Welcome To The Faculty Of Extension

300+ courses and 40+ part-time programs for working professionals

This summer and fall, you can learn from anywhere. Our instructors have been hard at work creating new courses that are tailor-made for online learning.

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Online Course

Finance for Non-Financial Managers

All super­vi­sors, man­agers and oth­er pro­fes­sion­als are chal­lenged with the task to review and ana­lyze finan­cial state­ments and data. Gain an under­stand­ing of how finan­cial state­ments are pre­pared and how to inter­pret finan­cial state­ments and data in order to make pru­dent finan­cial decisions.

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Online Course

Social Media and Local Government in the COVID Age

Learn about strate­gic approach­es to social media use and under­stand its role and impor­tance dur­ing this cur­rent health cri­sis and in every­day work­ings of local author­i­ty.

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Feature Series

Analytics For Business Bootcamp

Complete 3 courses and earn a Faculty of Extension Record of Achievement in 10 days.

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Continuing & professional education

300+ courses and over 40 programs

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Corporate training

Relevant, flexible, and high-quality up-skilling

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Professional designations

Prepare for, or maintain, your industry accreditation

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English Language School

For visiting and local students

Lifelong learning opportunities

Continuing and professional education


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We can help you boost your existing career or embark on a new one.

Take one of our 300+ courses or select from 40+ professional programs. view all→

Open to everyone, and there is no admission process to register in classes.


Tailored to suit your needs

We cater to learners who want to advance their careers while also working full-time jobs.

Our class offerings include daytime, weekend, evening, and condensed courses. You can also learn online or in a blended format that combines online and in-class components.


Reputation matters

The U of A’s Faculty of Extension is widely regarded among business and government leaders for its ability to provide professional education that responds to the evolving industry needs.

I real­ly enjoyed the flex­i­bil­i­ty to work and study at the same time. The evening class­es helped a lot.

Con­struc­tion Man­age­ment and Admin­is­tra­tion Certificate student

The IAPP pro­gram was flex­i­ble enough to adapt to my work and life sched­ule. It was doable while work­ing full time and being a sin­gle par­ent to two kids.

Infor­ma­tion Access and Pro­tec­tion of Pri­va­cy Certificate student

The fac­ul­ty is real­ly good. They often shared their real-life expe­ri­ences with us, which was a great way of learn­ing more about the world of business.

Busi­ness Analy­sis Pro­fes­sion­al Citation student

The instruc­tors are great, and the cours­es very well designed.

Busi­ness Analy­sis Pro­fes­sion­al Citation student

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 Around the Beer World

A four-week online course – and tastings – led by Jason Foster (On Beer and CBC Radio)

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