LEADERS FROM ALBERTA FOR THE WORLD
University of Alberta
Alberta/Haskayne Executive MBA
The Alberta/Haskayne Executive MBA Program focuses on discovery, with a mission to bring out greatness in students by challenging their thinking. The program helps students acquire the necessary skills and insights for today’s business environment. It strives to take students to a higher level of understanding. Because when students reach this new plateau, they see the big picture from a whole new perspective.
The program keeps its classes purposely small, helping increase interaction and enhance the learning experience. Students learn more and learn faster in a classroom where they have direct contact with professors…where they can challenge and be challenged in “real time.” This format, with debate and discussion, provides the best way to absorb new ideas, think quickly, and communicate ideas to classmates.
Success begins not only with the student, but also with the people – peers, educators, and guest speakers – who students meet. EMBA participants share professional experience and expertise that enrich the educational environment and foster the program’s unique team approach.
The curriculum helps sharpen skills in the key functional areas of management such as finance, marketing, and operations. Then students move to the latest management theory and practice in four key areas: leadership, strategy, globalization, and the management of innovation and technology in the new economy. This approach ensures that students will be ready to take on the entrepreneurial, administrative. and leadership roles of the general manager.
As the chief entrepreneurial and administrative leader, today’s executive officer must “size up” or make judgments about the current state of internal and external affairs in an increasingly complex and uncertain environment. The program uses a number of tools to help students assess their strengths and weaknesses and customize a development plan to enhance their strategic leadership capabilities. Once students understand themselves, they are ready to participate in changing their companies. The challenge for senior executives is to revolutionize their companies’ business models and find fundamentally new and different ways to make their organizations innovative and competitive. Being a leader today is about conceiving, articulating, and managing a radically different strategy and organization.