Program Description

Graduates of the Research Management program will have knowledge and insight into the complex world of management of research enterprises within university, hospital, or other organizational settings. Through in-depth examination of national and international regulatory issues, the program prepares graduates to move into positions of leadership within the dynamic field of research administration.

This program will attract applicants from a broad range of backgrounds, including but not limited to: science, social science, health care, business. Grads interested in conducting research or acting as senior leaders in research administration may continue education at the Bachelor and Post-Graduate levels in any field of study.

Program Highlights

  • Formally acknowledges your competency in research management.

  • Provides opportunities for gaining new skills and knowledge.

  • Recognizes prior skills and expertise as well as those directly gained through the program.

  • Connects you to experienced mentors to help build your network and gain industry insights.

  • Flexible, fully-online program delivery.

  • Innovative teaching technologies to enhance interaction with fellow students and faculty.

  • Project and problem-based learning elements.

  • Collaborate with fellow students on projects.

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Additional Details

Admission and Registration

You must apply, and be accepted, to this program prior to registering for courses.

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Intakes are available in the Fall (September), Winter (January), and Spring (May).

Admission Requirements

Once you've received official acceptance into the program you must become a CARA | ACAAR (opens in new window) member before registering for courses.

Financial Assistance

green checkmark OSAP funding may be available. Learn more about Financial Assistance Options for Continuing Education Students.

Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes outline what graduates need to know, and be able to do, after they complete a program.

Review the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) program learning outcomes.


Career Opportunities

Work in a research management role at hospitals, universities, colleges and non-profit research organizations.

  • Director of Research
  • Coordinator of Research
  • Dean of Research

For details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, visit the Government of Canada Job Bank (opens in new window).

Next Steps

Wait for your application to be approved. Once approved, you can select and register for your courses.

Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions

College Resources

Program Contact

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Completion Requirement

14 Course(s)

Three professionals meeting


This program of studies applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion email the Program Contact listed at the bottom of this page.

A selection of courses will be offered each term. Click on the course names to view current availability. Visit our Course Schedule page to view a tentative schedule of future offerings.

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