Upcoming Start Dates: April 24, June 19, September 5

Application deadlines are one month prior to the start date. Start dates are subject to change.

Why This Program Is Needed Businesses are producing data at a faster speed and in higher volumes than ever before. It has become crucial that business managers and analysts not only understand business analytics and big data, but also are able to leverage that data to capture a competitive advantage for their companies. By combining the acquisition of broad business management principles with an understanding of business analytics and big data, managers can be empowered to make data-driven decisions at an executive level that improve the overall performance of their organizations.

For Whom This Program Is Designed The Sandermoen online Executive MBA with a specialty stream in Business Analytics Leadership is designed for advanced-career professionals and managers who aspire to lead their companies towards much higher performance. It begins with coverage of fundamental management essentials such as financial, analytical, and decision-making skills, as well as knowledge of an organization’s core functions and interactions. This business knowledge is then integrated into three specific Business Analytics specialty courses that explore principles of analytics, predictive and prescriptive analytics, and advanced topics in analytics and big data. Students then move into the final course, an Integration Project, which serves as the capstone of the program. Courses are all offered in an interactive learning model that encourages collaboration, allowing professionals from across industries with varying levels of expertise to engage and learn from each other, as well as from professors.

Our goal is to prepare advanced-career business managers and analysts for senior managerial positions, and to prepare them for success in those positions, all without interrupting their career momentum. To accomplish our educational goal, we employ a variety of educational tools and techniques (including some of the most advanced online teaching and learning applications available), and a carefully designed suite of courses delivered in a focused and flexible schedule.

Timeline There are fourteen courses: ten foundation courses, three specialization courses, and one capstone integration project (see Curriculum below). Courses are completed in a seven-week fixed-agenda format. If courses are taken in a typical seven-week fixed-agenda format, the duration of the EMBA program is two years, five months. Students are also able to take two courses at a time through the duration of their foundational courses, allowing them to complete the program in as little as a year and a half, completely online.

The Online Experience To maximize the global learning experience throughout the program our students will participate in “live” seminars and/or conferences with experienced leaders from global organizations. Our students and faculty are not limited by geographical boundaries, providing a new educational experience that allows learners to think with a global perspective while working on case studies and projects with other colleagues from around the world.

Admission Requirements Individuals who wish to apply to the Executive MBA program for Business Analytics Leaders will have an undergraduate degree and at least five years of full-time work experience with at least two years in a middle to senior level management position. For further information, please visit the Requirements section of our website.

Tuition for the EMBA Program is $24,500 CAD. Tuition is payable up-front or course-at-a-time.Students may pay tuition course-at-a-time or by installment. More information can be found on the Tuition section of our website.

Those students possessing a Post-Degree Diploma from a Canadian Community College, specific to their future area of study, may be eligible for an EMBA credit transfer reducing the program tuition and duration! For more information, please email info@ufred.ca.

Business Analytics Leadership Curriculum (45 credits)

Level A – Foundation Courses (30 credits):

EMBA 7000 - Orientation

EMBA 7005 - Leadership Theory and Practice (3 cr.)

EMBA 7010 - Financial and Managerial Accounting (3 cr.)

EMBA 7015 - Managerial Finance (3 cr.)

EMBA 7020 - The Global Economic Environment (3 cr.)

EMBA 7025 - Governance, Strategy and Structure (3 cr.)

EMBA 7030 - Leadership Values and Ethics (3 cr.)

EMBA 7035 - Strategic Marketing Planning (3 cr.)

EMBA 7040 - Strategic Operations Planning (3 cr.)

EMBA 7045 - Strategic Human Resources Planning (3 cr.)

EMBA 7050 - Strategic Information Systems Planning (3 cr.)

Level B – Specialty Stream (15 credits):


EMBA 8060 - Principles of Analytics (3 cr.)

EMBA 8061 - Introduction to Predictive & Prescriptive Analytics (3 cr.)

EMBA 8062 - Advanced Topics in Analytics and Big Data (3 cr.)


EMBA 8999 - Integration Project (6 cr.)


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