MBA Canada - McGill / Schulich (or wait for Rotman??)


HarpHenny

Hi everybody, I have offers for McGill and Schulich right now. I have also applied to Rotman but no news there yet.

I'm a bit torn. I work in finance in my home country and would like to move into the financial sector in Canada.

McGill - pros:
- currently ranked best MBA in Canada by the FT
- lower tuition rate
- lower cost of living

McGill - cons:
- not in Toronto
- not well known for finance

Schulich - pros:
- in Toronto, close to financial services
- reasonably good for finance

Schulich - cons:
- higher tuition cost
- higher cost of living (renting a flat, food)
- not ranked in the FT

I hope to hear back from Rotman soon. If I get in there the pros / cons will change a bit... Any insight so far?

Hi everybody, I have offers for McGill and Schulich right now. I have also applied to Rotman but no news there yet.

I'm a bit torn. I work in finance in my home country and would like to move into the financial sector in Canada.

McGill - pros:
- currently ranked best MBA in Canada by the FT
- lower tuition rate
- lower cost of living

McGill - cons:
- not in Toronto
- not well known for finance

Schulich - pros:
- in Toronto, close to financial services
- reasonably good for finance

Schulich - cons:
- higher tuition cost
- higher cost of living (renting a flat, food)
- not ranked in the FT

I hope to hear back from Rotman soon. If I get in there the pros / cons will change a bit... Any insight so far?
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mba hipste...

McGil has reasonable connections with financial services firms, and many grads actually do end up in Toronto. It's not a bad choice for your goals.

However, if you got into Rotman, I'd think that that school might have a slight edge over McGill, if only because of the location. I don't think Schulich is the best choice for your situation.

McGil has reasonable connections with financial services firms, and many grads actually do end up in Toronto. It's not a bad choice for your goals.

However, if you got into Rotman, I'd think that that school might have a slight edge over McGill, if only because of the location. I don't think Schulich is the best choice for your situation.
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HarpHenny

Thanks! I'll wait to hear back from Rotman..

Thanks! I'll wait to hear back from Rotman..
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HarpHenny

For anybody else wondering, I've heard that the Rotman decisions will be coming down at the end of February. Apparently they have received more international applications than they expected this year.

For anybody else wondering, I've heard that the Rotman decisions will be coming down at the end of February. Apparently they have received more international applications than they expected this year.
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If you want to work in finance in Canada, I would only recommend that you go to rotman or ivey.

If you want to work in finance in Canada, I would only recommend that you go to rotman or ivey.
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Duncan

I agree: Rotman and Ivey would be better than McGill.

I agree: Rotman and Ivey would be better than McGill.
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HarpHenny

Unfortunately I did not apply to Ivey.

Unfortunately I did not apply to Ivey.
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Hey, have you heard from Rotman yet? I've not even been contacted for an interview yet. Nothing.

Hey, have you heard from Rotman yet? I've not even been contacted for an interview yet. Nothing.
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HarpHenny

No word yet, no. When did you apply?

No word yet, no. When did you apply?
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Round 2. Got waitlisted.

Round 2. Got waitlisted.
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