Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

Executive education that unlocks your best decisions

Learn best practices from the best people.

Get real-world international experience.

Finish faster.

Change is in the air. Complex business decisions and demanding leadership roles call for evidence-based executive education responsive to the needs of professionals, organizations, and industry.

At the Sobey School of Business, we’re not afraid of change.

We’ve always been leaders and innovators. For more than 25 years, the Sobey EMBA has provided world-class executive development to professionals and organizations. We were ranked #5 across Canada in 2017 by Ivy Exec, and we’re one of only a handful of EMBA programs in Canada accredited by AACSB International.

That’s why the Sobey EMBA has transformed.

The NEW Sobey EMBA:

Hone your business skills and build your leadership potential with fresh curriculum and unique experiences while drawing on an established network of more than 600 Sobey EMBA alumni.

  • Hybrid in-person/online delivery and less time away from home.
  • Unique and specialized Sobey International Trade Mission.
  • Fully integrated Evidence-Based Management principles. What is EBM?
  • On campus for better access to faculty, technology, and research.
  • Only 16 months to the finish line.

Information on Application & Admissions

Information on Tuition & Fees


Sneak peek: We are also planning Atlantic Canada’s FIRST Executive Doctor of Business Administration (EDBA) program.

The NEW Sobey EDBA

Earn the highest professional-level academic credential for senior leaders in business practice. Use an evidence-based approach to conduct practice-oriented research and achieve breakthrough practice.


What is Evidence-Based Management (EBM)?

The Sobey EMBA and the Sobey EDBA integrate and specialize in evidence-based management (EBM). EBM means making decisions using the best available evidence from multiple sources by using the six As to define and explore a problem or question — ask, acquire, appraise, aggregate, apply, and assess.

EBM is a significant and growing field. The Sobey School of Business is proud to be an early adopter. Both the EMBA and EDBA are in the process of certification by the international Center for Evidence-Based Management (CEBMa). The Sobey School of Business is the first in Canada to formally pursue CEBMa certification.

If you have questions about for-credit executive education at Sobey School of Business, please contact Kelly Smith, 902-420-5175.