Executive Master of Business Administration

Excel in Decision Making 

The Sobey School of Business Executive MBA Program builds on your current success to develop your critical reasoning and judgement, understand evidence and realize your full potential. For 25 years we have been developing business leaders in Atlantic Canada and beyond.

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The Sobey Executive MBA, recently ranked the #5 program in Canada and one of the few such programs accredited by the AACSB, is designed to challenge your business leadership and to take you outside of your comfort zone. These are just a few of the ways a Sobey EMBA can transform your career and life:

  • Develop next level performance by challenging your theories
  • Learn from nationally renowned faculty and industry professionals
  • Refine and deepen your approach to leadership
  • Gain a global perspective with on-the-ground experience
  • Connect with a valuable network of new contacts
  • Earn your EMBA without interrupting your career

What's New

A New Vision for Executive Education

The Sobey School is re-examining how it does executive education.

“The Sobey School aims to make an impact with purpose and to mobilize our research and knowledge into the business community,” said Sobey School dean Patricia Bradshaw, who acknowledges the key role that senior business leaders play in this knowledge transferrance.

This year, the executive and professional development department of Saint Mary’s was moved under the Sobey School umbrella, providing the school an opportunity to align its offerings and ensure market needs are being met. “It’s a time when we can line the offerings up with what we know about the current state of the executive development market and think about where the gaps are,” says Dr. Bradshaw.

Therefore, coming out of a year of being recognized by Ivy Exec as the 5th ranked EMBA program in Canada, the AACSB-Accredited Sobey EMBA is getting a renovation.

 “We recognize we are in a time of market upheaval,” notes EMBA Director Dr. Wendy Carroll. “At the same time, we know there are key things we are doing remarkably well. It’s an opportune time to deploy our resources to transform the program, and ensure we are addressing relevant needs of the business community with rigour and excellence.”

The program celebrated a 25-year anniversary in April. “We have been reviewing our curriculum for a few years now. This anniversary gave us a chance to connect with an even wider field of alumni to really identify our strengths and determine how best to continue offering top-notch executive education in today’s environment.”

Over the next year, the school will focus on crafting a transformed iteration of the successful program, to build a solid foundation for the next 25 years. Student intake has been paused until the process is complete in 2019.


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