Why the Executive MBA

EMBA Alumni

The EMBA Student Experience

Alberta Executive MBA students are empowered to maximize their career potential through:

  • Executive Leadership and Team Building
  • Executive Decision Making and Critical Thinking
  • Executive Resilience

Leadership and Coaching

Above all else, the Alberta Executive MBA is designed to hone and develop your leadership abilities. Academically, the program is focused on sharpening and developing your overall business knowledge during the first year and then developing your leadership capabilities and strategic acumen during your second year. Outside the classroom, the Alberta Executive MBA offers additional supports to assist in your development.

  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Speaker Series
  • Career Support

Build Deep Connections

The Alberta Executive MBA is about more than what you learn in a textbook. Bringing together a cohort of experienced peers and world-renowned faculty, you'll have the opportunity to hear different perspectives as well as learn and be challenged during class discussions.

  • In-Person Courses: Classroom experiences offer a distraction-free environment and the ability to interact directly and in real-time with your peers and professors
  • Diverse Network: Our students stem from a wide range of companies and represent diverse sectors of the Alberta economy, bringing new and unique perspectives to business problems.
  • Small Cohorts: Small class sizes facilitate bringing deep relationships with your peers, offering you a considerable direct contact with our professors.

Focused On Your Success

The Alberta Executive MBA is designed to make the most of your time through an optimized and supportive learning environment. After all, your focus should be on getting the most out of your program.

  • International Travel: Your EMBA program includes travel and accommodation for the study tour, helping you gain a global perspective critical in today's environment.
  • Computer & Course Materials: You are provided with a tablet and all course materials in order to facilitate ease of learning.
  • Catering & Parking: Once you arrive on campus, we've got you covered with parking and meals during class days.
  • Library Resources: In addition to a wide range of business databases, dedicated librarian support is on hand to help you with research and your business projects.

"The Executive MBA gave me the broader and deeper base of business knowledge I was hoping to gain and the classroom experience allowed me to learn from my professors as well as my diverse and experienced cohort. The program challenged and refined my capabilities and I have taken away a more strategic mindset, a renewed passion for learning, and relationships that reach far beyond the classroom."

-Wendy Dupree, IBM Canada Ltd., EMBA '14