Executive MBA

The Program

Ranked among the top EMBA programs in the world, the Alberta EMBA program provides you with a superior business education with opportunities to put concepts into practice and maximize your leadership potential. The Alberta Executive MBA is a 20-month degree program offered face-to-face at the University of Alberta. It is designed for experienced professionals and senior-level managers who want to enhance their organization's value by combining an understanding of business with the strategic perspective necessary to lead. Candidates within the program bring exceptional professional and personal achievements, allowing them to contribute to and get the most from the collaborative in-class learning environment. 

We seek motivated, bright, and articulate individuals who have strong standards of personal ethics. Each candidate is evaluated holistically to ensure compatibility between the applicant and the program.

Academic Curriculum

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.

Program Delivery

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.