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Executive MBA Americas, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 17 months
University rank #239 (QS) Kingston, Canada
The Executive MBA Americas program, previously known as the Cornell-Queen's Executive MBA, is the only program of its kind in the world. It is made possible through a partnership between two of North America's premier business schools - Smith School of Business at Queen’s University and the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University in New York.


The  Executive MBA Americas program provides a unique and exciting opportunity to earn both a Queen’s MBA and a Cornell MBA in 17 months, while you continue to work. Classes are led by outstanding faculty from both schools, and classes are shared by participants from across North and South America. There is no other MBA program in Canada that ofers these opportunities. The ideas, perspectives and tools you will acquire while in the program will have a powerful and lasting impact on you and your career.

Graduates of the program earn both a Cornell MBA and a Queen’s University MBA; credentials that will open doors anywhere in the world. Cornell is one of the eight prestigious U.S. universities collectively known as the Ivy League.

 The Johnson School at Cornell University is consistently ranked among the best business schools in the world by Financial Times and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Smith School of Business is Canada’s premier business school. Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranks Smith #1 in Canada and among the best in the world for full-time MBA and executive MBA programs.

The program will provide you with an international business perspective and the skills to take on the challenges of today’s global business environment. Having both a Cornell MBA and a Queen’s MBA will increase your value to your organization and open the door to opportunities you have only dreamed about.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Marketing
  • Understanding and Enhancing your Leadership Capabilities
  • Finance
  • Coaching People and Creating High-Performance Teams
  • Management Accounting and Control
  • Negotiating and Building Consensus
  • Financial Accounting
  • Building Collaborative Relationships

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 17 months
    • Average part-time duration 17 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: B+

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

You only need to take one of these tests:

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:


    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:


    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 640

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

General Requirements

  • Application Form: to be completed online.
  • Resume: a current resume that includes academic experience, work experience, memberships in professional associations, and volunteer and community activities.
  • Official Transcripts: an official transcript from each post-secondary institution you have attended.
  • Cover Letter: a cover letter outlining current responsibilities and assignments, career accomplishments, reasons for applying to the Executive MBA Americas and your professional and personal goals.
  • Two References: Referees will be provided a link by your Application Advisor.
  • Personal Interview: An interview with the Program Director, either in person or by Skype, upon completion of your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    98724 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 139865 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 17 months.
  • National

    98724 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 139865 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 17 months.
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Living costs for Kingston

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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