Mount Royal Business Administration certificates are designed for people who have a foundation credential and who wish to specialize in a new area. Each certificate is eight courses - some courses are required, and some are chosen from a list of approved options. In most instances, students pursue the certificates on a part-time basis while working.
Prerequisites and transfer equivalencies
Students must demonstrate that the proper prerequisites are in place before moving on to more senior coursework. If you think you have met a prerequisite based on previously completed course work, you need to ensure your prior courses have been given the specific transfer equivalency stated as a prerequisite. Check your transfer equivalencies on mruGradU8 to see how your previous coursework has been articulated to the Post-Bachelor’s Business Administration Certificate. If your prior coursework is currently recognized as unspecified credit (e.g., UNSP 2XXX or ACCT 2XXX), you will not be able to take the higher-level course. You need to submit your course outline(s) (not just the course description), following the process and deadlines outlined here. This can be a lengthy process, so students are encouraged to submit their requests early.
If you intend to be a full-time student, please review your equivalencies and prerequisites to ensure you have enough courses to choose from to attend full-time. To be a full-time student you must be in at least three courses (nine credits) to a maximum of five courses (15 credits). As higher-level courses require prerequisite courses, you need to ensure you have the prerequisite courses as you plan your semesters. Please note that if you are required to be a full-time student, you may need to register in courses that are not part of your program. The certificates can rarely be completed in one year, due to the laddering of course prerequisites. Additionally, not all courses are offered each semester, and many courses are not offered in the optional spring semester. You may register for both the fall and winter semesters at this time. Spring 2023 registration will begin in March 2023.
International students who are required to be full-time to meet the conditions of their visas may need to take courses not in the program to meet the full-time student threshold. Prerequisites must be followed for all courses in the certificates. The certificates can rarely be completed in one year, and the timeline will depend on the articulation of previously completed coursework. If a student has questions about the visa letters provided, they are encouraged to speak directly to the Admissions department.