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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 16 courses and covers 15 term themes, each tackling a Cross-Enterprise Leadership challenge.

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 1 - Leading and Thoughtful Analysis

The first term is devoted to themes establishing the foundations of leadership and management. Participants begin their development of greater competencies in areas such as accounting and marketing. They hone their analytic and communication skills and explore various dimensions of leadership. The first term sets the stage for a greater appreciation of the importance of Cross-Enterprise Leadership.



Term 2 - Leading and Creating Value

The second term focuses on more foundations such as finance, operations, and leading action and change. However, participants are challenged by increasingly complex themes involving the formulation and execution of corporate strategies, sustainability, and entrepreneurship.


Term 3 - Leading Globally

The third term extends the first two terms with a more themes in a global context. The complexity of leading organizations across national boundaries is apparent in all our discussions. Our courses become increasingly Cross-Enterprise in focus and even more integrated with one another. The international nature of the third term culminates in the Discovery Expedition and the completion of the Executive Client Field Project.