Executive Management Program

The Executive Management Program (EMP) at the DeGroote School of Business can help you increase the value you bring to your organization and provides the necessary leadership development skills required to perform throughout your career. Developed by McMaster University faculty members and leading industry experts, each course focuses on a specific topic or management competency and is delivered using applied learning principles.

Program Structure and Delivery

The EMP consists of highly interactive courses that are delivered through virtual learning and in-person sessions at the DeGroote School of Business, Ron Joyce Centre in Burlington. As the business environment is constantly evolving, new course topics are frequently added to the program and the curriculum is continually refined based on feedback from participants.

Complete Flexibility

This program is designed for you to build your own leadership journey, at your own pace. You have the opportunity to choose from numerous course offerings and you can combine any 5 of the courses to customize your own Certificate of Completion. All of our courses are offered throughout the year and there is no maximum time frame for you to complete the program. Our team will keep track of your progress until you finalize this achievement.

Earn a Certificate of Completion

This credential is awarded on behalf of one of the top-ranked universities in the world and Business Schools in Canada. Upon completion of 5 courses, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from McMaster University, DeGroote School of Business. This achievement will enhance your resume and highlight your commitment to lifelong learning and skills development.

Admission Requirements

No prerequisite education is required to enroll in the program and you are not required to complete an application.

Networking Opportunities and Alumni

One of the benefits from our program is the ability to learn alongside individuals from a variety of organizations and sectors from across Ontario. You will have an opportunity to meet these individuals, learn from their past experiences and expand your own professional network.

Our EMP program has been offered for the past 10 years at the DeGroote School of Business and hundreds of professionals have significantly benefited from the content, connections and learning experience. Hear from Marco De Bartolo, an EMP graduate who has significantly enhanced his career as a result of the program.

Executive Management Program Courses

You have the flexibility to complete individual courses or to complete a specialization in one of the following areas:

Specializations within the Executive Management Program
To receive the Certificate of Completion with a Specialization, you have the option of completing 5 courses within this specialization or you can opt to complete a minimum of 3 courses within this specialization and supplement with any 2 additional courses offered within the Executive Management Program for a total of 5 courses.

Specialization in Leadership Development
This specialization is designed to enhance your personal leadership skills, and consists of the following Executive Management Program (EMP) courses:

Specialization in Strategic Management
This specialization is designed to enhance your skills at thinking, planning and executing strategic initiatives, and consists of the following
Executive Management Program (EMP) courses:

Organizational Development Customization

All of the courses offered in the Executive Management Program can be delivered in an onsite or virtual delivery format for your team. The content can be completely customized based on your specific learning and development needs. To learn more about our customized program solutions, please click here.

Other course topics not currently offered but available for customization:
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