Americas MBA for Executives Stream

The Americas MBA for Executives Stream

What is the Americas MBA for Executives?

The Americas MBA for Executives is an optional stream that gives you the opportunity to study relevant management issues with MBA students from educational institutions in the four largest economies in the Americas: Canada, Brazil, Mexico and the USA. The elective responds to a growing need among companies and students for business instruction focused more deeply around issues specific to the Americas markets.


Watch the program overview video about the Americas Executive MBA stream.

Participating schools

  • Beedie School of Business, SFU
  • FIA Business School, Fundação Instituto De Administração, São Paulo, Brazil
  • ITAM, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management, Nashville, USA

How does the elective work?

Students participating in this stream take your first year courses with the rest of your SFU Beedie cohort. During the second year, you get together with the students from the partner institutions to take your final courses in four, nine-day intensive residencies at the four participating schools.

Your international cohort meets at each campus to complete coursework, observe local business practices, attend cultural events, and collaborate on a yearlong global capstone strategy project which spans all residencies.

As well as forming part of your SFU EMBA, participating students earn an additional Graduate Certificate in Business in the Americas. Classes and coursework are in English. While there is no additional tuition for the Americas MBA for Executives stream, students are responsible for their own accommodation, travel and living expenses.

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