The Power of Teams

The Executive MBA Americas program uses the innovative team-based learning approach developed by Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. It is an approach that is far more advanced than that used in other programs. We believe strongly in our team-based approach because it mirrors today’s progressive workplace. You will leave the program with a thorough understanding of the best practices for team building and teamwork – well-prepared to be a valuable member or leader of a high-performance team.

The Power of Teams

Understanding The Power of Teams

While other MBA programs talk about teamwork, what they are actually talking about is group work – a very different concept. In the Executive MBA Americas program, you are assigned to a team for the duration of the program and a significant portion of your overall grade is derived from teamwork. Team members collaborate on assignments, projects and presentations, drawing on the skills and experience of individual team members. Each Learning Team is composed of 5 to 8 participants.

Team Coaching

A dedicated, professional Team Coach is assigned to every team. For the duration of the program they will monitor your team’s performance and provide regular feedback that is pivotal to the learning process. A great deal of time during the Opening On-Campus Session is devoted to setting the tone for your Learning Team. You and your teammates will be led through a series of exercises designed to get acquainted, gain insight into everyone’s preferred thinking style, formulate a team mission statement and group norms, and successfully conduct your first meeting.

Developing Your Team and Leadership Skills

One of the greatest benefits of the team-based approach is the opportunity to develop and hone your team and leadership skills – skills that are essential in business today. In the Executive MBA Americas program, you don't just learn about team and leadership skills, you put them into practice every day. Each team member is given many opportunities to lead projects and contribute to projects led by others.