Professional Development

SCE International offers seven executive professional development programs for international students to further develop their education with practical projects and social skill building for a truly Canadian University experience. 

Program Details

  • Full-time study
  • 12 months in length
  • Fees are $18,700 CAD and do not include accommodation or travel
  • Focus on one of the areas of Bookkeeping & Accounting Technology, Business Analysis, Digital Experience Design, Full-Stack Web Development Project Management, or Supply Chain Management and Logistics.
  • Intake dates are September and January (except for the Digital Experience Design program which offers only a September intake).
  • All programs include courses in professional communication and development using a Canadian business context.
  • Students will participate in a Capstone project, providing a hands-on opportunity to work with a local organization to apply in-class learning and gain relevant experience in a Canadian industry.
  • These programs are non-credit and don't yield a Ministry-approved credential. However, they are designated by Advanced Education which qualifies potential students to apply for a study permit.

Learn more about each program:

Executive Professional Development for International Students

Learn foundational financial skills that can be used to effectively prepare budgets, perform financial analysis and more. Gain bookkeeping and accounting knowledge and skills while developing your English professional language competency.

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Executive Professional Development for International Students

Would you like to develop your business analysis and professional communication skills in a Canadian context? Business Analysts are engaged at all levels of organizations and in a wide range of business environments. Demand for expertise in Business Analysis is increasing. As an Endorsed Education Provider with IIBA®, MacEwan offers business analysis courses that are based on the BABOK® Guide, the internationally recognized standards of the profession. You will walk away with a thorough understanding of business analysis best practices, tools and techniques that you can apply to your work or help you prepare to write the CBAP® exam.


Develop your skills in Digital Experience Design (DXD) using the latest industry tools and practices. Students will be equipped with the techniques and strategies they need to be successful in the growing technological environment

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Develop key skills in frontend and backend development to launch your career as a web developer.

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Executive Professional Development for International Students

Would you like to develop your global logistics and professional communication skills in a Canadian context? Learn about the essential strategies and processes related to international logistics systems, including transportation, inventory, and location, as well as government regulations related to international logistics and trade. You will build on your supply chain management knowledge as you develop your English professional language competency.


Executive Professional Development for International Students

Would you like to develop your project management and professional communication skills in a Canadian context? Learn strategic planning skills and how to organize and motivate the right team, delegate tasks, manage time and budgets, and manage projects of all sizes from initiation through completion. You will gain project management knowledge and skills while developing your English professional language competency.

Gain an understanding of logistics strategy, organization, and analysis of logistics systems. Gain supply chain management knowledge and skills while developing your English professional language competency.

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Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have a post secondary degree or diploma with at least one year of relevant work experience in industry.
  • Successful applicants require a minimum English language proficiency of Academic IELTS 6.0 on each band or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum total score of 80.
  • Applications must meet eligibility criteria for all necessary study and work permits.

Online testing in response to Covid-19

The Duolingo English Test (online test) will continue to be an option to demonstrate fulfillment of the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirement for all international professional development programs for the 2023/24 academic year (Fall 2023, Winter 2024). The TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition Test and IELTS Indicator test will be accepted in the same way as the regular TOEFL and IELTS tests are today. The tests, which will be available until testing centres reopen, are not available in all countries.;

Duolingo English Test

Minimum overall band score of 110.


6.0 in each band.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Minimum total score of 80.

Next steps

Applications are accepted online and a $110 (non-refundable) application fee is required to assess your credentials and evaluate the application. When you are ready to apply please select which program you are interested in from the list above.

All communications will go to your MacEwan email address. After you applied, you should have received a Network ID letter with your MacEwan University email address. Log in to to access your MacEwan Gmail account. We will also send your Network ID to the email account you listed on your application. This will be the username and password you use to log in to You can check your admission status, your tuition and fee amounts owing. Once you are offered acceptance, you can accept your offer and make deposit payments through this student system. If you did not receive  this letter with your login information - please email

Applicants are solely responsible for applying for and obtaining necessary study permits from government agencies, and for ensuring they meet eligibility criteria for study and work permits.

Please review our refund policy on visa or permit denials.

International student specialists at MacEwan International work closely with our students to prepare them for studying and living in Canada.

MacEwan International // Immigration Information

Prepare for SCE International Program Orientation Dates. After you arrive in Canada, this will be your first opportunity to visit the school, talk to staff in person and learn what to expect during the program. Attendance is mandatory. Orientation dates and details will be emailed to your email account, including times and location at City Centre Campus.

There will be opportunities to meet with SCE International staff one-on-one as the term begins. Dates and times will be emailed to your email account once the term has started.

SCE International staff will help you with:

After you have accepted your admission offer from MacEwan University and pay the confirmation deposit, you are officially a MacEwan University, School of Continuing Education student. You can start looking after the many details that will make your international education a success.

International student specialists at MacEwan International work closely with our students to prepare them for studying and living in Canada.

MacEwan International // PRE-DEPARTURE & ARRIVAL Information

Moving somewhere new can be both exciting and overwhelming. As you will be living here for 12 months, we encourage you to explore what Edmonton has to offer by learning about the city, the culture and the weather.


Step-by-step guide

Using myStudentSystem may look a bit daunting for the first time. Take a tour of your Student Homepage using the guide and walk through the process to enrol, drop or swap a class, join a wait-list or check a deadline.


Frequently Asked Questions

For Prospective International Professional Development Certificate Students

Questions involving work permits, living accommodation, or banking information must be directed to MacEwan International.

Non-credit programs are designed to supplement your existing education and experience.  This program allows you to learn from Canadian professionals and develop your understanding of the Canadian business context.

Our non-credit programs are affiliated with professional organizations that oversee and approve our course offerings. This means that the program presented to students is current and based on emerging practices and approaches used by professionals in the field. Additionally, there sometimes is an opportunity to obtain certification or acknowledgment from that professional organization.
  • Professional Development Certificate
  • Professional Communication Certificate of Attendance
  • Impressive resume additions including experience in a Canadian business context
  • Gain international contacts to build your professional network
MacEwan University is dedicated to providing students with a transformative, academically rigorous personal learning experience in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment.  As the learning environment is a shared responsibility involving commitment to and respect for the principles and practices of acceptable behaviour, MacEwan University students are responsible for conducting themselves in a manner suited to the best interests of the University. They are expected to apply themselves to their studies and act with propriety and conformity regarding University policies, rules and regulations, including the Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Success in this program and for the student to adapt to Canadian workplace expectations relies on attendance, academic success, group work and collaboration, and proper classroom conduct.
Attending your daily classes is essential and mandatory to successfully completing the program.  Students that do not attend a minimum of 80% of classes will be required to retake the course as they would not have had the time to demonstrate their knowledge. 

Tuition fees are due on the last day of the first month of the new term.

Visit Fees & Financial Information Payment Deadlines page for actual dates.

Payment plans can be set up with Financial Services, located at Room 7-110, MacEwan University City Centre Campus. Please contact

Class schedules vary by student group, but expect to take 5–7 hours of class per day Monday to Thursday. If there are any additional days for special events or guest speakers, students will be informed in advance.

Class schedules cannot be changed as this is a cohort (group) model program.

If you are enrolled in the Bookkeeping and Accounting, Business Analysis, Project Management, or Supply Chain Management and Logistics Professional Development Certificate programs, your classes could be scheduled anytime between 8 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. Do not make any other commitments during this time frame. Two months before the program begins, you can confirm your schedule online on your MacEwan Student Portal.

If you are enrolled in the Full-Stack Web Development or Digital Experience Design Professional Development Certificate program, your schedule may consist of daytime and evening classes on alternating weekdays and/or weekends for 5–7 hours per day. Two months before the program begins, you can confirm your schedule online on your MacEwan Student Portal.

Questions involving work permits, living accommodation, or banking information must be directed to MacEwan International.

As of October 20, 2021, international applicants who do not receive their study permit by the institutional deadline will be refunded 100%. The admission deposit remains unchanged at $1000 CAD. This policy will be in place until December 31, 2022, at which point the policy will be reviewed, and a new policy will be established for 2023.

No, your previous work experience and/or completed degree/diploma does not need to relate to the program you wish to apply to. Having experience in a related field is an asset, but not required for any of our programs.

For Current International Professional Development Certificate Students

Unfortunately, no you are not eligible for the UPass (Universal Transit Pass). The UPass is only eligible for credit-based programs. You can purchase an ETS bus pass at most convenience or grocery store customer service areas.

Ets bus pass info

You are eligible for basic Alberta Health Care coverage once you have applied and received your Alberta Health Care card. Further support can be provided during orientation session regarding application forms. You should apply for the Alberta Health Care card within one week of moving to Canada.

We do suggest that all students purchase extended health care coverage in case of any emergencies. Options include (but are not limited to) AB Blue Cross, Cover Me, Sunlife. You will have to pay a monthly fee for insurance coverage.

Change your email account, address, or other contact information in myStudentSystem under Student Center. You can navigate to these pages through the MyPortal homepage.

Non-credit study

Information about requesting a transcript for your School of Continuing Education courses is found on the SCE Student Information page.


Go to the library on the second floor of building 7 (the Technology Support Desk in room 7-292) and speak with the librarian on site. Provide them with your name and student number and they will take your picture and print out your student card as you wait. There is a $10 one time fee (included in your term fees).

With your student ID, you can borrow books, access print services, DVDs, calculators, laptops, and phone chargers from the library. To borrow them, you just need to provide the librarian with your student ID and then return them at the end of your borrowing time frame. You can also find space for quiet individual study here.

Students are expected to prioritize school over work. We recommend you speak to your manager about the hours you are in class to ensure shift changes and flexibility. If they are not willing to be flexible you should consider other employment because you are not excused from class to attend work.
No. Textbooks are included in the fee payment. You will get your textbooks in the first two weeks of class.

Username and password

Your Network ID and a temporary password were sent to the email account listed on your application to MacEwan University. You will be prompted to change your password the first time you log in. Use your Network ID and password to log in to

If you did not receive this email with your login information, please email is the university's student portal, where you can find links to several online applications and tools for students, such as:

  • Your MacEwan University student email account (Gmail)
  • myStudentSystem: to track your application, see your weekly schedule, pay fees and manage personal information
  • paskwâwi-mostos mêskanâs: to access electronic materials for your classes
  • Library: to search for books, articles and more
  • Technology Support: for troubleshooting help

Using myStudentSystem

Use myStudentSystem to access your finances, personal information, class schedule, and more. Access myStudentSystem through

  • Log in to using your Network ID and password
  • Launch myStudentSystem from the Quick Links menu.
  • Navigate to Main Menu > Self Service > Student Center

In the Student Center, you will be able to view your current account balance, your weekly schedule, your term enrolment report, your grades, and your current contact information (including your home address, email address, and phone number). If you need to change any of your contact information, you may do so here by clicking on the information you would like to update (for example, clicking on “Home Address” will allow you to edit your currently listed address).

If you need help using myStudentSystem, we’ve prepared instructions and videos to guide you.

Using myStudentSystem