Can Liberal Arts Come To The Rescue Of Business Education?

Eric Quon-Lee | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Business
Eric Quon-Lee

In today's chaotic business environment, one wonders whether the current business curriculum is sufficient to cater to future leadership requirements. Does today's business curriculum truly provide the tools necessary to deal with increasingly complex business issues, or is it merely providing a "secure" career path?

How I Went From Snowy Slopes To The Corporate Ladder

Emily Brydon | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Business
Emily Brydon

One of the hard realities of retiring so young from such a competitive industry is that your personal identity is often so intertwined with your professional personality that it's hard to separate the two. I found myself asking "who am I, if not the skier?" It was like starting from scratch.

Here's What Great Business Leaders Have In Common

Dina Vardouniotis | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada Business
Dina Vardouniotis

Post the industrial revolution, the complexity of larger organizations brought about a plethora of skills that business person needed to have -- finance, people leadership, sales, marketing, relationship management, just to name a few. The concept of business leadership evolved.

Secure Your Future: Take A Break To Earn Your MBA

Sharon Irwin-Foulon | Posted 01.28.2017 | Canada Business
Sharon Irwin-Foulon

It's often said that the best companies do more than just survive a downturn; they also position themselves to thrive during the subsequent upturn by making investments that enable them to grow when the economy rebounds. The same strategy can be applied to your career.

Don't Rush The MBA Decision: Not All Work Experience Is Created Equal

Sharon Irwin-Foulon | Posted 01.14.2017 | Canada Business
Sharon Irwin-Foulon

Just because you have the two years of experience that many of the world's business schools require, doesn't mean you are ready for an MBA. Before you make the leap, you must ask yourself: Does it make sense for me to get this degree right now?

Are You Ready For An MBA? Credential Seekers Need Not Apply

Sharon Irwin-Foulon | Posted 12.17.2016 | Canada Business
Sharon Irwin-Foulon

The best schools want you to be discerning. They're not interested in those who only appear to be seeking credentials. Credential collecting is an immature approach to this important decision.

Don't Tie Graduate Salaries To Their School's Reputation

Murtaza Haider | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada Business
Murtaza Haider

Discounting the school reputation because of the lower wages earned by its alumni makes no sense because wages usually reflect the local cost of living, which again is higher in large urban centers. Those who choose to work in small towns are unlikely to earn the high salaries that will make their schools shine in the MBA rankings.

It's Harder Than Ever for MBA Candidates to Succeed

Eric Quon-Lee | Posted 11.19.2014 | Canada Business
Eric Quon-Lee

It's the dream of every MBA candidate who registers to a prestigious MBA school. A coveted position in investment banking or consulting, with a salary only heard of in the movies. While this reality does occur for a small percentage of MBA candidates, the reality is far different since the overall economic and MBA dynamics have changed.

Forget the MBA, Board Games Teach You All You Need to Know

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada Business
Kathy Buckworth

I think some of the best management tools are board games. If you've participated in experiential training programs, you'll know that most are built around games. Why not take advantage of ones that we already know and love and save the consultants fee?

"Entrepreneur" Shouldn't Be a Dirty Word

Eric Quon-Lee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Eric Quon-Lee

Entrepreneurship is a dirty word for many MBA candidates. Synonymous with extreme financial distress, entrepreneurship for many MBAs is a deep chasm of despair, particularly considering the high debt load that most MBAs have post-graduation. These attitudes and misconceptions have hurt MBA grads instead of helping them.

Should You Drop Out of School or Get an MBA to Succeed in Business?

r/ally | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

Which parent hasn't heard the names Steve Jobs and Bill Gates thrown back at them as they urge their offspring to stay in school? Add to that list Richard Branson, Michael Dell and Larry Ellison. Taking this argument to the extreme is Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal, whose foundation pays students to drop out of school to launch companies.

Dear Graduation NINJA (No Income, No Job, or Assets)

Gerry Som | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada Impact
Gerry Som

So, should the NINJA generation today cry about not being as lucky as the Baby Boomer generation (who did financially well, and control a significant percentage of personal financial assets and consumer spending in North America, as per sources), especially on their graduation day? Nah!

Occupy the Next Generation of Wall Street

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada Business
Craig and Marc Kielburger

It's clear we need to rethink business as usual, but it should start with how business leaders are trained to view their roles, analyze risks, and understand the moral implications of strategic decisions.