Queen’s-Cornell International Executive MBA Launched
Unique program means graduates will receive MBA degrees from both Queen’s and Cornell
November 16, 2004
Canadians looking to propel their careers into the international business arena can now earn an Ivy League MBA in 17 months while they continue to work in Canada with the new Queen’s–Cornell International Executive MBA. The program, which will be delivered by videoconference to major cities across Canada and the northeastern United States starting in June 2005, is the only one of its kind in the world because the classroom experience is shared simultaneously by students in both countries. At the end of the program, graduates will receive two MBA degrees — one from Queen’s and one from Cornell.
"This program offers our students the best of all worlds," said David Saunders, Dean of Queen’s School of Business. “Through our partnership with Cornell, the largest of the US Ivy League schools, our students will emerge with knowledge, perspectives, contacts and MBA degrees from not one, but two of the world’s premier business schools.”
With Queen's as a partner, we benefit from their expertise and proven success in using videoconferencing to deliver a quality MBA program,” said Robert Swieringa, Dean of the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. “We can now extend the reach and accessibility of the Johnson Graduate School of Management and Cornell University, while retaining the qualities that have always distinguished a Cornell MBA.”
The key benefits of the Queen’s-Cornell International Executive MBA program are:
- MBA degrees from two of the most respected business schools in the world;
- Experienced, distinguished faculty from both schools;
- An intense, team-based learning experience that is truly unique;
- An international network of experienced managers and professionals.
Here’s how the program works:
- Classes begin in June 2005 with a two-week residential session — one week at Queen’s and one week at Cornell.
- Following the opening residential session, classes are held three Saturdays per month in boardroom learning teams situated in cities across Canada and the northeastern US. During these sessions teams in Canada will interact – live – with faculty and student teams from the US (and vice-versa).
- In late January and early February, participants attend the second residential session, spending time at both the Cornell and Queen's campuses, this time focused on the management of new ventures.
- In July, all students convene at the IBM Executive Learning Facility just outside New York City where they focus on international business.
- In September, each team conducts an analysis of an international business opportunity and spends a minimum of five days in a region outside of the US and Canada doing field work (with transportation, accommodations and other travel expenses funded by the program).
- Students complete the program in November 2006, earning MBA degrees from Queen’s and from Cornell, becoming full-fledged alumni of both schools.
The all-inclusive fee of CDN $89,000 covers tuition, books, cases, learning materials, meals and accommodation during residential sessions, as well as travel, lodging and expenses for the International Business Project. The fee also covers all of the software required for the program and in-house technical support.
Queen’s will offer information sessions on the new program in cities across Canada starting November 23. For a list of dates and locations please visit: www.QCEMBA.com or call 1.888.EXEC MBA.
About Queen’s School of Business:
Queen's School of Business (business.queensu.ca) is one of the world’s premier business schools. Its programs include: Queen's MBA for Science & Technology, ranked by BusinessWeek magazine (US) as the #1 MBA in the world outside the US; the one-year Queen's Accelerated MBA for Business Graduates, offered across Canada by real-time, interactive videoconference; the market-leading Queen’s Executive MBA – delivered at Queen’s facility in Ottawa, as well as by videoconference to 14 cities across Canada; Queen's Executive Development Centre, Canada’s largest provider of executive education, ranked #1 in Canada and in the world’s top-12 by the Financial Times (UK); the undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce, renowned for its rigorous entrance standards that stress both academics and leadership potential; and MSc and PhD programs that produce leading researchers for industry and academe.
About The Johnson School at Cornell University:
The Johnson School (www.johnson.cornell.edu), founded in 1946, is Cornell's graduate school of management. The Johnson School combines leading edge intellectual capital with "real time, real world" business practice and is among the top business schools in the world. Opportunities for experiential learning, such as immersion programs and student-run venture capital and mutual funds, distinguish the Johnson School's curricula. Programs include MBA and doctoral degrees, a twelve-month MBA option for students with advanced degrees in science or engineering and two executive MBA programs. The Johnson School is located at the center of Cornell University – the largest of the Ivy League schools and one of the world's top research institutions.
Note: the Queen's-Cornell Executive MBA program is currently undergoing OCGS (Ontario Council on Graduate Studies) approval.
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For more information, please contact:
Queen’s School of Business