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 A Social Enterprise (SE) is generally understood to be a business operated or owned by a non-profit organization, established at least partly to supplement its public funding and charitable donations. The growth of the Social Enterprise sector is strong, and the need for capable and seasoned leaders even stronger. But leading such businesses is arguably more complex than leading a for-profit business – rather than having a single focus on profitability, Social Enterprise executives must achieve a “blended value” return on investment, balancing sustainable profitability with a social mission. Thus, in response to the growing demand for SE leaders, and the complexity of SE leadership, our online Executive MBA program has been developed with the advice of some of Canada’s leading practitioners to meet the sector’s specific needs.
For Whom This Program Is Designed Our online Executive MBA with a focus in Social Enterprise Leadership is designed for advanced-career professionals and managers of social enterprises who aspire to lead their businesses 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. The program goes much further than that. Its core focus is on leadership techniques, especially collaborative leadership in the complex context of dual objectives and multiple stakeholders; but it augments this core focus with a series of specialty courses focused exclusively on the needs of Social Enterprise leaders.
Our goal is to prepare advanced-career 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.
The Online Experience To maximize the 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 an international 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 Social Enterprise 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Enterprise 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 8030 - Introduction to Social Enterprise (3 cr.)
EMBA 8031 - Current and Emerging Tools for Financing the Social Enterprise (3 cr.)
EMBA 8032 - Social Enterprise and Public Policy (3 cr.)
EMBA 8999 - Integration Project (6 cr.)