The powerful combination of an MBA degree and CGA designation provides you with a competitive advantage that allows you to stand out in today's fast-paced business environments-imagine the possibilities.
Designed for CGAs and students completing the PACE level of the CGA Program of Professional Studies, the Laurentian University online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, developed in partnership with CGA-Canada, offers recognized quality, substantial flexibility and exceptional affordability.
The 60-credit online MBA is based on Laurentian University’s successful on-campus MBA program that has been offered for over twenty years. A general business curriculum builds on CGA members and students’ existing knowledge base in a modern, challenging and intellectually stimulating online environment where learning initiatives are led by knowledgeable faculty members.
The pace of study is flexible, and qualified students are able to complete the program in as little as 15 months - CGA members are eligible for advanced standing and CGA students are able to work on their MBA and CGA designation concurrently. With no on-campus requirement and a comprehensive Web-based delivery system, the time and place are up to you.
CGA membership gives you access to an affordable MBA. Typically, students will have to complete five to seven, six-credit courses at a cost of approximately $2,300 per course.
MBA Program Overview
Laurentian University’s online MBA program has been developed for CGAs and senior CGA students. The unique partnership between the Certified General Accountants Association and Laurentian provides CGAs and students with access to an affordable MBA that can be completed in as little as 15 months.
Based on the university’s on-campus MBA, the online graduate degree brings the proven track record of the MBA program to a wider audience. The combination of no on-campus requirements and a comprehensive Web delivery system provides students with the flexibility required to complete coursework wherever and whenever they choose.
The MBA design recognizes that having already received many of the fundamentals in business through academic and CGA professional studies, there is no need to repeat concepts already mastered. The focus is on the business topics and skills that accountants need to move into senior management positions: organizational behaviour, marketing, operations, research, and strategy. Electives, including advanced courses for individuals with an undergraduate business degree, accommodate a wide range of student interests and backgrounds.
Web-based course delivery encourages independent study and interactive learning, and knowledgeable faculty foster a progressive learning environment in which students are able to closely interact with both their instructors and an extensive network of management peers.
In addition to key educational components, the program also promotes teamwork and builds the leadership skills necessary to succeed in today's competitive business environments.