MBA Program Learning Outcomes

Core Program Learning Outcomes

There are 5 core program learning outcomes: critical thinking, global community citizen, growth mindset, technical/digital literacy and professional values. These are the core expectations that all students in the MBA program will have competencies in by the end of the program. 

Critical Thinking

Demonstrate critical and analytical thinking skills by evaluating and synthesizing information across all functional areas of business in both local and global contexts through projects and case studies.

Global Community Citizen

Demonstrate an ability to act as a global citizen through community engagement, incorporating financial, social, and environmental context in organizational and business decisions.

Growth Mindset

Exhibit a growth mindset through resilience and adaptability when faced with complexity and challenges. 

Professional Values

Exhibit ethical, mature, and professional values in their behaviour in all decisions and contexts through peer- and self-assessments and observation.

Technical/Digital Literacy

Integrate technical, digital, and media literacies through applications of current and emerging technologies.

Secondary Program Learning Outcomes

There are 5 secondary program learning outcomes: communication, disciplinary knowledge,  ethics, Indigenous perspective and research. These are expectations that most students in the MBA program will have competencies in by the end of the program. Some learning for this will come from the faculty and some will require independent application from the student.


Communicate professionally, both orally and in writing, to bridge diverse perspectives, cultures, and disciplines, with appropriate audience awareness (sensitivity).

Disciplinary Knowledge

Apply knowledge of all the functional areas of business using integrated problem-solving skills and strategic analysis to be able to accurately assess the feasibility of business propositions, and develop an integrated plan for a business.  


Apply responsible business practices and ethical principles in analyzing business problems and making informed decisions through case studies, research, and coursework.

Indigenous Perspective

Be aware of Indigenous ways of knowing, learning, thinking, and perceiving.


Integrate quantitative and qualitative research processes and methods by defining, analyzing, and solving business problems through cases and research projects.

Tertiary Program Learning Outcomes

There are 4 tertiary program learning outcomes: creativity, leadership, self-learning and teamwork/collaboration. These are expectations that some students in the MBA program will have competencies in by the end of the program. The majority of learning for these outcomes will require independent application from the student.


Generate creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial solutions to business problems.


Collaborate effectively as a business leader and team member in various business and cross-cultural contexts using best practices to achieve common goals.


Adopt an active self-learning mindset to be capable to address future challenges.

Teamwork / Collaboration

Demonstrate abilities in relationship building, teamwork, and application of MBA subject matter evaluated by self-reflection, assessment, and projects.