Simon Fraser University - Segal Graduate School of Business

School Name: SFU - Segal Graduate School of Business

Program Name: Executive MBA program

Unique Factors:
The EMBA is based on a cohort model, so students spend the entire 20-month program with classmates whose business, cultural, and life experiences add immeasurably to each other's education. Students continue to work full-time while attending classes every other Friday and Saturday. To encourage group collaboration on assignments and projects, students are provided accommodations at a nearby downtown hotel on the Friday nights they have classes.
There is also an opportunity for students to add an international field trip component to their studies. This optional tour examines the significant cultural, political, legal and economic differences between Canadian firms and their counterparts around the world.

Teaching Method:
The program is tailored for the mature student, with a variety of teaching methods including lecture, cases, student presentations, guest speakers. Students are assembled into learning teams for work groups and some assignments. Assignments and projects are practical with an emphasis on application back to the student's workplace.

Class Location(s):
Segal Graduate School
500 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC  V6C 1W6

Class Date Options:
Full-day classes are held Friday and Saturday on alternate weekends. Classes start in September and complete in March, 20 months later.

Entrance Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree or professional designation (CMA, CA, P.Eng, CA)
  • English proficiency
  • Minimum GMAT: 550
  • Minimum of 6 years of business experience and 4 years in management
  • Current employment in a management position
  • Three letters of reference from direct supervisor, significant clients, or colleagues
  • A limited number of exceptional managers who lack a formal degree or professional designation but who have other outstanding qualifications are admitted once they have completed specific undergraduate courses.

Candidates with a two-year technology diploma and outstanding grades may also be admitted.

Class Profile:
Average Age: 37
Age Range: 30 to 50
Average Years Work Experience: 12 years
% Female: 25%
% Self Employed/Entrepreneur: 10%

GMAT: Required

Medium GMAT Score: 600

Length of Program: 20 Months

Residency Requirement:
3 day residential in September and Students are provided accommodations at a nearby downtown hotel on Friday nights when classes are in session.

$47,500 (includes all course materials, Friday night accommodations at a downtown hotel, meals on class days, and off-site orientation and workshops)

Fees: $75 application fee
Deadline: March 1
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