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The University of Fredericton (UFred)

The University of Fredericton (UFred)

The University of Fredericton (UFred)


Connect. Learn. Succeed. Fully Online.

The University of Fredericton (UFred) is a fully online, degree-granting institution offering certificate, diploma, and degree programs. Founded and based in Fredericton, New Brunswick, UFred takes exceptional pride in its offering of innovative, relevant online education that emphasizes leadership development and lifelong learning.

UFred offers a unique, completely online learning experience that supports the academic and professional goals of its constituents. Through approachable, friendly support and service, UFred is devoted to creating student success.
Their vision is to empower learners globally to achieve their goals through accessible, applied professional education. Their mission is to provide a fully compatible, individually-centered lifelong learning path for the world’s professionals that enhances individual performance. UFred's values include integrity, passion, mutual trust, learning, mutual respect, and competency.

Why study at UFred?

UFred’s online students receive the same high-quality education, networking opportunities, and collaboration obtained from an on-campus program; students interact with professors and peers on an ongoing basis. Students can ask questions, participate in discussions, and work collaboratively on study material, completely online.

UFred history

The University of Fredericton is a private institution established in 2005 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Under the premise that fully online education was the way of the future, they forged an innovative learning path of superior quality and continue to expand internationally.

Benefits Of Learning With UFred

  • Flexibility: As a program developed for working professionals, UFred ensures students are able to balance their studies with their careers and other personal and professional commitments. With the ability to pause their studies at any time, UFred ensures students can take a break in their program as required.
  • Online on purpose: UFred's programs are offered online, on purpose. This allows students globally to participate in the University's programs without a need to pause their careers or travel to participate.
  • Affordability: UFred prides itself in offering students affordable programs while maintaining a high quality of education. With the option to pay for one course at a time, students are provided financial flexibility.

Career prospects

UFred's programs prepare students to take the next step in their careers regardless of their geographic location. UFred's business programs can be easily applied across a wide range of industries and have been found to be applicable even before students have completed their program.


  • Government of New Brunswick

As a university within the province of New Brunswick, it is important to share with students and potential students that UFred has been accredited by the province of New Brunswick since 2007 under Section 3 of the Degree Granting Act.

  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

The University of Fredericton’s Sandermoen School of Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The ACBSP has more than 30 years of experience promoting academic excellence for business programs globally. This accreditation was determined using the Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence which ensures business programs offer a rigorous educational experience and demonstrate continuous quality improvement.


  • Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada)

The University of Fredericton and the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada) have an academic partnership. This partnership offers students a number of benefits including credit toward the CMC designation, free annual academic partner student memberships with CMC-Canada, student rates when attending professional development events, and more.

  • Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE)

The University of Fredericton partnered with the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering to develop the Health and Safety Leadership specialty stream offered to students in the MBA and Executive MBA programs.


Bachelor’s courses:
- High School Diploma or Equivalent;
- Four university preparatory courses. Including English 12, Math 12, and two additional grade 12 university preparatory courses.
- Minimum overall average of at least 65% in the university preparatory classes
Mature admissions:
- High School Diploma or Equivalent
- Older than 21 years of age and have been away from an educational program for a minimum of three years

MBA courses:
- An undergraduate degree from a recognized and accredited university;
- Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 grade scale
- International applicants must be qualified for university or college admission in their home countries and transcripts must show superior performance based on the country’s grading scheme
- If your degree was completed outside of North America, you may have your degree evaluated by World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Services of Canada (ICAS). Those reports can be sent directly to UFred or you can have them notarized by a lawyer.

English language requirements:

  • TOEFL Internet-based score of 88
  • TOEFL Computer-based score of 213
  • IELTS score of 6.5 with no band below 6
  • CAEL score of 70 with no part below 60

UFred’s Upcoming Webinars

Join the free webinars presented by an experienced Program Advisor to learn more about UFred's MBA and Executive MBA. This session allows you to dive deeper into the details of UFred's programs and offers you the opportunity to ask questions in real time.


The University of Fredericton ranked among the Best Online Universities, recognized in three additional ranked categories by Course Compare

The University of Fredericton is proud to announce that we have been recognized by Course Compare in four academic ranking categories for 2023. Each year, Course Compare publishes its rankings for schools and programs with lists varying from the best online universities to the best online MBA.

  • Best Online MBA
  • Best Executive MBA
  • Best Online Universities
  • Best Business Schools

Course Compare generates their rankings using specified parameters, aiming to “help you prepare for the future of work".

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