Executive MBA in Canada at SMU

University Saint Mary’s University (SMU)
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Type Public
Program Type Full-time
Program Delivary On campus
Language English
Program Duration 16 months
Students 7,000
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Detailed Information of Executive MBA in Canada at Saint Mary’s University

Program Overview for Executive MBA in Canada:

Sobey School of Business EMBA provides you with a unique set of evidence-based tools to help you evaluate information and make better management decisions. You can complete your course in just 16 months while continuing your career.

Join a small group of colleagues at the forefront of the company in this plan. They will test, change you and push you to the next level. When you start the Sobey EMBA Business School course, you will strengthen your decision-making skills and improve your business acumen. There is no need to suspend your degree within 16 months. You will build an executive-level foundation in all aspects of your business, learn best practices and theories, and increase your value from your first class!

More advantages with Sobey Executive MBA

  • Enjoy the convenience of in-person and online sessions.
  • Gain a global perspective and international business skills with our unique International Trade Mission.
  • Make better decisions by incorporating Evidence-Based Management principles and approaches to solving organizational problems.

Earn an executive credential that propels your career

  • Join a cohort of your peers from across industries.
  • Learn current, relevant approaches and practices.
  • Demonstrate your leadership capacity.
  • Multiply your value to your employer.
  • Connect with an active network of more than 650 Sobey EMBA alumni.

What makes the evidence-based Sobey Executive MBA different?

With the Sobey Executive MBA, you’ll cover similar material and earn the same degree as a traditional MBA, but with so much more. The program is delivered in a unique hybrid format:

  • Two days of premium in-person classes every 3 weeks
  • Online, self-paced learning modules in between
  • Online instruction from expert Sobey faculty
  • Webinars led by actual practitioners in key fields

Streamline your learning

We have structured our plan to maximize learning time in a format convenient for working professionals. Every three weeks, you will experience two days of intense face-to-face lessons. During this time, you will learn learning modules online and at your own pace. You will receive guidance from our famous Sobey School teachers, as well as webinars hosted by experts in key areas.

Connect your degree to your career

Deeply examine the intersections between the functional areas of your organization and the challenges and strengths of the local business environment.

The eligibility for Executive MBA in Canada for both domestic and international student is:

  1. An undergraduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university with at least a 'B' average (3.0/4.3 GPA) or equivalent.
  2. An official transcript of your undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate studies. With the expectation of candidates with a GPA of 3.0, engineers, Masters of Ph.D. degree holders, professional accounting designation holders and other highly qualified individuals, applicants are typically required to write the General Management Admissions Test (GMAT). 
  3. Two written recommendations from colleagues attesting to your day-to-day performance as a leader and professional. One must be from a supervisor.

Additional Documents Required:

  1. Letter of Intent – A letter that outlines current responsibilities and assignments, career accomplishments, reasons for applying to the Sobey School of Business Executive MBA, and professional and personal goals and plans
  2. Official GMAT Score - Exceptions include, but aren’t limited to, those with a Masters Degree or PhD., engineers, professional accounting designation, and other highly qualified individuals.
  3. A current CV/Resume
  4. Transcripts: We will accept uploaded unofficial transcripts for evaluation purposes. Applicants must upload a grading scale with their unofficial transcripts. Successful applicants will be required to submit official final transcripts. 
  5. Two (2) Recommendation Forms, one of which should be from an academic source.

These are the test eligibilities for the Executive MBA to qualify.

The English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements for Executive MBA in Canada: are:

N.B: ELP is not mandatory for all international students. You could apply without ELP if your previous degree's medium of instruction were in English. Students of Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, for example, are not required to take the ELP test.

Other test requirements:

  • GMAT: May be required
N.B: Some programs require both international and domestic students to seat for SAT/ACT (for undergraduate) or GRE/GMAT (for graduate and Ph.D. programs). While others require these aptitude tests only for international students. So, verify it with the respective university before applying.

The scholarships available for the Executive MBA are:

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Steele MTEI Scholarships is given to both domestic and international students

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Sammy Ho Scholarship is available to international students only at the MTEI program.

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The international student tuition fees and costs for Executive MBA in Canada.

Items Costs
Application Fees CA$110.00
Tuition Fees CA$58,000.00 for whole program
Living Cost $10,800.00/year
Student Earning CA$16,064.00/year
You will earn CA$16,064.00/year by working (20h/week * 4 weeks * 8 months * CAD 12.55/h) + (40h/week * 4 weeks * 4 months * CAD 12.55/h) at minimum wage of CA$12.55/hour.

The domestic student tuition fees and costs for Executive MBA in Canada.

Items Costs
Application Fees CA$110.00
Tuition Fees CA$52,000.00 for whole program
Living Cost $10,800.00/year
Student Earning CA$16,064.00/year
This is just an estimate. You don't have any work hour limit. You will earn CA$16,064.00/year by working (20h/week * 4 weeks * 8 months * CAD 12.55/h) + (40h/week * 4 weeks * 4 months * CAD 12.55/h) at minimum wage of CA$12.55/hour.

For more information, contact emba@smu.ca.

Contact EMBA

Kelly Smith

Sobey EMBA Program Manager
902.430.2184 | kellyl.smith@smu.ca

CJ Coyle

Sobey EMBA Program Assistant
902.491.6665 | carol-jo.coyle@smu.ca

Dr. Wendy Carroll

Sobey EMBA Academic Director
902.491.8652 | wendy.carroll@smu.ca

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