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Master of Business Administration in Community Economic Development


Field of Study:Business Administration and Management, General
Careers:Banking, Credit and Other Investment Managers


Cape Breton University’s MBA in Community Economic Development is the only MBA program in the Americas that aims to deliver advanced business knowledge and skills in the context of the community and the world. The MBA in CED offers a leading edge curriculum that includes all business subjects found in traditional MBA programs, and it also covers economic development, leadership, governance, and management of change.

This program is designed for learners who aspire to play leadership roles in the public sector, in Third Sector organizations, and in community-minded businesses. The MBA in CED aims to develop a new generation of leaders who have strong business management capabilities, well developed collaborative and interpersonal skills, and deep knowledge of accountability, social responsibility, and development issues and practices. Graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to make a difference in leading organizations in an increasingly global community and economy.


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    A bachelor’s degree from a recognized university is required.
    Test Scores:
    • Graduate Management Admission Test
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Applicants are required to submit: a resume detailing employment experience, skills, community involvement, and interests; a 500-800 word statement on desire to enter the program; and three references, preferably including one professional and one academic reference.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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