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Royal Roads University (Canada)

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Be cautious.Business - Management and Administration
Be cautious. Innovative programming but serious administrative challenges. Very good at marketing, but unable to deliver what they promise. Definitely not good value for the money. Quality of programming, student services, and teaching is low.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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I am the First Batch of Masters ofBusiness - Management and Administration
I am the First Batch of Masters of Global Management from Royal Roads University
I graduated from this 18 months program in 2013 with the internship option. I was successful with an internship which eventually became a full time job followed by Permeant Residency in 2014.

After my Masters from University of Hertfordshire, UK with few years of corporate experience in HR I reached here. This university is not in the top 5 and but its know to be for Working Professional and I must say this is indeed the best university among the various experiences I have till date based after studying in England & Canada.
Also if you are looking for a good university where you can complete a Masters without GRE or GMAT...then do not think twice or thrice. I love Royal Roads university as you will get to know the staff, dean and faculty while you are completing the course which is rare in UBC or SFU and other big universities.

Highlights of the course:

1. 18 months masters degree with a internship option in Canada
2. No GRE / GMAT requirement
3. Pre-Masters option available
4. Work from day one after landing in Canada - 20 hrs a week
5. Internship help from university and even volunteer services and on campus jobs
6. Three years PGWP for most of international students
7. The average age of our graduates is between 30-40 (Solid Cohort Group)
8. You also have scholarship option from $500 - $4000 if you take admission via Link2Study.
I had got admission in the following university but I am so happy that I chose Royal Roads University:

Thomson River University: Its in Kamloops (5-6 hrs drive from Vancouver, with really less job Opportunity)

Vancouver Island University : Its in Nanaimo (1.5 - 2 hrs drive from Victoria, even smaller town than Victoria)

University of Calgary: Calgary faces both uncertainty and opportunity in 2016 after oil price fall.
Also the best part is you will have a awesome time with students from diffrent parts of the world - our Cohort was a combination of Canadian, Columbian, Brazilian, Nigerian, American, Russian, Chilli, India, China, Poland, Germany, Bangladesh ... so on!!

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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The university prides itself on having the "cohortQuite BrightOther
The university prides itself on having the "cohort system" which basically means all assignments are group work, the program I'm currently enrolled in is International Hotel Management, the majority of the workload is very vague and irrelevant, certain professors are exceptional at what they do, unfortunately the majority aren't helpful whatsoever. The cohort system is a fantastic idea IF YOU ARE LUCKY AND HAVE A GOOD PRESELECTED GROUP,if not you will absolutely be paired with international students, the regular ratio is 2 native Canadian Students and 3 international students. Unfortunately most of the international students lack communication skills, and amazingly lack speaking English and specifically writing. Hence it is almost always expected that the native speakers carry the workload. Most of the international students are extremely wealthy and frankly have 0 interest in this program or education in general and also some admittedly have 0 highschool education and or ILETS exam certification, some students even brag about how easy it is to purchase the ILETS and TOEFL exams back in (insert nation), hence the pressure on the native student to pass, and for that student to pass he must complete the whole given group work which is supposedly split into the whole group. The staff know this is an issue and a prevalent one, certain professor will mark your work seperatly but that is very rare. It's a unwritten rule that the Canadian Students must be leaders in the group. Another issue is that the university doesn't integrate the International students with Canadian expectations, speaking mandarin and or Cantonese in class is a regular occurrence, usually leaving the English speaking students lost in midst of group projects. This university focuses on money more than quality of education, and this is inevitably going to cause many legal issues for this university soon. I have contacted BC ministry of education and currently building a case to bring forth to the board. I highly recommend to avoid this school at all cost.
1st Year Male -- Class 2016
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