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Program Structure and Curriculum

Ivey’s EMBA Curriculum is Designed for Success

At Ivey, our EMBA curriculum is designed to help you achieve greater levels of success for yourself and your organization. It's structured to provide you with the tools to think broadly about your business, and the environment in which it operates. Most importantly, it will help you develop the type of knowledge, skills, and abilities shared by the world's most effective leaders.

The Class Experience

The EMBA curriculum consists of 18 courses across three terms. Term themes are designed around relevant business topics and may change to reflect issues facing business at that time.

The faculty members coordinate their materials and approaches around each of these term themes, which allows for team teaching opportunities and ensures the delivery of an integrated curriculum.

The careful sequencing of the individual classes, courses, and term themes are designed to build on one another throughout the program's three terms to provide you with a powerful and unique learning experience.

Curriculum Structure

Term 3

Courses

Global Business Experiences

Discovery Expedition

Often referred to as a highlight of the EMBA experience, the Discovery Expedition brings participants to either Brazil or Vietnam in Term 3 to learn about international business practices and operations first-hand. Led by an EMBA faculty member, participants will engage with leading global business professionals, hear from guest speakers, participate in site visits and explore the local culture. Read about the March 2022 Discovery Expedition here.

Silicon Valley

You can talk about entrepreneurship and sustainability in the classroom, or read about it in a case. But when you go to Silicon Valley – one of the most important centres of innovation anywhere on the planet – that’s when you find out what it really means to be on the cutting edge of business. Ivey EMBA participants travel to Silicon Valley to meet entrepreneurs and executives and learn about value creation, value capture, disruptive innovation, and sustainability strategies to attain and sustain a competitive advantage as more stringent demands are placed on the role of business in society.

IPADE Executive MBA International Week in Mexico City

(Optional trip for Executive MBA participants and alumni)

Ivey Executive MBA participants and alumni have the option to participate in the IPADE Executive MBA International Week in Mexico City each year. This trip brings together a group of executives and business leaders from Executive MBA programs across North and South America and Europe as they gather to share experiences and knowledge, enrich management practices, and discover new business models to help people lift themselves out of poverty and create wealth in a sustainable way. This is a great opportunity to develop a network of global contacts and to continue to learn about a topic that impacts all areas of businesses. The week includes cultural and social events as well as site visits to Mexican companies.