Executive and Professional Development

You want to propel your career to the next level. We want to help. Explore our options for every career stage. We are the region's most respected business school, and we are committed to helping you achieve your goals.

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Executive Development

EMBA

The Executive MBA offers you a strategic-level understanding of how the functions of a business work together. Learn to manage the deluge of information that floods executives daily and seek out the RIGHT information to make informed, evidence-based decisions. Rise to an executive viewpoint - explore the Sobey Executive MBA today.

EDBA

Currently in development, the Executive Doctor of Business Administration is a new designation designed for C-suite professionals. It differs from the traditional PhD fundamentally. Learn more here.

Corporate Directors

The Directors Education Program (DEP) — jointly developed by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto — is the most definitive course of study for board directors in Canada. The Sobey School of Business is pleased to collaborate on the Maritime offering of this program. Learn more

RISE (Retail Innovation, Strategy and Excellence Program)

Retail demands innovation across the value chain. The best-performing retailers ot only incorporate digital technologies and embrace omni-channel, but also create a culture of innovation and customer-centricity within their organizations. Are you a retail leader aiming to build a culture of innovation?


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Degrees and Credentials for mid- and early career working professionals

  • Sobey Executive MBA:The Executive MBA offers you a strategic-level understanding of how the functions of a business work together. Learn to manage the deluge of information that floods executives daily and seek out the RIGHT information to make informed, evidence-based decisions.

  • Executive DBA: Currently in development, the Executive Doctor of Business Administration is a new designation designed for C-suite professionals. It differs from the traditional PhD fundamentally. Learn more here.
  • Part-time MBA: Structured to allow students to achieve their MBA degree in 30 months while still maintaining their current career.

  • Master of Management, Co-operatives and Credit Unions: Professionals in the co-operative sector can take this degree (or the Graduate Diploma option) part-time, online, and achieve value for their co-op right away.

  • Bachelor of Commerce: The Sobey School of Business offers you the ability to complete your Bachelor of Commerce program on a part-time basis.

Professional Development Certificates and more

Saint Mary’s University and the Sobey School of Business support Professional Development Education needs in a variety of ways. Develop new skills, expertise, and insights. Stretch your understanding and awareness. Take newfound knowledge and practices back to the workplace. Explore programs that are relevant and practical, flexible and results-oriented.

Develop your skills in these areas, or contact us to customize a program for you:

Accounting/Finance
Business Communication
Managing Conflict
Human Resources
Management and Leadership
Project Management
Policy Development

Custom Education

We are happy to work with you to achieve your company's unique training goals. We will customize programming to meet the needs of your group or team. For more information, please contact Kelly Smith, kellyl.smith@smu.ca.