Department of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration
- What is MBA?
- Programme Requirements
- Residency requirement
- Program Format
- Advanced Standing
- Full versus Part-time
- Admission Requirements
- Application Deadlines
- Course Registration Dates
- Application Documentation
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The degree Master of Business Administration (MBA) provides a general graduate education in management. The MBA curriculum is designed to accommodate the needs of any Military Occupation classification or individual with resource management responsibilities. The Program accepts both full and part-time applicants and a limited number of civilians and is available in residence and at a distance.
To complete the MBA, students must successfully complete the equivalent of twenty (20) one-credit courses. Normally the decision to undertake a specific pattern is made after the first year of study. A student must choose either the General or Logistics stream.
Students enrolled in the distance MBA program are required to fulfil a residency requirement consisting of attending 2 in-house courses at RMC prior to their graduation. Residency courses cannot include either PR500 or the MBA Thesis. Students seeking to fulfil the residency requirement are recommended to attend MBA5XX and MBA 5XY, which are compressed courses specifically designed to assist students residing outside the immediate Kingston area.
There are three completion patterns:
- Course Pattern (20 courses); and
- Project Pattern (17 courses plus a project); and
- Thesis Pattern (14 courses plus a thesis)
In addition there are two streams:
- the General Stream which provides a broad-based management education in both streams, students are given specific knowledge in a variety of subject areas that combine the viewpoints of the military, government, and commercial sectors.
- the Logistics Stream which focuses on the management of the logistics function in an organization; and
General Resource Management
Students must complete the Core Component courses plus 8 electives of their choice. Students who want a more specialized program may substitute courses from other programs. These substitutions require the approval of the MBA Chair.
Students may complete the Logistics Management stream using either the Course or Project Pattern. If the Course Pattern is selected, students must complete the Core Component, seven courses from the Advanced Logistics Component plus one Elective. If the Project Pattern is selected, students must complete the Core Component, 4 courses from the Advanced Logistics Component, the Project, and one Elective.
Due to the nature of the MBA degree, candidates with suitable undergraduate formation and/or professional experience may apply for advanced credit. Students with an undergraduate degree in business administration with advance standing may receive up to 10 credits and can therefore graduate within one year of full time study.
RMC offers a joint and a combined MBA/CMA Program, which is open to all students who are accepted into and complete the MBA.
Students must complete the Society’s Accelerated Program in full or in part as recommended by the Society, the nationally administered CMA Board Report, successfully pass both the CMA Entrance Examination and CMA Case Exam and fulfil the normal two year practical experience requirement. Upon completion of these Track Two requirements, candidates will qualify for the CMA designation.
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For those students who register as full-time, the normal course load in the fall and winter terms of the first year in residence is four courses per term. In a part-time enrolment, a student is asked to complete their studies over a period of time not normally longer than five years, in accordance with RMC regulations.
Students will be admitted under the General Admission Requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies as set out in this Calendar (Section 4.2). For admission into the MBA Programme, an applicant must normally meet the following criteria:
- Hold an Honours Baccalaureate degree from a recognized university with at least B- (70%);
- Obtain a satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT);
The requirement of writing the GMAT may be waived for an applicant who has an academic file of quality.
RMC follows the established practise of other Ontario universities in admitting the occasional candidate who has a 3-year rather than a 4-year undergraduate degree provided that individual is a very high quality applicant and has had other types of educational and leadership exposures of a substantial nature. These candidates may be expected to do additional work over and above the normal degree requirements for a candidate with an Honours Baccalaureate degree. Normally such students will be admitted under Provisional Status.
The MBA program admits students to the program on a continuous basis however, students study during three defined semesters. The chart below identifies the deadlines for admission for each semester.
|Fall (starts around 8 Sep)||31 May for Fall enrolment|
|Winter (starts around 10 Jan)||31 Oct for Winter enrolment|
Students need to be aware that registrations will not be approved until 30 days prior to the start of classes. During this early registration period, preference will be given to students who require a particular course to graduate. Registrations that are submitted less than 30 days prior to the commencement of classes will be on a first come first served basis.
|Term||Portal Registration Period||Early Pre-Registration||Open Registration|
|Fall||July 6th - August 29th||August 5th – 15th||After August 15th|
|Winter||November 1 – February 4||November 1 – December 10||After December 10th|
|Summer||March 15th – June 3rd||March 15 – April 26||After April 26|
To be considered for admission into the MBA Programme, applicants must submit the following documents:
Fill out an application form, found at the following site:
The following documents must accompany your application:
- Original transcripts of BA and/or MA degrees obtained previously
- 3 academic/professional letters of reference
- Biographical Sketch
Letter format is a standard one-page reference letter outlining information on the applicant’s skills, knowledge, experience and work habits, and on their suitability/ability to undertake the MBA programme. If an academic letter cannot be sent (ie: out of school for awhile, can’t contact professor) you may send a professional letter of reference.
Please mail all documentation to:
Programme Representative PG
Cavalry House Rm 104
Royal Military College of Canada
PO Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, ON, K7K 7B4
Tel: 613-541-6000 ext 3991
Programme Representative – 613-541-6000 ext 3991