Congratulations on your offer of admission to the Post-Bachelor's Business Administration certificate at Mount Royal University!  Your Business Advisors have put together some important information for students newly admitted to each of the three certificates.


Mount Royal Post-Bachelor's Business Administration certificates are designed for people who have a foundation credential and who wish to specialize in a new area. Each certificate is eight courses – some courses are required, and some are chosen from a list of approved options. In most instances, students pursue the certificates on a part-time basis while working.

General Information

Prerequisites and transfer equivalencies

Students must demonstrate that the proper prerequisites are in place before moving on to more senior coursework. If you think you have met a prerequisite based on previously completed course work, you need to ensure your prior courses have been given the specific transfer equivalency stated as a prerequisite. Check your transfer equivalencies on mruGradU8 to see how your previous coursework has been articulated to thePost-Bachelor's Business Administration certificate. If your prior coursework is currently recognized as unspecified credit (e.g., UNSP 2XXX or ACCT 2XXX), you will not be able to take the higher level course. You need to submit your course outline(s) (not just the course description), following the process and deadlines outlined on the Transfer Equivalencies web page. This can be a lengthy process, so students are encouraged to submit their requests early.

Attending full time

If you intend to be a full-time student, please review your equivalencies and prerequisites to ensure you have enough courses to choose from to attend full-time. To be a full-time student you must be in at least three courses (nine credits) to a maximum of five courses (15 credits) per semester. As higher level courses require prerequisite courses, you need to ensure you have the prerequisite courses as you plan your semesters. Please note that if you are required to be a full-time student, you may need to register in courses that are not part of your program. The certificates can rarely be completed in one year, due to the laddering of course prerequisites. Additionally, not all courses are offered each semester, and many courses are not offered in the optional spring semester. You may register for both Fall and Winter semesters at this time.

International Students

International students who are required to be full-time, for reasons such as PGWP or working on or off-campus, may need to take courses not in the program to meet the full-time student threshold. Prerequisites must be followed for all courses in the certificates. The certificates can rarely be completed in one year, and the timeline will depend on the articulation of previously completed coursework and availability of courses. If a student has questions about the visa letters provided, they are encouraged to contact the Admissions department directly.

Course Selection

The curriculum for each of the certificates is outlined below. Find more detailed course descriptions, including prerequisites, in the Mount Royal Academic Calendar. Admission to a certificate does not guarantee course availability. It is always best to register early, as courses fill quickly.

Registering for Courses using

It is your responsibility to register in your courses and ensure that the courses you select meet the program and graduation requirements as outlined in the MRU Academic Calendar and summarized above.

Use the online Academic Calendar to explore possible courses of interest and to check that you meet prerequisites. You will register for courses using the registration system found in, Register & Pay tab.

Tracking your progress through mruGradU8

mruGradU8 is a program audit system and advising tool designed to assist you in reviewing your academic history, identifying requirements you completed and those that are still needed for graduation.  As you move through your degree, mruGradU8 will become a great planning tool for you to measure your progress. 

You will login to mruGradU8 through your account, under the ‘My Program’ tab.  When you click on the icon or follow the link, your audit will open.

In order to ensure that your curriculum is current, please click the ‘Process New’ tab at the top of the audit every time that you login to mruGradU8.

Each semester, information about your course registration will be added to your audit so you can see which courses you register in and which ones you complete.  This will be a great tool for you and your advisor to use to ensure that the courses you are taking will meet graduation requirements for your program.

Learn more about mruGradU8, including frequently asked questions.

Preparing for your first semester

  1. Activate and start using your email address.  If you need some help doing so, email instructions are avaialble.
  2. Apply for student loan funding, if needed.  Applications are generally available in early June, and you can check out the Financing Your Education website for more information.
  3. Buy your textbooks.  Many books aren't available until mid to late-August, so keep an eye on the Cougars Campus Store website, where you can access your personalized booklist.
  4. Explore your and D2L accounts.  Don't be alarmed if your courses aren't loaded into D2L until right before the beginning of the semester, but it's a good idea to help familiarize yourself with the two programs prior to the beginning of your first year.
  5. Enter all of the important dates and deadlines for each semester into your Google Calendar.  Include your lectures, labs and tutorials, as well as the deadlines for adding/dropping courses, tuition payments, reading week, the withdrawal deadline, and the final exam period.

Still have Questions?

Visit the New Student FAQ page to see if your question is answered there. If not, email your Business Advisors at from your email address.