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2005 EXECUTIVE MBA PROFILE
Athabasca University
Centre for Innovative Management— MBA

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Address: Centre for Innovative Management
St. Albert, Alberta T8N 1B4
Canada
E-Mail: cimoffice@athabascau.ca
Website: B-school Web site


B-SCHOOL & PROGRAM BASICS

Classes begin: Sept. 22, 2005
Jan. 9, 2006
May 15, 2006

Year program was founded: 1994
Institution is public or private? Public
Business school accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Length of program: 30mo months
Enrollment
Total graduate business students n/a
Full-time MBA students n/a
Part-time MBA students n/a
Distance MBA students n/a
Executive MBA students 1,006
PhD program students n/a
Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) students n/a
 
Total undergraduate business students n/a
 

Change in EMBA class size in past academic year: n/a

STUDENT PROFILE - MOST RECENT ENTERING CLASS

Female students in class 38%
International students 1 3%
Married students n/a


Students from the following regions:
Africa n/a
Asia n/a
Eastern and Central Europe and Central Asia n/a
Latin America and the Caribbean n/a
Middle East n/a
North America
 (Canada: 96% / U.S.: 4%)
97%
Oceania n/a
Western Europe 1%

North American students by region:
Canada 96%
Mid-Atlantic U.S. n/a
Midwest U.S. n/a
Northeast U.S. n/a
South U.S. n/a
Southwest U.S. n/a
U.S. Possessions and territories n/a
West U.S. n/a

(1) Students from countries other than the school's home country.

Students from the following job functions:
Consulting 3%
Finance/Accounting 19%
General Management 13%
Human Resources 3%
Marketing/Sales 15%
Management Information Systems 7%
Operations/Logistics 20%
Other 20%

Students from the following industries:
Government 13%
Manufacturing 11%
Non-Profit 7%
Services 37%
Other 32%

(1) Students from countries other than the school's home country.


TOP CORPORATE CUSTOMERS

Top five organizations that sent the most participants to EMBA program in last 5 years:
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Xerox
RBC (Royal Bank of Canada)
Department of National Defence
Telus

CLASS TRAITS - MOST RECENT ENTERING CLASS

GMAT Scores - Historical Chart
200520032001
Averagen/an/an/a
Mediann/an/an/a
Range (middle 80%)n/an/an/a

GMAT scores are not required as part of the application.


TOEFL Scores
TOEFL scores are not required for applicants whose native language is not English.
Average TOEFL score * n/a
Minimum TOEFL score required * n/a
* Paper-based equivalent

Work Experience (months)
Average 108
Range (middle 80%) 72 - 132

Student Age (years)
Average 40
Range (middle 80%) 31 - 48

Work Background
Students with advanced degrees 1%
Students from nonprofit sector 13%
Students from organization with fewer than 100 employees 26%
Students titled president, CEO, or chairman 6%

Travel Distance
Students living within 45 miles of the school n/a

Salary
Average n/a
Range (middle 80%) $45,530 - $82,300


2005 GRADUATES REPORT

Editor's Note: Based on responses to BusinessWeek's 2005 survey of EMBA graduates.

Functional areas represented in graduating class:
Accounting n/a
Finance n/a
Human Resources n/a
Manufacturing n/a
Marketing n/a
Operations n/a
Strategy n/a
Supply Chain n/a
Other n/a

Average years of management experience: n/a
Average no. of employees EMBAs manage at work: n/a

Percent of program employer paid for:
Nothing n/a
0-20% n/a
21-40% n/a
41-60% n/a
61-80% n/a
81-99% n/a
100% n/a

Average No. of EMBA programs students applied to: 0.0

Average No. of EMBA programs students were accepted to: 0.0

Salary at start of EMBA program:
Under $50K n/a
$51-75K n/a
$76-100K n/a
$101-125K n/a
$126-150K n/a
$151-200K n/a
Over $200K n/a


Average increase at end of EMBA program: n/a


ADMISSIONS

Application fee (resident) $140
Application fee (nonresident) $140

120 people applied to the part-time MBA program in 2005. The school accepted 88% (selectivity) of those applicants, and 96% of admitted applicants (yield) enrolled in the program.

Selectivity/Yield - Historical Chart
200520032001
Selectivity88%72%n/a
Yield96%92%n/a

Interviews for MBA applicants are:
Not offered
In 2004, the B-school interviewed n/a of its full-time MBA applicants, and n/a of its admitted applicants.

The B-school placed n/a applicant(s) on its wait list. from which n/a ultimately enrolled.


COSTS, DEADLINES, AND FINANCIAL AID

Estimated TOTAL (not annual) cost of EMBA program (U.S. dollars)

Program Cost - Historical Chart
200520032001
Resident$34,243$26,321n/a
Nonresident$34,243$31,561n/a

Applications

2005-2007 application deadline(s):
All applicants - Oct. 15, 2005
All applicants - Feb. 15, 2006
All applicants - June 15, 2006


Rolling Admissions? No

Deadline(s) for scheduling an interview:
n/a

Financial aid deadline(s):
0, 0


Funding

EMBAs whose education is 100% funded by employer: 33% (school reports)

EMBAs whose education is partially funded by employer: 31% (school reports)

EMBAs receiving financial aid through the school: n/a

Number of full-tuition scholarships awarded by school in past academic year: n/a

Scholarships are Merit-based Guaranteed loan offered, regardless of nationality? (1) No

Maximum amount students can borrow: n/a

Average outstanding loans for 2005 graduates n/a

Scholarships are based on
Merit-based

(1) Upon admission, any accepted applicant, regardless of nationality, and without the need of a cosigner, is eligible for a loan


CONTACTS

Dean Lindsay Redpath
Hired as of Mar. 2004
 
EMBA program director Dr. Lindsay Redpath
 
EMBA admissions director Fred Enns
 
EMBA financial aid director n/a
 
EMBA career services director n/a


 
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