Master of Business Administration

Fredericton campus

  • Degrees / Certificates Offered: MBA, MBA Concentration in Entrepreneurship, MBA in Sport and Recreation Management, MBA.JD, Graduate Certificate in Management
  • Application Deadlines: March 31 for Fall, Oct. 31 for Winter (part-time students only)
  • Study Options: Coursework, Project/Report, Thesis
  • Length: 20 Months Full-time, 5 Years Part-time
  • Entry Terms: Fall (September), Winter (January)

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 specialization

  • Concentration in Entrepreneurship: UNB's Faculty of Management is a hub for entrepreneurial learning. 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.
  • MBA in Sport and Recreation Management: Combine the MBA with your interests 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 four-year joint degree prepares you for a dynamic career in a legal firm or corporation.
  • Graduate Certificate in Management: A graduate program consisting of 8 MBA core courses, designed for working professionals. Eligible candidates must have a minimum of 3 years full-time professional business-related work experience and hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency. (GMAT and Microeconomics are not admission requirements for the Certificate program.) The GMAT requirement will be waived for graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Management Program should they apply for admssion to the MBA program. 
  • 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 over $8 million. 
  • Venture Analyst Leadership Program: As a Venture Analyst Leader you will complete the Concentration in Entrepreneurship and work with an inventor or entrepreneur to lead a new business from idea to launch.
  • Venture Assessment: As part of the concentration in Entrepreneurship this six credit hour course teaches you how to analyze start-ups through the eyes of a Venture Capitalist. This course is offered through a partnership with the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation. New this year: Students will be able to invest in early stage start-ups through the Fraser Student Investment Fund, donated by Charles Fraser (BBA '68).

 Application requirements

  1. Statement of purpose explaining your goals and how the degree/program fits in with your career plan.
  2. Résumé detailing full- and part-time work. Work experience is preferred. 
  3. Three reference letters with at least one from a former professor.  (For MBA in Sport and Recreation Management applicants, two of the three letters must be from a professor.)
  4. Undergraduate degree from a recognized university with a B average or minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 out of 4.3.
  5. University-level course in Microeconomics is a prerequisite for admission.
  6. GMAT score of 550 or GRE equivalent.
  7. Proof of English competency, if you are an international applicant. 
  8. Applicants are required to submit a complete application.

New and popular courses

Corporate Governance and Law, Managerial Leadership, Management of Innovation & Technology, Venture Assessment, Venture Development, New Venture Creation & Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Strategic Management, Data Visualization, Professional Development, Accounting for Managers, and Venture Assessment. 

Contact us

For more information, contact Dr. Donglei Du, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, or Angeline Ng, Program Assistant. General inquiries can also be sent by email.

Office: Singer Hall, Rm. 270A

Phone: 1-506-453-4766

Related: Faculty of Management

               MBA Fredericton Information Sheet