Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the MBA or MA Leadership program cost?

Both MBA and MA Leadership programs allow you to quickly realize your return on investment. Tuition fees vary based on program as well as whether the student is domestic or international. Tuition costs include all books and materials used in the courses as well as your expenses during your residential stay in Guelph (accomodations and meals). The program fee is designed to be all-inclusive in nature. For example, if a student elects to not stay on-site during the residential week course there is no adjustment to the fees billed. For more information, contact Catherine Statton at

How long will it take to complete my degree?

The length of the program is two years. There are two residential periods during the program with the remaining courses delivered on-line through our online platform.

How long are the residential weeks?


The length of the residential stays for the MBA program are as follows:

  • The 1st residential period is 11 days
  • The 2nd residential period is 10 days
  • The 3rd residential period is 5 days

MA Leadership

Both residential stays for the MA Leadership program are 7 days in length where you will complete one course during each week. The program is designed to be completed while you are employed fulltime, however you are expected to commit 20 to 25 hours a week to complete your studies.

How many courses am I required to take?

The MBA is comprised of 9 core courses, 3 specialized courses, and either a Major Research Paper (MRP) or you can choose to complete your degree by taking two additional pass-by-course optional courses

The MA Leadership program is comprised of 8 core courses and either a Major Research Paper (MRP) or you can complete your program by taking an additional two pass-by-course electives.