IMBA Student Talks Sustainability and Impact in Financial Post

Schulich IMBA candidate Sonja Heimisch was featured in a Financial Post article examining companies’ and business schools’ shifting focus toward sustainability initiatives and curriculum.

Sonja, who will graduate from the International MBA program this year, left a job Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt to come to Canada and pursue an MBA education focused on corporate social responsibility. The article points out that for her, as for many business students, the ultimate goal was never to exit the corporate world for good; but rather to learn effective ways to operate in a sustainable, conscious way within it.

The article also mentions the “wake-up call” many major companies are facing among a current generation of consumers and business students who have been raised with an understanding of the importance of sustainability issues. The demand is growing for business leaders well-versed in “sustainalytics” the article says; namely those who can make sense of the sustainability criteria against which businesses are examined – and provide effective long-term strategies.

Named number 1 in the world by Corporate Knights in a ranking of programs that best prepare students to meet these challenges, Schulich offers a competitive edge.

Students like Sonja will graduate equipped for the “best of both worlds” career – one that Hiemisch says “strike[s] a balance between monetary and professional fulfillment.”


Pictured above: Sonja speaking on a student panel about her international education and experience in the IMBA program at our open house in November, 2015.

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