Master of Business Administration

Fredericton campus

  • Degrees / Certificates Offered: MBA, MBA Concentration in Venture Commercialization, Scaling, and Investment, MBA Concentration in Management Analytics, MBA in Sport and Recreation Management, MBA.JD, Graduate Certificate in Management
  • Application Deadlines: March 31 for Fall term; October 1 for Winter term (part-time domestic applicants only)
  • Study Options: Coursework, Project/Report, Thesis
  • Length: 20 Months Full-time, 5 Years Part-time
  • Entry Terms: Fall, Winter term intake is for part-time domestic applicants only

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 Venture Commercialization, Scaling, and Investment: UNB's Faculty of Management is a hub for entrepreneurial learning. Work with a real-life start-up and learn how to launch a business; then work with real venture capitalists to learn how to assess whether a start-up is investment-ready.
  • Concentration in Management Analytics: Increased digitization is drastically changing the way organizations operate, creating a huge need for graduates who are tech savvy and capable of making sense of the vast amount of data available. The ability to analyze data, make sense of it, and use it to the competitive advantage of organizations is a skill that is increasingly in high demand. Gain a valuable skill set to help your organizations make better decisions.
  • 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 admission 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: If you are completing the Concentration in Venture Commercialization, Scaling and Investment, you can apply to be a Venture Analyst Leader and work with an entrepreneur or investor to launch a start-up venture.
  • 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. Prerequisite course: successful completion of a university-level microeconomics course is preferred before the program begins, but can be completed during the first term.
  6. GMAT/GRE: A minimum GMAT score of 550, or GMAT Focus/GRE equivalent that is no more than five years old.
  7. International applicants whose first language is not English must submit language scores that meet or exceed: IELTS minimum score of 7 overall, and minimum of 6.5 in each category (reading, listening, writing and speaking).
  8. International applicants are required to submit a WES ICAP evaluation (course-by-course 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 also reserves the right to ask for a WES ICAP evaluation in other cases where such evaluation is needed to accurately assess the applicant's credentials.
  9. 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.

MBA Entrance Awards

Awards of $4,000 each will be granted to MBA applicants based on academic merits. All full-time applicants will be automatically considered for an award when their applications are reviewed for admission. No separate application is required, and the awards are offered on a competitive basis.

To be considered for an award, the following minimum criteria are required:

  • Complete application package must be received by March 31;
  • Minimum GMAT score of 600; AND
  • Minimum undergraduate CGPA of 3.7/4.3.

Contact us

For more information contact us at

Office: Singer Hall, Rm. 272

Phone: 1-506-453-4663

Related: Faculty of Management

MBA Fredericton Information Sheet