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Executive MBA, Joint Kellogg-Schulich

Executive MBA, Joint Kellogg-Schulich

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The Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA is an 18-month, general management program leading to a joint Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Schulich School of Business at York University. The program is designed for promising managers with substantial experience who are on executive career paths in their employing organizations.

With its global content, locations, faculty members and students, the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA makes the world one’s classroom. This global EMBA gives students the unique opportunity to learn from and interact with business leaders from around the world. The Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA is part of a growing global network of joint Executive MBA programs with Kellogg. Graduates of the Kellogg-Schulich program become part of a global alumni network with Kellogg’s other joint programs with the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School, the Tel Aviv University School of Management, and the WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar/Koblenz, Germany.

The curriculum includes 20 core courses, two experiential courses, and four elective courses. It provides exposure to all of the key functional areas of business for general managers and emphasizes United States, Canadian and international perspectives on global leadership and strategic management. The program’s faculty members are drawn from the Kellogg School, Schulich’s senior faculty members and Kellogg’s global EMBA partners. Among the program features are specially- designed preparatory tutorials to help strengthen quantitative and qualitative skills, diverse study teams, guest speakers, and a global strategy project that combines classroom with experiential learning and includes a trip to an emerging market. A culminating hands-on project focuses on an entrepreneurial venture design presented to Schulich and external experts.

With classes generally held every third weekend, the schedule minimizes time away from work and maximizes in-class and study team learning. The overall format of the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA is flexible, balanced and designed to accommodate students’ career development and personal goals.

The program begins each year in January and concludes in June of the following year. Please visit for more information.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum of 8 years of work experience with substantive management experience.
  • Applicants normally should possess the Canadian equivalent of a university Bachelors degree from an accredited institution. Qualified candidates may be required to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test and obtain acceptable scores on all components thereof.
  • Applicants must submit at least two strong recommendations from employers or supervisors who are in a position to evaluate the applicant’s work experience.
  • Proof of English language proficiency if prior studies were not completed in English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (iBT): 100 with minimum component scores of 23 or International English Language Testing System: 7.0 overall with minimum component scores of 6.5.
  • All qualified candidates will be interviewed.

Degree Requirements

Students must successfully complete:

  • 56 credits of coursework, consisting of:
  • 48 credits of core courses, including two field studies (with four credits each)
  • 8 credits of electives (at the Kellogg Global Network partner schools).

Students’ performance will be reviewed after completion of the initial 12 credits and then on a rolling basis.

All other requirements are identical to those of Schulich’s other master’s programs.

The Kellogg-Schulich EMBA program can be completed on a part-time basis. Entry is winter term.

The Kellogg-Schulich EMBA is a five-term program. Students must register and pay fees for a minimum of 5 terms and complete all degree requirements within 15 terms (4 years) of registration.