Canadian Business - Strategy profile: Allison Lickley


The business side of a music career prepared Allison Lickley for her MBA program. After touring her first full-length album across the U.S. in 2010, Allison Lickley returned home to Montreal and decided to give the artist in her a rest. This September, she entered the MBA program at Desautels, where she plans to focus on finance in the hopes of finding a career that combines her creative and analytical skills, such as management consulting.

“The work and glamour of being a starving artist was starting to wear off,” she says. “Being your own boss is tough and can be lonely. I enjoy being part of an office community.”