Master of Management

Master of Management
Co-operatives and Credit Unions

Saint Mary’s University and the Sobey School of Business are leaders in co-operative management education. Choose one of two international management programs:

  • Master of Management, Co-operatives and Credit Unions
  • Graduate Diploma in Co-operative Management

These programs provide exceptional management skills to current and future co-operative leaders. Designed for the working professional and geared to co-operatives, both programs are offered in a part-time, online format. The programs draw students, faculty and researchers from around the globe and from a diversity of co-operatives.


The Benefits of these Programs

  • They will help you to become a more effective co-operative manager.
  • You’ll gain access to a global network of student, graduates, faculty, and researchers.
  • You will develop a broader perspective through international and cross-sector exposure.
  • You can use your co-operative as a case study and bring knowledge and value back to it.

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Active engagement in the co-operative sector (eg. employed by a co-operative, credit union, mutual or sector association serving governance roles or consulting,) preferably in a supervisory or management position.

Application Deadlines and Key Dates

  • International – April 1 (for early consideration for bursaries)
  • Canadian and Permanent Residents – April 1 (for early consideration for bursaries)
  • Program Start Date: August (face-to-face orientation); September (online classes)
  • Minimum time to completion: 3 years (Master’s); 1.5 year (Diploma)

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Managing Director

Karen Miner

902-496-8170
Karen.miner@smu.ca
Office: Sobey 330

Program Director ‌

Sonja Novkovic
902-420-5607
s.novkovic@smu.ca
Office: Sobey 346