Delivery Model

Delivery Options

The MA in Global Leadership program offers three delivery options:

  • A 24-month blended program
  • A 13-month intensive program
  • A 24-month on-campus program

All three delivery options include some online learning and on-campus residencies.

24-Month Blended Program

The 24-month blended program allows you to complete your MA in Global Leadership from your home or anywhere while providing you the flexibility to maintain your current work or personal commitments. This option includes a two-week residency in both first and second years of the program.

13-Month Intensive Program

The 13-month intensive program also allows you to complete your MA in Global Leadership from your home and is best suited for individuals wishing to dedicate their complete attention to their studies or are at least working in a reduced capacity. Those enrolled in the 13-month intensive program will have their two residencies one after the other, integrating with first- and second-year students from different cohorts.

24-Month On-Campus Program

The 24-month on-campus program is designed for students who wish to primarily focus their learning through face-to-face classes on Royal Roads’ historical Victoria campus.
In the on-campus program, students have the option of completing two electives either online or on-campus.
This delivery option provides both a classroom learning environment and opportunities for students to participate in complimentary events and activities organized through Student Services. The program also includes community engagement through individual and team-based projects, as well as an internship option with a local, regional or international employer.

Online Learning

Distance courses are delivered entirely online through innovative, easy to use Internet technologies. Participants draw upon web resources as well as more traditional print media, while using online discussion groups and drop boxes to work towards the electronic submission of assignments. Prior to the beginning of each course, students are provided with a list of resources including textbooks and/or online readings, plus a detailed course schedule. Learning activities and assignments are designed to allow participants to identify the practical applications of the course content and to work with others to construct both a personal and shared meaning from their experiences.

During the first distance courses, the amount of time required may be higher, as students familiarize themselves with our distance learning technologies.


There are two on-campus residencies, both two-weeks in length in the first and second year of the program. On-campus residencies are carefully designed periods of intense academic and experiential study. The schedule of instruction and studying during residencies is structured to optimize face-to-face access to instructors, develop networks with fellow students, and access the support services of the university if required. The typical daily schedule is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Team meetings, homework, and readings are done outside of these hours.

Completion Pathways

All MA degrees offer two completion pathways:

  1. An applied research project or
  2. An internship

Both the applied research project and internship enable students to integrate the skills and knowledge gained in previous coursework in the examination of a real-world issue of significance to their organization or a global community.