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Unlock global opportunities with the Ivey Executive MBA program. Our curriculum and international experiences combine to immerse participants in the global business landscape, equipping you to address challenges worldwide and expand your professional network. 

Curriculum with Global Perspective

Ivey modules are crafted in a global environment with cases focusing on business problems across the world. Global Environment of Business and International Business courses are embedded into the program curriculum.  

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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 experience international business practices and operations first-hand. Brazil and Vietnam offer an introduction to emerging economies and invite students to explore risks and opportunities across various industries. The trip is centered around a capstone project where project teams engage with local businesses to establish a strategic business plan to grow globally. Participants will engage with leading global business professionals, hear from guest speakers, participate in site visits, and explore the local culture.  This experience allows participants to put themes of the third term into practice in a real and tangible way. Watch a recap video of Vietnam 2023.

IPADE Executive MBA International Week in Mexico City (Optional)

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 business. The week includes cultural and social events as well as site visits to Mexican companies.

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Executive MBA Perspective- Global Experiences Blogs

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Discovery Expedition to Vietnam

Graeme Wilkes, EMBA ’23, details his experience on the discovery expedition to Vietnam in this blog post. He covers background on the trip itself, his personal highlights, and the benefits to the Executive MBA journey.

Ivey News: Discover International Business in Vietnam 

Ivey's EMBA participants explored international business in Vietnam, tackling issues like salinity affecting rice production. They learned about the importance of relationships in Vietnamese business and the contrast with Canada. The trip fostered resilience and prompted contributions to support disadvantaged children, leaving a lasting impression on the participants. 

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Ivey News: A Crash Course in International Business 

Ivey's EMBA participants explored purpose-driven cultures in Lisbon, Portugal, and Copenhagen, Denmark. These week-long experiences offered fresh perspectives on international business. They gained insights from Denmark's collaborative approach and Portugal's blend of old-world charm with forward-thinking innovations. Participants bonded in person, reaffirming the value of their EMBA program. 

Vietnam trip offers EMBA participants immersive international business opportunity

Ivey’s 2024 Executive MBA cohort recently travelled to Vietnam to hone their international business skills and learn about the country’s cultural, political, and economic landscape. More than 40 Executive MBA (EMBA) participants went on the expedition, working in learning teams to make the most of the week-long experience. 

Ivey 2024 EMBA students in Vietnam during the latest Discovery expedition

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