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Executive Master of Business Administration, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
In the Sobey Executive Master of Business Administration program you don’t need to leave the security of full-time employment to transform your career. You’ll sharpen your business acumen and strengthen your leadership skills while continuing to work in your current position. The program is delivered by Saint Mary's University.


Key features

  • The program covers similar material to that of the traditional MBA, and awards the same degree. However, in the Executive MBA classroom, discussion reflects the fact that each participant is already a seasoned business person. Emphasis is placed on practical applications of management theory.
  • Classes are divided into small collaborative groups, giving students the benefit of working with experienced high-level peers from a variety of backgrounds.
  • You can complete the degree in just 18 months without interrupting your career path or the risk of leaving your present job.
The Sobey EMBA Program has a long-standing reputation for catering to the needs of mid-level professionals who must balance studies with the demands of a full and busy life.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Professional Development Activities
  • Managerial and Financial Accounting
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Business Research Methods
  •  Leadership

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • An online application form plus the $110 processing fee (non-refundable)
  • A supplemental form (if required by program)
  • Official proof of English language proficiency (if required)
  • Recommendation Forms
  • Official transcripts for all universities and colleges attended

Work Experience

5 years

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29000 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    26000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26000 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Halifax

  • 1235 - 1960 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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