Queens School of Business

F1GMAT: Is there any MBA myth that you want to break?

Zach: Alumni can help you get acquainted with a job landscape.  They can help you make connections and get your resume in for a position.  Alumni can do a lot, but they cannot guarantee you a job.  Any school that tells you their Alumni will just “magically” make a job appear, I encourage you to reconsider everything they have told you.  Getting a job is still very squarely on your shoulders as an MBA graduate.  Your experience, education and charisma are what will get you a job.  Alumni are merely a tool that can help.

F1GMAT: Last year was a challenging year for MBA graduates. How did you maintain your focus and motivation during this tough period?

Zach: Job-hunting is a challenging endeavour at the best of times, but to do so during an economic downturn is especially challenging.  I’m not going to lie, there were...

F1GMAT: Queen's MBA is highly regarded in International community. In what ways do you think Queen School of Business were unique?

Zach: Queen’s is unique is many ways.  The history of the school, the location and many other things makes the school unique.  However, from an international respective the school is unique because of the teachers, the schools international partnerships and their approach to the MBA.  To elaborate, the teachers at Queen’s are excellent and very well versed in both domestic and international topics related to their respective disciplines as well as business as a whole.  The teachers at Queen’s are top quality.  Furthermore, the school’s undergraduate commerce program has a strong tradition of exchanges across the globe and the MBA program has taken advantage of these connections to set-up exchanges with many excellent schools in other countries.  This benefits both students that go on exchange and those that don’t who then take class with students arriving from abroad...

F1GMAT: Hi Zach, Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Zach: Sure, I’m a 29 year old professional engineer, and recent MBA grad, who lives and works in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  My background is in oil and gas as well as power generation where I have worked in a variety of roles within consulting companies.  My most recently role, prior to returning to school, was as an Evaluations Engineer completing economic evaluations on oil and gas properties. 

Now I am a Market Analyst with a large global corporation that manufactures and sells tubular goods for the oil and gas industry.  When I’m not working, you will find me involved in a variety of activities, since I am constantly seeking new activities that I find challenging and interesting, but I do almost always find...

Queen’s MBA is a 12-Month Full-time MBA program provided in Kingston, Canada. The program has a focus on teamwork, personal coaching and experiential learning. Queen’s Full-time MBA program starts with three refresher courses: Accounting, Finance and Statistics. These are not-for-credit optional courses conducted as a one day session.

Some of the interesting courses in the  core curriculum are: Leadership, Negotiation and Conflict Management, Acquisition & Analysis of Information for Management, Management Accounting, Finance Fundamentals, Corporate and Marketing Strategy, Managing Information Technology, Finance Strategy, International Business, Corporate Social Responsibility, Strategic Implementation and Change, Organizational Behaviour, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Capstone Simulation and Consulting & Project Management.

As part of the core curriculum Queen’s MBA students are divided into teams. The team members will work together on projects, presentations and other activities.  The teams consist of 6-7 member students, carefully constituted to maximize diversity and experience.  Each team is assigned with a personal coach, who monitors the performance of each group and provides constant feedback essential for their performance...

Top 31 MBA Programs + Analysis of 24 Industries (United States)

We analyze the MBA Curriculum, Class Profile, Total Cost and Post-MBA Salary of Top 31 MBA programs in the US.

+ Industry Trends

+ Future of Aerospace, Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automobile, Clean Tech, Education, Energy, Fashion, Financial Services, Insurance, FinTech, Government, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Military, Manufacturing, Maritime, Media/Advertising, Technology, Tourism, Trade, Transportation and Logistics, Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR).

Pages: 327


"I have not reviewed many books for MBA Admission consulting companies but doing it now to give all applicants a brief idea on what the book covers. The book includes 31 top MBA programs - almost all the top schools you have heard or considering for your MBA application. Each chapter is categorized by US States where there is at least one top MBA program. So you have California and Massachusetts with the most number of MBA programs and several states with one top program (Washington, Minnesota, Washington D.C., Connecticut, Virginia, and Maryland) and other states with two to three MBA programs. The book focuses on four aspects of an MBA program - curriculum, cost, class profile and post-MBA salary. For me, the breakdown of the cost and post-MBA industry was useful to make my decision on selecting the top 5 programs for 2017-18. It is a fascinating read in an industry where consultants overprice for their expertise. I recently bought a 30-page guide for $49. Compared to the obvious observation in that book, the 300+ page, MBA in US - the Ultimate guide is a goldmine of information and analysis." - Verified Purchase (21st June 2017)

"I bought the ultimate guide after a friend recommended it for me. The guide covers a lot of ground on the history of each prominent US states and goes into the reasons why a certain industry emerged from each state. In addition to the analysis of the economy, trends and expected changes in the next 5 years, the book features top MBA programs in each state with an extensive study of its curriculum. Ultimate guide is an essential reference book for MBA Applicants if they want to shortlist MBA programs based on value and cost, and not just ranking. " - Verified Purchase (14th June 2017)

"Should be a required reading before applying for an MBA. School events and MBA Tours are PR events disguised as a Q&A. On the contrary, the book is an unbiased analysis of each Top MBA program in the US supported by a large dataset and historical context on each industry. The guide builds a case for indstries that are likely to emerge as favourite for MBA graduates. Thorough and a valuable book." - Verified Purchase (15th June 2017)

"What I liked: The breadth of the information. Some of my favorite nonfiction books have taken the same approach as the ultimate guide have - cover background information in-depth. In the book, the author uses parallel threads to demonstrate the history of the state and the rise of industries. Will make you think how schools thrive based on the policy set by the state. California's obsession with Technology has revolutionized how we do Business and changed post-MBA trends. Many MBA applicants will be consulting or doing marketing for a Technology company. That is one key finding from the book. The latest development in AI, FinTech, and Automation is an additional context that I found valuable in the book.

Very informative. I would recommend that you read the book at least once in chronological order before using Table of Contents." - Verified Purchase (2nd July 2017)

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