Yorkville University

The mission of Yorkville University is to build a national university that provides practitioner-oriented degree programs, leading to professional careers that are personally rewarding and contribute to the betterment of society.

Accessible: Yorkville University provides academic programs to people who, for reasons of geographic remoteness, health and disability conditions, and family, work or community obligations, would otherwise not be able to complete post-secondary education.
Rigorous:Yorkville University provides challenging academic content delivered by faculty members who are professionally engaged in their field of knowledge, possess the appropriate credentials available in their fields, and are committed to excellence in teaching.
Flexible: Yorkville University provides academic programs that allow students to integrate career advancement studies with their personal and professional lives.

Yorkville University’s programs always involve direct interaction between faculty and students in a collaborative learning environment. The university does not offer self-directed learning courses.

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Yorkville University was established in 2003 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The University is private and non-denominational, delivering practitioner-oriented degree programs that bridge the gap between theory and practice, leading to rewarding professional careers.

In March 2004, the Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour granted designation status, approving Yorkville University as a degree granting institution authorized to offer the Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology (MACP). In October 2011, the University was granted the authority to offer a Master of Education in Adult Education (M.Ed). and in 2012, the authority to offer a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program.  In 2015, the university received consent to offer a Master of Education in Educational Leadership which it recently launched.

RCC Institute of Technology became an Ontario division of Yorkville University in 2007, and in 2009, RCCIT acquired the Academy of Design and the Toronto Film School. Today, RCCIT delivers professional degree and diploma programs in business, technology and design, largely delivered on-campus but with some online offerings.

In 2015, Yorkville University was granted authority in British Columbia to offer a Bachelor of Business Administration, with specializations in Accounting, Supply Chain Management, Project Management and Energy Management.