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Higher Education Administration

The NEW ONLINE program demystifying the unique world of higher education in Canada so you can better understand where you fit in and how you will contribute

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Applied learning to advance your career

Higher Education Administration was designed for people entering administrative and academic roles in Canadian universities, colleges, and polytechnics, people like you. Develop the skills you need to help you excel in your job and advance in your academic career with this program. Take that extra step forward, with this training program created to build on the training you already receive at work.

Working in higher education is an experience like no other, and having early insight into the workings of the academic world can put you at a great advantage. That’s why Extended Education at the University of Manitoba created Higher Education Administration. It’s a program like no other- designed to prepare and empower you as you enter your administrative career.

Online convenience

Online learning

Higher Education Administration is offered entirely online. Study at your convenience, from wherever you are, and earn your credential in as little as six months.

Connect with your learning, instructors, and colleagues with no commute required and no travel expenses incurred. Online courses are delivered through U of M’s online learning management system UM Learn.

Build your professional network

Professional network

Higher Education Administration is an excellent opportunity for professional networking. Connect with your peers from across Canada, and build on your professional network.

Take this extra step forward in your administrative career. Earn your Letter of Accomplishment in Higher Education Administration. Learn about the world of Canadian higher education, and develop practical skills to prepare you to become an integral member of the academic administrative team.

The program includes four courses:

 

Introduction to Higher Education in Canada

Examine and discuss the complexities of Canadian higher education including history, culture, governance, and funding. Explore your own institution, and current topics and issues. 12 contact hours, course fee $320
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Indigenous Perspectives in Higher Education

Indigenization is very important in higher education. Explore related topics through the lens of history, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Consider how you can contribute to the process. 12 contact hours, course fee $320
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Students in Higher Education

Understand your students. Look at demographic trends, and investigate local and national topics from the perspective of your professional role. 12 contact hours, course fee $320
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The Higher Education Administrative Professional

Develop the skills to be successful in your position. Learn through practical activities to effectively use technology to communicate well. Consider case studies and exercise critical thinking to create sensible solutions. Assess your abilities and set your goals. Start to develop your own personal approach to leadership. 36 contact hours, course fee $560
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