Written by Professor Sujata Madan
Career Change – How can an MBA help?
There are generally two types of career change sought out by MBAs—a complete switch of role and industry, or a move within the same field.
McGill University finance professor Sujata Madan bars students from bringing laptops to her class. The same goes for cellphones. And if you’d rather chat with friends than work on a problem that she provides 15 minutes of class time to tackle, there’s a good chance she’ll ask you to leave.
Desautels MBA students, Alaa Abulhuda, Soeren Klatt, Lauren Merkel and Thomas Weber, took 2nd place at the 7th annual Financial Executives International (FEI) Best in Class Invitational Case Competition held in Toronto from November 15-17, 2012. After placing 4th in 2009 and 3rd in 2010, this is our Faculty’s highest placement thus far at this prestigious competition, which includes the top business schools from across Canada.
When John Haddon, 57, left a 22-year career in financial services in 2004, like many of us, he wasn't expecting the storms that lay on the horizon. One financial crisis later, he realised that, despite his years in the field, as an entrepreneur he was still lacking some of the skills required to navigate through choppy economic waters and a global business environment. "Although I'd been in financial services for a long while, I didn't have all that was required to 'speak the language'. I concluded that I needed to upgrade my skills," he recalls.