Students of the John Molson School of Business executive MBA program are offered a comprehensive support system.
The program, ranked second in Canada by the Economist in 2018, has multiple components designed to aid students. They receive one-on-one career coaching through the leadership effectiveness and development program, while the Executives Connect initiative enables them to interact with leading business experts. Students also have an opportunity to converse with professionals in small groups and participate in a casual lunch with a CEO. Each student is assigned a “champion,” a business leader who works with them through the program. With the healthy executive program, students receive advice on diets and food preparation from a certified dietician. An exercise therapist and kinesiologist guide students through an exercise program and other ways to stay active.
Classes are held one day every week on alternate Fridays and Saturdays. Students begin class days with breakfast provided in the EMBA dining room.
Students work together in groups throughout the four-term program in classes of 15 to 25 students. In their first year, they participate in an international trip to meet local managers, scholars and government workers, and complete a team project while abroad. Past locations have included Argentina, Vietnam, Poland, Turkey and China.
The third term centres on entrepreneurship and innovation, with a course dedicated to a group project. Students create an innovative business plan, then pitch their plan to potential investors.
Throughout their second year, students complete a field project in which they act as business consultants. Students build their project proposal by collecting data to find issues facing companies. They then present recommendations to faculty and business representatives.
Full-Time: 20 months
Work Experience: 15 years
Cost (International): $75,000
Total Full-Time Enrolment: 38
Female Students: 42%
International Students: 13%