Delivery Model

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 is here to support you in your learning journey.

Unlike traditional universities where you may sit among a class of hundreds of 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.

On-Campus Delivery

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.


Our curriculum centers 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.

The Blended MGM program at Royal Roads University is designed to meet the needs of today’s working professionals. Offered in a blended format consisting of online courses and two short on-campus residencies, the program allows you to benefit from the synergy of on-campus learning and direct interaction with leading faculty members and colleagues, while still meeting the demands of your career and personal life. The entire program can be completed in 19 months.

How is the Blended MGM program designed?

Before arriving on campus, you’ll meet your cohort online in International Gateway. Here, you will begin building your skills in writing, critical thinking and accounting in preparation for your first residency at Royal Roads.


The first residency is an immersive experience on our campus in Victoria BC designed to prepare you for success. In the two -week period, you’ll work closely with your colleagues and instructors in team settings and create relationships that will support you in your studies online. The residency is an intense period of studies and collaboration that allows you to become aware of both your own and your cohort’s strengths, skills, and knowledge. It sets the foundation for the online learning sessions in between residencies.


After your first residency, you’ll continue your learning online together with your cohort in an extended learning community. The cohort model provides the support and encouragement you need to stay on track and complete the program on schedule. In the MGM program, you’ll complete three terms and get through six online courses that last nine weeks. There is a one-week break between terms.

The courses are designed to give you new skills and knowledge that can be applied in your current work and organization and allow you to advance your career. For example, you’ll learn how to manage projects and work effectively with other team members in an online, distributed environment. You’ll gain new insights and perspectives from your classmates who are working in a variety of organizations across Canada and around the world.

The online courses emphasize the key skills that employers have highlighted as important for progress in the 21st-century environment - the ability to think critically and creatively to solve problems, the ability to use technology effectively, the ability to research and manage information, the ability to work effectively on a team, and the ability to communicate clearly.


The program highlight is the second residency that brings the cohort back together in an international location for a 2-week immersive hands-on experience designed to help you integrate and apply your learning. during this residency experience, you will be working on two courses (Managing Change in a Global Context & International Business Operations and Supply Chain Management). The courses are designed with an immersive field trip and experiential learning opportunities that stretch your knowledge and intercultural competencies

Working in teams you’ll have the opportunity to engage with company clients to help them identify and address internal and external organizational challenges. You’ll learn and apply supply chain and Change Management theories to emphasize the practical dimension of the material.

Completion Options

Royal Roads MGM program offers an extensive list of completion option options that allow you to personalize your learning and gain professional credentials and knowledge that support your career and personal plans. You can earn a dual credential of the Royal Roads MGM plus a professional graduate certificate by completing one of Royal Roads University Graduate Certificates programs as a completion option.

You can complete one of Royal Roads Graduate Certificate programs before the MGM program and utilize the credits in the MGM program through transfer. Alternatively, you can complete your completion option during the program and utilize the credits earned through direct recognition of the Graduate Certificates as a completion option in the MGM program. 

For more information about the program or how to apply, contact one of our enrolment advisors by email, or call 1.877.778.6227. If you are an international student, please contact our international enrolment team.