uCalgary kicks off North America's first global energy EMBA program

April 16, 2012

At a dinner on Saturday, 17 students and faculty in the University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business officially kicked off the inaugural class of the Haskayne Global Energy Executive MBA program. Over 18 months, the program's students will meet 5 times and in 5 different locations around the world (Oxford, Houston, Calgary, Abu Dhabi, and Saudi Arabia). The program is the first of its kind in North America and the result of the vision set by Haskayne's dean, who recognized the need for the business school to set itself apart on an international level. Because Calgary is one of the leading energy centres in the world, the dean says it only made sense to offer this kind of a program through uCalgary. "The idea for the program came from the fact the largest industry in the world -- the energy industry -- has a unique set of problems that are not addressed through the traditional MBA curriculum. Anyone who wants to be a senior leader in the industry has to understand all the complexities of the business." Calgary Herald