FREDERICTON, NB — Mount Allison University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with New Brunswick Community College which will open pathways for credit transfers between the two institutions.
Students who complete the two-year diploma in Business Administration: Accounting at NBCC can now be admitted to Mount Allison University with third-year standing.
“This agreement is consistent with NBCC’s strategic goals of welcoming more learners, enhancing the NBCC Advantage and building on our capacity to grow,” said Mary Butler, Vice-President of Academic Development at NBCC. “Partnerships like this are important as we open our doors as widely as possible to ensure all New Brunswickers have opportunities to successfully pursue post-secondary education.”
The MOU is supported by the Council on Articulations and Transfer of New Brunswick (CATNB), of which both NBCC and Mount Allison are members. CATNB was founded as a participatory council of the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour to work collaboratively with participating institutions to enhance credit transfer.
“We are pleased to enter this MOU with NBCC, which will give students more options as they pursue post-secondary studies” says Mount Allison Provost and Vice-President Dr. Jeff Ollerhead. “Partnerships like these enable universities and colleges to provide students with complementary training and experiential learning opportunities and gain skills and education that will be essential to their chosen career path.”
With over 90 programs and six campuses across New Brunswick, NBCC is a provincially recognized post-secondary institution renowned for producing skilled, knowledgeable college graduates. NBCC offers students full-time concentrated study periods in one- and two-year certificate and diploma programs. (www.nbcc.ca)
Mount Allison University is ranked the top undergraduate university in Canada by Maclean’s magazine. With degrees in Arts, Science, Commerce, Fine Arts, and Music, the University provides a flexible liberal arts and science education that prepares students for any career path. Located in Sackville, New Brunswick, Mount Allison prides itself on providing a high-quality academic experience, combined with a variety of hands-on learning opportunities in a close-knit community. Students come from more than 50 countries around the world to make up a diverse, creative, and talented student body of approximately 2,300 students (www.mta.ca)
Photo: left to right, Mary Butler, VP, Academic Development, NBCC; Marilyn Luscombe, President and CEO, NBCC; Dr. Jean-Paul Boudreau, President, Mount Allison University; Dr. Jeff Ollerhead, Provost and VP, Academic and Research, Mount Allison University