Coady Distance Programs

Online courses are well suited to those applicants who are unable to attend our on-campus programs in Antigonish, or for Coady graduates who would like to keep up-to-date with new knowledge and topics in their field.

During the entire program, the lead facilitator directs the course with support from technology and library resource facilitators. Specific subject matter experts with rich field experience join the course as guest faculty. Through facilitated discussions, sharing of experiences, and input from facilitators and guest experts, we aim to create a virtual community of practitioners across the world, where participants crystallize their learning on the basis of their own experiences and gain new knowledge in a highly participatory learning environment.

In addition to large and small-group conversations, individual on-line dialogues will address specific learning needs.

The spring 2012 distance course in Community-Based Microfinance has been postponed until further notice.

Community-Based Member-Owned Microfinance 

The course provides member-owned microfinance practitioners with current methods, case studies, peer dialogue and a relevant field assignment to deepen their understanding and improve practice. Policy makers, donors and other stakeholders can deepen their perspective on practitioner issues and operations.

Applications for courses and scholarships are approved as they are received. Specific scholarships are available through the Coady-MasterCard Foundation's Scholars Program.

Course details, eligibility requirements and the application form can be found at

If you prefer to attend our on-campus certificate course in Canada, please find the details at