University of Calgary

Haskayne moves up in ranks

For the third year in a row, the Financial Times of London has ranked the Alberta/Haskayne Executive MBA program among the top in the world.

The program was one of only three Canadian programs to rank in the top 50, it finished first among Canadian schools and seventh worldwide in the category that measures graduates’ career progress, and it ranked first in Canada and ninth worldwide for the extent to which alumni achieved their goals.

The Alberta/Haskayne EMBA, jointly offered by the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta, achieved an overall ranking of 46 on the list of the world’s top 85 programs, up from 65th in 2005.

“This international recognition is a clear demonstration of the outstanding quality of the Alberta/Haskayne EMBA program,” says Dr. Vernon Jones, interim dean of the Haskayne School of Business. “The extent to which our graduates are able to meet their goals is a reflection of the calibre of our program and the practical learning experience we provide.”

Paul Myers credits the program with giving him the skills he needs for his job as CEO of Esprit Energy Trust. “I chose this program because the intensive schedule, coupled with the amount of interaction with the faculty and my 40 experienced classmates, was unique. Would I do it all over again? In a heart beat!”

The innovative collaboration between the U of C and U of A has helped establish this program as a leader in executive education in Canada, says Dr. Mike Percy, dean of the Alberta School of Business. “Our dynamic economy and close linkages with the business community help ensure that our graduates get the careers they want.”

The Alberta/Haskayne EMBA is an intensive 20-month program offered to 80 students each year.