In the spring of 2016, Schulich announced the addition of one of its newest programs, the Master of Management (MMgt). The first program of its kind at the school, the MMgt is specifically designed with non-business students in mind. The program was conceived to help provide a bridge for graduates of arts, sciences, engineering and other disciplines to the business world, by developing key business skills to complement their existing academic achievements.
After a very successful launch, Schulich is pleased to welcome a full class of 50 exceptional students to the Master of Management.
Above: Program Director, Kevin Tasa, conducting a Master Class in Negotiations at the MMgt Launch
With a cohort that is 56% female, the inaugural class is the first graduate program at Schulich in which women make up the majority. The students in the program hold degrees from 13 different institutions with a number of different subject backgrounds and career interests. This week, they’ll begin working to supplement their existing expertise with foundational business skills.
“When Schulich announced the launch of the MMgt program, I knew it was the perfect fit. Its accelerated nature means I can kick-start my career.”
“After working in pharmaceuticals for a year, I knew I lacked the business fundamentals needed to excel in this industry,” says incoming student Harpreet Gill. “When Schulich announced the launch of the MMgt program, I knew it was the perfect fit. This program touches on all business foundational courses and its accelerated nature means I can kick-start my career.”
Social sciences and humanities comprise 30% of the students’ academic background, while 28% of students come from programs in health studies and kinesiology. There are also students from law, drama, sociology, biology and computer science, among other fields.
Fellow MMgt classmate Hannah Boyle-Manzi holds an Honours BA in Political Science and Criminology & Socio-Legal Studies. She says, “I was drawn to the MMgt program because I feel it will allow me to transform what is currently an intense interest in business into a career in business.”
Not only does the Master of Management help students in fast-tracking their job-readiness, it has also provided clarity and structure to mapping a more desirable career path.
“Coming from a background in Psychology, I was convinced that research in grad school was my only option, though I was more inclined to the field’s practical aspects rather than academics,” says Kevin Loi. “The MMgt paired with Schulich’s career resources will propel me towards my actual dream: a career in consulting and exploring the application of psychology in organizations.”
We extend a warm welcome to this class and their diverse perspectives as we begin the 2016-2017 academic year!
Above: Kevin Loi is starting the MMgt program to equip him for a career in consulting.