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 Many advanced HR professionals understand the significant impact that strategic HR initiatives can have on the bottom line and the overall success of an organization. When integrated with an understanding of business practices and motivations, HR programs can be particularly powerful. By honing knowledge of core management principles and collaborating with similarly motivated professionals, HR managers can now advance the strategic success of their companies completely online, without disruption to their careers or personal lives.

For Whom This Program Is Designed The Sandermoen online Executive MBA with a specialty stream in Human Resources 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, and knowledge of an organization’s core functions and interactions. This business knowledge is then integrated into three, HR-specific specialty courses that explore compensation management, training and development, and selection and performance management. All courses leverage an interactive learning model that encourages collaboration, allowing HR professionals across industries to engage with each other, as well as with the professor.

Our goal is to prepare advanced-career HR professionals and managers 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.

Awards and Recognition The Human Resource specialty stream at the Sandermoen School of Business was voted Readers Choice HR Masters Program in Canadian HR Reporter magazine. To read the full Readers Choice Awards edition of Canadian HR Reporter, visit the Canadian HR Reporter Readers Choice Awards edition 2016.

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Admission Requirements Individuals who wish to apply to the Executive MBA program for Human Resource 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.

Human Resource 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 8070 - Compensation Management (3 cr.)

EMBA 8071 - Training and Development (3 cr.)

EMBA 8072 - Selection and Performance Management (3 cr.)


EMBA 8999 - Integration Project (6 cr.)


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