Canadian MBA Thread

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by hrb, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. micbain

    micbain Senior member

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    Quick update Queens got ousted from the number 1 spot to INSEAD for schools outside the US. (According to Bloomberg.)

    It was laughable that it actually was ranked #1 in the first place. Good school, but c'mon.
     


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    Anyone have opinions on Degroote? What kind of typical job placement you get if you do the co-op program?
     


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    I would like to know if there is any current or past DL MBA students from University of North Alabama or NYIT on here that live in Canada?

    Thanks
     


  4. linds_15

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    It was laughable that it actually was ranked #1 in the first place. Good school, but c'mon.

    why do you find it laughable that it was number 1? did you attend the programs as well as several others in Canada and internationally to be able to justify it? What makes you think any less of it then other schools?
     


  5. Lord-Barrington

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    why do you find it laughable that it was number 1? did you attend the programs as well as several others in Canada and internationally to be able to justify it? What makes you think any less of it then other schools?

    Give me a break. I hate this type of argumentation.

    How do we know that Queen's is not a better school than INSEAD, LBS, IMD, or any other number of international schools? Job prospects for graduates, starting salaries for graduates, lifetime earnings for graduates, faculty quality, international reputation, etc., etc., etc.

    This reminds me of a friend I had who was trying to argue with me that Canada's best UG institutions were as good, or comparable to Stanford. Why would I even start arguing with this guy when his premise was absurd to begin with?
     


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    linds_15 Senior member

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    I'm not saying I believe Queen's is the absolute best. Just that I want to know what justification he has for saying it was laughable in the first place. Obviously it was in the top ten for a reason. I'm not trying to argue, just want him to backup a point I don't undetand.
     


  7. Lord-Barrington

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    I'm not saying I believe Queen's is the absolute best. Just that I want to know what justification he has for saying it was laughable in the first place. Obviously it was in the top ten for a reason. I'm not trying to argue, just want him to backup a point I don't undetand.

    I backed it up for him. Queen's is nowhere near a top ten school in the world (outside of the US, of course).
     


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    I'm not saying I believe Queen's is the absolute best. Just that I want to know what justification he has for saying it was laughable in the first place. Obviously it was in the top ten for a reason. I'm not trying to argue, just want him to backup a point I don't undetand.

    I apologize for using the term laughable as it may have ruffled a few feathers. Queens is a great program, that has produced great people; however, being ranked #1 was a little bit unrealistic (see LB's points). Queens is really a Canadian school without much international clout and generally has very poor average starting salaries.

    I'm a lowly paid chartered accountant working in an advisory position at a big4 and still earn more than the average post-mba salary from Queens. It appears to be a solid program in terms of courses and cirriculum, but the payout seems pretty weak.
     


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    ^^fair enough. In terms of Canadian jobs the starting salaries are competitive with Ivey and Shulich. When talking about international reach do you mean attracting international students or getting grads abroad?
     


  10. hrb

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    Bumpity. Any current MBAers out there with thoughts on todays market. Canada and otherwise
     


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    Canadian going back to b-school next year. i finally heard news last week from my applications. I applied only to US and European schools and was maybe a little too optimistic about my chance for US schools and only applied to H/S/W (and was dinged at all 3). went better with intl schools as i got in LBS and INSEAD, but i am concerned about cost and availability of financing as i would have to fund everything privately... Will be sending 2 3rd round applications, but knowing how though it is to get in at this round, we'll see. kinda regret not applying to more US schools during 2nd round...

    i personally don't feel that i would have gotten a good return on my tuition studying at a CDN schools, but that's just me.
     


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    Congrats on getting accepted into LBS and INSEAD. Good luck!
     


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    I'm still shell shocked at the prices in Canada.
     


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    cousin graduated from Rotman. Trying to land in consulting with limited success. Working at the uncle's fund for the time being. He made the fatal mistake of not getting a great internship in the summer between.
    i'm preparing for gmats this summer and probs writing in fall. interested in a few real estate masters programs in the US. columbia looks particularly appealing, and is only 12-mths long.
     


  15. Lord-Barrington

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    Rotman and Ivey are both good but if you want to transition into strategy consulting they require some planning/hustle. The bottom line for Canadian MBAs is that if you want to build your career in Canada, they are the best bet. They're cheaper, they're well known, and they'll get you anywhere you need in Canada. I literally can't think of anywhere in Canada where a Western MBA would be at a disadvantage compared to a Kellogg or Chicago MBA.

    Now for absolutely everything else, however, you're probably better going to a top 10 program in the US.
     


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