Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

The leadership program for industry shapers

The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree is the most exclusive program we offer at UFred. It requires you to have proven experience in management, and it is based on leveraging that experience into a unique learning path.

You'll be working closely not only with your professors, who each have years of leadership experience in their field, but also with your fellow students: executives and managers from a wide range of industries and provinces.

Benefit from a highly-skilled classroom with classmates who are*:

- 98% employed

- Have an average of 22 years of professional experience

- Come from 29 different industries

And build both C-level leadership skills and an invaluable professional network.

*Data represents previous EMBA cohorts at UFred.

Networking opportunities with students from across Canada

Provides you with leadership skills

Won’t interrupt career momentum


Program overview


14 total


1.5-2.5 years



(paid all at once or one course at a time)


18-25 hours

(per week per course)


11 program streams


Fully online

Class size

25 students maximum


Instructor-led, one online class per week per course

Application deadlines

August 9, 2024

September 27, 2024

November 8, 2024

*You'll need to apply at least 1 month before the start date.

Course start dates

September 2, 2024

October 28, 2024

January 6, 2025

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Our accreditation

The University of Fredericton is a degree-granting university offering online business programs under Section 3 of the Degree Granting Act of the Province of New Brunswick in Canada.

The EMBA and MBA programs offered through UFred's School of Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and have been fully accredited by the Province of New Brunswick since 2007.

The ACBSP accreditation stands in addition to the standard provincial accreditation.

Course details

Course structure & details

Each course in the EMBA program requires you attend one virtual class (vClass) a week. vClasses take place in the evening between Monday and Thursday, at the earliest 6:00 p.m. EST, and typically last 1-2 hours.

The curriculum kicks off with a series of foundational courses, each spanning 7 weeks, that cover essential expert insights from economics, organizational strategy, and leadership theory.

After you’re foundational course are completed, you’ll begin your chosen specialty stream courses. These courses involve intense group work assignments, where you’ll get a chance to learn from your peers and their vast professional experience, as well as from your instructors.

You’ll finish off the program by collaborating on a capstone project, where you’ll integrate and apply the knowledge, skills, and critical insights learned throughout your EMBA studies. You have four options available for your capstone:

  • The Enterprise Integration Project

  • The Entrepreneurial Capstone: The Art of Innovation

  • The Global Capstone

  • The Global Capstone with an International Field Study.

The International Field Study (IFS) is offered as an option within the Global Capstone Project, and offers you the chance to travel internationally in order to help develop a deeper understanding of the complexity of doing business in the global economy.

Apply your newly acquired skills to real business use cases, and test your leadership skills before completing your EMBA.

To learn about the UFred School of Business retention, attrition, and graduation rates, click here.

Fees and funding
1.5 - 2.5 years
Tuition for the full EMBA program can be paid all at once or one course at a time.


 In Total

Additional costs

Paying by course: $2,086.47 for a 3-credit course

Paying by course: $4,172.93 for a 6-credit course

Need assistance?

Our Program Advisors are here to answer any questions about our programs, the tuition fees, or how to apply.

Service Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am to 3:30pm EST

We will support you

Our Program Advisors will help you if you have questions about your choice of study program, the admission requirements, or the tuition fees, for example.

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Admission requirements

Entry requirements

We’ll advise you every step of the way – and help you understand our undergraduate, master’s and MBA entry requirements – to make applying easy.

Our online model

Live online classes

The courses in this program include weekly vClasses (online classes), offered in the evenings and led by memebers of our faculty in a lecture or seminar format.

Online group work

Combine independent learning with recurring online group assignments, through collaborative projects with your classmates.

Online campus

You'll get the same education, networking and collaboration opportunities on-campus programs offer - through our online campus.


All of our services are available to you digitally: a library, a bookstore, support from advisors and peers, and instructor office hours.

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