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The Lazaridis EMTM is unlike any other executive program in Canada. Our goal is to develop leaders who can adapt to business disruptions and approach problems with creative thinking.

We offer participants the opportunity to learn and interact with faculty members and fellow students in novel ways–both online and offline–through integrated projects, case studies and simulations that have intentional learning outcomes. This 11-month management program is intensive, and carries with it a lifetime of professional connections and personal transformation.

I hope you enjoy learning more and encourage you to connect with any questions you may have.

- Hamid Noori, Executive Director, Lazaridis EMTM

Program Focus

The Lazaridis EMTM was created to address a gap in executive management education in Canada–the development of leaders specific to innovative enterprises.

This curriculum is based on three pillars required for the success of innovative companies: innovative capabilities, management knowledge and organizational health.

Our cohort-based program provides senior decision-makers the skills required to lead enterprises in today’s global economy. You will be able to immediately apply what you learn in class to your own organization.

Program Schedule

The Lazaridis EMTM program consists of 23 in-person weekends over the course of 11 months. Each weekend includes a total of 12 in-class hours. Similar to other executive programs, you can expect to spend approximately 15 – 20 hours per week for work outside of class. The work may include additional readings and assignments and preparation of the year-end project. Dedicated time will differ from learner to learner.

Lazaridis EMTM Quick Facts

  • 11-month, alternating weekend format.
  • Located in Waterloo, part of Canada's tech hub.
  • Management program for senior tech professionals.
  • Work-integrated approach.
  • Part of the Lazaridis Institute.
  • AACSB-accredited program.

Is the Lazaridis EMTM for Me?

A Lazaridis EMTM learner:

  • Has typically been employed by a technology-adept company or organization and has a technology-focussed role.
  • Has several years of work experience, including time spent in a decision-making role.

Key Learning Objectives

In the Lazaridis EMTM program you will learn about:

  • Design Thinking
  • Business Transformation
  • Technology Roadmapping
  • Market Awareness
  • Global Economy
  • Financing Decisions
  • Intellectual Property
  • Learning Organization
  • Leveraging Networks
  • Performance Benchmarking

Discover Our Program, First Hand

If you think the Lazaridis EMTM program might be a good fit for you, come see for yourself.

Join our current learners, our exceptional faculty and our executive director for a meal on one of our program weekends to ask any questions you might have about the program and its potential impact.


Program Dinner: Friday at 4 p.m.
Program Lunch: Saturday at noon

Please contact our office for specific dates and availability.


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