Cheryl Nex was the Executive VP with EP Canada when she decided to do the EMBA. "After 17 years, the company planned to promote me to President. I didn’t need an MBA to get there, but I knew I’d be better at the job if I had one." She was initially drawn to another MBA program, but attending an SFU EMBA information session changed her mind. "It was clear that SFU Business put more emphasis on student participation. It seemed to be more about the students’ needs and less about the university brand."
The program more than exceeded her expectations. "They said we'd learn as much from the people around us as from the profs. I didn't really believe it would happen that way, but it did. The power of the cohort was amazing and impressive. I was so surprised to feel the benefit of their wide-ranging perspectives and experiences. You don’t know until you’re there, experiencing it, working together through the challenges."
Cheryl also felt that the curriculum was well-designed. "The leadership and strategic components of the program built on one another.” Course content was enhanced by the quality of teaching and passion of the instructors. “Leyland Pitt, professor of Marketing, was a rock star."
"Personally, I’d do it again in a second. It was hard work, but there was such support—for getting it done, and getting it done well."