Every business school has its own approach to teaching management. The Université de Sherbrooke developed its strategy in consultation with business leaders throughout Quebec. This led to three key pillars for the MBA program—to be successful now and in the future, business students must learn to be competent managers, inspiring leaders and value-creating strategists. Achieving these goals means developing nine core competencies, including project management, leadership, persuasion, decision-making and problem solving. The programs are structured to combine theory with experiential learning, individual projects and teamwork.
The university offers four MBA streams: full- and part-time business management, co-operative and mutual management, and a joint business and law degree. The full-time management programs take 16 months to complete and are only offered at the main campus in Sherbrooke. They come with an opportunity to participate in the university’s mentorship program, which pairs new business students with an executive or entrepreneur for the duration of the program. Full-time students may do a 12-to-15-week paid internship, and even take courses abroad. (The Université de Sherbrooke, a francophone institution, offers its MBA courses in other French-speaking countries including France, Martinique, Morocco and Guadeloupe.)
The part-time option is available on the main campus and through the Centre Laurent Beaudoin, the Longueuil campus on Montreal’s south shore. It is ideal for full-time working professionals, as students can work at their own pace and take up to six years to complete the program. Courses are offered in the evenings from Monday to Thursday, freeing weekends for homework and personal time.
The joint law degree is a four-year program open to students pursuing an undergraduate law (LL.B.) degree. Offered only on the main campus, it includes three internships and requires no prior management experience.
Full-Time: 16 months
Part-Time: 36-60 months
Work Experience: 2 years
Cost: $7,500 (Quebec students), $16,150 (out-of-province students)
Incoming Full-Time Enrolment: 55
Incoming Part-Time Enrolment: 82
Female Students: 44%
Specializations: Co-operative and Mutual Management, Business Management