Upcoming Start Dates: March 27, June 12
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. 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 MBA with a focus in Innovation Leadership is designed for early-career professionals and managers in medium to large sized companies who aspire to lead their companies towards much higher performance. We focus on developing managers 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 early-career professionals and managers for senior leadership positions, 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. MBA program students are exposed to additional per-course-credit hours to allow for broader and more detailed instruction.
Timeline There are fourteen courses: ten foundation courses, three specialization courses, and one capstone integration project (see Curriculum below). Courses are completed in an eleven-week fixed-agenda format. If courses are taken in a typical eleven-week fixed-agenda format, the duration of the MBA program is three years, six months. Students are also able to double-up on courses (depending on availability), which shortens the program duration.
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 MBA program for Innovative Leaders will have an undergraduate degree and at least one year of full-time work experience. For further information, please visit the Requirements section of our website.
Tuition for the Master of Business Administration Degree Program is $19,000 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 MBA credit transfer reducing the program tuition and duration! For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Innovation Leadership Curriculum (58 credits)
Level A – Foundation Courses (40 credits):
MBA 5000 - Orientation
MBA 5005 - Leadership Theory and Practice (4 cr.)
MBA 5010 - Accounting for Managers (4 cr.)
MBA 5015 - Managerial Finance (4 cr.)
MBA 5020 - The Global Economic Environment (4 cr.)
MBA 5025 - Leadership in Change Management (4 cr.)
MBA 5030 - Leadership Values and Ethics (4 cr.)
MBA 5035 - Strategic Marketing Planning (4 cr.)
MBA 5040 - Strategic Operations Planning (4 cr.)
MBA 5045 - Strategic Human Resources Planning (4 cr.)
MBA 5050 - Strategic Information Systems Planning (4 cr.)
Level B – Specialty Stream (18 credits):
MBA 6011 - Leading Effective Global Teams (4 cr.)
MBA 6020 - Innovation Best Practice I (Executive) (4 cr.)
MBA 6021 - Innovation Best Practice II (Intrapreneur) (4 cr.)
MBA 6999 - Integration Project (6 cr.)