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Global Perspective

The program has a strong global perspective. The core curriculum, Global Business Project, and International Study trip provide exceptional and unique opportunities to strengthen your ability to manage effectively in a global economy.

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Major Projects

Participants in the program are required to complete two major projects: the team-based global Business Project and one of two individual projects – either the New Venture Project or the Management Consulting Project. A Project advisor will be assigned for both major projects.

Global Business Project

Teams will complete a comprehensive analysis of a real global business issue or opportunity anywhere in the world outside of North America. To complete this “live case”, teams will travel to an international location to interview business managers and conduct field research prior to writing your final report. This provides an outstanding opportunity to put all that you have learned into practice.

New Venture Project

The objective of this individual project is to create a business case and comprehensive business plan for a new stand-alone business, or a new line of business within an existing organization. The New Venture Project will give you an opportunity to use the management concepts and tools you have acquired in the program to create a business plan for a new venture. You will identify market opportunities, investigate business potential, consider financing options, and create a business plan.


Management Consulting Project

The objective of this individual project is to analyze a business challenge and develop a comprehensive set of recommendations and implementation plans to address it. Participants are given a wide scope in the nature of the project. Typically projects focus on performance improvements in operating processes, supply chain management, customer service, information systems, profit margin improvement, or the business planning process.

International Study Trip

Every student will take part in an international elective course. This one-week course is provided by one of our international business school partners. Options include ESADE Business School in Barcelona and the National University of Singapore. In addition to academic content, the international study trip includes field visits to local companies.

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Felicia Ciolfitto

“The EMBA program gave me the mindset that ‘anything is possible’ and the confidence to never shy away from an opportunity. I will always be grateful for that - I came out of the program a changed person. Because of Smith, I know I have the skills to be able to breakdown a project into its component parts and tackle it. The EMBA also helped me understand how to communicate with all stakeholders in an organization. I have my CPA background and now a greater appreciation and understanding of strategy, marketing and human capital. I quickly progressed from middle-management to a Director-level position.”

Felicia Ciolfitto, EMBA
Director, Internal Audit
British Columbia Automobile Association