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Executive Business Administration - MBA

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The Alberta Haskayne Executive MBA aims to transform Canada’s future by educating the next generation of business and public sector leaders.

In the context of increasing complexity, competitiveness and uncertainty, experienced professionals are recognizing the need to enrich their skills and deepen their professional networks. The Executive MBA, jointly offered by the Haskayne School of Business and the University of Alberta, is designed to meet your needs.

Extensive Support
Our team is committed to providing extensive support to allow you to get the most out of your learning experience.

Resources for the Executive MBA program include:
-Library resources: the dedicated MBA librarian helps you plan and execute your research; in addition the librarian offers tutorials to
help you develop good study habits and research skills.
-Tutorials: throughout the program faculty members and / or teaching assistants will provide additional support when needed to help practice challenging concepts and prepare for exams.
-Recorded lectures: classroom sessions are recorded and made available to students to allow you to recap topics or view a session you missed.
-Catering: breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided throughout the semester to allow you to meet with your study team before or between classes.
-Parking: parking is provided for all greyed out weekends on the calendar during the semester.
-Study space: there are many spaces for individual or group study available to Executive MBA students within the Graduate Lounge and elsewhere within Scurfield Hall; study rooms can also be reserved at the University of Calgary’s downtown campus.
-Executive coach: our executive coach can help guide you to maximize your Executive MBA experience in the context of your broader personal and professional goals.
-Career counselling: dedicated MBA career advisors are available to support you if you are looking to make a career transition during the program.

Leadership Focus
Leadership is a central theme across the core curriculum, from the first course, “The Manager as Strategist”, to applied leadership in the Capstone project course.

The executive speaker series is an opportunity for students to connect in a meaningful way with Canadian business leaders, many of whom are alumni of the Haskayne School of Business. Previous speakers have included:
-Gregg Saretsky, President and CEO , WestJet Airlines
-Anne Merklinger, CEO, Own the Podium
-W. Brett Wilson, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
-Naheed Nenshi, Mayor, City of Calgary
-Jeff Gustavson, President, Chevron Canada Ltd.
-Bob Sartor, President and CEO, Big Rock Brewery
-Dick Haskayne, former Chairman, TransCanada Pipelines

Entrepreneurial Perspective
The Executive MBA program is targeted at experienced professionals who are leaders within their organizations or expect to be within the next few years. In an increasingly complex and globalized business environment, leaders need to find new ways of solving business challenges to maintain a competitive advantage. Entrepreneurial thinking, focused on equipping students with the skills, processes and toolkit to lead innovation in any context, is therefore a core course for students in the Executive MBA Program.

Diverse Cohort
Executive MBA Class of 2017 Profile
-3.1 average GPA
-575 average GMAT
-14 years’ average work experience
-30% female and 70% male
-40% of the class has an international background or work experience
-85% of the class have undergraduate degrees, with engineering and business majors being most common
-50% of the class work in the energy sector and 20% in not-for-profit
-35% of the class work in an operational function, 30% in general management, 15% in sales / marketing and 15% in accounting / finance / planning

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