MBA Program news
In contrast, Gwen Hanrahan saw the MBA as a way to change the direction of her career as well as to broaden her horizons. From the “monoculture” of working in a Dublin consultancy, she moved to Montreal to do an MBA at McGill Business School where 75 per cent of the students were non- Canadians.
The energy industry is currently among the most vibrant sectors, along with what Marie-Jose Beaudin, the director of careers services at McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal, describes as "dirty" industries, such as metals and mining.
…And if the healthcare sector, non-profit management or sustainability is a priority, the MBA programmes at the University of Exeter, Canada’s York-Schulich School of Business or McGill University might be worth considering.
At Canadian universities, business schools are light-years ahead of the rest of the campus in raising their global profile. …At English-speaking McGill University, with its business school one-fifth the total enrollment size of HEC Montréal, delivering an international experience is central to branding efforts by the Desautels Faculty of Management.
The BCom Honors in Investment Management (HIM) program prepares students for a career in the financial markets, either on the buy-side, working for asset management funds, or on the sell-side, working for investment banks. The program gives students a rigorous training in accounting, statistics and finance.
The Desautels Faculty of Management is pleased to announce that a $500,000 donation by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) will fund $50,000 a year in bursaries and fellowships for McGill students over the coming decade.
Graduates find small is beautiful; big companies are not always the best way to earn big bucks, says Widget Finn
An MBA has long been perceived as the fast route to big bucks in big business but, in reality, an increasing number of MBA graduates are opting for roles in small or medium sized companies (SMEs).
According to Statistics Canada, only 24% of foreign-trained professionals working in regulated occupations find employment in their field-despite having higher education levels than their Canadian-born counterparts and foreign work experience to back up their degrees.
Eric Dunford says his interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR) was the main reason why he pulled up stakes in Toronto to pursue his MBA studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax. "CSR actually influenced where I chose to do the program," he says. The 25-year-old corporate residency student feels the business world is making a big push toward more authentic commitment to policies.
Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, is in Munich, Germany with 37 McGill students and alumni. They are at BMW meeting with Ian Robertson who is the chairman of Rolls-Royce and the senior executive responsible at BMW for Sales & Marketing worldwide.
In February 2012, 37 students from the Desautels Faculty of Management travelled to South Africa to learn about business in the country. Not only did the group meet with executives and business leaders, but they also gave back to the community by partnering with the Ubuntu Education Fund in Port Elizabeth.
At Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, students can take joint programs in business and law to earn two professional degrees in less time than if taken separately.
Corporate social responsibility and sustainability programs are usually among the first initiatives to be sacrificed when businesses start cutting costs. As a result, many executives approach such efforts with a less than authentic “when it’s convenient” attitude that doesn’t sit well with savvy consumers.