Success comes from the ability to see the big picture, no matter your business role. The Ivey Executive MBA Program goes beyond teaching leadership skills to employ the principles of Cross-Enterprise Leadership. This approach demonstrates how relationships and interconnections are just as important as the function of any business unit.
"I feel that I see more now because of Ivey. I can see more detail. I can see longer term. It’s as though I was seeing black and white before and now I can see in full colour."—Hsui-Yan Chan, EMBA '12 Manager Natural Gas Liquids, Suncor Energy
Cross-Enterprise Leadership Skills
Every program at Ivey is guided by a single principle, unique to us - Cross Enterprise Leadership. Understanding that relationships and interconnections are at least as important as the function of each unit. You'll learn what it takes to succeed in your organization by looking at your role in the context of the whole and you'll learn how to make decisions that build success across the entire organization that's real leadership development.
Practical Learning With Real-World Relevance
As a program participant, you'll build greater expertise in all functional areas of business from accounting to marketing, but with a Cross-Enterprise Leadership perspective. Ivey's Case-Method Learning and highly relevant projects develop your judgment, confidence, and effectiveness in knowing when and how to apply what you've learned.
Projects With Immediate Impact
The Program includes several individual and team-based projects designed to develop your analytical skills and teach you when to apply them in real-world business challenges. The project work combines your academic and professional life and encourages you to identify and examine challenges within your own organization as part of your course projects. The result: a customized EMBA learning experience that delivers immediate benefits back to your organization.
Executive Client Field Project
In teams you act as consultants to an external corporation or not-for-profit for six months. You formulate strategic plans for final presentation to senior management which incorporates all the learning from your program. This project is supervised by your Strategy professor.
New Venture Project
Working with the Entrepreneurship professor, your team develops a business plan for a new venture or a new business line or market for your organization. You will research and analyze the opportunity, prepare a detailed and compelling business plan, then pitch it to a review panel.
International Trip to Silicon Valley
The Cross-Enterprise Leadership approach truly comes to life in the Ivey EMBA
Program's international trip - a meaningful and memorable culmination of the Program. Our international trip challenges your thinking about entrepreneurship, growth and innovation. You will visit Silicon Valley and San Francisco, meeting senior Ivey alumni active in cutting-edge tech companies and venture capital activities.