The Class Experience
The EMBA curriculum consists of 16 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.
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.
*Sustainability and Entrepreneurship are offered in either Term 2 or 3.
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 third term culminates with a dynamic module focusing on topical issues.
*The Discovery Expedition is offered in either Term 2 or 3.
Optional Study Trips
You can talk about entrepreneurship and innovation 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 have the option to travel to Silicon Valley to meet entrepreneurs and executives and learn about idea generation, start-ups, rapid growth, multi-round financing, initial public offers, and ways to manage talent during explosive growth, all part of the day-to-day business environment in Silicon Valley.
Ivey EMBA participants have the option to participate in the IPADE Executive MBA International Week consisting of a group of executives and business leaders from Executive MBA programs from North and South America and Europe gathering 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.
*These trips are optional for the February 2019 entering class; as of the September 2019 entering class, they will be included in the curriculum. Students will chose either Mexico City or Silicon Valley.