Schulich School of Business EMBA

York University, Toronto

As the first cross-border executive MBA in North America, the Kellogg-Schulich program focuses on global connections.

The program is a partnership between York University’s Schulich School of Business and the U.S.-based Kellogg School of Management. It has been ranked No. 1 in Canada for the past 11 years by the Financial Times. Through the Kellogg EMBA global network, the program partners with schools in North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East to send students abroad. It is the only program of its kind that allows students to network with more than 400 EMBA students from across the globe.

Classes run from January to June and are held every third weekend in Toronto. Live-in weeks bring students to campus for one week in Toronto and two weeks in the U.S. In their first and second years, students have the opportunity to take a third of their classes outside of Canada.

Students spend 10 days at partner schools in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Israel, Chicago, Miami or Germany. Working in teams, they complete a project focused on the local market. The program also facilitates networking between international EMBA students through multinational study teams.

In the second year, students complete only elective courses.

Courses cover major areas of management. The curriculum is organized into five areas of skill deemed most desirable by corporations: leadership, strategic thinking, cross-functionality, ability to produce results and understanding of finances.

Students learn through case studies, lectures, discussions, behavioural simulations and group activities. Applicants have an average of 13 years of work experience.

Some of the program’s alumni have created leading global charities, including Craig Kielburger, founder of Free the Children, and Narendra Singh, founder of Guyana Help the Kids.

Full-Time: 18 months

Work Experience: 8 years

Cost: $125,000

Cost (International): $125,000

Total Full-Time Enrolment: 44

Female Students: 29%

International Students: 2%