The Partnership

Canada’s Ivy League Meets The Original Ivy League

The Executive MBA Americas program is the only program of its kind in the world. It is made possible through a partnership between two of the world’s premier business schools – Canada’s Smith School of Business at Queen’s University and the Johnson School at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Brought together by their shared commitment to academic excellence and innovation, the two schools formed a partnership and launched the Cornell-Queen's Executive MBA program in Canada and the USA in 2005.

In 2015, the program has been renamed Executive MBA Americas, and has expanded into Latin America. The program will be available in 6 urban centres across Canada, over 20 cities in the USA and more than 4 locations across Latin America. The program is unique in several respects.

  • Graduates of the program earn MBA degrees from both Cornell and Queen’s
  • Graduates are considered to be full-fledged alumni of both schools
  • The classroom experience is shared by participants from Canada, the USA and Latin America.
  • Classes are led by outstanding faculty from both schools
  • Residential sessions are held at both Cornell and Queen's

There is no other executive MBA program in Canada that offers these opportunities.

David Saunders
"Smith School of Business is proud to be partnering with Cornell on this exceptional program - the only program of its kind in the world. It provides a unique opportunity for participants to be a part of a truly international management education experience. Across the Americas, participants join together to learn from each other and respected faculty members of both schools. As a graduate, you will join the powerful alumni networks of these two outstanding schools."

David M. Saunders, PhD
Smith School of Business
Queen’s University

Joseph Thomas
"Thanks to the ongoing expansion of the Program across the Americas, hundreds of managers have and are earning dual MBA degrees, where they live and work, from two of the world's leading business schools. The effectiveness of the program's innovative learning model and the partnership with Queen's allows us to attract students from a wide variety of backgrounds and sectors, expanding our reach and enhancing the student experience."

Soumitra Dutta, PhD
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University