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Oct 01, 2007 02:15

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I am looking for an MBA in Canada which does not require GMAT score and lasts not longer than 18 months.
Does anybody know such programs?

I have more than 5 years of work exeperience related to administration and marketing, BBA degree and LLDiploma.

I am looking for an MBA in Canada which does not require GMAT score and lasts not longer than 18 months. Does anybody know such programs? I have more than 5 years of work exeperience related to administration and marketing, BBA degree and LLDiploma.

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Oct 04, 2007 12:00

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Here some Canadian MBAs which meet your requirements:
- Brock University - St. Catharines, ON, Canada
- Université Laval - Québec, Canada (as far as I understand, please chek. its all in French..)
- Wilfrid Laurier University - Waterloo Campus:
GMAT may be waived under certain strict circumstances:
see: http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=356&p=3410
Here some Canadian MBAs which meet your requirements: - Brock University - St. Catharines, ON, Canada - Université Laval - Québec, Canada (as far as I understand, please chek. its all in French..) - Wilfrid Laurier University - Waterloo Campus: GMAT may be waived under certain strict circumstances: see: http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=356&p=3410

INTAR

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Oct 04, 2007 08:36

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Thank you!
The list is not very long. I hope that there are more programs meeting the reqirements.
I also found Malaspina University College.
Thank you! The list is not very long. I hope that there are more programs meeting the reqirements. I also found Malaspina University College.

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Oct 05, 2007 11:13

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There are some more. I didn't have more time yesterday to look them up for you.

But I must say your request limits que choice quite a lot. Especially the good MBAs require alll the GMAT. Also, it's more typical for Canada to offer 2 year MBAs, like in the US. But about one school out of two has a one year version too
There are some more. I didn't have more time yesterday to look them up for you. But I must say your request limits que choice quite a lot. Especially the good MBAs require alll the GMAT. Also, it's more typical for Canada to offer 2 year MBAs, like in the US. But about one school out of two has a one year version too

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Oct 06, 2007 06:29

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I confirm what Juanito writes, Most MBA programs require GMAT, and that`s not a Canadian specialty at all.

I would even say that you should be suspicious about unknown programs NOT requiring GMAT - that can mean that they don`t attract enough people, and that they accept everyohne, even those who have a bad profile - not a good place to study then.

In fact, the school has to measure somehow the capacities and qualification of the candidate. That`s why top programs sometimes are fine with other prooves than GMAT if the student establishes that he/she is far, but very far beyond average.
I confirm what Juanito writes, Most MBA programs require GMAT, and that`s not a Canadian specialty at all. I would even say that you should be suspicious about unknown programs NOT requiring GMAT - that can mean that they don`t attract enough people, and that they accept everyohne, even those who have a bad profile - not a good place to study then. In fact, the school has to measure somehow the capacities and qualification of the candidate. That`s why top programs sometimes are fine with other prooves than GMAT if the student establishes that he/she is far, but very far beyond average.

maite

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Oct 06, 2007 06:39

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So, taking into account the above and what Juanito stated, its normal that out of the 40-50 MBA programs in Canada only a small list corresponds to what you are looking for.

Here some more information that might be interesting for you:

The admission section of the MBA at University of New Brunswick it says: "students with a GPA of 3.2/4.3 or higher may be eligible for a GMAT waiver"

If you speak French, you might have a have a look also at:
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) MBA - AND
Université de Sherbrooke (Québec)
I did not find any mention of GMAT

Hope that helped?
So, taking into account the above and what Juanito stated, its normal that out of the 40-50 MBA programs in Canada only a small list corresponds to what you are looking for. Here some more information that might be interesting for you: The admission section of the MBA at University of New Brunswick it says: "students with a GPA of 3.2/4.3 or higher may be eligible for a GMAT waiver" If you speak French, you might have a have a look also at: Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) MBA - AND Université de Sherbrooke (Québec) I did not find any mention of GMAT Hope that helped?

INTAR

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Oct 08, 2007 11:12

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Thank you!

Thank you!

Oct 24, 2007 08:02

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What are the options for 1 year MBA with GMAT in Canada.
I apologise if I am diverting from the topic of discussion
What are the options for 1 year MBA with GMAT in Canada. I apologise if I am diverting from the topic of discussion

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Oct 25, 2007 02:01

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Not at all, we kind of finished the above discussion, anyways MBAs not requiring GMAT is a very specific, marginal request.

Regarding your question, there are quite a few one year programs in Canada. From my personal research I got the impression that the general model in Canada is the 2-year version like in the US, but a lot of schools offer both.

I started my research going through the FIND MBA Canada section, where I went through the programs one by one. It's only 5 pages, some 40 MBAs, very well feasible.
But I think you can even narrow your research with specific parameters using the reseach function (head of this page on the right side, button: "Search MBA")
Not at all, we kind of finished the above discussion, anyways MBAs not requiring GMAT is a very specific, marginal request. Regarding your question, there are quite a few one year programs in Canada. From my personal research I got the impression that the general model in Canada is the 2-year version like in the US, but a lot of schools offer both. I started my research going through the FIND MBA Canada section, where I went through the programs one by one. It's only 5 pages, some 40 MBAs, very well feasible. But I think you can even narrow your research with specific parameters using the reseach function (head of this page on the right side, button: "Search MBA")

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Oct 25, 2007 03:48

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I just did this research out of curiosity, you have 20 one-year MBAs in Canada!
I just did this research out of curiosity, you have 20 one-year MBAs in Canada!

Oct 25, 2007 04:21

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Thanks a lot Maite. I appreciate your effort.
Let me give you an overview of my background.
I am an IT professional (expertising in database systems) with 4 years of work exp. I would like to stick to the filed of IT and use my MBA to excel in my existing field.
First of all, does that make sense ?
Well, what specific courses would help me in my purpose. Are there any specific courses for tecnical graduates with work exp (like IT finance etc).
The sole purpose of 1 year MBA is its pace. .

Thanks again for your effort
Thanks a lot Maite. I appreciate your effort. Let me give you an overview of my background. I am an IT professional (expertising in database systems) with 4 years of work exp. I would like to stick to the filed of IT and use my MBA to excel in my existing field. First of all, does that make sense ? Well, what specific courses would help me in my purpose. Are there any specific courses for tecnical graduates with work exp (like IT finance etc). The sole purpose of 1 year MBA is its pace. . Thanks again for your effort

maite

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Oct 26, 2007 07:04

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I understand, one year is quicker, and also far lower in costs.

As for your profile, I can't help you I'm afraid, since I have a law beackground, I studied law and economics and don't know about IT. Sorry for that :-(

But generally speaking you can either stick to your field, or chose a general MBA if you head more for positions of management of a company specialised in the field. That depends n your personal preferences. You sound more like wanting to specialize in your field, that's fine.

For the courses, I don't understand very well, do you mean something outside an MBA or in the MBA program?
I understand, one year is quicker, and also far lower in costs. As for your profile, I can't help you I'm afraid, since I have a law beackground, I studied law and economics and don't know about IT. Sorry for that :-( But generally speaking you can either stick to your field, or chose a general MBA if you head more for positions of management of a company specialised in the field. That depends n your personal preferences. You sound more like wanting to specialize in your field, that's fine. For the courses, I don't understand very well, do you mean something outside an MBA or in the MBA program?

Oct 29, 2007 08:03

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I am looking for something within MBA. but i understand i dont have much of options. ;-)
I am looking for something within MBA. but i understand i dont have much of options. ;-)

Oct 30, 2007 11:44

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Ya Deep..dat makes sense n you r not alone.
I think there are some courses like IT (Fin/Mktng)..but u have to shed some sweat to search.. ;-(
You can go for MIS( Management in Information Systems).
SO..best of luck..;)
Chao..
Amit
Ya Deep..dat makes sense n you r not alone. I think there are some courses like IT (Fin/Mktng)..but u have to shed some sweat to search.. ;-( You can go for MIS( Management in Information Systems). SO..best of luck..;) Chao.. Amit

Oct 30, 2007 11:28

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Hi Maite,
Wats the scope of MBA in Canada?
I've read that there is a problem to find jobs in Canada esp. for international students.
Also, m worried abt ROI.
Pls help me if possible.
If you knoe any source that can help on these issues or in general on MBA in Canada.. Pls fwd to me.

Regards,

Amit Teehal


Hi Maite, Wats the scope of MBA in Canada? I've read that there is a problem to find jobs in Canada esp. for international students. Also, m worried abt ROI. Pls help me if possible. If you knoe any source that can help on these issues or in general on MBA in Canada.. Pls fwd to me. Regards, Amit Teehal

Oct 30, 2007 09:56

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Ya Deep..dat makes sense n you r not alone.
I think there are some courses like IT (Fin/Mktng)..but u have to shed some sweat to search.. ;-(
You can go for MIS( Management in Information Systems).
SO..best of luck..;)
Chao..
Amit



Thanks Amit. Well I dont think there is much of career prospects in MIS. It with financeor marketting sounds good tome. Do you have any details on it ?

<blockquote>Ya Deep..dat makes sense n you r not alone. I think there are some courses like IT (Fin/Mktng)..but u have to shed some sweat to search.. ;-( You can go for MIS( Management in Information Systems). SO..best of luck..;) Chao.. Amit</blockquote> Thanks Amit. Well I dont think there is much of career prospects in MIS. It with financeor marketting sounds good tome. Do you have any details on it ?

Oct 31, 2007 08:37

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Thanks Amit. Well I dont think there is much of career prospects in MIS. It with financeor marketting sounds good tome. Do you have any details on it ?



M afraid I don't have anything right now..
If I come across anything.. will let l u know..

:)
Thanks Amit. Well I dont think there is much of career prospects in MIS. It with financeor marketting sounds good tome. Do you have any details on it ? </blockquote> M afraid I don't have anything right now.. If I come across anything.. will let l u know.. :)

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Dec 16, 2010 02:19

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I want to pursue a career in media mangement..I am en Electronic and communication engineer ,but works in IT field.
I am looking for a MBA that will enhance my leadership quality and will help me to get into a media mangement profile.I love to manage talenetd people like singers,musicians and all.I see MBA in york univ with an elective in arts management.
Please help.
I want to pursue a career in media mangement..I am en Electronic and communication engineer ,but works in IT field. I am looking for a MBA that will enhance my leadership quality and will help me to get into a media mangement profile.I love to manage talenetd people like singers,musicians and all.I see MBA in york univ with an elective in arts management. Please help.

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Jan 11, 2011 05:38

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Hi

I am having 5 yrs of work experience in HR in one of the Top MNC. I want to do MBA majoring in HR and without GMAT. I will have my IELTS exam soon. Which uni or country would be suitable for me? I am a single mother and I cant afford much. But really want to get the degree from a reputed uni. and would also like to work/settle there. Can anyone suggest? Really need the info
Hi I am having 5 yrs of work experience in HR in one of the Top MNC. I want to do MBA majoring in HR and without GMAT. I will have my IELTS exam soon. Which uni or country would be suitable for me? I am a single mother and I cant afford much. But really want to get the degree from a reputed uni. and would also like to work/settle there. Can anyone suggest? Really need the info

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May 16, 2011 03:53

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Worth having a look here
http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/index/international
Worth having a look here http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/index/international

Malia

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May 16, 2011 09:31

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Why do you post a link to a school that does not offer an MBA at all?
Why do you post a link to a school that does not offer an MBA at all?

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Jun 21, 2011 10:42

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No that irrelevant links according to content. Due to high demand of MBA. Every college want to start for their own business
No that irrelevant links according to content. Due to high demand of MBA. Every college want to start for their own business

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Aug 01, 2011 04:10

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Hi all. I have a question . I have 16 years of experience with a BBA degree.I am immgrating to canada and hopefully will start living in 2012 onwards on PR . I have plan to work and study MBA . My question is if I have to clear GMAT + IELTS for getting admission in a reputed B school ? I am from India. ???????
Hi all. I have a question . I have 16 years of experience with a BBA degree.I am immgrating to canada and hopefully will start living in 2012 onwards on PR . I have plan to work and study MBA . My question is if I have to clear GMAT + IELTS for getting admission in a reputed B school ? I am from India. ???????

Nov 18, 2012 06:07

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Hi Seniors i need some help.
I have done my graduation i.e Bachelors of Management studies back in India. finished in 2012. and i am in canada on student visa for marketing course PGDM in geroge borwn coll. but now i know that it doesnt have much recognition as its a college. So i want to study in a University. So according to my profile can i get admision in a university for MBA i dont have GMAT score. And Ielts is 7.5 Please i need help badly cause am planning to go back to india and do MBA there. Please help.
Hi Seniors i need some help. I have done my graduation i.e Bachelors of Management studies back in India. finished in 2012. and i am in canada on student visa for marketing course PGDM in geroge borwn coll. but now i know that it doesnt have much recognition as its a college. So i want to study in a University. So according to my profile can i get admision in a university for MBA i dont have GMAT score. And Ielts is 7.5 Please i need help badly cause am planning to go back to india and do MBA there. Please help.

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Nov 19, 2012 01:10

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There are very few MBA programs in Canada that would be worth the investment that don't require the GMAT. The good schools like UBC Sauder, Concordia Molson, and York Schulich - all require you to take the GMAT.

Additionally, each of these schools and similar ones require you to have at least two years of work experience, which it doesn't sound like you have.
There are very few MBA programs in Canada that would be worth the investment that don't require the GMAT. The good schools like UBC Sauder, Concordia Molson, and York Schulich - all require you to take the GMAT. Additionally, each of these schools and similar ones require you to have at least two years of work experience, which it doesn't sound like you have.

Nov 19, 2012 06:50

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So basically for now its not worth doing an MBA in normal university which takes admission without GMAT. And as i have to start my career over here again can u suggest me some good course for diploma in some of the colleges. And Should take up a course in college like George Brown or do some UG or G from University.
So basically for now its not worth doing an MBA in normal university which takes admission without GMAT. And as i have to start my career over here again can u suggest me some good course for diploma in some of the colleges. And Should take up a course in college like George Brown or do some UG or G from University.

Mar 24, 2014 09:13

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Hi,

1.can i do an mba in canda with out gmat score ?
2. if yes for the 1st question, will that MBA wii be valuble one?
3. the job offers for MBA in canda is good?
Hi, 1.can i do an mba in canda with out gmat score ? 2. if yes for the 1st question, will that MBA wii be valuble one? 3. the job offers for MBA in canda is good?

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Mar 24, 2014 11:15

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1. Yes.
2. No.
3. That depends on the quality of the MBA.

Read: Why you should take the GMAT http://www.find-mba.com/board/38939
1. Yes. 2. No. 3. That depends on the quality of the MBA. Read: Why you should take the GMAT http://www.find-mba.com/board/38939

Mar 24, 2014 11:47

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Hi Duncan,

1.Can i know why is that MBA without a GMAT is not valuable?
2. MBA offered by Brock University is good?
Hi Duncan, 1.Can i know why is that MBA without a GMAT is not valuable? 2. MBA offered by Brock University is good?

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Mar 24, 2014 11:03

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Read the article I linked to above. Also read http://www.find-mba.com/accreditations Generally, the best accredited programmes require the GMAT. Employers understand that courses with the GMAT have students with high management aptitude than those who do not. Salaries and reputation are better.

Search the discussion board for the long discussion on Brock.
Read the article I linked to above. Also read http://www.find-mba.com/accreditations Generally, the best accredited programmes require the GMAT. Employers understand that courses with the GMAT have students with high management aptitude than those who do not. Salaries and reputation are better. Search the discussion board for the long discussion on Brock.

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Mar 25, 2014 05:04

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Personally, I think that the only schools in Canada that are worth doing are the ones ranked in the FT Global rankings. Namely:

Toronto - Rotman
York - Schulich
UBC - Sauder
Ivey
McGill

Ok, I guess there's a case to be made for HEC Montreal as well, if you speak French.

If I'm not mistaken, all of those schools require the GMAT.
Personally, I think that the only schools in Canada that are worth doing are the ones ranked in the FT Global rankings. Namely: Toronto - Rotman York - Schulich UBC - Sauder Ivey McGill Ok, I guess there's a case to be made for HEC Montreal as well, if you speak French. If I'm not mistaken, all of those schools require the GMAT.

Jun 16, 2014 05:44

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The question is which school can give the best platform to experienced professionals post an MBA course which does not require GMAT.

I am a marketing professional with 6.5 years of experience with a very good courier progression. (became an associate director in less than 5 years in the company). I have a BBA degree in international business 6.1/10 avg. overall.

But need to go to a reasonably good school to start living in Canada. I am only 28 years old.

Kindly guide me on any good option which your expertise may deem fit.

Thank you :)
The question is which school can give the best platform to experienced professionals post an MBA course which does not require GMAT. I am a marketing professional with 6.5 years of experience with a very good courier progression. (became an associate director in less than 5 years in the company). I have a BBA degree in international business 6.1/10 avg. overall. But need to go to a reasonably good school to start living in Canada. I am only 28 years old. Kindly guide me on any good option which your expertise may deem fit. Thank you :)

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Jun 16, 2014 04:47

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The question is which school can give the best platform to experienced professionals post an MBA course which does not require GMAT.

None.
<blockquote>The question is which school can give the best platform to experienced professionals post an MBA course which does not require GMAT. </blockquote> None.

Jun 16, 2014 04:17

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So basically all that experience cannot be leveraged/ or at least used to get a decent job after such an MBA ?
So basically all that experience cannot be leveraged/ or at least used to get a decent job after such an MBA ?

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Jun 16, 2014 04:13

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Of course you can leverage your work experience, just do it through a program like McGill, Rotman, Schulich, etc., if you want to have good opportunities to work in the country after graduation.
Of course you can leverage your work experience, just do it through a program like McGill, Rotman, Schulich, etc., if you want to have good opportunities to work in the country after graduation.

Jun 16, 2014 04:41

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You must also understand that all good talent at work might not be good at giving GMAT or May nt want invest so much time in preparing for it.

So one can join a mid level job at good company and work there way up as well with a not so great MBA.

Is this possible in Canada ?

Also, I can see some executive program's which need about 7 years plus work ex and offer GMAT waiver. Do you know more colleges like that.

The idea is to go for a low hanging fruit instead of going crazy about the best MBA which may not even give fantastic return right after the MBA course.
You must also understand that all good talent at work might not be good at giving GMAT or May nt want invest so much time in preparing for it. So one can join a mid level job at good company and work there way up as well with a not so great MBA. Is this possible in Canada ? Also, I can see some executive program's which need about 7 years plus work ex and offer GMAT waiver. Do you know more colleges like that. The idea is to go for a low hanging fruit instead of going crazy about the best MBA which may not even give fantastic return right after the MBA course.

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Jun 16, 2014 06:56

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Honestly, this is like building your house out of bread because you can't afford to build it out of brick. It's a terrible investment.
Honestly, this is like building your house out of bread because you can't afford to build it out of brick. It's a terrible investment.

Jun 17, 2014 07:59

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Then honestly only 260k students a year have the ability to leverage there couriers through MBA around the world.

Thats a pretty small no. For a commercial course to change a persons outlook in management. While others feel doomed.

Basically there is no middle ground. Irrespective thats its an arts course at the end of the day but holds a standard of a technical skill course beats me how companies think in the first place.

Its a superficial standard.
Then honestly only 260k students a year have the ability to leverage there couriers through MBA around the world. Thats a pretty small no. For a commercial course to change a persons outlook in management. While others feel doomed. Basically there is no middle ground. Irrespective thats its an arts course at the end of the day but holds a standard of a technical skill course beats me how companies think in the first place. Its a superficial standard.

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Personally, I think that the only schools in Canada that are worth doing are the ones ranked in the FT Global rankings. Namely:

Toronto - Rotman
York - Schulich
UBC - Sauder
Ivey
McGill

Ok, I guess there's a case to be made for HEC Montreal as well, if you speak French.

If I'm not mistaken, all of those schools require the GMAT.


I'd also add Laurier and Simon Fraser to that list, depending on your concentration.
<blockquote>Personally, I think that the only schools in Canada that are worth doing are the ones ranked in the FT Global rankings. Namely: Toronto - Rotman York - Schulich UBC - Sauder Ivey McGill Ok, I guess there's a case to be made for HEC Montreal as well, if you speak French. If I'm not mistaken, all of those schools require the GMAT.</blockquote> I'd also add Laurier and Simon Fraser to that list, depending on your concentration.

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Jun 27, 2014 05:59

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Then honestly only 260k students a year have the ability to leverage there couriers through MBA around the world.

Thats a pretty small no. For a commercial course to change a persons outlook in management. While others feel doomed.

Basically there is no middle ground. Irrespective thats its an arts course at the end of the day but holds a standard of a technical skill course beats me how companies think in the first place.

Its a superficial standard.


Not sure how you'd consider an MBA and 'arts' course.

I'd echo the earlier posts that recommend staying away from MBA's that don't require a GMAT. Why wouldn't you want to study with the best students possible rather than just getting a few letters for $50k?
<blockquote>Then honestly only 260k students a year have the ability to leverage there couriers through MBA around the world. Thats a pretty small no. For a commercial course to change a persons outlook in management. While others feel doomed. Basically there is no middle ground. Irrespective thats its an arts course at the end of the day but holds a standard of a technical skill course beats me how companies think in the first place. Its a superficial standard.</blockquote> Not sure how you'd consider an MBA and 'arts' course. I'd echo the earlier posts that recommend staying away from MBA's that don't require a GMAT. Why wouldn't you want to study with the best students possible rather than just getting a few letters for $50k?

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I'd also add Laurier and Simon Fraser to that list, depending on your concentration.

Both good schools but I think Razor's Edge was listing the Canada-based full-time MBA programs that were ranked in the FT.
<blockquote> I'd also add Laurier and Simon Fraser to that list, depending on your concentration. </blockquote> Both good schools but I think Razor's Edge was listing the Canada-based full-time MBA programs that were ranked in the FT.

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