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?
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:
- 1-week online orientation
- 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)
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 abroadQualities
Our faculty are:
- Highly qualified
- Industry Leaders
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
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.
What will I gain?
Studies have shown learning outcomes are equal or superior onlineView More
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.
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 presentationsView More
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.
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 performanceView More
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.
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.
Upcoming Start Dates
|Application Deadline||Course Start|
|September 27, 2019||October 28, 2019|
|November 22, 2019||January 6, 2020|