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Higher Education Administration

Learn what you need to know to build a strong foundation for your career in a Canadian university, college, or polytechnic with this NEW ONLINE program.
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At a glance

Program includes four online courses
Courses can be taken in any order
Credential: Letter of Accomplishment (LOA) from the University of Manitoba

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If you are new to the unique world of higher education, it’s crucial to understand how it works.

You need to understand its culture, governance, and funding. You need to understand the importance of Indigenization, and the students you serve. You need to understand your role, where you are, and where you want to go.

Higher Education Administration has all of these important things covered. This program includes four courses, to introduce you to the unique world of higher education and show you how higher education works. It’s the perfect complement to the onboarding you receive at work.

Meet your leaders

Your instructors and consultants for Higher Education Administration are your experienced guides to the world of post-secondary education. These experts from across Canada are here to show you the ropes, and provide you with insight as you learn about the realities of university, college, and polytechnic administration and its possibilities.

Meet your leaders

Quick facts about Higher Education Administration

Program Description

as listed in the 2019-2020 Academic Calendar

The letter of accomplishment in Higher Education Administration will prepare entry-level or mid-level professionals in Canadian universities, polytechnics, and colleges to become integral members of the administrative team by developing a greater understanding of how the context in which they work impacts their role, and by acquiring skills and abilities to enhance their performance.

What it is

Now Extended Education at the U of M has a program for entry level administrators and those who are new to the higher education environment.

Higher Education Administration is the new online professional development opportunity designed to be a guided introduction to the unique world of higher education in Canada including its history and its complexities.

It’s for you

If you are new to working in a university, college, or polytechnic, this is the program for you.

With this program, you will take the initiative to learn more about your workplace including its history, culture, students, and important topics like Indigenization. You will also work on your leadership skills and network with colleagues. Apply for this relevant professional development program.

Higher Education Administration was designed for you to learn what you need to know to build a strong foundation for your career.

It’s for your team

If you are a manager or human resources professional working in a Canadian university, college, or polytechnic, this is the program for your team.

With this program, you will give the members of your team that extra edge and help them build their knowledge and confidence in their new workplace. They will learn about the complexities of higher education including its history, culture, and students. They will consider the importance of Indigenization, and they will start to develop their leadership skills. Support them with this relevant professional development program.

Higher Education Administration was designed to be the perfect complement to your institution’s onboarding efforts.

What you get

A university credential- a Letter of Accomplishment (LOA) from Extended Education at the University of Manitoba
Experienced higher education professional instructors from across Canada
Insight into the unique world of higher education including its history and complexities, and the student population your institution serves
A look at Indigenization and how you can contribute to the process
The opportunity to build on your leadership skills
Networking with your colleagues from across Canada

Courses

The program includes four online courses. Take them in any order. Upcoming courses may not yet be scheduled.

Credential

Apply to the program, complete all four courses and earn a Letter of Accomplishment (LOA) from the University of Manitoba.

Online convenience

Online learning

Higher Education Administration is offered entirely online. Study online from anywhere and earn your credential, no commute required.

Build your professional network

Professional network

Higher Education Administration is an excellent opportunity for professional networking. Connect with your colleagues from across Canada and network.

Get started

The Higher Education Administration program includes four courses. Courses can be taken in any order. In order to be eligible to receive your Letter of Accomplishment (LOA) credential, you must apply to the program and complete all four courses.

Apply to the program

Apply online or complete the application form, pay the fee, and you are eligible to receive your credential after successful completion of all courses. Next, you must register for your course or courses.
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Register for the courses

The program includes four online courses. Take them in any order. Upcoming courses may not yet be scheduled.

Introduction to Higher Education in Canada

Fall 2019 dates Sept. 9 to Oct. 6, $340 (12 contact hours)
Examine and discuss the complexities of Canadian higher education including history, culture, governance, and funding. Explore your own institution, and current topics and issues.

Alan Davis


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Students in Higher Education

Fall 2019 dates Nov 4 to Dec 1, $340 (12 contact hours)
Understand your students. Look at demographic trends, and investigate local and national topics from the perspective of your professional role.

Krista Pearson


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Indigenous Perspectives in Higher Education

Fall 2019 dates Oct. 7 to Nov. 3, $340 (12 contact hours)
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.

Alex Wilson

Sheelah McLean


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The Higher Education Administrative Professional

Winter 2020 dates Jan. 13 to Feb. 9, 2020, $595 (36 contact hours)
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.

Heather Stamp Nunes


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