Royal Military College of Canada Online MBA

Kingston, Ont.

The Royal Military College of Canada was founded by Alexander Mackenzie, the first European to cross North America from east to west. The school is part of the Canadian Defence Academy, which was created to support continuous learning and professional development for members of the Canadian Armed Forces. While the online MBA is designed to accommodate the schedules of people working in the military, some spots are available to civilians.

The program provides students with a general education in management and the fundamentals of business administration. Courses aim to prepare graduates to work in business roles across the public and private sectors. Military, government and commercial perspectives are integrated into the course content.

Full-time students complete the 14-course program in one year, while part-time students finish in two years. Full-time students typically take two courses at a time. Courses are divided into seven six-week blocks per year, capped with a week-long exam period.

Online courses teach students through readings, case studies and projects. Early courses build on basic business principles and introduce complex areas of management, such as accounting, marketing and human resources. Courses cover a range of topics, including financial accounting, using statistics for decision-making, marketing for businesses and governments, and telecommunication. There is also discussion of management from a defence perspective, such as negotiation tactics and approaches to termination.

Students have a chance to focus their studies on something that interests them, or on something that interests a sponsoring organization. Students pitch topics to the MBA chair, then use robust research to create a study, due before the second-last block of courses. Upon approval from the chair, the project can instead be finished as an independent study.

Full-Time: 12 months

Part-Time: 24 months

Work Experience: 10 years

Cost: $15,490 (full-time), $18,900 (part-time)

Cost (International): $38,385 (full-time), $35,325 (part-time)

Incoming Full-Time Enrolment: 3

Incoming Part-Time Enrolment: 97

Female Students: 23%