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UNB and NBCC provide new degree pathway

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Feb 25, 2020

Category: UNB Saint John

The University of New Brunswick and New Brunswick Community College have signed an agreement to provide a new pathway for NBCC’s International Business Management graduates to obtain a master’s degree.

“This MOU will further diversify our campus’ MBA program by admitting NBCC students who have completed the post-graduate program and meet eligibility requirements,” said Dr. Petra Hauf, vice-president Saint John. “We hope to see the first intake of students in the fall of 2020.”

Students who complete the post-graduate program at NBCC and meet eligibility requirements are now able to transfer directly to the UNB Saint John campus master of business administration (MBA) program. International Business Management graduates with a CGPA of 3.3 or higher and a minimum of three years consecutive full-time and relevant professional work experience, and who meet English language requirements, will be considered for entry to the MBA program.

“In the 21st century economy, lifelong learning is increasingly important to ensure our graduates have the skills security they need to meet the changing landscape of the world of work,” said Ann Drennan, vice-president academic and research at NBCC. “By partnering with other post-secondary institutions like UNB, NBCC is pleased to provide our graduates with options for continuing education.”

The International Business Management program, offered at NBCC’s Saint John campus, gives learners a solid grounding in digital and intercultural communications, networking, and negotiation to prepare them for careers in international trade.

Media contacts

  • Tanya Greer, Communications Coordinator, NBCC, (506) 453-8194, tanya.greer@nbcc.ca 
  • Heather Campbell, Senior Manager, Communications, UNB, (506) 648-5697, hcampbel@unb.ca 

Photo: Ann Drennan, Vice-President, Academic and Research and Dr. Petra Hauf, Vice-President Saint John.