Community Economic Development MBA

“Expertise in business, both locally and globally, that positively impacts the community.”

MBA in Community Economic Development

The MBA in Community Economic Development at Cape Breton University is a unique program that focuses on business subjects with a special emphasis on community economic development, leadership, governance, and managing change. This program is ideal for individuals who want to assume leadership roles in the private, public, and community sectors and make a positive impact in their local community and beyond. The program has been offered by the Shannon School of Business at CBU since 1997 and is the only one of its kind in Canada. It is designed for those who desire to strengthen economic ties and make a difference in their communities.”

Study in your community

Pursuing an MBA program in Canada is a great way to develop leadership roles within the private, public, and community sectors. The MBA CED program provides all the essential business topics found in traditional MBA programs as well as unique courses specifically related to Community Economic Development. This MBA program offers a leading-edge curriculum and training that can help cultivate stronger economic ties within our communities. With an MBA, candidates can enhance their skillset with greater flexibility making it easier to advance their professional goals while continuing to work. Joining this MBA program is the perfect step forward for anyone who desires to play an integral role in promoting economic development in their local community.

Admission Requirements

If you’re considering going to school in Canada, then Cape Breton University’s MBA program may be the perfect fit for you. Understanding their admission requirements is key to gaining a spot. Tuition costs vary based on your country of origin. Whatever your background may be, the Cape Breton University MBA Community Economic Development program can help set you up for success!

Join us to explore the potential of CBU’s Community Economic Development MBA program – in-person or online! Discover more about this unique and exciting opportunity right now.

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Why you should consider studying at CBU

CBU is a top-ranked university and one of Canada’s youngest post-secondary institutions located in beautiful Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. Our MBA in Community Economic Development program is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to drive economic growth and prosperity in their communities. This program is the only one of it’s kind in North America.

The program combines traditional business education with a focus on community development and sustainability. Students will learn how to analyze economic data, design and implement economic development strategies, and manage financial resources to create positive change in their communities.

Graduates of the MBA in Community Economic Development program will be well-prepared for leadership roles in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, and will have the skills and knowledge to make a positive impact on the world around them.

We invite you to learn more about the program and what makes CBU a great place to study.


Cape Breton University (CBU) is a premier Canadian public university situated in Nova Scotia. As part of its commitment to providing the highest quality education, CBU has successfully achieved accreditation from both the province’s Department of Education and Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission. This recognition marks it amongst an elite group affiliated with some of Canada‚Äôs most renowned higher education institutions. It is a fully accredited member of:

Additionally, CBU's MBA in CED is accredited by:

This program is offered with the written authorization of the Minister of Advanced Education effective July 1, 2020. This authorization was provided after the program proposal underwent a quality assurance review and was found to meet the standards established by the Minister. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs.

Community Economic Development MBA