Looking to take the next step in your career? Whether you wish to pivot from your existing area of expertise, accelerate your climb up the corporate ladder, or acquire new skills to become a more effective leader, Dalhousie’s Rowe School of Business has your back.
Gain work experience and personalized soft-skills coaching during the 2-year Corporate Residency MBA: perfect for recent graduates of any discipline. Alternatively, consider the more flexible Blended/Online MBA specializing in Financial Services or Leadership; featuring online classrooms in addition to face-to-face intensives, these programs are designed for those with a minimum 5 years professional experience and can be completed in 2-7 years while continuing to work full-time.
Unsure which program is best for you? Keep reading!
Corporate Residency MBA
As the name implies, a main draw of the Corporate Residency MBA (CRMBA) program is the 8-month paid residency. Longer than traditional co-op placements, the corporate residency allows students to dive deep into their positions and experience more roles and responsibilities. (For more details on the residency, check out our post on Co-op Versus Residency: What’s the Difference?)
The CRMBA is about more than the residency, though. This 22-month program offers courses in the areas of finance, international business, marketing, business & government, innovation & technology, management, and enterprise analytics. Additionally, students develop soft skills through Personal and Professional Effectiveness classes and career coaching from Management Career Services. The unique Management Without Borders class also offers students an opportunity to complete a real-life community project with other Masters students.
The CRMBA is ideal for recent graduates from all disciplines who wish to gain real-world work experience in order to launch their careers. Think this program is for you? Learn more about the Corporate Residency MBA at dal.ca.
If a full-time program isn’t what you’re looking for, consider the Blended/Online MBA. The flexible time frame allows students to take anywhere from 2.5 to 7 years to complete, allowing for adjustments based on other lifestyle and professional responsibilities. While this program is primarily hosted online, 3.5 to 4.5 day face-to-face intensives available in major Canadian cities also take place at the end of each term.
In addition to core classes, students choose to specialize in Financial Services or Leadership:
The MBA Financial Services program provides students with four additional finance-based classes: Investments & Money Management, Global Markets & Institutions, Risk Management for Financial Institutions, and Legal Aspects of Business.
The MBA Leadership program, on the other hand, offers four additional leadership classes: Leading for Success, Leading in Complexity, Leading in Context, and Leading Professionally.
The Blended/Online MBA is ideal for mid-career professionals who prefer to continue working throughout their graduate degree. Visit dal.ca to learn more about the MBA Financial Services and MBA Leadership programs.