Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree program

Take your career to the next level through Canada’s fully-online Executive MBA program

About the program

Our online Executive MBA program is designed for advanced-career professionals who aspire to lead their organization towards superior performance. The program will enhance your capacity to contribute strategically while solidifying your understanding of management principles. You’ll boost your ability for critical thinking while collaborating and networking with professionals at your level across Canada and around the world.

Our Executive MBA program will provide you with the broad leadership principles required for career advancement in today’s business environment, and help you to apply your learning in real-time without interrupting your career momentum.

How does it work?

Timeline

Our Executive MBA degree program is designed to be completed in 2-years, 5-months taking one course per session.

Breakdown

Our Executive MBA is comprised of 14 courses:

  • 10-foundation level courses
  • 3-specialty stream courses
  • 1-Integration Project (Capstone of the program)

Finish the program in 2-years, 5-months:

  • 7-weeks per foundation level course
  • 7-weeks per specialty stream course
  • 12-weeks for the Integration Project course

Cut your program length in half:

Students may take 2-courses per session to halve the length of their program (subject to course availability)

Live vClasses

Students can expect live lectures, group work, quizzes, exams, papers, and more.

Structure

Each course has a mandatory weekly virtual class (vClass) via Cisco WebEx:

  • Professors deliver lectures live
  • Students connect and network with peers and professors
  • Students engage in discussions, presentations, and group work using a range of technologies

 

Experienced and Accomplished Professors

Sandermoen School of Business professors are located across Canada, the United States, and abroad

Qualities

Our faculty are:

  • Highly qualified
  • Credentialed
  • Industry Leaders
  • Diverse

Networking and Collaboration

Each course presents the opportunity for networking and collaboration with professionals from a wide range of industries and geographic locations.

Connect

Collaboration Opportunities May Include (but are not limited to):

  • Group Research Papers
  • Networking with Peers & Professors
  • Regular Class Presentations
  • Final Integration Project Presentation

 

Affordable Tuition

The Sandermoen School of Business offers affordable tuition and the ability to pay per course. Total tuition for the program is $24,500 CAD.

Details

Admissions

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Admissions

Executive MBA Candidates should possess:

  • An undergraduate degree
  • 5-years progressive work experience
  • 2-years at mid to senior level management
  • Proficiency in English

*A GMAT score is not required unless explicitly requested by Admissions Review Committee upon submitting application.

*Applicants who do not possess an undergraduate degree, but have a combination of long term work and management experience may be considered for conditional admittance. Click below for additional details.

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What will I gain?

Studies have shown learning outcomes are equal or superior online

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According to studies over the past decade conducted by Allen & Seaman (2016), 71.4% of educators have found that learning outcomes are equal or superior online. Kwolaski, Dolph, & Young (2014) indicated that the most important motivating factors for choosing online education are convenience and flexibility, both of which are elements that are at the very core of all UFred education.

 

Sources: 

Allen, E., & Seaman, J., (2016). Online report card.  Tracking online education in the United States.   Retrieved from http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/read/online-report-card-tracking-online-education-united-states-2015/

Kowalski, T. J., Dolph, D., & Young, I. P. (2014). Student motives for taking online courses in educational administration. Educational Research Quarterly, 38(1), 27-42.

Online studies can help further develop soft-skills, such as delivering presentations

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In a study by Butz & Askim-Lovseth (2015) comparing face-to-face and online MBA students, results showed that online and face-to-face students performed equally. Results also demonstrated that online international students actually performed better in presentation skills, which the authors suggest relates to the removal of typical face-to-face pressures that cause students stress.

 

Source:

Butz, N. T., & Askim-Lovseth, M. K. (2015). Oral communication skills assessment in a synchronous hybrid MBA programme: Does attending face-to-face matter for US and international students?  Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 40(4), 624-639. doi:10.1080/02602938.2014.940577

Online learners repeatedly show strong academic performance

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In a large study conducted by Cavanaugh & Jacquemin (2015) of more than 5000 courses and 100 instructors, results showed that online learners had a less than 0.07% GPA difference than those studying face-to-face, which is not considered to be statistically significant, and demonstrates the success of online learners.

 

Source:

Cavanaugh, J. K., & Jacquemin, S. J. (2015). A large sample comparison of grade based student learning outcomes in online vs. face-to-face courses. Online Learning, 19(2), 25-32.

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Upcoming Start Dates

 
Application Deadline Course Start Course End
Aug 4, 2017 September 5, 2017 October 20, 2017
September 29, 2017 October 30, 2017 December 8, 2017
December 1, 2017 January 2, 2018 February 16, 2018