Speak to your employer about sponsoring all or at least part of your program, as they will benefit directly from your new knowledge and skills. An AU online Executive MBA is an excellent investment for both of you.
If you are creating a proposal, below are some points you can use to help make your case.
AU Online Executive MBA - Benefits for Employers
Why sponsor an AU online Executive MBA for your employee?
Nurture talented professionals in your organization — develop their strategic management skills, draw out their leadership potential, renew their sense of purpose, and reap the benefits.
An AU MBA online classroom connects experienced managers from across Canada and around the world, from every sector and virtually every industry—students who specialize in human resources, operations, marketing, information technology … in roles from middle manager to CEO to entrepreneur. Your employee works, discusses and debates with this rich peer group and top academics, and then brings fresh thinking and creativity back to your organization.
Asynchronous online course delivery allows for in-depth, well thought out discussions in which every voice is heard and diverse perspectives are shared on a daily basis.
No Down Time
AU’s proven online course delivery system provides a superior management education without requiring students to take time off work to attend classes.
Our Executive MBA curriculum requires students to apply concepts to projects and assignments based on their own workplaces. You gain a direct return from their very first course.
Increased Job Satisfaction
Applying new knowledge immediately means achieving more sooner, in turn leading to an increased sense of accomplishment, higher motivation, and renewed sense of purpose on the job.
The flexibility of AU’s online program helps students balance the demands of home, life, career and MBA studies. Our students can study at night, early in the morning, on weekends — whatever works best for them.
Quality Online Learning
The Athabasca University Executive MBA has been ranked among the top three Executive MBA programs in Canada (Canadian Business, 2001) and among the top 75 Executive MBAs in the world (Financial Times, UK, 2003, 2004, 2006). The AU EMBA was the only online MBA to make the list. In 2012, AU’s online Executive MBA appeared in the Financial Times list of online programs offered by “48 of the top business schools” from around the world.
While the Athabasca University online Executive MBA offers a curriculum equal in rigour and depth to Canada’s finest ‘bricks and mortar’ EMBA programs, our tuition is less. You recoup your investment faster.
If you need your employee’s talents in another town or even another country — for a week, month, year or even permanently — their online MBA program can go right along with them.