Training & Development


The Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University offers a full range of professional development education.

Degrees and Credentials

  • MBA (CPA Stream): Created specifically for those employed in the accounting field and hoping to achieve a degree along with their professional credential. The program is 36 months part-time.

  • Part-time MBA: Structured to allow students to achieve their MBA degree in 30 months while still maintaining their current career.

  • Master of Management, Co-operatives and Credit Unions: Professionals in the co-operative sector can take this degree (or the Graduate Diploma option) part-time, online, and achieve value for their co-op right away.

  • Bachelor of Commerce: The Sobey School of Business offers you the ability to complete your Bachelor of Commerce program on a part-time basis.


A range of certificate programs both non- and for-credit, in sought after skill areas like Human Resources, Project Management and Change Leadership.

Executive Education & Professional Development

Saint Mary’s University and the Sobey School of Business support Executive and Professional Development Education needs in a variety of ways. Develop new skills, expertise, and insights. Stretch your understanding and awareness. Take newfound knowledge and practices back to the workplace. Explore programs that are relevant and practical, flexible and results-oriented.

In addition to the programs highlighted below, we will customize programming to meet the needs of your group or team. For more information, please contact Gerry Martin,

Featured Programs

Engaging Stakeholders and Leading Change

In today's world, change is the routine. Half of everything you know about doing your job will be obsolete in 3-4 years. The trouble is, nobody knows which half. This certificate program provides you with the foundational skills you need to navigate complexity and lead co-creatively. Learn more.

Corporate Directors

The Directors Education Program (DEP) — jointly developed by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto — is the most definitive course of study for board directors in Canada. The Sobey School of Business is pleased to collaborate on the Maritime offering of this program. Learn more

RISE (Retail Innovation, Strategy and Excellence Program)

Retail demands innovation across the value chain. The best-performing retailers ot only incorporate digital technologies and embrace omni-channel, but also create a culture of innovation and customer-centricity within their organizations. Are you a retail leader aiming to build a culture of innovation?