Certificate Program Overview


3 total
(5 weeks each)


15 weeks




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A few of the many benefits of the pre-MBA:

The Pre-MBA program is designed for professionals who want to enhance their career with an MBA or EMBA and would like to be prepared to re-enter post-secondary education. This program prepares students with non-business undergraduate degrees or those who have not followed a traditional path of obtaining a degree, the opportunity to prepare for UFred’s graduate business programs.


Pre-MBA courses are delivered online using the same technology as the MBA & EMBA courses. The Accounting course is self-paced with deadlines, while Economics and Business Communications are self-paced but with instructor-graded assignments.

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UFred's Online Experience

UFred’s online students can expect:


  • An online campus that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can access your learning at your convenience from home, office or any other location that has an Internet-connected computer.
  • An open registration format that frees you from traditional academic calendar schedules, giving you the freedom to learn when it best suits your schedule.
  • Substantial savings realized by sponsoring agents through low training costs, reductions in training time, elimination of travel requirements, plus improvement in staff retention and productivity.
  • Everything you need to accomplish the learning objectives, provided via internet delivery.

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Each potential student is provided personal guidance and support through the presence of a UFred recruitment advisor. For more information about the University or to contact one of our advisors, click on a button below.

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Pre-MBA Course Structure & Details

Course Information
Once students have enrolled in the Pre-MBA program they are required to take a three day orientation. Each student is allotted 5 weeks to complete each course but they are self-paced and can be completed more quickly. Students are able to begin the course whenever they request. Students must take the courses in the following order:

Business Communications (PMBA 1005)

This is a participatory course focusing on analyzing and applying a variety of communication techniques in organizational and professional situations. This course will identify the practical framework of written forms of nonverbal communication that assist in building professional relationships.

Economics (PMBA 1020)

This course provides a broad overview of economics. The course is designed to provoke thought by initially asking simple questions using non-economic language. The course then seeks to answer these questions using general economic theory and language. PMBA 1020 examines microeconomics, macroeconomics, comparative advantage, opportunity cost, supply and demand factors, price determination, price equilibrium, and externalities. The course has students challenging four quizzes and writing an essay.

Fundamentals of Accounting (PMBA 1025)

This course provides the background, vocabulary, and concepts that will lead to the successful completion of the accounting foundations course in your graduate business program. The intent is to provide familiarity with accounting information so your comfort level with this material will improve and you will have a productive learning experience in your graduate program.

Program Tuition & Fees

2019-2020 Academic Year (CAD)

Pay by course – each course is $360.50


All three courses are $1081.50 in total


There are no additional fees for international students

In addition to tuition there is a $20 library access fee for each course.

It grants students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week access to our comprehensive online library resources. The online library provides students access to texts, articles, publications and additional resources.

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 pertaining 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.

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


Admission Process & Application Information

Those interested in the pre-MBA program need to submit the following:

  • Application Package

    *Once the Online Application form is completed, applicants will receive an email containing the Credit Card Form.


Each course takes five weeks to complete.

Technical Requirements

  • Basic computer abilities
  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • A device with internet browsing capabilities
  • Cookies and JavaScript must be enabled on your browser
  • MS Office Suite


Completing the courses does not guarantee that you will qualify for the Master of Business (MBA) program.

From Our Student...

“Technology has expanded how we can connect, and I believe that it will also shape how we educate ourselves. In no way do I feel that I have had less of a ‘university’ experience through an ‘online’ graduate program. The online format enhances participant diversity, and this provides for a robust dialogue and learning environment.”


– Joanne Thompson
Sandermoen School of Business

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