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Find flexibility in education with Nova Scotia’s leader in online learning. The Mount’s 10 undergraduate and 4 graduate programs give you the convenience of learning on your time, from anywhere.  Distance learning enhances collaboration easy-to-use technology, small class sizes and personal attention from professors.

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The variety of programs and expert resources at the Mount give you the flexibility of learning on your own schedule. Our students often tell us why online course and programs work for them. On the most recent survey of distance learning students, 93% reported they would recommend the Mount to others. 

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Programs & Courses

The Mount offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs as well as special interest non-credit courses online via distance learning:

Bachelor of Arts
Earn your Bachelor of Arts with options in two disciplines through distance learning. Choose from General Studies with a Minor in English, Psychology, Religious or Women's Studies, Concentrations in English and Psychology, or focus your degree on Child and Youth Study.

Bachelor of Business Administration
This program is designed to provide specialized education in the principles and practices of operating a business. Choose from Majors in General Studies, Accounting, Management, Marketing, and more. By learning online, you can complete your degree at your own pace with part-time and full-time options.

Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management
Hotels, B&Bs, excursion and adventure tours, restaurants and exclusive resorts. Get started toward a rewarding career in Tourism and Hospitality. This program provides you with a comprehensive education and tools necessary to develop a challenging and fulfilling career in this booming, multi-billion dollar industry.

Certificate in Accounting
Develop a solid foundation in the field of accounting. Intended for students interested in business or related fields, this certificate program can also be of interest to those working in administrative positions. The certificate is available to students enrolled in degree programs and can be completed through online learning on a full-time or part-time basis.

Certificate in Business Administration
Start your path to a rewarding career in business. This certificate program is designed to give you a basic introduction to the concepts of business to build your knowledge of the field. Also available to students enrolled in degree programs, the certificate can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis through online learning.

Certificate in Marketing
Think market research, planning, sales, advertising, promotion and customer service for business, non-profit and public sector. This certificate program is designed to prepare you for the always-dynamic field of marketing with a basic introduction to the concepts of marketing to get you started in the field.

Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality Management Reinforce the basic fundamentals you need for a robust career in tourism and hospitality. Prepare for career opportunities in planning and development of tourism destinations, devising solid business strategies or working in the food and beverage industry, accommodations, sales, leisure management, tour operations or the airline industry. 

Diploma in Business Administration
With a business administration education from the Mount you will be prepared for a career in virtually every area of business for large corporations, small business, not-for-profit or the service sector. The flexibility of this 12-unit diploma program via distance, either full-time or part-time, will allow your education to fit your lifestyle.

Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management
There is a growing need for university-educated professionals in the tourism and hospitality industry. Get an in-depth education in the many facets of this booming sector from planning and strategizing to operations and marketing, whether you already have a degree or are looking to complement your existing industry experience.

Master of Education - Educational Psychology
The Faculty of Education offers a graduate program with separate concentrations in educating students with visual impairments, and those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Each program is designed in partnership with teachers and community organizations to help develop educators to meet their specific needs. Most courses available online.

Master of Public Relations / Arts (Communication)
The Department of Communication Studies offers two graduate programs built on the Mount’s expertise in public relations and designed to develop leaders in public relations theory and practice. Through the flexibility of online learning, each program supports students looking to pursue their degree while working full time.

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