Master's Certificate


Program Overview


7 weeks
(4 total courses)


7 months




15-20 hours per week


8 program streams


fully online


25 students max.


instructor led

A few of the many benefits of a UFred Master's Certificate:

Gain specialized knowledge in a particular field

Add value to the performance of your organization

Sharpen your skill set

Won't interrupt your career momentum

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The Sandermoen School of Business is named after Kjetil Sandermoen, founder and chair of the board of directors of the University of Fredericton. The focus of the school is to foster leadership skills that students require for personal, corporate and organizational success.


The school offers fully-online MBA and Executive MBA programs, Master’s Certificates and various specialty stream options designed to help students reach their unique career aspirations.

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UFred's Online Ecosystem

Live vClasses

Certain courses include a vClass (virtual class), which is a live faculty-led lecture or seminar delivered weekly using the state-of-the-art synchronous courseware, WebEx. This courseware allows for interactive opportunities between faculty and students within student groups.

Online Group Work

In the business programs, students incorporate group work into their online learning. Using online platforms like Skype and Google Docs, students are able to easily meet and collaborate on documents without being hindered by distance.

Online Campus

Students at the University of Fredericton receive the same high-quality education, networking opportunities and collaboration obtained from an on-campus program. Students interact with professors and peers on an ongoing basis.


UFred offers online resources for its students to take advantage of, including a library and bookstore to assist in the efficiency and learning of each program. In addition, personal support is provided through the presence of UFred advisors, peer support and instructor office hours.

Speak With A Recruitment Advisor

Each potential student is provided personal guidance and support through the presence of a UFred recruitment advisor. To contact one of our advisors, click the button below.

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Eight Specialization Options

After completion of the foundation courses, students will choose their specialty stream.
With eight options to choose from, students have the advantage of specializing in an area that best aligns with their career.

Global Leadership

This specialty stream is designed for those who want to lead their organization to higher success in their global networks, whether they’re still in the early days of their career or have years of management experience.

Health & Safety Leadership

This specialty stream was developed with and supported by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE). It aims to address the gaps that many in the OHS profession face due to lack of formal knowledge.

Innovation Leadership

This specialty stream is built for those who have the vision to take on bold new ventures. It teaches students how to convince other leaders of the merits of their ideas, with the ultimate goal of helping students foster innovation within their organizations.

Human Resource Leadership

This specialty stream aims to provide students who want to invest in their future with a deep understanding of business practices and employee motivations.

Social Enterprise Leadership

This specialty stream helps students develop the capabilities to lead an organization by focusing on a blended value return on investment, balance sustainable profitability with a social mission and financially manage a social enterprise.

Business Analytics Leadership

Designed for early-career professionals and those who already have baseline management experience, this specialty stream develops business analytics skills and the business acumen needed to propel careers forward.

Real Estate Leadership

This specialty stream is geared toward early-career real estate professionals and managers who aspire to guide their organizations to more robust performance by using some of the most advanced online teaching and learning techniques.

Professional Selling & Leadership

This specialty stream is designed with ambitious sales management professionals in mind. Advance with a business acumen that harmonizes sales theory and practice, without interrupting career momentum.

For more information on the Master’s Certificate specialty streams, download the brochure below

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Program Tuition & Fees

2019-2020 Academic Year (CAD)

Tuition for the full Master’s Certificate program is $7,416 and can be paid all at once or;


Pay by course – each specialty course is $1,680.96, and the final Consulting Project is $2,373.12.


There are no additional fees for international students.

In addition to tuition there is a $20 library access fee for each course. The online library provides students access to texts, articles, publications and additional resources

Students enrolled in the Business Analytics Leadership stream will also pay a one-time software fee of $85

Focused on Delivering Academic Excellence

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Faculty with Industry Experience

Instructors for the Sandermoen School of Business not only have strong academic backgrounds but also many years of work experience. Faculty are from across North America and are subject matter experts in their field.


Program Advisory Council

The PAC is a group of volunteers that provides expert advice to a school or department on program-related matters such as trends in the pertinent industry, discipline or profession, learning objectives, curriculum, teaching methodology and program review.


Academic Leadership

UFred is committed to working with leaders in academia who are driven to advancing our business programs in an online environment. Our academic leadership team is constantly striving to improve our programs, find industry-leading instructors and build meaningful academic partnerships.

About Our Academics

Providing Affordable Education For Working Professionals

At UFred we know that it’s possible to deliver high-quality education while still being affordable. As a fully-online university, we don’t incur the cost of building and maintaining a campus. We are 100% focused on delivering quality education and providing personal student support, advanced technologies and industry-leading instructors.

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Find out if you qualify for the program and learn more about the free application process.

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Applications are reviewed for consideration by the Admission Review Committee and an official notification sent to the applicant via email The candidate’s full application package is reviewed for consideration to include education and work experience.

Individuals wishing to be admitted to the Master Certificate program must present the following minimum admission requirements:

  • a Master’s degree (or higher) from a recognized and accredited university
  • cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 grade scale

Online Application

Please complete the following:

Copy and paste your letter of intent and resume into the form and complete all additional fields. You may revisit the form by simply filling in your program of interest and email address. Once you follow the link to revisit the form and enter your program of interest and email address, the information you filled in previously will auto-fill. The form will not be submitted to your Recruitment Advisor until you have agreed to the terms and conditions and click on “Submit Form” in the bottom right-hand corner.

References and Transcripts

Request a reference from two strong academic and/or business references who have known the applicant for more than two years. References can be from current or past managers and/or supervisors.*


Order a transcript from the institution where you completed your undergraduate degree and have it sent directly to UFred:

Recruitment Department
University of Fredericton
371 Queen Street, Suite 400
Fredericton, NB E3B 1B1


*For your convenience, copy the below section to forward to your references:

To Complete the Reference Form Request:

Click on the link: University of Fredericton Reference Form Request

Fill out Your Name and Your Email

Fill out all of the Required Fields (Required Fields that have not yet been completed will appear as a red flag. Once a section has been completed, it will show a green “OK”.

Verify all fields have been completed, including the Signature. If you miss a field, you may be required to re-submit the document.

Click on “Submit Signature.” A message will pop up reading “Email Verification Required”. An email will be sent to your personal email for verification.

Click on the link in the email. A new window will open up with your completed Reference Form Request that will read “Complete” in the top right-hand corner. The document is then automatically forwarded to UFred. You will also receive an email confirming the completion of the document.

In keeping with the University’s commitment to recognition of prior learning, students may transfer credit or advance standing credit toward their graduate degree program through courses previously taken. For consideration of transfer credits, only graduate-level courses successfully completed with a B grade or higher will be considered. Advance Standing credits may be earned by those who have specific business designations.* The total number of credits students may earn through transfer credits from other approved and/or accredited institutions combined shall not exceed half of the credits required for completion of their graduate degree program.


To apply for a Prior Learning Assessment, contact the Recruitment Department by email:


An Initial assessment fee of $150 will be required. For each course you wish to exempt, there is a $100 fee, and you will be required to provide:

  • A detailed résumé*
  • Transcripts from any training institutions you attended
  • Copies of any professional certifications you received
  • Syllabi from any related courses you have taken
  • Any other relevant documentation that provides evidence of your learning


*For consideration of learning through work experience and other background learning, you must supply a detailed résumé that includes all education and training as well as positions held and areas of responsibility for each.

Accredited & Recognized

The University of Fredericton is a fully-accredited university offering MBA and EMBA Programs under Section 3 of the Degree Granting Act of the Province of New Brunswick in Canada.


The University of Fredericton is a candidate for ACBSP accreditation of business programs offered through the Sandermoen School of Business. The business programs at the University of Fredericton have been fully accredited by the Province of New Brunswick since 2007. The ACBSP accreditation will stand in addition to the provincial accreditation.

Our Accreditation

The University of Fredericton is committed to providing life-changing experiences to students around the world. As a result, we have formed more than a dozen partnerships with national and international educational institutions and organizations that help us extend our reach.


UFred has been recognized by some of the most trusted and reputable media sources in the country. The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business named UFred to its annual roundup of Canada’s best MBA and EMBA programs and Maclean’s Magazine regularly highlights UFred in its yearly MBA guide.

Our Partnerships
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Why UFred?

“I chose UFred primarily because of the flexibility. But I was also drawn to the affordability of such high-quality education after researching and finding out more about the university, and experiencing some outstanding professors. It made sense to go with UFred.”


Christabel Khumalo
UFred Alumna

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