TRU
Business and Economics

Flexible Learning Options

The TRU MBA is one of the most flexible programs in Canada. Customize your MBA studies to your learning style, your work demands and your personal commitments. Whether you choose to study on-campus, online or through a blended combination, all students study the same curriculum and receive high-calibre instruction and a dynamic learning experience.

On-campus MBA courses

Starting in September and January of each year, the full-time program can be completed in as little as 12 months. Small class sizes ensure high quality interaction between students and the instructor.

The program makes considerable use of the case approach, business simulations, team projects and guest speakers to engage students in the learning process. Global perspectives are incorporated throughout the curriculum and the diversity of our students and faculty further enhance the development of intercultural understanding.

Online MBA courses

Same professors, same class size and same study material, but not tying you down with set class times. These courses are available every September, January and May. Technological innovations, such as lecture capture software and online collaboration, guarantee a high level of interaction between faculty and students and allow the program to maintain a learning atmosphere similar to being in a classroom. Distance learners, like on-campus learners, will work in teams analyzing and presenting cases as if they were on campus.

Career development activities such as workshops and guest speakers are extended to online MBA students utilizing tools such as live streaming video and online students have the option to attend any on-campus MBA events that they desire.

Some other things to keep in mind:

  • Enrollment in our online courses is restricted to students residing in Canada.
  • Final examinations must be written in person at a local testing center and are scheduled on weekdays during business hours. Dates for final examinations are set by our office and are included in the course registration information. No changes can be made to the scheduled examination date and time except under extenuating circumstances, such as illness or domestic affliction.

Blended learning

Studying on-campus but can't make a course schedule fit into your busy life? No problem — pick up one or more of your MBA courses online. Studying primarily online but want to enhance your experience with an on-campus course? Absolutely. This is your MBA and TRU gives you the flexibility to combine on-campus and online MBA courses to fit your lifestyle. Because all TRU MBA students study the same courses and the same curriculum, you can choose to blend online and on-campus courses to customize your MBA experience.

Part-time study

Part-time study options are available for both online and on-campus study. Part-time students must complete the MBA program within five years of the start of the program. Part-time students are able to select an individualized course load each semester and must complete the MBA program within five years of the start of the program.