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Evaluation of Canadian MBA schools - feedback needed [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2009, 11:33
Hello,

Does anyone have any feedback on the following MBA schools in Canada:

Canadian MBA schools:

(1) Queen's Accelerated MBA for Business Graduates
(2) MBA - Richard Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario)
(3) HEC Montreal MBA
(4) Schulich School of Business MBA (York University)
(5) Sauder MBA (UBC)
(6) MBA Rotman School of Management


More specifically, I have an accounting/auditing background (should be a Chartered Accountant (CA) in the next few months) and would like to focus more on management, entrepreneurship and/or strategic management when I do my MBA program.

Any feedback on the programs they offer, how the schools are viewed by prospective employers, GMAT score required, work experience required, undergraduate grades needed, etc, etc

Thanks!

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Re: Evaluation of Canadian MBA schools - feedback needed [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2009, 14:16
blitz,

i know nothing about Canadian b-schools, but read a good summary from DrSatisfaction here http://gmatclub.com/forum/ranks-and-clusterings-of-various-international-b-schools-78320-20.html
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Re: Evaluation of Canadian MBA schools - feedback needed [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2009, 13:50
hey man. if you're looking for strategic management, general management, etc., i'd say your top choice is easily ivey. then probably schulich. sauder and rotman are both more finance focused from what i know. queen's is more engineering oriented and is not as reputable as the other schools.
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Re: Evaluation of Canadian MBA schools - feedback needed [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2009, 13:59
DrSatisfaction wrote:
hey man. if you're looking for strategic management, general management, etc., i'd say your top choice is easily ivey. then probably schulich. sauder and rotman are both more finance focused from what i know. queen's is more engineering oriented and is not as reputable as the other schools.


Thanks for the feedback. It's an interesting decision on my part should I be accepted to any of these schools. I may be favoring more Queen's Accelerated MBA for Business Graduates just because of the structure. Ivey looks good too. I have time before making a decision. I will visit the respective schools when events are scheduled.
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Re: Evaluation of Canadian MBA schools - feedback needed [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2010, 11:46
blitz wrote:
DrSatisfaction wrote:
hey man. if you're looking for strategic management, general management, etc., i'd say your top choice is easily ivey. then probably schulich. sauder and rotman are both more finance focused from what i know. queen's is more engineering oriented and is not as reputable as the other schools.


Thanks for the feedback. It's an interesting decision on my part should I be accepted to any of these schools. I may be favoring more Queen's Accelerated MBA for Business Graduates just because of the structure. Ivey looks good too. I have time before making a decision. I will visit the respective schools when events are scheduled.


Blitz, I agree with Dr. Satisfaction about Queen's. I'm an undergrad alum, and generally love the school. Although their BComm program is undoubtedly one of (if not) the best in the country, I had the impression that they focused less on the MBA cohort.

If it were me, I'd look at the schools from two perspectives - reputation and duration - and select the one where my interests intersected.

Reputation: Rotman/Ivey stronger than Schulich/Queen's
Length: Ivey/Queen's expedited

So if you prefer 1 year programs, Ivey. If 2 year, Rotman.

Good luck!
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Re: Evaluation of Canadian MBA schools - feedback needed [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2010, 22:23
What about for marketing?

I've been admitted into both Rotman and Schulich and am looking to specialize in marketing/brand management.

I've been to see both schools, and they both seem great!

Anyone have any insight?
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Re: Evaluation of Canadian MBA schools - feedback needed [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2010, 06:10
alpha56789 wrote:
blitz wrote:
DrSatisfaction wrote:
hey man. if you're looking for strategic management, general management, etc., i'd say your top choice is easily ivey. then probably schulich. sauder and rotman are both more finance focused from what i know. queen's is more engineering oriented and is not as reputable as the other schools.


Thanks for the feedback. It's an interesting decision on my part should I be accepted to any of these schools. I may be favoring more Queen's Accelerated MBA for Business Graduates just because of the structure. Ivey looks good too. I have time before making a decision. I will visit the respective schools when events are scheduled.


Blitz, I agree with Dr. Satisfaction about Queen's. I'm an undergrad alum, and generally love the school. Although their BComm program is undoubtedly one of (if not) the best in the country, I had the impression that they focused less on the MBA cohort.

If it were me, I'd look at the schools from two perspectives - reputation and duration - and select the one where my interests intersected.

Reputation: Rotman/Ivey stronger than Schulich/Queen's
Length: Ivey/Queen's expedited

So if you prefer 1 year programs, Ivey. If 2 year, Rotman.

Good luck!


Thank you so much for the advice. My first choice is by far Ivey so we shall see what happens as the application is due in a couple of months and I still have to do the GMAT. I believe the rest of my application is strong.
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