MASTERS OF​ Business
Administration - MBA

Certificate issued by: Ottawa University USA

The American Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree

is a world standard for graduate-level business and management education. The Ottawa University MBA is accredited and highly respected. Ottawa University issues the degree certificate to each student who completes the program through this pathway without prejudice. The program is offered as a cohort program, which means students enrol and progress through the entire program together. The American Degree Pathway is a unique distance learning program enabling learners earn an American degree directly from the Ottawa University USA for less and or more affordable tuition fee without taking away the depth of the American university curriculum. To enable us achieve our goal, the program has been structured with an online and on-campus schedule, learners can learn on a local campus with Stanforth College and proceed to an online or on-campus with the Ottawa University USA to complete the degree program of choice.

Professionals can now earn an American degree without quitting their job!

Online and on-campus schedule available

The American Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree

The Master of Business Administration degree from Ottawa University is a 36 credit-hour degree, 12 courses. Stanforth College will teach the first five courses of the degree using curricula. The final seven courses in the degree are taught by Ottawa University. Students must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university to be admitted into the MBA Program. They must also have a basic understanding of accounting and economics, which can include a bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or economics, a Level 4 or 5 course on these topics, or completion of the short course, MBA Math, online. It will be the responsibility of Stanforth College to assure that students satisfy these entry requirements.

Duration: 9 months

Tuition fee: $9,500
Application fee: $150

Recognition and Strengths
of this Program

Ottawa University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission

(, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. In the United States, regional accreditation is the highest level of accreditation.

The Ottawa University MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Colleges of Distinction Ranking, 2020–2021

Colleges of Distinction hand-picks a selection of top schools each year that are well equipped to provide a personalized education catered to students’ interests. Through a rigorous vetting and interview process, they refresh and reaffirm that these institutions strive for excellence in line with four overarching distinctions – Student Engagement, Teaching, Community, and Outcomes.

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges – First Tier of Midwest Regional Colleges (2018)

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report Best Online MBA program - 2021

Four Entry Yearly JAN. APR. JULY. OCT.
Entry Requirement

1. Highest certificate – BSc. , Diploma, HND, OND or Managerial experience
2. High school certificate and or statement of result
3. Regulatory identification card
4. Resume or CV
5. Ability to communicate in English Language Alternative professional qualifications with at least three years' relevant professional experience will also be considered.

Duration: Minimum 12 Months (Learners who follow the study pace will achieve the desired degree in the record time minimum, otherwise you determine your completion time) All program are Assignment based assessment- No Exams

How the American MBA pathway program works:

Students begin their study with Stanforth College, completing these five courses

Then students complete their MBA with Ottawa University taking these seven courses:

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace:

Research shows emotional intelligence (EI) can be more important than IQ in outstanding job performance.

This course examines a variety of instruments used to build EI in the workplace.

Servant Leadership:

This course explores the philosophy of life and leadership dedicated to the growth of others as well as values-driven institutions that contribute to just, caring, and sustainable societies.

Topics include study of leadership philosophies, styles and strategies as well as contemporary concepts of values and system-level thinking integration.

Value Systems & Professional Ethics:

This course focuses on the study of personal and corporate value systems and decision-making; Investigation of personal beliefs, purposes and attitudes, and their effects on self and others. Students will examine the ethical dimensions of organizational structures and practices.

Managerial Economics*:

This course focuses on the application of economic theory to managerial issues and practices. Emphasis is on both the quantitative and qualitative application of microeconomic principles to business analysis.

Management Information Systems:

This course examines the use of computer information systems in business organizations with emphasis on how information technology supports business functions and aids managerial decision-making.

Management Accounting*:

Students explore the use and application of accounting information for planning, control, and decision-making. Topics include cost analysis and allocation, budgeting, and behavioural aspects of accounting systems.

Graduate Seminar:

Business Policies and Strategy: This is a capstone course that is taken last.

Students develop a major case study of business administration issues, programs, and policies in a current organization, including the organization where the student currently works, if they choose. It draws from and uses concepts, theories, and skills developed in previous courses.

* Students will need a basic understanding of accounting and economics to take these courses.

This can include a bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or economics, or a Level 4, 5, or 6 course on these topics. Without this background, students will be asked to take a short Ottawa University course in MB Math that is wholly online and self-paced.



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