Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University revamped MBA programs offers its students a wider variety of opportunities to achieve business accreditation

Established in 1970, Thompson Rivers University (TRU) was designed to meet a growing demand from students living outside of urban centres for accessible academic programs. Today, TRU caters to more than 24,000 students on campus, online and via distance education, and is one of just three Canadian post-secondary institutions involved in the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)—a worldwide network of colleges and universities that provides affordable access to international education.

This past September, the university refreshed its comprehensive roster of MBA courses and updated program features, resulting in even more opportunities for individuals around the world to achieve business accreditation. For the first time, students can complete the program via online courses and pursue a thesis or graduate project. While updating the curriculum, TRU consulted experts from across Canada to ensure students benefit from the latest research and are schooled in recent trends.

“Thompson Rivers University is pleased to offer one of the most flexible MBA programs in Canada,” says Victoria Baker, program director. “Our goal is to ensure all students, regardless of their method of study— whether on campus, online or a combination of the two—receive a rigorous academic experience.” 

To ensure this experience offers an equal balance of self-guided study and peer engagement, the online program promotes significant interaction with fellow students and professors. Online courses employ intuitive lecture-capture software, encourage regular discussions and require teamwork to complete special projects, creating an engaging learning environment that develops and hones the people skills required in a business setting.

TRU’s Graduate Project and Thesis completion alternatives allow students to tailor their studies to specific areas—and even support their current business. “The Graduate Project can provide working MBA students with the opportunity to focus on an applied topic of interest to their current organization,” explains Baker. “This allows students to make significant contributions to their employers right away.”

For more information on Thompson Rivers University’s MBA program, click here.