This is the second part of the series – Top MBA in Canada.
5) HEC Montréal
In 1907, HEC Montréal became the first Business School in Canada. The school hosted in Montreal, Quebec, also has the honors of the first school in North America to earn triple accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA).
The school’s emphasis on active teaching method is implemented with the case study method, role-playing, group presentations, and simulations. While the course is taught in English, students have the option of taking their electives in either French or English, depending on which part of the world they would like to relocate post-MBA. The 45% International students represented by 29 countries explains this foresight.
In 2015, students had an average total compensation of $93,655 (includes average bonus), a 19% increase over their average pre-MBA salaries. The major companies that recruited from campus include ABB, Air Canada, Banque CIBC/CIBC Asset Management, Bloomberg LP, Fidelity Investments, GlaxoSmithKline, Honeywell, IBM, KPMG, Mercer, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Procter & Gamble, Rolls Royce, TATA Consultancy Services and UNICEF.
The curriculum offers students a variety of learning experiences that include case studies, business simulations, supervised projects, individual coaching, and the opportunity to learn at a campus abroad. During the summer, students participate in the Supervised Consulting Field project, a five-week business-consulting project; an initiative that has benefitted 500+ private, public, and non-profit organizations. In the past, students have worked on corporate restructuring, developing marketing strategy for products, managing the customer lifecycle through process re-engineering, and developing an action plan for setting up an e-commerce platform.
Another opportunity for the students to learn by doing is through the two-week Campus Abroad program; a three-credit program requires 135 hours of activities that include meeting senior executives, government officials, academicians, and policy makers. The experience immerses the students to the political, cultural, social, and economic dynamics of the host country (China, India, and the United Arab Emirates).
6) Sauder School of Business
The coastal city of Vancouver hosts the Sauder School of Business. 16-month UBC MBA program has shortlisted five themes: Creativity, Decision Making, Global Issues and Macroeconomics, Ethics, Sustainability and Value Creation, and Leadership Development as essential core areas for any Management role.
After the foundational modules in Finance, Organizational Behavior, Accounting, Marketing, Operations, and Microeconomics, students can develop cross-functional knowledge with three career tracks: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Product & Service Management.
The latest class is comprised of 69% international students with 65% of the class having International experience in some form. According to 2014 data, students graduated with an average base salary of $77,211 with the bonus adding the total salary to $90,502. Companies that recruited from campus include Adidas, Bank of Canada, The Coca-Cola Company, Colgate-Palmolive, Ernst & Young, ExxonMobil, General Motors, Kraft, Lafarge, L'Oréal, Microsoft, PepsiCo, SAP, Starbucks, and Unilever.
The curriculum is designed to be creative, transformative, and integrative with a global business environment. The emphasis on case study method over lectures is the first step. Experiential learning at UBC is achieved through Internship, Entrepreneurial Project, and Global Immersion program. The Global Immersion experience takes the student to Shanghai, Bangalore, or Copenhagen where they understand the problem first-hand from the perspective of the host city. The International Exchange Program in partnership with 35 leading Business Schools gives students the Global outlook necessary to work in an International workforce.
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|Business School||Average GMAT Score||Average Experience (Years)||Accreditation||Financial Aid||Fees|
|Rotman School of Management||671||4||AACSB||Yes||Canadian Citizens Residents $84,166; International Students $98,518|
|Richard Ivey School of Business||669||5||AACSB||Yes||Domestic Students: $76000; International: $88,500|
|Queen's School of Business||670||5||AACSB, EQUIS||Yes||Domestic: $73,000; International: $83,000|
|Schulich School of Business||664||5||AMBA||Yes||Domestic: $60,000-$90,000; International: $70,000 to $135,000*|
|HEC Montréal||625||7||AACSB, AMBA, EQUISAMBA||Yes||International - $31000|
|Sauder School of Business||658||5||AMBA||Yes||Resident: $43,023; International Students: $53,592|
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