2012 MPAcc and MBA Graduate Program Reviews
Release Date : June 18, 2012
A Graduate Program Review recently completed by three external evaluators gave the Edwards MPAcc program a positive assessment in each of six categories:
- Program objectives and curriculum;
- Program enrollment and student funding;
- Student outcomes;
- Learning environment;
- Faculty profile;
- Program administration.
The review team was highly impressed with the confidence and professionalism of our graduates, the commitment and quality of our faculty and the academic achievements of the students as evidenced by their extraordinary pass rates on national qualifying exams.
The program was described as “innovative and creative” for its interdisciplinary courses and workshops. As well, reviewers found MPAcc faculty members “actively engaged in developing teaching cases and publishing academic journals” and well-qualified to provide a “quality, interdisciplinary, and integrated learning experience” to students.
The MBA Graduate Program Review was also successful, with positive assessments given in five of the six categories. The program has undergone significant change over the last 10 years and the review team recognized that the Edwards MBA has returned to the essence of MBA education, creating a core program focusing on the most fundamental aspects of management and leadership. They noted a number of unique strengths, including the structure of the program in which courses are organized into 3-week blocks. The reviewers also agreed that the mandatory international trip is a distinctive and valuable element of the program.
Overall the review team considers the MBA program to be on track to become a dominant presence in the Saskatchewan marketplace and that overall the review team deems the Edwards MBA to be a strong offering.
Congratulations to our MPAcc and MBA programs on their successful reviews!