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How You Learn

You can't be lectured into becoming an effective decision-maker; you must develop into one. This is a core principle of the Ivey EMBA Program and Ivey Case-Method Learning, because how you learn is just as important as what you learn.

“The learning was immediately useful back in my executive life making important investment, commercial and organizational decisions.”

—Victor Mok, EMBA '02
Managing Director & Chief Commercial Officer, Global Logistics Property

It's Not About Textbooks And Lectures

Confidence comes with practice. In the Ivey classroom, you'll develop your confidence as you apply what you've learned while being challenged by your classmates and faculty. They'll offer perspectives from real-world business experience as you work through each case, imparting years of knowledge in just 18 transformational months.

Ivey Case-Method Learning
It's simply better to learn by doing.

Ivey Case-Method Learning isn't just teaching; it's about instilling powerful decision-making skills that will stay with you long after graduation. By working through complex, multi-disciplined challenges in tight-knit groups, you'll develop a new way of thinking that influences everything you do going forward. You'll adopt a big-picture point of view, and you'll improve your confidence and ability to turn options into decisions, knowledge into action, and ideas into change.

The Learning Process

To prepare for class, you'll assess each case and develop your action plan as though you are the leader dealing with that particular business challenge. From there, you'll test your ideas with your learning team, and new ideas and strategies will emerge. This exercise builds confidence in your decisions and prepares you for class itself. The Ivey classroom is the final step, where you'll open the debate to the diverse perspectives and experiences of the entire class.

Making It Possible

  • Two weekends a month.
  • 18-month program.
  • Two weeks in residence to kick off the program at our Hong Kong campus.
  • One week International Trip to Silicon Valley.

It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead. Course Registration No. 220175.