CIPS Connections – June 27th 2008

Through a special academic partnership between CIPS and the University of Fredericton, the University is offering scholarships for its on-line Executive Master for Business Administration Degree (MBA) program.

“As a self-employed practitioner, I am interested in the University of Fredericton Executive MBA because it provides a quality education at an affordable price,” said former CIPS President John Boufford I.S.P. “The business topics make practitioners much more valuable to their clients and to employers.”

CIPS partnered with the University of Fredericton in April of 2007. The University of Fredericton is a new on-line university based in New Brunswick which offers an Executive MBA in Collaborative Leadership. The University of Fredericton is designated as Canada’s newest university under “Section 3” of the Degree Granting Act of the Province of New Brunswick.

The University of Fredericton’s Executive MBA with a focus on collaborative leadership is designed to meet the needs of mid-career professionals seeking to expand their managerial knowledge and develop sound leadership skills. The Executive MBA prepares professionals for upper level positions, helping them develop their team leadership, and an understanding of how to manage the broad functions of business organizations.  It can be a costly and disruptive process for skilled information professionals to get a business education to advance their careers. That’s why the 100% online model has proven so popular.

CIPS members may be eligible for $7,500 Executive Master of Business Administration scholarships. These scholarships are available for the semester beginning September 2008 at the University of Fredericton. The tuition amount, less the scholarship stipend for the Executive MBA Program is $17,000.

Admission to the Executive MBA program requires an undergraduate degree with five years work experience (two years in management).  Applicants will be asked to submit an official transcript, references and current resume.

Students are able to complete the Executive MBA program in less than thirty months. Each course is seven weeks in duration and students can expect to dedicate approximately fifteen hours in their studies per week. Courses are delivered on-line with weekly faculty-lead synchronous sessions.

The University of Fredericton also offers a Business Leadership Certificate Program. This program consists of three courses; each 14 weeks in duration is available also delivered on-line. The University of Fredericton is pleased to offer an $1100 Scholarship offer on the $3654 Leadership Certificate Program tuition for September 2008.

Please contact Tracy Pugh, University Enrolment Manager at: (506) 454-6232 ext. 1, (toll free) 1-877-454-6232, or Tracy.Pugh@UniversityFredericton.ca for more information. These scholarships are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to eligible applicants. Applications are due by August 15, 2008; on-line orientation will take place August 25 to September 5, 2008.  Those interested are encouraged to apply.    Be a leader in your field, apply today! 

For more information, visit: http://www.universityfredericton.ca/.