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Concordia University prepares the next generation of leaders

John Molson School of Business

New John Molson EMBA to develop the complete executive

Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business (JMSB) is launching a new Executive MBA (EMBA) designed to develop the complete executive through an innovative program that will go well beyond the mastery of traditional academic subjects. The revamped EMBA program also includes professional/leadership coaching, a health, nutrition and fitness program designed for executives, and networking with the business community.

“We are enhancing our rigorous academic program by adding unique elements that will ensure our EMBA graduates are ready on all facets to meet the challenges of today’s rapidly evolving business environments,” says Steve Harvey, dean of the JMSB.

The new EMBA, to start in the fall of 2014, will be based on a learning model where business fundamentals will be examined in the context of four themed terms. Under this model, issues will be scrutinized to consider their implications from a marketing, management, finance, accounting and information technology point of view. In addition, each term culminates with an integrative module in the form of competitive case analyses, an international study trip, speaker series and other events involving prominent members of the business community.

“Regular contact with today’s business leaders will allow students in the new John Molson EMBA program to stay ahead of the game,” says Stéphane Brutus, associate dean of Graduate Professional Programs at the JMSB. “These networking opportunities will expose our students to the big picture through real world business practices honed by the best in the industry.”

A novel component of the program involves each cohort being paired with a champion, a well-respected business leader who will remain in contact with the group throughout the two-year program. The champion for the program’s first cohort will be Andrew Molson, partner and chairman of RES PUBLICA Consulting Group and vice-chairman of the board of Molson Coors.

With the aim of training the complete executive, the new EMBA program will also explore the mind/body connection by drawing on the expertise of the university’s PERFORM Centre. The centre’s professionals will offer personalized health and fitness advice designed for the busy executive as well as access to PERFORM’s state of the art work-out facilities. To further enable students to perform at the peak of their mental and physical capacity, they will also be given leadership and professional development training by certified professional coaches.

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