Through two specialized programs, students at the University of Prince Edward Island’s executive MBA program can pursue their interest in either the business side of science or innovative management.
The specialization in innovative management is offered yearly, preparing students to contribute to innovative organizations as managers. Courses incorporate creative and entrepreneurial thinking, along with practical management skills. Lessons focus heavily on evolving issues in international business.
The specialization in biotechnology management and entrepreneurship is offered based on demand. Students learn about current issues around commercialization, ethics and regulation in the biotech sector. The stream aims to teach students to pursue new ventures and to grow and manage small businesses.
Coursework in each specialization includes research opportunities, experiential learning and field-specific skill development. In the first year, courses focus on understanding business topics and developing management skills. Courses in the second year focus on strategic perspectives, with an emphasis on working in a global business environment. The program’s final course requires students to use their research skills for an in-depth study on current and serious issues facing a specific organization. Students then create an evidence-based recommendation on how the organization can address the issues.
Classes are held on Fridays and Saturdays to allow students to continue working. Students typically take four courses in each of the fall and winter semesters. Peer-to-peer learning is stressed throughout the program, as students often develop small teams to complete projects.
In 2015, the university launched an EMBA book club, open to students, alumni and the public. Professors choose books on business and moderate sessions to discuss them.
Full-Time: 20 months
Part-Time: Maximum 6 years
Work Experience: 3 years
Cost (International): $54,228
Total Enrolment: 30
Female Students: 53%
International Students: 13%
Specializations: Evidence-Based Management, Innovative Management, Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship