MBA Program news
Last Friday, my Marketing Communications class was moved to Toronto. Professor Vakratsas thought it would be a better idea for students to visit some marketing firms than for him to simply explain ideas in class. The great thing about taking marketing classes is that we will always have sound excuses to have fun. – Article by MBA student, Boon Hoh
Every year, a select number of students from across the country graduate with both an MBA and a masters degree in another equally - or even more - demanding discipline. McGill University, for example, offers a dual medicine and MBA program as well as a dual MBA and law degree.
To outsiders, the distinction between an MBA and an EMBA (Executive MBA) is often unclear. But the differences between the two are significant, from the curriculum to the student profiles. McGill University claims to be the first to develop an integrated approach to an MBA curriculum.
The Desautels Faculty of Management has placed #2 for Undergraduate (up from #6 last year) and #5 for MBA (up from #7 last year) in this 8th Annual Knight Schools Survey (Corporate Knights, Fall 2011).
One of the things I learned along the way is that nobody knows what they want. This is especially true when career decisions are on the table. During your MBA, you will no doubt join your fellow students in bashing the program’s Career Services, but be fair – they have the impossible job of helping you with something you are clueless about. – Article by Vladimir Miladinovic, MBA’11
The last thing I wanted to do when leaving university was to ever think about school again. After countless hours devoted to studying, internships, and student groups I was ready to be paid for my time for the rest of my life. – Article by MBA student, Greg Illson
After an extensive international search, the Desautels Faculty of Management recently appointed one of its own, Prof. Steve Maguire, as the first director of the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (IIM) for a five-year term.
"Our goal is to provide cross-disciplinary, integrative knowledge of how business should be run to be competitive in today's global environment," says Tamer Boyaci, associate dean, masters programs, at the faculty.
Now that you spent months arguing over the benefits of doing an MBA with your parents, colleagues, and partners, you should ask yourself if you really came up with your reasoning, or was it planted in your brain? –Article by Vladimir Miladinovic, MBA’11
In 2005, I was asked to go in for an interview in Tokyo. When asked what my short term goals are, I replied that I would like to get my MBA while I am in Japan. I knew at that time that McGill has an MBA programme in Tokyo. It would have been ideal because it would enable me to work and study at the same time. – Article by MBA Japan student, Boon Hoh
For the 4th year in a row, the Desautels Faculty of Management has taken the top spot in Canada, 3rd in North America, and 8th in the world for a Universal Business School with major international influence (5 Palmes) according to the Eduniversal Ranking 2011.
The global economic crisis is not over yet. Just talk to any member of the Spanish, Portuguese, Irish or Greek governments if you need confirmation. But it does seem as if the worst might be behind us. And that means job prospects for professionals and managers throughout the world are looking better than they have at any time since 2007.
For me, choosing an MBA was less about shifting careers, but more about shifting geographies. And choosing a country like Canada — where you can get a work visa and stay after you graduate — was very important for the process of relocating. The experience at McGill so far has been great!
McGill administration reached an agreement with the Quebec Ministry of Education two weeks ago, permitting the university to charge almost $30,000 over the provincial tuition cap for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.