Regarded as one of Canada's top research universities, as it has gained over $135 million dedicated to research grants and awards each year. Many researchers from this institution are recognized not only nationally, but internationally as well, as they are known for being thought-provoking, groundbreaking, and essential for solving problems that are faced in the real world. Nova Scotia provides the perfect backdrop for life at Dal with the friendly community and picturesque landscapes. There are also many societies and clubs that students can join to complement their time as academics. Students will receive an education that is collaborative and hands on, with educators that are committed to the ongoing development, delivery, and design of courses and programs.
Boasting over 4,000 courses within more than 180 degree programs—there is something for any student, no matter what they are looking for. Students will thrive in Halifax, Truro, and Saint John as these are the hubs that bring Del's students together into communities that are engaging and warm. The impact that Del has reaches more than just locally, it spreads nationally and globally as well. This is because the economic contributions along with the research potential of Del's own student volunteers work to leave a positive impact on their communities. Del prides itself on being a cooperative and respectful community experience so that its neighbors are happy to have them. There is even a committee that was created specifically to enhance the relationship between the community and the university, on issues that are of mutual concern.
This degree from Del is one of the first of its kind in Canada. It will grow on the student's existing experience and knowledge in order to help them develop the critical thinking and management skills along with best practices to excel in their future. To be accepted into the program, applicants need to possess at least 5 years of experience in the workplace as well as hold a 4 year degree with at least a B (3.0 GPA) average from a university that is recognized by the Senate of Del. Alternatively, those with 5 to 10 years of relevant management experience are considered for acceptance.
This program is designed to be flexible for those who are already in their career and are looking to achieve their own goals. It is a blend of distance learning with face to face delivery, allowing the students to study at any location that they can. Degrees can be completed in 2 and a half years or they may be completed in up to 7 years, depending on what a lifestyle allows with whatever current professional responsibilities must come first. The courses are delivered online, and end with a face to face intensive meeting for their conclusion. Graduates will be able to work in a wide array of positions, including those that are or related to management, integrated information systems, senior system integrator, and Privy Council office. Students will learn how to comply with government and industry regulations, ensure that resources are technologically compliant for the long term, and ensure accuracy, security, and accessibility.