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Graduate programs

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) is the pinnacle of our graduate offerings, designed to propel your career to new heights.

With our accelerated, self-paced learning model, you can complete your MBA in as little as one year, allowing you to quickly acquire the advanced business knowledge and leadership skills you need to succeed in today’s competitive business landscape.

For experienced professionals who don’t yet have a Bachelor’s degree, we offer a unique opportunity to combine your undergraduate and graduate studies.

Our integrated Bachelor of Business and MBA program allows you to earn both degrees in just 18 months, saving you time and money while fast-tracking your career advancement.

Our MBA program is exclusively designed for adult learners aged 25 and above, recognizing the valuable work and life experience you bring to the table.

This allows us to deliver an executive-level education that builds upon your existing knowledge and skills, providing you with the strategic insights, innovative thinking, and decision-making abilities needed to lead in complex business environments.

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Key information

eligibility

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

International students must demonstrate English language proficiency.

Requirements

Master of Business Administration – 32 credits (12-18 months)

Graduate Diploma of Business – 16 credits (6-12 months)

Professional Certificate – 2 credits (1 term part-time)

MBA students require a Grade Point Average of 3.0 (“B” average) to graduate.

A minimum of 25% of courses must be specialty courses (600 series) and 25% must be capstone courses (700 series).

Course credits

At Cedar Mountains University, we’ve designed our courses to be more focused and efficient than traditional college classes. 

While most university courses are worth three (3) semester credit hours, ours are typically worth two (2). 

This means you can learn a broader range of subjects without any unnecessary filler content.

We believe in a streamlined curriculum that covers the essential skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your career, as well as carefully curated electives to help you build a well-rounded skill set. 

By cutting out the fluff, we can offer a more diverse range of courses, allowing you to tailor your education to your specific goals and interests.

Our focused approach to learning ensures that every moment you spend studying is valuable and relevant to your future success. 

 

Prior learning assessment

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is a process that enables you to earn college credit for the knowledge and skills you have gained outside of the traditional classroom setting.

This learning may come from work experience, professional training, military service, independent study, or other life experiences.

PLA recognizes and validates this learning, awarding college credit when it is equivalent to what would be taught in a college course, ultimately helping you save time and money by reducing the number of courses you need to take to earn your degree.

Up to 16 credits toward the MBA (50%) can be earned through Cedar Mountains University’s prior learning assessment.

Contact a student concierge to learn more.

What you’ll learn

Our MBA program not another grind of coursework, group chats, and essays.

It’s about taking your real-world observations, knowledge, and skills and refining them through one-on-one mentorship with seasoned business leaders who have a proven track record of executive success.

You’ll start by mastering foundational business concepts before specializing in cutting-edge domains like project management, cybersecurity, data analytics, digital marketing, or sports management, depending on your career aspirations.

Throughout the program, you’ll work closely with a team of mentors to develop the high-level skills that are essential for success in executive positions.

These include strategic thinking, decision-making under uncertainty, leadership and change management, effective communication and persuasion, and the ability to build and manage high-performing teams.

The culmination of your MBA journey is a real-world capstone project, where you’ll have the opportunity to work with a professional organization to analyze a complex problem and recommend innovative solutions for change.

This hands-on experience allows you to apply your learning in a practical setting, demonstrating your ability to think critically, solve problems, and drive organizational success.

Our MBA program is designed to be transformative, not just in terms of the knowledge you gain, but also in the way you approach challenges and opportunities in your career.

You’ll graduate with a powerful combination of technical business skills, leadership acumen, and practical experience that sets you apart in the job market and positions you for success at the highest levels of your organization.

Whether you’re looking to advance in your current industry, pivot to a new field, or launch your own venture, our MBA program provides the tools, insights, and network you need to achieve your goals.

How you’ll learn

At Cedar Mountains University, we believe in the power of the 70:20:10 rule of learning, which states that 70% of learning comes from hands-on experience, 20% from social interaction and feedback, and 10% from formal training.

10% – Each course in our Bachelor of Business program starts with a solid foundation of business theory in lectures and readings.

20% – Then, you’ll discuss the concepts and how they apply to real businesses in one-on-one sessions with your professor, similar to the famous Oxford and Cambridge tutorial system.

70% – Finally, you’ll put your knowledge to work on a real project, where you’ll research and prepare a report, give a presentation, and defend your ideas.

This powerful combination of theory, discussion, and real-world application ensures that you not only grasp the concepts but also develop the practical skills and confidence needed to excel in your future business career.

How we’ll help

At Cedar Mountains University, we’ve reimagined the assessment process.

Unlike traditional assessment methods, where students receive a one-time grade with limited feedback and no chance to improve, our approach is designed to enable continuous learning and improvement.

With no set course deadlines, you can submit draft assignments as soon as you’re ready to receive detailed feedback from your professors, highlighting areas of strength and opportunities for growth.

You’ll then have the chance to revise and resubmit your work an unlimited number of times in the term, allowing you to learn from your mistakes, refine your understanding of the material, and ultimately produce higher-quality work.

This iterative process is invaluable for all students, regardless of their background or prior knowledge.

By providing ongoing feedback and the opportunity to revise, we create a supportive environment that promotes deep learning, skill mastery, and the development of critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills that are highly valued by employers.

Our revolutionary approach to assessment ensures every student has the opportunity to achieve their full potential and graduate with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to succeed in their chosen careers.

Who will teach you

At Cedar Mountains University, our faculty bring a unique blend of academic expertise and real-world experience to the classroom.

Each professor holds advanced degrees in their field and has a minimum of 10 years of leadership experience in the subjects they teach.

What sets our faculty apart is that many of them continue to work in high-level positions within their industries while teaching part-time.

This means you’ll be learning from professionals who are actively engaged in the business world, bringing fresh insights and practical knowledge to every lesson.

They’ll share real-life case studies, industry best practices, and personal experiences to enrich your learning and help you understand how the theories you learn in class apply to actual business situations.

With our faculty’s unique combination of academic credentials and professional accomplishments, you’ll receive a well-rounded education that prepares you for the challenges and opportunities of the modern business landscape.

How WE grade you

Traditional universities often rely on grading curves, which compare students’ performance against their peers.

At Cedar Mountains University, we take a different approach.

We focus on your individual growth and mastery of the subject matter, providing personalized support to help you achieve your full potential.

Our iterative learning model allows you to improve your work and raise your grade throughout the term.

If you start with a C, you’ll have multiple opportunities to revise and resubmit your assignments, gradually progressing to a B or even an A.

We expect our professors to be invested in your success, working closely with you to provide feedback and guidance.

If a class ends with most students receiving B’s and C’s, we see that as a sign that the professor hasn’t done enough to support each student’s learning journey.

At Cedar Mountains University, our goal is to help every student maximize their potential and achieve the highest level of mastery they’re capable of.

When you’ll study

At Cedar Mountains University, we offer 12-week terms, and you get access to all the course materials on the first day.

There are no set due dates for assignments, and you can submit your work and finish the course whenever you’re ready in that span.

We also prioritize your convenience by eliminating set class times, allowing you to learn whenever it suits you best and access support when you need it most.

With a new term starting every Monday, you can maximize your study time and progress through the material at a pace that works for you.

Where you’ll study

We understand that finding time to study can be challenging amidst the demands of a busy life.

That’s why we’ve designed our courses with your lifestyle in mind, prioritizing mobile-first learning and bite-sized content.

Our agile micro-learning approach allows you to fit learning into your day whenever you have a few spare moments.

Whether you’re enjoying your morning coffee, taking a lunch break at work, or winding down before bed, you can easily access engaging and interactive course materials right from your smartphone.

By breaking down complex topics into manageable, bite-sized lessons, we make it easy for you to learn at your own pace and make the most of every study session.

Our mobile-first design ensures that you can enjoy a seamless learning experience no matter where you are or what device you’re using.

What you’ll gain

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, success requires more than just academic knowledge.

Employers are seeking candidates who possess a diverse set of skills that go beyond traditional book smarts.

The modern business world demands professionals who can think critically and creatively, solve complex problems, communicate effectively, collaborate with others, and adapt to change.

These 21st-century skills are essential for navigating the challenges and opportunities of the digital age.

At Cedar Mountains University, our MBA program is designed to equip you with the employability outcomes that will set you apart in the job market.

Through our innovative curriculum, experiential learning opportunities, and focus on personal and professional development, you’ll graduate with a well-rounded skill set that includes:

Critical and creative thinking: You’ll learn to analyze complex business issues, evaluate evidence, and generate innovative solutions by thinking outside the box.

Problem-solving: You’ll develop the ability to break down complex problems, identify key issues, and develop effective strategies for resolution.

Communication and collaboration: You’ll learn to articulate your ideas clearly, listen actively, and work effectively in diverse teams.

Digital literacy: You’ll gain hands-on experience with the latest business technologies and learn to leverage data and digital tools for strategic advantage.

Entrepreneurial mindset: You’ll cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit, learning to identify opportunities, take calculated risks, and innovate in the face of change.

Global perspective: You’ll develop an understanding of the global business environment and the skills needed to work effectively across cultures and borders.

Adaptability and resilience: You’ll learn to embrace change, persevere through challenges, and continuously learn and grow throughout your career.

By focusing on these 21st-century skills and employability outcomes, our MBA program prepares you not just for your first job, but for a lifetime of success in the modern business world.

You’ll graduate with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to take on any challenge and thrive in your chosen career, as employers seek candidates who can bring fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to the table.

How much it costs

Cost per credit

  • US$750

Cost per course (2 credits)

  • US$1,500

Typical cost per degree

  • Master of Business Administration – $24,000
  • Graduate Diploma of Business – $12,000
  • Professional Certificate – $1,500

Interest free payment plans are available as an alternative to student loans.

Contact us for more information.

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