Launching in the 2019-20 school year, Carleton University’s new professional MBA program is designed for students attempting to achieve work-life balance.
Courses will be held every other week on Fridays and Saturdays. Through the year, students have breaks on scheduled holidays, along with a March and summer break. This scheduling avoids conflicts with traditional work hours and gives students more time to finish coursework and participate in team projects. Participants will be organized into cohorts to encourage collaboration and teamwork. Students must have at least five years of professional experience, either in a managing or supervising role.
Courses will be designed to complement each other, with a focus on concepts around strategic management and complex decision-making. Classes will approach this content through a variety of techniques, including case studies and client-based projects. All new students are required to take an MBA skills workshop, which will prepare them for the program while also offering guidance in professional and career development.
Topics will be determined based on market needs and trends, such as business analytics and change management. The program aims to prepare graduates for management roles across the private and public sectors, as well as in non-profit and non-governmental organizations.
In 2020, Carleton University plans to welcome a new facility for the Sprott School of Business. Made possible by a $10-million donation from Ottawa real estate developer Wes Nicol, the facility will sit at the centre of the Carleton campus, offering new spaces for learning and networking, along with event and meeting spaces. A three-storey atrium will greet people as they enter the building, which will also house the school’s trading lab, resource centre and faculty offices.
Full-Time: 16 months
Work Experience: 5 years
Cost (International): $44,877
Specializations: Experiential Learning, Project-Based Work, Strategic Management, Complex Decision-Making