Executive MBA

The Program


The curriculum is designed to be challenging and to ensure that you will be able to take on the leadership role of a general manager. 

Courses are sequenced to first sharpen your knowledge and understanding of the key functional areas of management. This would include important areas such as finance, marketing, and operations management.  From there, the courses delve into the latest in management theory and practices. There is a strong focus on leadership, strategy, and international business.

Schedule of Classes

The program is structured so that individuals can continue to work full-time and still complete their degree in two years.   While it is an intensive program, the schedule has been designed with work-life balance in mind.  The program begins in August each year with an Orientation and week-long intensive course.  From there, there will be two more week-long intensive courses, 16 regular courses and at the end of program an International Study Tour. Regular courses are held over 4-day blocks (Thursday - Sunday) from September - April each year.  You will also have a break from classes over the summer months, with no classes scheduled in June or July.

Executive Speaker Series

In order to build your leadership capabilities, you need to interact with the individuals who are shaping Canada's major organizations today.  Our Executive Speaker Series gives you the opportunity to consider leadership and strategy from the perspective of a senior executive.  You will interact directly with business leaders who will describe how they tackle the tough issues and share their personal thoughts about effective leadership styles.


The Executive MBA class visiting Tencent in Shenzhen, China.

The Executive MBA is an intensive, 20 month program, offered face-to-face at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. It is designed for senior-level managers who wish to enhance their organization’s value in a climate of increased complexity and uncertainty in competitive environments. Critical thinking skills are essential for making decisions at a senior level.