Gain a Global Outlook
The Master of Global Management (MGM) at Royal Roads is unlike many other university programs. You will work hard and learn in ways you never expected. Simply put, you will be transformed.
This program is designed to complete a full master's degree in a shorter period of time. You will be challenged like never before, but you won't be alone. Royal Roads University embraces a cohort learning model, where you will complete your MGM with the same group of people who started with you. You will learn with and from each other. In addition to the support you receive from your team and cohort as a whole, our program staff are here to support youu in your learning journey.
Unlike traditional universities where you may sit among a class of hundreds passively listening to lectures, we encourage experiential learning - learning by doing. Some of your success will be based on your ability to collaborate as a team within your program as well as in the real world. You will be assessed on diverse activities throughout your courses, not solely by the results of a final exam. In class, collaboration is vital and will contribute to your final grade. This may take some getting used to, especially if you're not used to this style of learning, but by being actively engaged you and your classmates will learn more. You will depend on your team as much as they depend on you.
The MGM program is offered through two different delivery models: full-time on-campus or through a blend of online learning with two in-person residencies. The two delivery models share the same core courses, but your program length is determined by your choice of completion option.
The on-campus option is a full-time program offering you an opportunity to fully immerse yourself into your studies. The calendar year is organized on a quarterly system with each quarter approximately 11 weeks long. The on-campus MGM program begins online with a required two-week preparation course and your first course, Argument and Communication for International Business. This course combines concepts from a number of disciplines to provide the building blocks for a framework of thinking and academic writing that will set students up for success throughout the program and beyond.
The blended learning model for this program is ideal for working professionals, providing a distance learning option that enables you to complete your studies while continuing to work. Your cohort will be made of students looking to build their multi-cultural management and international business knowledge and skills.
The blended delivery features two in-person residencies. The first residency takes place over two weeks at the beginning of your program at the RRU campus. The second two-week residency is held at an international location later in the program, where you will explore international business operations and supply chain management, international business negotiations, and cross-cultural communications.
This blended learning option includes the same courses as the on-campus versions, including your choice of completion options. The program can be completed in 19 months.
Our curriculum centres on four themes: cross-cultural awareness, ethical and rational decision-making, self-awareness, and international business skill development. Course content is delivered by experienced faculty, guest speakers, and international business practitioners to bring the industry-recognizes knowledge, skills and values needed to succeed within the global economy.
In preparation for the start of the MGM program, we require students to fully participate and complete all activities of an online course called International Gateway (IG). This official start to the program begins three weeks prior to arriving on-campus, and guides you through a variety of program-related activities relevant to your program. The IG encourages exploration of the learning platform, formation of the learning community, and introduction to subject matter specific to your MGM program. The IG course is mandatory, and ensures that all students fully engage in the session to best position themselves for success in the program.