University of Fredericton - Graduate Programs

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The University of Fredericton (UFred) is a fully-online, degree-granting institution offering certificate, diploma, and degree programs. Founded and based in Fredericton, New Brunswick, UFred takes exceptional pride in its offering of innovative, relevant online education that emphasizes leadership development and lifelong learning.

UFred offers a unique, completely online learning experience that supports the academic and professional goals of its constituents. Through approachable, friendly support and service, UFred is devoted to creating student success.
Their vision is to empower learners globally to achieve their goals through accessible, applied professional education. Their mission is to provide a fully compatible, individually-centered lifelong learning path for the world's professionals that enhances individual performance. UFred's values include integrity, passion, mutual trust, learning, mutual respect, and competency.

Why study at UFred?

UFred's online students receive the same high-quality education, networking opportunities, and collaboration obtained from an on-campus program; students interact with professors and peers on an ongoing basis. Students can ask questions, participate in discussions and work collaboratively on study material, completely online.

UFred history

The University of Fredericton is a private institution established in 2005 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Under the premise that fully-online education was the way of the future, they forged an innovative learning path of superior quality and continue to expand on internationally.
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Areas of Expertise

Flexibility: As a program developed for working professionals, UFred ensures students are able to balance their studies with their careers and other personal and professional commitments. With the ability to pause their studies at any time, UFred ensures students can take a break in their program as required.

Online on purpose: UFred's programs are offered online, on purpose. This allows students globally to participate in the University's programs without a need to pause their careers or travel to participate.

Affordability: UFred prides itself in offering students affordable programs while maintaining a high quality of education. With the option to pay for one course at a time, students are provided financial flexibility.

Career Planning

UFred's programs prepare students to take the next step in their careers regardless of their geographic location. UFred's business programs can be easily applied across a wide range of industries and have been found to be applicable even before students have completed their program.

Affiliated Institutions

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As a university within the province of New Brunswick, it is important to share with students and potential students that UFred has been accredited by the province of New Brunswick since 2007 under Section 3 of the Degree Granting Act.

The University of Fredericton's Sandermoen School of Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The ACBSP has more than 30 years of experience promoting academic excellence for business programs globally. This accreditation was determined using the Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence which ensures business programs offer a rigorous educational experience and demonstrate continuous quality improvement.


The University of Fredericton and the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada) have an academic partnership. This partnership offers students a number of benefits including credit toward the CMC designation, free annual academic partner student memberships with CMC-Canada, student rates when attending professional development events, and more.

The University of Fredericton partnered with the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering to develop the Health and Safety Leadership specialty stream offered to students in the MBA and Executive MBA programs.

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Modified on March 27, 2024