Executive Master of Business Administration

  • Full or part time
    Full time , Part time & On campus available
  • Course fees
  • Course Disciplines
  • Course Start
    See Course
  • Course Duration
    1 year full time, 2 years part time
  • MBA Program Type

Course Description

The Commonwealth of Learning partners with universities around the world to offer the Commonwealth Executive Master’s programmes in a flexible, cost effective and viable mode of delivery. Convenient study options offer busy managers and working professionals a novel way of accessing a high-quality management education at an affordable cost.

Students may choose from two fields of study: Business Administration (CEMBA) or Public Administration (CEMPA) with the option of multiple exit points from which they can earn a post-graduate diploma or an Executive Master’s degree.

The features of these graduate degree programmes include:

  • Cost effective and cost efficient educational operations
  • Provision of equal opportunity of admission
  • Self instructional learning materials, in print and non-print media (where relevant)
  • Provision of face-to-face/classroom lecture sessions
  • Continuous and terminal evaluation.
  • Offered by a consortium of reputable universities in several of the 54 nations of the Commonwealth.
  • Courses designed and developed by Canada’s top universities including York University, University of Toronto and University of Windsor.
  • Programmes to be taught by a cadre of highly respected faculty.

Study Options and Locations

  • Kingston (Sunday and Tuesday/Thursday)**
  • Mandeville (Sunday and Tuesday/ Thursday)**
  • Montego Bay (Sunday only)*
  • Ocho Rios (Sunday only)*
  • Online (Sunday and Tuesday/Thursday)
  • *Sundays only 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • **Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sundays 1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Online - Sundays 1:00 - 3:00pm and 4:00 -6:00pm; Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:00 - 9:00pm

Full-Time option (Kingston Only)

  • Monday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.,
  • Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Classes will be conveniently held in comfortable, state-of-the-art facilities in Kingston (Kingston cohorts), Mandeville (Mandeville cohorts), Montego Bay (Montego Bay cohorts) and Ocho Rios (Ocho Rios cohorts).

Additional Information

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) is registered with and recognised by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), the official accreditation body for tertiary education in Jamaica, as a University College. The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean has since achieved institutional accreditation by the UCJ. This positions the UCC as one of only four universities, of the eighty public & private tertiary institutions that have been registered by the UCJ, to have achieved this significant & decisive accreditation status.

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean is also accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). The University has earned Premier status with ASIC for its commendable areas of operation. ASIC accreditation helps students and parents make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high quality institution. ASIC is recognised by UKVI in UK, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in USA and is listed in their International Directory, is a member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation) and are institutional members of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network).

UCC is the only official Affiliate/Recognised institution of the University of London (UOL) to offer the Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law, the Bachelor of Laws (LLB), and Master of Laws (LLM) degrees in Jamaica.


Visit the Executive Master of Business Administration page on the The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) web site for more details!

Entry Requirements

A working knowledge of the English Language at the post-graduate studies level
Successful completion of the Commonwealth Executive Management test (CEMAT) (where required) and submission of Prior Learning Assessment portfolio.
Minimum 3 years’ working experience at the supervisory/managerial level; Commonwealth Executive Management Achievement Test, (CEMAT) required.
3 years’ working experience at the supervisory/ managerial level; CEMAT waived.

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