Queen’s Executive MBA Program – Now Available on Your Desktop

Posted on January 24, 2011

Virtual teams a first in Canada

Queen’s School of Business recently welcomed the first virtual team of Executive MBA students from across Canada as well as beyond our borders in Bermuda. This is the first program of its kind and enables Queen’s to attract highly qualified professional candidates who would otherwise not be able to get this highly prized degree.

Until now Queen’s Executive MBA has been delivered via a combination of multi-point, interactive videoconferencing and on-campus residential sessions in major cities across Canada. Today, thanks to new technology, Queen’s can now deliver the program directly to your desktop.

“The Queen’s Executive MBA program is now offered everywhere in Canada, so you don’t have to leave your job or your home town to earn Canada’s most respected MBA,” said Gloria Saccon, Director of the Executive MBA program. “The program offers the same real-time connectivity and interactivity as our Boardroom Learning Centres, but offers more accessibility to a top ranked program to participants who wouldn’t otherwise have the time or be able to physically be in a boardroom location on weekends.”

The team met at the opening session in August 2010 and just returned to Kingston for the second of three residential sessions throughout the program. Once back in their home communities, they participate in virtual boardroom sessions held all day Friday and Saturday morning every other week. Queen’s provides all the software, tools and team coaching needed to create a high-performance team.

“Living in Peterborough, it never occurred to me that I would be able to enroll in the executive MBA at Queen’s and balance my work demands, so I was excited to hear about the new desktop option,” said Tim Caddigan, a current student and Director at Cogeco Cable. “The technology is seamless and highly interactive and helps me to feel truly connected to my teammates and the rest of the class from coast to coast.”

For more information on the program, visit www.execmba.com