The Commonwealth of Learning partners with universities around the world to offer the Commonwealth Executive Master’s programs in a flexible, cost-effective, and viable mode of delivery. Convenient study options offer busy managers and working professionals a novel way of accessing a high-quality management education at an affordable cost.
Students may choose from two fields of study: Business Administration(CEMBA) or public Administration(CEMPA) with the option of multiple exit points from which they can earn a post-graduate diploma or an Executive Master’s degree.
The features of these graduate degree programs include:
Cost-effective and cost-efficient educational operations
Provision of equal opportunity of admission
Self-instructional learning materials, in print and non-print media (where relevant)
Provision of face-to-face/classroom lecture sessions
Continuous and terminal evaluation.
Offered by a consortium of reputable universities in several of the 54 nations of the Commonwealth.
Courses designed and developed by Canada’s top universities including York University, University of Toronto, and the University of Windsor.
Programs to be taught by a cadre of highly respected faculty.
In general, admission to the CEMBA/CEMPA programs requires the following:
Working knowledge of the English Language at the post-graduate studies level
Successful completion of the Commonwealth Executive Management test (CEMAT) (where required) and submission of Prior Learning Assessment portfolio.
Bachelor’s degree - GPA < 2.0
Minimum 3 years’ working experience at the supervisory/managerial level; Commonwealth Executive Management Achievement Test, (CEMAT) required.
Bachelor’s degree - GPA > 2.0
3 years’ working experience at the supervisory/ managerial level; CEMAT waived.
Without a Bachelor’s Degree
Significant managerial working experience required - at least 5 years in executive positions; other professional qualifications acceptable; CEMAT required; certain pre-requisite courses may be required to be taken at the UCC; prior learning assessment portfolio required.
In selecting participants, the Admissions Committee considers the following:
Demonstrated managerial experience and effectiveness
Potential for significant growth
Ability to contribute to the study team and class participation
Ability to do graduate work
Maturity and motivation
Ability and willingness to make 24 months (part-time) or 12 months (full-time) commitment
Study Options and Locations
Kingston (Sunday and Tuesday/Thursday)**
Mandeville (Sunday and Tuesday/ Thursday)**
Montego Bay (Sunday only)*
Ocho Rios (Sunday only)*
Online (Sunday and Tuesday/Thursday)
*Sundays only 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
**Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursdays 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sundays 1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Online - Sundays 1:00 - 3:00pm and 4:00 -6:00pm; Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:00 - 9:00pm
Full-Time option (Kingston Only)
Monday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.,
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Classes will be conveniently held in comfortable, state-of-the-art facilities in Kingston (Kingston cohorts), Mandeville (Mandeville cohorts), Montego Bay (Montego Bay cohorts), and Ocho Rios (Ocho Rios cohorts)
*Subject to change.
A US$250 non-refundable deposit is required upon acceptance to the program. Payment of the balance can be paid in installments in accordance with the Approved Payment Schedule. Participants who leave the Programme receive no refund. All cheques should be made payable to the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean.