Scurfield Hall


Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

Course-based program

Program overview

Transforming Canada’s future by educating the next generation of business leaders is the goal of the Haskayne Executive MBA (EMBA) program. Increasing complexity, competitiveness and uncertainty is causing experienced professionals to see the need to enrich their skills and deepen their professional networks. The EMBA program is aimed at mid/senior career professionals across a variety of industries. It is a two-year program, with courses on alternating Fridays and Saturdays (one week on/one week off), and one intensive week per semester. The program allows students to work full-time while completing their degree, and ends with a two-week international study tour.

Completing this program

  • Foundation Courses: 11 courses in accounting, business technology management, marketing, human resources and organizational dynamics and more.

  • Finance Specialization: Students complete four courses in finance, including three doctoral-level courses.

  • Integrative Courses: Three course in management studies, business and environment and management studies.


  • Finance


Finance, Consulting, Management, Marketing.

A course-based master’s degree in management is usually considered a final degree.

Course-based program

17 courses and three electives

Learn more about program requirements in the Academic Calendar

Classroom delivery

Time commitment

Expected completion time is two years. Six years is the maximum amount of time to complete.


No supervisor is required

Fees and funding

See the Graduate Calendar for information on fees and fee regulations, and for information on awards and financial assistance.

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Admission Requirements


GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4.0 point scale.

  • For applicants with a GPA below 3.0: An additional requirement of a score of 500 or higher on the GMAT or completion of the GMAC Executive Assessment with a minimum score of 140.*

Minimum education

A four year baccalaureate degree, or equivalent from a recognized institution.

  • Applicants without a four-year baccalaureate degree may be admissible with a combination of over 10 years of professional work experience and an additional requirement of a score of 500 or higher on the GMAT or 140 on the GMAC Executive Assessment.*
  • At least ten years’ progressive work experience AND a score of 500 or higher on the GMAT exam or a score on the Executive Assessment.

*The final admission decision rests with the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. See A.1 Qualifications (Exceptional Circumstances).


  • A current résumé
  • A 250-word response to each of “How, considering your career progress to date, does an MBA fit in with your future career goals?” and “When thinking of your own personal successes, were they a result of your own personal skills or your ability to work with others? Please describe”

Additional requirements

Applicants may be interviewed by a member of the Admissions Committee as part of the application screening process.

Applicants should have at least seven years of work experience, a number of years of which must have carried management or professional responsibility.

Test scores

Completion of the GMAT with a recommended minimum score of 500 or completion of the GMAC Executive Assessment with a minimum score of 140.

Work samples


Reference letter


English language proficiency

An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:

*Please contact your program of interest if you have any questions about ELP requirements


For admission on September 1:

  • Canadians and permanent residents
    • June 1
  • International students
    • February 1

If you're not a Canadian or permanent resident, or if you have international credentials, make sure to learn about international requirements

Learn more about this program

Haskayne School of Business

Scurfield Hall, Room 343
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, ABT2N 1N4

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