Scott Weatherhead, an MBA student at McGill University in Canada and the Social Economy Initiative's impact intern, travels through North Korea and South Africa in search of a use for his theoretical knowledge.
MBA students are preoccupied with doing well. We pull all-nighters for the highest marks, to land the best internships, to get the biggest salary upon graduation. Rarely do we take enough time to assess the impact of our actions. Yes, working harder may raise our marks but, beyond that, what is it all for?
Reality dictates that there is actually more than enough food on this planet, not to mention vastly more food-growing potential, than we have all been led to believe by social engineers and the mainstream media.
Many university graduates, who have recently entered the workforce, as well as professionals with years of experience, are trying to decide whether to pursue a full-time MBA.
... The cost of tuition for domestic students pursuing a full-time MBA varies greatly from province to province, with Ontario being the most expensive. Below is a sample of the tuition fees charged at some of Canada's top-rated business schools, according to the Financial Times global ranking :
... McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management
Global rank: 76
Total tuition cost: $72,500
When Abram Chan started thinking about what he wanted to do after finishing his psychology undergraduate degree two years ago, an MBA came to mind.
The problem: finding a high-quality source of protein for hundreds of millions of people that can be raised quickly, without consuming a lot of land, water, and other resources.
... Gabe Mott, an MBA student at McGill University in Montreal, said he and his teammates, the winners of the Boston regional competition, hadn’t expected to get into social entrepreneurship, but the Hult Prize opened opportunities.
My name is Mo Sedki and I’m an MBA Management Consulting intern with Accenture, based in the Calgary office.
When I started the MBA program at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, I knew that I wanted to kick off my career in Management Consulting. I, however, had never worked as a consultant and had no prior experience working for a global company. So, when I was offered the opportunity to join Accenture in Calgary for 12 weeks, I was more than stoked!
Ten months ago, I volunteered to help organize Desautels’ fifth annual Hot Cities of the World trip. I enjoy the challenge of detailed logistics; in my pre-MBA life, I booked national concert tours and publicity campaigns. As it turns out, booking a Canadian tour and booking a Russian trip for 44 people are very different beasts.
If you’re looking to further your career in business, there’s a good chance that you’ve considered undertaking an MBA. Yes, a programme such as this can bring about great future benefits and has real potential to accelerate your career. But how much do you actually know about MBAs, and have you weighed up all the pros and cons?
In the heart of the city
Montreal - a remarkable, dynamic metropolis.
The Desautels MBA program has state-of-the-art facilities housed on the third floor of the Bronfman Building, located in the heart of Montreal’s downtown core.
The MBA classrooms feature the latest audio-visual equipment to maximize learning as well as great outdoor views. Oversized windows allow for plenty of natural light throughout the facilities.
The MBA Student Lounge is a dedicated space for MBA professional and social events.