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                                             The Royal Roads University MBA combines
                                             active and collaborative learning through
                                             face-to-face experience labs, online classes
                                             and virtual experience labs. With support
                                             from faculty, advisors and colleagues,
                                             students learn to integrate the principles
                                             of leadership, responsibility and strategy
                                             to address complex challenges. Students
Thank you for your interest in the Royal
                                             apply this approach to solving real-world,
Roads University MBA program, offered
                                             global issues throughout our 18-month
through the Faculty of Management.
                                             program. Led by faculty with practical
Ours is an innovative graduate business
                                             experience in management and industry,
program designed specifically for
                                             Royal Roads University provides a learning
experienced professionals who want to
                                             experience that is rich and dynamic.
advance their careers. Supporting students
in developing advanced business acumen,
extending individual leadership skills
and gaining a stronger understanding of
the relationships between management,
society and the environment is the driving
force behind our program.




master of business
                                             MBA in Executive Management
administr ation
                                             MBA in Executive Management with
                                             a specialization in Management Consulting


                                             MBA in Human Resources Management
The overall aim of our MBA program is
to enhance the skill set, knowledge and
insight of accountable and responsible
managers to enable them to contribute
to the health of an organization, its
stakeholders and its environment.

We hope you will consider the MBA
program at Royal Roads University.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,




Pedro G. Márquez, PhD
Dean, Faculty of Management




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    The Royal Roads University               online Pre-residency
    applied MBA program is specifically      In preparation for the first MBA residency and the MBA
                                             program, students are required to fully participate and
    designed to meet the needs of today’s    complete the online pre-residency called ‘Getting Down
    experienced professional.                to Business’ (GDB). This session starts four to six weeks
                                             before the first on-campus experience lab (formerly
    Over the 18-month program, students      known as residencies), and guides students through a
                                             variety of technical and program-related activities
    complete two, three-week residencies,    relevant to a business program.
    ten online courses including five        As the official start of the program, GDB is a moderately
    virtual experience labs, and an          paced, three-week online session that encourages students
                                             to explore the learning platform, form an online learning
    Organizational Management Project.       community, and become familiar with subject matter
    This allows working professionals to     specific to the MBA program. Topics covered in GDB
                                             include, but are not limited to accounting, writing skills,
    benefit from the synergy of on-campus    economics, and team-based learning. It is critical that
    learning and direct interaction with     all students fully engage in the GDB session to best
                                             position themselves for success in the MBA program.
    leading faculty members, while
                                             Classmates meet face-to-face for the first time at the
    continuing to meet the demands           beginning of the first experience lab and continue
    of career and lifestyle. The result is   to work in teams during the distance modules.

    accessible, high quality learning with   Students are encouraged to visit us at www.computerservices.
                                             royalroads.ca to work through self-directed tutorials for
    minimal professional disruption.         the MS Office suite of software, before their first on-campus
                                             experience lab. Students who need more formalized training
                                             may wish to register for an in-person course at a computer


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training institute. Other tutorials for new students can          with a package of materials and readings. Following
be accessed by visiting www.royalroads.ca/math-assessment         an asynchronous model, students work through
and, for a learning readiness assessment, visit us at             the requirements of the course at their own pace,
www.royalroads.ca/online-learning-readiness-assessment.           although there are a number of “real time” deadlines
                                                                  for assignments, exams, etc.
Experience Labs (EL)
                                                                  We utilize a number of different delivery methods,
There are two, three-week Experience Labs (ELs) that              including textbooks, articles, case studies, interactive
‘bookend’ the program. Following GDB, students attend             Internet learning, videotapes, and “chat” bulletin boards
their first EL on the Royal Roads University campus               for correspondence with your team members who may
in Victoria, B.C. These sessions are intended to be engaging,     live in another part of the country.
intense, exploratory, and memorable. The second EL
occurs at the end of the program, bringing closure                Classmates meet during the first EL period and continue
to the MBA experience with an integrated simulation,              to work in teams during the distance modules as well.
among other activities.                                           While teams are assigned by the MBA Program office,
                                                                  students work on several different teams throughout
EL Workload                                                       the duration of the program.

Students can expect the experience lab periods to be
                                                                  International option
rigorous. The normal classroom schedule is Monday
to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Homework, readings,              Royal Roads University has enjoyed a long and rewarding
and team meetings are done outside these hours in the             relationship with the Grenoble Graduate School of Business
evenings. To gain the most from residency, students are           and, in the past, students have had the opportunity
advised to avoid personal and work commitments as much            to attend their final residency in Grenoble, France.
as possible to focus solely on the activities of the residency.   Royal Roads will continue to look at international
                                                                  opportunities with the current MBA program. Further
Distance Learning (DL)                                            details about international exchanges, will be posted
                                                                  online at www.royalroads.ca/mba.
The distance portions of our MBA programs take place
over the Internet. Before each course, students are provided



                                                                                                                               3
                                    courses of study




    “The MBA program at
    Royal Roads gave me a
                                    MBA – Executive Management
    rock solid management
    education. I had prior
                                    Earning an MBA has come to define success in today’s business marketplace. Royal Roads
    work experience but the         University’s MBA in Executive Management provides students with a thorough and
    course content rounded          comprehensive understanding of management practices and develops critical thinking
    out my formal education         and decision-making skills in demand by high performing organizations.
    and took my skills to the
                                    Students cover core content including Environment of Business, Financial and Managerial
    next level. The strength
                                    Accounting, Marketing Management, and Corporate Finance and choose electives based
    in this program is that it
                                    on individual interests. The program enhances management skills and an understanding
    allows you to apply what
                                    of an organization as a whole.
    you learn immediately.
    That’s powerful.”

    Andrea Chisholm, MBA Graduate
    Management Consulting, 2009




    co u rs e s                     Getting Down to Business       Organizational                 Distance Learning 4:
                                                                   Management Project             Delivering Through
                                    Experience Lab 1:              (OMP)                          the Organization
                                    Discovering Self and                                          › leadership
                                    Organization                   Distance Learning 2:           › decisions beyond
                                    › strategy and context         Understanding the                the boundaries
                                      of the organization          Organization as part           › virtual experience lab 4
                                    › tools and measures           of the larger world              (integration 4)
                                                                   › financing the organization
                                    Distance Learning 1:           › marketing                    Distance Learning 5:
                                    Understanding the              › virtual experience lab 2     Specialization topics
                                    Organization through             (integration 2)              in Executive Management
                                    the disciplines                                               › specialization topic 1
                                    › understanding the            Distance Learning 3:           › specialization topic 2
                                      organization through         Understanding the wider        › virtual experience lab 5
                                      measurement                  context of the Organization      (integration 5)
                                    › understanding the            › business in the
                                      organization through           global economy               Organizational Management
                                      relationships                › understanding systems        Project (OMP)
                                    › virtual experience lab       › virtual experience lab 3
                                      (integration 1)                (integration 3)              Experience Lab 2:
                                                                                                  Making Change Happen
                                                                                                  › integrative Practices
                                                                                                  › simulation
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MBA – Executive Management
Specialization in Management Consulting

Consulting is a growing and exceedingly competitive field.
Royal Roads University’s MBA program with a specialization
in Management Consulting equips students with the ability
to market their skills and expertise whether in-house or
externally. Graduates of this program will attain advanced
placement in the process of obtaining the Certified
Management Consultant (CMC) designation.




Getting Down to Business       Organizational                 Distance Learning 4:         cour s e s
                               Management Project (OMP)       Delivering Through
Experience Lab 1:                                             the Organization
Discovering Self and           Distance Learning 2:           › leadership
Organization                   Understanding the              › decisions beyond the
› strategy and context         Organization as part             boundaries
  of the organization          of the larger world            › virtual experience lab 4
› tools and measures           › financing the organization     (integration 4)
                               › marketing
Distance Learning 1:           › virtual experience lab 2     Distance Learning 5:
Understanding the                (integration 2)              Specialization topics
Organization through                                          in Management Consulting
the disciplines                Distance Learning 3:           › specialization topic 1
› understanding the            Understanding the wider        › specialization topic 2
  organization through         context of the Organization    › virtual experience lab 5
  measurement                  › business in the global         (integration 5)
› understanding the              economy
  organization through         › understanding systems        Organizational Management
  relationships                › virtual experience lab 3     Project (OMP)
› virtual experience lab         (integration 3)
  (integration 1)                                             Experience Lab 2:
                                                              Making Change Happen
                                                              › integrative Practices
                                                              › simulation
                                                                                                        5
                                  courses of study




    “The MBA at Royal
    Roads armed me with
                                  MBA – Human resources Management
    the confidence to apply
    what I learned about
                                  High performance organizations demand highly skilled human resource managers.
    business and technology       This sought-after degree, which integrates best practices from both a business and a human
    in my industry. It was like   resources perspective, gives HR professionals the tools to interpret their organization’s strategic
    business boot camp –          needs and adds value to corporate decision-making. The program provides graduates with
    stressful and spectacular     enhanced HR management skills, and a superior understanding of organizations as a whole.
    all at the same time. This    The program is best suited to experienced managers, business leaders, HR managers and HR
    program really pushes you     professionals who want to deepen their understanding of how advanced strategic human
    to succeed.”                  resource management skills and leadership impact the workplace.

    Dave Tyson, Graduate
    MBA in Digital Technologies
    Management, 2003




    co u rs e s                   Getting Down to Business          Organizational                    Distance Learning 4:
                                                                    Management Project                Delivering Through
                                  Experience Lab 1:                 (OMP)                             the Organization
                                  Discovering Self and                                                › leadership
                                  Organization                      Distance Learning 2:              › decisions beyond
                                  › strategy and context            Understanding the                   the boundaries
                                    of the organization             Organization as part              › virtual experience lab 4
                                  › tools and measures              of the larger world                 (integration 4)
                                                                    › financing the organization
                                  Distance Learning 1:              › marketing                       Distance Learning 5:
                                  Understanding the                 › virtual experience lab 2        Specialization topics in Human
                                  Organization through                (integration 2)                 Resource Management
                                  the disciplines                                                     › specialization topic 1
                                  › understanding the               Distance Learning 3:              › specialization topic 2
                                    organization through            Understanding the                 › virtual experience lab 5
                                    measurement                     wider context of the                (integration 5)
                                  › understanding the               Organization
                                    organization through            › business in the                 Organizational Management
                                    relationships                     global economy                  Project (OMP)
                                  › virtual experience lab          › understanding systems
                                    (integration 1)                 › virtual experience lab 3        Experience Lab 2: Making
                                                                      (integration 3)                 Change Happen
                                                                                                      › integrative Practices
                                                                                                      › simulation
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Accountable and                              organizational Management                      “Everything came together
                                                                                            in the final organizational
responsible Managers                         Project (oMP)
                                                                                            project. I realized how I
The overall aim of our MBA program           The Organizational Management Project          could apply everything
is to enhance the skill set, knowledge       allows students to integrate and apply         I had learned about
and insight of accountable and responsible   the knowledge and skills gained throughout
                                                                                            private industry and make
managers to enable them to contribute        the program to a research project in an area
                                                                                            it relevant in my work in
to the health of an organization,            of interest to them or their organization.
                                                                                            government. It gave me
its stakeholders and its environment.        The scope of the OMP consists of 188 hours
                                                                                            an opportunity to test
                                             of work and requires a final written report
Our MBA program focuses on eight                                                            the model. Logically, I
                                             and presentation.
learning domains:                                                                           knew my learning would
                                                                                            come together, but after
Communication
                                                                                            the project, I knew first
Critical thinking
                                                                                            hand. That increased
Problem solving
                                                                                            my confidence a
Ability to work with others
                                                                                            thousand fold.“
Integration
Leadership                                                                                  Carrie Johnson, MBA Graduate
                                                                                            Management Consulting, 2009
Responsibility
Innovation




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                               courses of study



                                 GDB         EL1                 DL1       VEL            DL2            VEL            DL3               VEL

    P r o g r am
    structure
                                                                                                      ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT PROJECT




                                3 WEEKS   3 WEEKS                                                                       41 WEEKS


                                     6 CREDITS                                                                          33 CREDITS



                               GDB   Getting Down to Business (online)
                               EL    Experience Lab (on campus)
                               DL    Distance Learning
                               VEL   Virtual Experience Lab




    “My Royal Roads MBA        Admission                                         Virtual Experience Labs
    enabled me to bring
                               Our MBA program is designed for                   Between each Distance Learning session
    a strategic business
                               experienced managers and business leaders         is a two-day Virtual Experience Lab (VEL).
    focus to the delivery
                               who want to advance their careers. Applicants     This session is primarily a synchronous
    of human resource
                               are assessed on three criteria – education,       session using technology to connect
    services and apply my      professional experience, and personal             students from around the globe.
    education in ‘centre of    characteristics. As a baseline for evaluation
    expertise’ and ‘business   we look for a bachelor’s degree from an           Distance Learning Workload
    partner’ situations.       accredited university, seven years of full-       Students take two distance courses at a time
    My Organizational          time professional experience including            for a period of 8 weeks. Each module requires
    Consulting Project (OCP)   three years in management, and personal           a level of effort of approximately 12 - 14
    presented an integrated    characteristics that demonstrate the capacity     hours per week. This means a minimum total
    approach to workplace      to succeed in the program.                        commitment of up to 24 - 28 hours per week.
    health – wellness                                                            During the first distance courses, the amount
    measures aligned with
                               flexible Admission                                of time required may be higher as students
    organizational goals,      Some applicants may have acquired                 familiarize themselves with distance learning
    leadership training,       knowledge and experience equivalent               technologies.
    and disability             to these criteria through life experience.
                                                                                 To assess your computer capabilities,
    management processes.      In those instances, our flexible admission
                                                                                 visit www.computerservices.royalroads.ca/
    Royal Roads University     criteria may be used. If qualifications are
                                                                                 computer_equip_requirements.
                               insufficient in one area, flexible admission
    has been an amazing
                               allows us to credit strengths in other areas.
    personal journey.”
                               Those applying for an MBA in Human
    MaryAnn Kempe, Graduate    Resources must have education or experience
    MBA in Human resources
    Management, 2004           in that field. Those applying for an MBA in
                               Executive Management with a specialization
                               in Management Consulting may have
                               experience in any field.



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DL4            VEL             DL5             VEL          ORGANIZATIONAL           EL2
                                                          MANAGEMENT PROJECT




                                                               10 WEEKS            3 WEEKS


                                                               6 CREDITS          6 CREDITS




  Program Structure                                  January). Each on-campus experience lab       For more information about
                                                     (EL) bookends the distance learning portion   the MBA program, visit us
  The Royal Roads University MBA
                                                     of the program. On-campus experience labs     at www.royalroads.ca.
  is an 18-month graduate degree. Programs
                                                     take place in Victoria, B.C. Participants
  begin in August and December each year                                                           Contact an enrolment advisor
                                                     work in teams during both experience lab
  with a three-week online, pre-residency                                                          at learn.more@royalroads.ca
                                                     and online portions.
  session (GDB) that leads into the first of two                                                   or 1-877-778-6227.
  on-campus experience labs (in August or




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