M.B.A. On Campus

Community Economic Development

Cape Breton University

24 months
20478 CAD/year
13655 CAD/year
13655 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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This MBA offers a leading edge curriculum that includes all business subjects found in traditional MBA programs, with an emphasis on economic development, leadership, governance and management of change. The Community Economic Development program from Cape Breton University resonates with people who aspire to play leadership roles in the private, public and community sectors.


Key facts

There are many MBA programs around the globe. However, the program found here at Cape Breton University is the only one in Canada that includes community economic development at its core. It’s for people who want to make a difference where they live and work. Here, we teach the lessons that inspire students to make a positive change wherever they go.

The MBA in Community Economic Development has been offered by the Shannon School of Business at Cape Breton University since 1997.

What skills will I gain from this program?

  • Problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Understanding of community economic development and business

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategic Management
  • Principles of Venture Analysis
  • Economic Geography
  • Comparative Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree with a B+ (75%) average from a recognized university a completed application form, with the non-refundable application fee .
  • official transcripts for all previous post-secondary study a resume detailing employment experience, skills, community involvement and interests.
  • a 500-800 word statement on desire to enter the program.
  • three reference letters, preferably including one professional and one academic reference, each accompanied by a completed reference form.
  • satisfactory scores on the GMAT or GRE.
  • satisfactory scores on the TOEFL/IELTS (for students whose native language is not
  • English) satisfactory performance in an interview.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20478 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40956 CAD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    13655 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27310 CAD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • In-State

    13655 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27310 CAD for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Sydney

1080 - 1710 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Community Economic Development
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