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Fast Track Master of Business Administration for Business Graduates (Business)

The Fast Track MBA Program for Business Graduates educates managers to enhance their strategic thinking and team leadership skills. The program is designed for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in business or management and who wish to further develop their strategic and critical thinking skills. Students have the option to enhance their knowledge in a particular area or complete a specialization. Graduates will be well positioned to make a career change or meet the requirements for a more senior position.

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 36 units in graduate-level coursework, including a 3-unit capping exercise.

Coursework (33 units)

  • BUS 501  
  • Four 3-unit required MBA courses
  • Seven 3-unit approved graduate-level electives
  • Students who are deficient (defined as less than a B+ in their undergraduate degree) in one or more of the following core business classes: financial accounting, organizational behaviour, introductory marketing, introductory finance, business statistics are required to take the equivalent MBA core course in addition to the required coursework.

Capping Exercise (3 unit)

Ethics Requirement

The FGSR Academic Integrity and Ethics Training Requirement is fulfilled through registration in SEM 652 .

Professional Development Requirement

Students in the Fast Track MBA program fulfill the FGSR Professional Development Requirement through their program.

Length of Program

Students enrolled in this program on a full-time basis can complete it in one calendar year. Alternatively, this course-based Fast Track MBA program may be taken on a part-time basis.

The maximum time to complete the course-based Fast Track MBA program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is six years.