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 In today’s global business environment, every part of an organization must run in perfect alignment and at peak efficiency in order to meet the demands imposed by relentless global competitors. However, the same organization must also be able to regenerate itself to seek bold new directions that offer new opportunities for motivation and growth, be they new product categories, new markets, new partnerships, new processes, or new organizational structures. For example, think of Apple’s foray into portable MP3 music players with their famous iPod, which represented a substantial departure from their main lines of computer hardware and software; yet which, successfully done, garnered over 90% share of the MP3 market within three years of its launch, at premium prices.
For Whom This Program Is Designed Our online Executive MBA with a focus on Innovation Leadership is designed for advanced-career professionals who aspire to lead their companies towards much higher performance. We focus on developing leaders who are ready and able to identify a bold new venture, to convince other leaders of its merits and gain their commitment, and to ensure that the venture is successfully accomplished.
Our goal is to prepare advanced-career professionals and managers for senior managerial positions, and to prepare them for success, all without interrupting their career momentum. To accomplish our educational goal we provide a highly-qualified faculty, a variety of educational tools and techniques, 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.
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 Innovative 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 about the application process, please see 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.
Innovation 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 8011 - Leading Effective Global Teams (3 cr.)
EMBA 8020 - Innovation Best Practice I (Executive) (3 cr.)
EMBA 8021 - Innovation Best Practice II (Intrapreneur) (3 cr.)
EMBA 8999 - Integration Project (6 cr.)