MBA in Community Economic Development - Info Sessions

Earn your MBA on weekends at NAIT

In partnership with NAIT, Cape Breton University's MBA in Community Economic Development offers you a leading-edge curriculum that includes all business subjects found in traditional MBA programs. The CBU MBA is accessible to business and non-business degree holders, as well as non-degree applicants with extensive managerial experience.

The program delivers advanced business knowledge in community-based and global contexts and focuses on developing skills in the following areas:

  • economic development
  • leadership
  • governance
  • change management.

Questions about the MBA program?

If you're not 100% sure how this program can work for you as a working professional, attend one of our information sessions led by the Director of the MBA program. Together you'll walk through core details about the program, curriculum, delivery options, and more.

In-person and online info sessions running this year

Meet with the Cape Breton University MBA Director to learn more about how you can earn your MBA degree on weekends at NAIT. Each in-person info session at NAIT will take place in the Feltham Centre on NAIT's Main Campus near Kingsway in Edmonton, AB. Keep an eye on the room number for your session!

If you can't make the in-person sessions on campus, there is a recurring online info session at 12:00 p.m. every Thursday on Zoom. Reserve your spot using the registration links below for the time slot you wish to attend.

Information Sessions Schedule

Session 1 in CAT100

Saturday, May 11 at 11:00 a.m.

Located in CAT100 on NAIT's main campus

Register for the 11:00 a.m. time slot on May 11

Session 2 in CAT100

Saturday, May 11 at 3:00 p.m.

Located in CAT100 on NAIT's main campus

Register for the 3:00 p.m. time slot on May 11

Session 3: Online (Zoom)

Every Thursday at 12:00 p.m.

The online sessions happen every Thursday on Zoom. You'll need to register to get an invite link.

Register for an online session


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CAT100 - Main Floor in the Feltham Centre

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What can I expect in an MBA program info session?

Our virtual and in-person info sessions about the MBA in Community and Economic Development cover the following topics:

  • MBA program overview
  • how you can balance this masters program while working full-time
  • the program curriculum
  • course instructors and faculty
  • the admissions process

After participating in the session, you'll know exactly how this program will work for you and be able to take the next step towards a leadership role in the public sector, Third Sector organizations, or in community-minded businesses.

Program accessibility: Do you need a degree to get this MBA?

In short, you don't need a degree to earn this MBA. The Cape Breton University MBA in Community Economic Development is accessible to any students holding any degrees (business or non-business alike). The program is also open to interested students who don't hold any degree but have extensive managerial experience.

To learn more about the program and to see if your experience is applicable, join us at one of the scheduled info sessions listed above.

Hybrid program delivery: Are courses in-person and/or online?

The new CBU MBA delivery format in Edmonton combines the engagement of in-person classes with the convenience of online classes. The 16-course curriculum is delivered in part at NAIT on weekends (8 courses) and in part online on weekends (8 courses).

Designed for working professionals, all classes are scheduled Friday 5:30pm to 9pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm, and Sunday 9:30am to 12:30pm. Total weekend commitment is approximated 16 weekends per year for 2 years.

More about Cape Breton University's MBA program at NAIT

The CBU MBA in Community Economic Development appeals to people who want to make a difference in their organizations & communities, especially those working in community organizations, the public sector, social enterprises, and entrepreneurial businesses.

The curriculum includes the fundamental business and subjects found in traditional MBA programs, with a special focus on applying business concepts through the lens of community economic development.

In this program, you will master the most in-demand skills every business leader needs to succeed, including:

  • accounting
  • marketing
  • finance
  • strategic management
  • international business
  • leadership
  • and more!

For more information about the program or to download program flyers, you can visit the CBU MBA page at

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