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program. International Business Management graduates with a CGPA of 3.3 or higher and a minimum of three years consecutive full-time and relevant professional work experience, and who meet English language requirements, will be considered for entry to the MBA program.
“In the 21st century economy, lifelong learning is increasingly important to ensure our graduates have the skills security they need to meet the changing landscape of the world of work,” said Ann Drennan, Vice President Academic and Research at NBCC. “By partnering with other post-secondary institutions like UNB, NBCC is pleased to provide our graduates with options for continuing education.”
The International Business Management program, offered at NBCC Saint John Campus, gives learners a solid grounding in digital and intercultural communications, networking, and negotiation to prepare them for careers in international trade.
Offered by the oldest English-language University in Canada, the University of New Brunswick Saint John’s Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program provides world-class education and one of the shortest payback periods in North America for one-year or part-time MBA’s. UNB’s MBA is an investment with an intensive program that blends classroom learning with practical applications and real world experience. The program is designed to develop innovative entrepreneurial leaders, and students enjoy small class sizes, a diverse international student body, accessible faculty and a dedicated staff. All these elements work together to hone the skills students need to compete and succeed in the global marketplace.
“This MOU will further diversify our campus’ MBA program by admitting NBCC students who have completed the post-graduate program and meet eligibility requirements,” said Dr. Petra Hauf, Vice-President Saint John. “We hope to see the first intake of students in the Fall of 2020.”
With six campuses across New Brunswick, NBCC contributes to New Brunswick’s social and economic prosperity by supporting the aspirations of individual learners, seizing the opportunities of the labour market, and collaboratively solving the challenges of communities and industry. In addition to more than 90 certificate and diploma programs, NBCC also provides specialized and customized training to meet the needs of specific sectors and communities. Find out more information on NBCC programs by visiting: www.nbcc.ca.
The University of New Brunswick is Canada’s oldest English-language university. Founded in 1785, the multi-campus institution has a rich history and a dynamic focus on innovation, experiential learning and entrepreneurship; its Saint John campus, known for its strong community engagement, was established in 1964. UNB has more than 10,500 students from over 100 countries enrolled in degree-credit courses on its campuses, online and at partner institutions around the world, as well as thousands of continuing education learners.