A memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed yesterday between Cape Breton University and Assiniboine Community College will result in the delivery of CBU’s Master of Business Administration in Community Economic Development at Assiniboine’s Brandon, Manitoba campus. This marks the sixth Canadian province that CBU delivers its MBA program, with cohorts already in Sydney, Kingston, Toronto, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary and Whitehorse. “Our MBA program has been very successful. Its flexible delivery model and unique focus on community economic development sets it apart from other MBA programs, making it highly attractive to students and professionals from a variety of sectors around the world,” says David C. Dingwall, President & Vice-Chancellor. CBU’s MBA in Community Economic Development blends curriculum found in traditional MBA programs with an emphasis on economic development, leadership, change management, and governance. Students can complete the program part-time within two-and-a-half years with face-to-face weekend classes at Assiniboine. “We look forward to working with Cape Breton University on this offering,” said Mark Frison, President of Assiniboine Community College. “The institution’s strong track record in delivering programs inside and outside of Cape Breton was attractive to us.” If attendance at an information session held in late June in Brandon is a signal of enrolment then this partnership is already successful. “The information session held had great attendance with lots of program interest. There clearly is a strong desire for an MBA program in the area. CBU is pleased to be partnering with Assiniboine to deliver a quality program designed for a new generation of leaders,” says George Karaphillis, Dean, Shannon School of Business. The MOU signed yesterday is for five years. The first cohort will begin in January 2019. For more information about the Master of Business Administration in Community Economic Development at CBU visit www.cbu.ca/mba.