University of Fredericton – Sandermoen School of Business

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School Name: University of Fredericton – Sandermoen School of Business

Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Year founded: 1978

The University of Fredericton is a private university located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Established in 1978, the university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in fields such as business, education, and the arts and sciences. The university’s Sandermoen School of Business is a leading business school that offers a range of business and management programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including MBA, MSc, and PhD programs.

Rankings: The University of Fredericton – Sandermoen School of Business is consistently ranked among the top business schools in Canada. In the 2022 edition of the Financial Times ranking of MBA programs, the University of Fredericton was ranked 201-300 globally.

Accreditation: The University of Fredericton – Sandermoen School of Business is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).

Delivery: The MBA program at the University of Fredericton – Sandermoen School of Business is delivered on-campus and online.

MBA programs: The University of Fredericton – Sandermoen School of Business offers a full-time MBA program. The program has a duration of 12 months and is designed for experienced professionals who are looking to accelerate their careers in business and management. The program includes a combination of lectures, seminars, and case studies, as well as a range of experiential learning opportunities such as consulting projects, business simulations, and international study trips. Admissions to the program are highly competitive, with the school seeking candidates with strong academic backgrounds, relevant work experience, and leadership potential.

The University of Fredericton is Canada’s fully-online university offering Business, OHS, Psychological Health, and Professional Development programs.

Sandermoen School of Business, is the school of business at the University of Fredericton, offering online business programs.

Sandermoen School of Business offers MBA and Executive MBA (EMBA) programs in these concentrations;

Executive MBA Program (Online)

EMBA for Global Leaders
EMBA for Innovative Leaders
EMBA for Social Enterprise Leaders
EMBA for Health & Safety Leaders
EMBA for Real Estate Leaders
EMBA for Human Resources Leaders
EMBA for Business Analytics Leaders

Full-Time MBA Program (Online)

MBA for Global Leaders
MBA for Innovative Leaders
MBA for Social Enterprise Leaders
MBA for Real Estate Leaders
MBA for Human Resources Leaders
MBA for Business Analytics Leaders

Program Overview


11 weeks
(14 courses total)


2 – 3.5 years




15-20 hours per week


10 program streams


fully online


25 students maximum



A few of the many benefits of an online MBA from UFred:

Develops skills to advance your career

Enhances your critical thinking ability

Provides you with leadership skills

Won’t interrupt career momentum


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

UFred’s Online Ecosystem

Live Classes

Certain courses in our online MBA 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 online MBA 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. For more information about the University or to contact one of our advisors, click on a button below.


MBA Course Structure & Details

Spanning 11 weeks each, the foundation courses offer a deep dive into economics, organizational strategy, and leadership theory. Following the successful completion of your foundation courses, you’ll begin studying the material in your desired specialty stream. Each course requires students to attend one virtual class (vClass) a week. vClasses take place in the evening between Monday and Thursday, at the earliest 6:30 p.m. ET, and typically last 1-2 hours, affording students maximum flexibility with their schedules.

Proceeding through your stream in preparation for the integration project that concludes your studies,  you will apply all that you have learned to a real organization of your group’s choosing. Your group will have 14 weeks to complete your integration project before your final presentation. Students are able to complete the program in as little as 2 years with the average student taking just over 3 years.

Ten Specialization Options

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

Global Leadership

Human Resource Leadership

Innovation Leadership

Business Analytics Leadership

Real Estate Leadership

Social Enterprise Leadership

Consulting Leadership

Health & Safety Leadership

Professional Selling & Leadership

Cybersecurity Leadership

Program Tuition & Fees

2020-2021 Academic Year (CAD)

Tuition for the full MBA program is $25,235 and can be paid all at once or;
Pay by course – a 4-credit course is $1,740.35, and a 6-credit course is $2,610.52.
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.

Providing Affordable Education For Working Professionals

At UFred, we know 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.

International Field Study

The International Field Study (IFS) is offered to Sandermoen School of Business online MBA and EMBA students as part of the Global Capstone Project. Students travel internationally to help develop a deeper understanding of the complexity of doing business in the global economy and apply concepts and theories to real-world business scenarios. This program offers a truly unique perspective to students who are completing their post-graduate studies in UFred’s fully-online environment.


Focused on Delivering Academic Excellence

Faculty with Industry Experience

Instructors for the Sandermoen School of Business not only have strong academic backgrounds but many years of work experience in their respective fields. With an average of 11 years of experience in online education and 15 years teaching higher education, you know you’re getting the best there is to offer.

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 pertaining to the 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 advance 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.







Admissions Requirements

Applications for the online MBA 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 MBA program must present the following minimum admission requirements:

an undergraduate degree from a recognized and accredited university;
cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 grade scale;
international applicants must be qualified for university or college admission in their home countries and transcripts must show superior performance on the basis of the country’s grading scheme; and
if your degree was completed outside of North America, you may have your degree evaluated by World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Services of Canada (ICAS). Those reports can be sent directly to us or you can have them notarized by a lawyer.
A candidate’s full application package will be reviewed and consideration may be offered for work and life experience:

one or more years of full-time work experience;
one year practicum graduation requirement may be substituted for work experience;
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA); and
English proficiency (may require a TOEFL).


Application Process

Online Application

Please complete the following:

1. Online Application

2. Online Resume Form

Copy and paste your letter of intent and resume into the form and complete all additional fields. You may revisit the form by checking off the box: “save my progress and resume later”. Please enter your email and a password so that you may save your progress and work on the form at your convenience.  Once you follow the link to revisit the form and enter your email address and password, the information you filled in previously will auto-fill.

The form will not be submitted to your Recruitment Advisor until you click on “Submit” at the bottom of the form. Once you have submitted the form to the University of Fredericton, you will not have the ability to revisit the form and make edits. Please ensure all fields are completed appropriately before hitting “Submit”.

3. Request and submit two completed Reference Forms.  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.*

4. Order a transcript from the institution where you completed your undergraduate degree and have it sent directly to UFred. We accept the following methods of delivery:

Mail Delivery to the University of Fredericton:
To ensure the delivery of your documents to the University of Fredericton, please use the services of Canada Post and use the mailing address below.

Electronic Delivery:
Please have the University Registrar send electronic transcripts via email to [email protected] directly. Student copies are not acceptable.

You will also receive an email confirming the completion of the document.

Prior Learning Assessment

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.

Accredited & Recognized

The University of Fredericton is a degree-granting university offering online 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.


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.

MBA Start Dates

Application Deadline Course Start Date
February 19, 2023 March 22, 2023
May 14, 2023 June 14, 2023


Our online MBA program is designed for early-career professionals and managers of companies who aspire to lead their organization towards higher performance. The program will provide you with the skills to advance your career, and drive organizational results. You’ll enhance your ability for critical thinking and have the opportunity to collaborate and network with students and faculty across Canada and around the world – all while applying your learning real-time without interrupting your career momentum.

UFred programs and courses are designed by a special corps of highly qualified professors who have deep and successful career experiences in both professional business and academic practice, and who are determined to provide you with an education that is thorough, engaging, challenging and relevant to the profession of management.

To bring this program to life, the University of Fredericton has built a team of e-Learning specialists who are second to none. Our team strives to provide the most advanced learning environment using our current set of tools, while at the same time seeking the latest instructional technologies and online groupware tools as they emerge.

Our blend of courses, both foundational and specialized, prepare business professionals to effectively deal with organizational change and sustainability.




I’ve heard that online degrees don’t have the same worth as those from traditional schools. How can I be sure my MBA will be respected?

UFred is an accredited university under provincial legislation – the same as any in Canada. Our graduates are spread across the globe, representing many industries in senior positions. As a result of their studies, UFred alumni report an extremely high rate of satisfaction concerning advancement.

I’m worried about credibility. Are my professors well known in their respective field?

UFred faculty consists of thought leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, and active business experts. Our MBA program provides the tools necessary to face modern business challenges. We blend traditional academia in a real-world context, UFred has developed a program that integrates foundational knowledge with specific, current business cases.

I doubt I can afford it, I can’t leave my job, and my family needs me around. How can I possibly find a way to do this?

Among the most affordable in the country, this MBA is for working professionals. All mandatory virtual classes can be attended in the evening from anywhere with internet access. Not only do most of our students continue working full time with their current organization: many are able to have their tuition covered by their current employer – an arrangement that often results in advancement during study as a result of new skills.

The timeline for a student in our MBA program is simple and laid out to make studying with UFred a comfortable experience. After guiding you through the application and orientation processes, you’ll be eager to dive into your foundational courses.

There are ten (10) foundational courses you will take over 2 years to begin your MBA program.

Spanning 11 weeks each, these courses offer a deep dive into economics, organizational strategy, and leadership theory. There is just one virtual class (vClass) a week, affording students maximum flexibility with their schedules.



Studies have shown learning outcomes are equal or superior online

According to studies over the past decade conducted by Allen & Seaman (2016), 71.4% of educators have found that learning outcomes are equal or superior online.

Kwolaski, Dolph, & Young (2014) indicated that the most important motivating factors for choosing online education are convenience and flexibility, both of which are elements that are at the very core of all UFred education.

Online studies can help further develop many essential soft-skills

In a study by Butz & Askim-Lovseth (2015) comparing face-to-face

and online MBA students, results showed that online and face-to-face students performed equally.

Results also demonstrated that online international students actually performed better in presentation skills, which the authors suggest relates to the removal of typical face-to-face pressures that cause students stress.

Online learners show repeatedly strong academic performance

In a large study conducted by Cavanaugh & Jacquemin (2015) of more than 5000 courses and 100 instructors, results showed that online learners had a less than 0.07% GPA difference than those studying face-to-face, which is not considered to be statistically significant, and demonstrates the success of online learners.

University of Fredericton – Sandermoen School of Business – Contact Information

Tracy Pugh, Registrar
506-454-6232 x 215
University of Fredericton
371 Queen Street, Suite 400
Fredericton NB E3B 1B1

  • Medium Language English
  • Country Canada

  • Ikoku Smile

    Rating: 5 / 5

    University of Fredericton is the ideal place for affordable MBA. The professors do an amazing job of giving students a great experience! I’m currently in my first year and within a short period of time , I have learnt so much and am impressed on how am now applying what am currently learning in school on my job. I can’t wait to complete my entire 3 years program. The clases are very rigorous but so worth it. I definitely recommend Ufred MBA program.

  • Peter

    Rating: 5 / 5

    I absolutely loved the classes. They brought together diverse individuals from a variety of backgrounds that led to thought-provoking discussions. I found this was hard to replicate in the virtual environment although some professors have mastered it.

  • MBA Student

    Rating: 5 / 5

    Good. I love it already before I even started. They give me hope in going to work online. I’m very excited to attend I’m patiently waiting to start this wonderful experience at Sandermoen as I know this will be the field for me

  • Wendy Bennett

    Rating: 5 / 5

    “What exceeded my expectations, really, was the ability to collaborate with people from all across the country so easily.”

  • Vanessa Yurchesyn

    Rating: 5 / 5

    Fully-recommended. Most people worry that they have to sacrifice something to complete an MBA program while working full time but UFred makes this worry go away. It allows you to have balance.

  • Emiliano Introcaso

    Rating: 5 / 5

    “The live virtual classes allow me to connect with my professors and classmates on a weekly basis. I’ve literally attended live classes while on vacation or while traveling for business.”

  • Craig Emblem

    Rating: 5 / 5

    “The educational streams were attractive and appeared more logical to today’s global business world. Sometimes MBA programs are too methodological, and some are too caught up in the past. I wanted to make sure that my MBA education was current and poised for the future“

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