Accelerate your career without leaving your job

The Sprott Professional MBA will equip you to lead and make a difference in a changing world. Our convenient Friday-Saturday format on alternating weekends allows you to balance work and life.

Designed for working professionals with a minimum of five years of professional experience, you will benefit from face-to-face engagement with our expert faculty and a dynamic classroom experience.

Program Structure

The Professional MBA is cohort based and structured in an intensive executive format over 16 months. Courses are delivered from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every second Friday and Saturday, allowing time for team projects and coursework.

The program features an integrated set of courses focusing on strategic management concepts and complex decision making, through a variety of approaches and techniques that include case studies and client-based projects. Course offerings reflect the current needs of organizations and market trends. Concentration choices are not offered within the Professional MBA program.

View the PMBA Program Course Map

View the 2020-2021 Cohort 3 Schedule

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Application Deadline: Domestic Students

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Fall 2021:
Apply no later than May 1, 2021 for guaranteed assessment

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis for as long as space remains.
  • Only completed applications will be considered.
  • Winter or Spring/Summer admission is not offered at this time.

Application Deadline: International Students

Fall 2021:
Apply no later than March 1, 2021 for guaranteed assessment

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis for as long as space remains
  • Only completed applications will be considered.
  • Winter or Spring/Summer admission is not offered at this time.

International candidates are encouraged to submit their applications early enough to allow sufficient time to secure Student Visas if offered admission.

Admissions Requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree with a minimum B average or equivalent,
  • Two professional letters of recommendations
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional work experience
  • In lieu of the GMAT, candidates are required to complete a series of self-paced, online modules through and meet the minimum criteria in order to be considered for admission.

Note: Professional experience is defined as positions which include, but are not limited to, managing or supervising team members and may include responsibility of a large portion of a project life-cycle; managing time, budget and resources; leading a team in developing needs assessments, processes, and delivery options; strategic and financial planning; or collaboration with key stakeholders.

Detailed Admissions Requirements

Travel and Accommodation for Commuters

Travel to Ottawa

Only a short distance from both Montreal and Toronto, with various flight and train travel options each day to make your travel convenient and affordable, student fares are offered by Porter Airlines, Air Canada  WestJet and Via Rail.

Hotels In Ottawa

While there are a variety of hotels to choose from in the vicinity of Carleton University, we have established corporate rates with several hotels to assist you in your search.

Conveniently located near Ottawa’s Macdonald-Cartier International Airport as well as Carleton University:

If your preference is to stay in the heart of Ottawa’s vibrant downtown core:

Each hotel is approximately a ten minute drive from Carleton’s campus whether you prefer to stay downtown or near Ottawa’s airport.

Program Fees

The Sprott Professional MBA isn’t just a world-class program, it’s a smart investment—we offer one of the most affordable MBA degrees in Canada.

Tuition and other fees are based on the number of terms of study and the residency status of the applicant—i.e., domestic (Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada) or international. To estimate the fees that will apply to you, please use Carleton’s Fee Estimator* and keep the following in mind:

  • The PMBA is a full-time program, consisting of four terms of course-based study (Fall + Winter + Summer + Fall).
  • The University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) is mandatory for international students, and covers the cost of physician/hospital medical services for students and their immediate families.

*All amounts are in Canadian dollars. Annual tuition and student fees are set by the University each year and are subject to change. Fees may also be affected by the speed at which you progress through the program.

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