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Gain the skills employers need

Offered through the Faculty of Continuing Education, Mount Royal micro-credentials enable recent post-secondary graduates and established career professionals to develop and demonstrate specific skills that today’s employers need. Developed and delivered in consultation with industry experts and Mount Royal faculty members, our new micro-credentials are short-term, online courses designed to help you re-skill or up-skill, and enhance your employability.

Each Mount Royal micro-credential is awarded a digital badge that you can share online so employers can verify your achievement. Single micro-credentials can stand alone to complement your existing higher education credentials. Or, if you are looking to develop a broader set of skills, you can stack micro-credentials to earn select Continuing Education extension certificates.

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Earn a micro-credential and receive a digital badge that you can share on social media, attach to your electronic resume or add to your email signature.

Key features of MRU micro-credentials


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Short-term and convenient online courses

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Develop and demonstrate in‑demand industry skills

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Earn a digital badge that you can share online

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Can be stackable toward a certificate

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Suitable for recent post-secondary grads and established professionals

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What are digital badges?

Digital badges are electronic images that contain secure, embedded data that verifies you have earned a credential and can demonstrate a specific competency or skill. These badges can be shared on social media (such as LinkedIn and Facebook), attached to your resume, or added to your email signature.

Mount Royal’s digital badges will be managed and verified through MyCreds™, Canada’s official credential wallet for post-secondary learners and graduates.

Current micro-credentials

We are pleased to introduce Mount Royal's first micro-credentials starting in January 2022. 

Micro-credentials in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting

ESG reporting is the collection and analysis of data on an organization’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards, crucial information for socially conscious investors. This suite of courses is tailored to those who want better visibility of an organization’s impact in the ESG arena, as well as those pursuing a career in sustainability/ESG. They also benefit those responsible for ESG reporting and who want a better understanding of what goes into an ESG report.





Overview of ESG Reporting

20 hours

Jan. 31 - Feb. 27, 2022


Fundamentals of ESG Reporting

20 hours

March 13 - April 10, 2022


ESG Reporting and ESIA Process

20 hours

May 2 - 29, 2022


Complete all three micro-credentials to earn an ESG Reporting extension certificate.

Learn more and register



Coming soon: Micro-credentials in Applied Machine Learning

Applied Machine Learning (AML) is a subset of artificial intelligence (AI) which can get computers to act without being explicitly programmed. It has given us self-driving cars, practical speech recognition, effective web search and a vastly improved understanding of the human genome. With our online micro-credentials, your hands-on, applied knowledge of AML positions you to be relevant to the demands of a data-driven business organization and leverage AI technologies.

Our AML micro-credentials will launch for our spring semester. Stay up-to-date when more information becomes available.

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Future Mount Royal micro-credentials

New offerings will be announced in 2022. 
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