Sobey School updating its offerings with EMBA, EDBA

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The Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University is widely known in Atlantic Canada as an innovator and leader in business education. To maintain and improve the School’s position in the credentialed executive education market, Sobey has refreshed the Executive MBA program and is developing a unique new credential program for executives in practice. 

In January 2020, the Sobey Executive MBA will relaunch with several significant changes, both in curriculum and format. Research on the EMBA market and consultation with business leaders in the region led to the development of the following changes to the EMBA program:

·        Hybrid delivery: a combination of residency class sessions with online modules

·        Shorter timeframe: 16 months in length, with summer break eliminated

·        International Trade Mission: Strengthened and integrated with curriculum development

·        Evidence-based Certified: Deeper integration with certification from the CEMBA

·        Location change: On campus for more access to faculty and research

·        Cohort model: Intake every 18 months to two years

The Sobey School is also developing a new credential program, an Executive Doctor of Business Administration (EDBA). 
 
Both programs incorporate an evidence-based management (EBM) approach, and the school is currently in the process of achieving certification through the International Center for Evidence-Based Management (CEBMa) to have the programs certified. EBM is a significant and growing field, and Sobey School of Business is proud of its status as an early adopter. The Sobey School of Business is the first in Canada to engage in formal discussions with the CEBMa to achieve certification.

Both programs incorporate an evidence-based management (EBM) approach, and the school is currently in the process of achieving certification through the International Center for Evidence-Based Management (CEBMa) to have the programs certified. EBM is a significant and growing field, and Sobey School of Business is proud of its status as an early adopter. The Sobey School of Business is the first in Canada to engage in formal discussions with the CEBMa to achieve certification.

Questions?

Should you have questions regarding plans and research around credentialed executive education at Saint Mary’s University, please feel welcome to contact Dr. Wendy Carroll, Academic Director, EMBA Program at wendy.carroll@smu.ca.