The Advanced Program for Experiential Consulting (APEX) is an exclusive offering to the Odette MBA and has redefined the traditional co-op setting, allowing students to become integrated in corporate working environments. Students work on real business challenges alongside executives from companies such as Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Crayola Canada and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles among many others. The Odette MBA and APEX offers students the opportunity to develop skills and demonstrate abilities by providing real solutions to real clients in the real world.
Program Elements & Overview
During the MBA program orientation, each student is placed on a team of 5 or 6 and paired with a participating corporate partner. APEX teams are chosen based on a student’s specific skill set, knowledge and interests. Throughout the program, APEX teams work alongside the APEX corporate partner and students will focus on two projects of importance, devoting approximately 500 hours of work to each project. Each project culminates with specific deliverables; including a presentation to the APEX corporate partner executive teams.
- Business Fundamentals/Introductions (November - January)
- Strategic Corporate Partner Audit (January – March)
- Corporate Project One (April- June)
- Corporate Project Two (June- August)