SFU’s EMBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership captures BC Business Most Innovative award

Apr 11, 2013

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INNOVATORSThe Executive MBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business has been selected to BC Business Magazine’s list of British Columbia’s most innovative companies.

Launched in 2012, the EMBA program is the first graduate business degree of its kind in Canada.

“B.C.’s indigenous business community has a big stake in the province’s economic future,” notes BC Business Magazine in its April 2013 issue in referring to SFU’s newest EMBA cohort. “The program (has) attracted business leaders, administrators and senior officials as students, including Squamish Nation Chief Ian Campbell, and former mayor of West Vancouver, Pam Goldsmith-Jones.

BC Business Magazine’s annual list recognizes the top 20 organizations in the province that have used an innovative idea to build a company and redefine an industry.

The EMBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership program is the only selection from the higher education sector on the list, which also includes business ventures such as a transportable ground satellite station and field hospital military solution, and a pioneering micro-lofts development for affordable housing in downtown Vancouver.

SFU’s Executive MBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership meets a growing need for senior-level management education for Indigenous managers and entrepreneurs, as well as individuals and organizations collaborating with Indigenous communities.

“The Executive MBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership is a reflection of SFU’s commitment to using its education and research resources to support Indigenous peoples and communities,” said Andrew Petter, President of Simon Fraser University at the time of program’s launch. “This program is particularly needed at a time when Indigenous peoples are striving to overcome longstanding challenges and seeking to take advantage of new challenges.”

For more information about the Executive MBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership, visit https://beedie.sfu.ca/graduate/executive-mba/emba-ibl/about

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