Program Completion Options

The Master of Global Management (MGM) program gives you multiple choices for completing the program. The applied nature of the program offers graduates industry-recognized competencies needed to lead and succeed within the global market. All options emphasize experiential learning – the application of the business knowledge acquired in the MGM program to real-world situations.

Global Management Project

The Global Management Project is a six-credit course, ideal for learners with previous experience that provides the opportunity to integrate the skills, knowledge, and competencies you’ve acquired throughout your MGM program with your previous experience. Through this experiential-learning option, you will gain an informed and intelligent perspective about the real-world of business by choosing an applied management research project on a particular industry, topic or organization, or doing a consulting project addressing a particular issue identified by an organization to explore its inherent challenges or focus on any management discipline to create a comprehensive understanding. The Global Management Project done as a consulting project can be used to qualify for a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation as offered by the Canadian Association of Management Consultants.

Internship Research Project Option

The Internship Research Project involves a compulsory internship component. The internship is completed after completing the 12 months of core coursework. The overall objective of this completion option is to support the integration and application of the skills, knowledge, and concepts learned throughout the MGM program while providing the opportunity to integrate theory and practice to demonstrate your competency within the business environment. You will choose a project for an internship client based on an identified issue or question for the client organization. Your internship can help to further develop certain core attitudes, strategies, and skills within a workplace setting.

The Internship Research Project is ideal for students seeking to explore new careers in Canada and abroad.

Our Career Learning and Development team will guide you through the internship experience by helping to identify the career experience you’re looking for and assist with the process of securing the internship in your preferred industry. The Work Integrated Learning team works with existing networks and alumni to maximize networking opportunities, but ultimately it is up to each student to find an appropriate internship. The university does not provide placement services, and we cannot guarantee any particular type of internship.

The MGM Internship Research Project is completed over 23 weeks and combines a minimum of 12 weeks in the workplace with academic coursework to maximize the learning experience and help create job-ready graduates. Prior to starting the Internship Research course, you will spend 4 to 5 months collaborating with our Work Integrated Learning team in customized workshops for career development and work search skills. The preparation is individualized for each student and their particular goals, skills, background, and interests. Learn more about our internship support.

Graduate Certificates

As part of your MGM program, you can choose one of the RRU Graduate Certificates in the list below as a completion option. If you have already completed one of Royal Roads Graduate Certificate programs, you can use six credits earned towards the MGM program.

The practical and applied nature of the Graduate Certificates allows us to provide academic qualification in partnership with professional affiliations such as the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada), the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR)Association of Change Management Professionals®International Coaching Federation (ICF)Project Management Institute (PMI),  and the Association of Change Management Professionals®.

Please note you'll need to apply and meet the admission requirements to the specific Graduate Certificate you select. Also, note that the timing of the Graduate Certificates may extend the duration to complete the MGM program. 















MGM + MBA Dual Degree

Combine the MGM and the MBA in Executive Management at Royal Roads University.

Doing both master's degrees will give you the advantage you're looking for in your career. You'll gain executive leadership knowledge and gain the experience, skills and perspective to lead a global business.


For students who have not completed an MBA or MGM at Royal Roads

You'll spend the first year of your studies taking required courses in either the MBA or MGM. In the second year, you'll cross over to the other program and take its required courses.

You'll choose a specialization (graduate certificate or MITx MicroMasters®) and complete an applied research project.

You can take time off in between the two degrees to gain work experience before completing the second master's.

To be accepted to do the dual degree, you'll need to meet the admission requirements for both the MBA and the MGM.


If you've already completed your MBA or MGM at Royal Roads, you can return to the university at any time to do the second master's degree.

To complete the second degree, you'll take its required courses. You won't need to retake core courses that are common between both degrees (e.g., corporate finance).

You'll also need to complete a specialization (graduate certificate or MITx MicroMasters®) and an applied research project.

To be accepted into the second program, either the MBA or MGM you'll need to meet its admission requirements.

For more information about the program or how to apply, connect with an Advisor by email, or call 250.391.2528 or 1.877.778.6227 (toll-free). If you're an international student, please contact our international enrolment team.