Transform your career, without interrupting it

The Executive MBA is designed for working managers, professionals and emerging business leaders. You will gain the confidence and ability to drive a business strategically at the senior management level using the most current and innovative management practices.

Push your career further

As a mid-career professional, you’re already confident in your decision-making and can operate in a variety of business situations. However, you also know there’s room for improvement:

  • Gain new insights and frameworks for thinking, analyzing, strategizing and leading
  • Improve your communication, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Experience the benefits of collaboration and teamwork

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EMBA alumna Devinder Gill of RBC talks about learning strategic thinking.

A rich, interactive experience

The SFU EMBA’s team-based, small classroom learning environment, featuring simulated leadership teams working together to solve business problems, is face-to-face, intense and often transformational. The part-time “retreat” format lets you park the pressures of your leadership role every couple of weeks, and enter an interactive, supportive learning space.

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EMBA student Guy Calb of Paladin Security talks about how his management style has changed.

Build your network

You’ll be in good company. The SFU EMBA is the longest-running Executive MBA in Canada. Since 1968, over 1,500 graduates have risen to leadership positions across a range of sectors in organizations locally, nationally and internationally.

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EMBA alumni includes Jen Duff of Providence Health Care and Vancouver Coastal Health.

Designed for very busy people

While our curriculum moves quickly, the workload is intended to be manageable for someone who is also working a demanding full-time job. Beginning in September, classes take place in Downtown Vancouver on alternate weekends (Fridays and Saturdays) for 20 months.

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Expand your classroom—and knowledge


The Americas MBA for Executives is an optional Year 2 elective that gives you the opportunity to study relevant management issues with students from the four largest economies in the Americas: Canada, Brazil, Mexico and the United States of America.

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Are you the right fit?

If you thrive on challenge and are ready to take your career to the next stage, we have the knowledge, tools and techniques to lead you there. What you learn will continue to pay dividends for many years after graduation.