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UNB Fredericton

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Graduate Certificate in Management

Want to take your current (or future) career to a higher level but feel you lack the business knowledge and leadership skills to get there? The Graduate Certificate in Management (GCM) gives you the tools to be a more effective leader within your organization.

This program is ideal for working professionals who need the academic credentials and knowledge of core business disciplines to take on higher-level challenges in the workplace, but who are not ready to commit to an MBA program.

Our graduate classes combine rigorous academic learning with real-world experience. Our combination of experiential and academic learning will ensure you are able to lead with confidence.

As a part-time student the GCM program will take you two to three years to complete and as a full-time student, one year.

Courses accepted into the MBA program

Once you have successfully completed the eight courses for the GCM program, you may request to transition into the MBA degree program without fulfilling the GMAT or Microeconomics requirement. Credit for all the courses you have successfully completed in the GCM program will be transferred to your MBA program. 

Required courses

Fall term (Sept - Dec)

  • MBA6203 Accounting for Managers
  • MBA6303 Marketing Theories and Strategies
  • MBA6503 Organizational Studies
  • MBA6606 Business Data Analysis

Winter term (Jan - Apr)

  • MBA6103 Information Technology and e-Business
  • MBA6153 Corporate Governance and Law (3 ch; prerequisites are MBA6203 & MBA6503)
  • MBA6403 Financial Management (3 ch; prerequisites are MBA6203 & MBA6606)
  • MBA6607 Production and Operations Management (3 ch; prerequisite is MBA6606)

Admission Requirements and Documentation

Statement of purpose: Briefly explain your background, why you want to pursue the GCM, and detail your career goals. Essential information about your qualifications, your preparation and where you see yourself in the future should also be included.

Resume: Three to five years of full-time business-related work experience is required.

Three reference letters: One must be academic.

Official transcript(s)and grading scales/WES ICAP: A bachelor's degree in any field of study from a recognized university with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 out of 4.3 or a B average is required. NOTE: If you completed your degree outside Canada/US, you need to submit a WES ICAP evaluation that includes all prior post-secondary credentials obtained. The WES ICAP evaluation ensures certified expert translation of academic standing and degree credentials and expedites the subsequent review and decision process. The review committee may also request a WES ICAP evaluation in other cases where it is necessary to accurately assess the applicant's credentials. 

Advanced standing may be given for up to two previous courses taken. For more information contact

Only Canadian Citizens or Canadian Permanent Residents are eligible for this program. Candidates must be highly proficient in English and English language test scores may be required.

The deadline to apply is March 31 for September start or October 1 for January start.