Why Canadian MBA programs want to attract more international students


Gabriel Werkhaizer may have managed multi­million-dollar budgets in his hometown of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, but it was only this year that he learned how to say some financial words in English, such as “accruals.” The 30-year-old moved to Montreal last year with his wife and two-year-old daughter to earn his MBA degree at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. Despite a couple of gaps in his lexicon, Werkhaizer came to Canada for the top-tier education, but mainly because he wanted to live in a country where an accent and foreign status wouldn’t spell doom and discrimination for his family. “Our plan was to move somewhere permanently, and I wanted a place that was friendly to immigrants,” he says.

Read full article: Canadian Business, October 25, 2016