Laurentian University’s online H.B.Com program is being offered through an exclusive arrangement with the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC). This unique opportunity will provide CAIB or CPIB designation holders who are in good standing with their IBAC member association with access to an affordable MBA that provides the flexibility needed to balance education, career and family life.
Based on the university’s on-campus H.B.Com, the online business degree brings the proven track record of the H.B.Com program to a wider audience. The combination of no on-campus requirements and a comprehensive online delivery system provides students with the flexibility required to complete coursework wherever and whenever they choose.
The online H.B.Com program recognizes the knowledge gained through post-secondary studies and the completion of the CAIB and CPIB designations. The focus of the online H.B.Com program is on business topics and skills that brokers need in order to advance in their careers. Electives accommodate a wide range of student interests and backgrounds.
The comprehensive web based delivery of Laurentian University courses allows for both independent study and collaborative learning. Knowledgeable faculty foster a progressive learning environment in which students are able to closely interact with both their instructors and their 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.
H.B.Com Program Requirements
The admission requirements of the CAIB or CPIB designations and a college diploma will provide advanced standing of up to 60 credits of the 120 credit H.B.Com degree program. The balance of the degree program is through the completion of Laurentian University business courses.
H.B.Com Course Delivery
The Laurentian University online H.B.Com program is delivered through a comprehensive web based delivery system. No travel to Laurentian University will be required throughout your studies.
The online H.B.Com courses make extensive use of the Internet and discussion forums, encouraging students to take an active part in their learning experience. Students are usually required to complete online group projects and to participate in weekly online discussions with other students and the course instructor. Most of the discussions will be asynchronous where students log on at different intervals in the day to post and respond to messages.
In each online course, students will be divided into groups of 6 to 8 students. One instructor will be responsible for a class of approximately 50 to 56 students (8 groups). Course administrators are appointed to interact with instructors and ensure quality and consistency of course delivery across sections. Students will routinely communicate with their instructor and, if necessary, with the course administrator.