MBA in Canada 2016


NiceLife

A 660 score for Rotman and Ryerson would definitely be competitive, especially if the quality of your work experience is high and your essays are great. The GMAT range for incoming candidates last year at Schulich was 550-780; the spread at Rotman tends to be in that ballpark as well.

A 660 score for Rotman and Ryerson would definitely be competitive, especially if the quality of your work experience is high and your essays are great. The GMAT range for incoming candidates last year at Schulich was 550-780; the spread at Rotman tends to be in that ballpark as well.
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Duncan

The average GMAT at Rotman runs a little higher now: 674.

The average GMAT at Rotman runs a little higher now: 674.
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I wonder if it's a good idea for me to retake the GMAT to see if I can get close to that 674. I think I could improve a bit on my quantitative, that's for sure.

I wonder if it's a good idea for me to retake the GMAT to see if I can get close to that 674. I think I could improve a bit on my quantitative, that's for sure.
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Nobody's applying to UBC Sauder?

Nobody's applying to UBC Sauder?
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yolo1982

Guys,

I'm applying to the McGill MBA. I have a question about my letters of recommendation. I can either have 2 from supervisors at my current company (different divisions); or 1 from my current supervisor and 1 from an academic professor who I worked closely with during my undergrad. Which do you think is preferable?

Guys,

I'm applying to the McGill MBA. I have a question about my letters of recommendation. I can either have 2 from supervisors at my current company (different divisions); or 1 from my current supervisor and 1 from an academic professor who I worked closely with during my undergrad. Which do you think is preferable?
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laurie

I would think that 2 supervisors would be better than 1 supervisor + 1 academic, unless the academic can say something truly interesting and informative about you.

I would think that 2 supervisors would be better than 1 supervisor + 1 academic, unless the academic can say something truly interesting and informative about you.
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Guys, any thoughts on Ryerson now that it is ranked in the Economist?

Guys, any thoughts on Ryerson now that it is ranked in the Economist?
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laurie

Guys, any thoughts on Ryerson now that it is ranked in the Economist?

It's hard to take the Economist ranking seriously since it's based entirely on surveys filled out by the schools, alumni, and current students. It can be a useful too but I wouldn't use it as the only factor when making a decision. For my money, there are much better schools in Toronto...

[quote]Guys, any thoughts on Ryerson now that it is ranked in the Economist?[/quote]
It's hard to take the Economist ranking seriously since it's based entirely on surveys filled out by the schools, alumni, and current students. It can be a useful too but I wouldn't use it as the only factor when making a decision. For my money, there are much better schools in Toronto...
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gbd89

Has anybody heard back from Rotman? I applied in the first week of October but haven't heard anything about an interview.

Has anybody heard back from Rotman? I applied in the first week of October but haven't heard anything about an interview.
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laurie

Give it time, often these things don't happen that quickly. They'll have a decision to you - positive or negative - by December 18.

Give it time, often these things don't happen that quickly. They'll have a decision to you - positive or negative - by December 18.
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HOV 1984

My understanding is that to work in Montreal after graduation you're probably going to want have a good level of business French.

Can you elaborate? I'm interested in McGill but my French is grade school level. I am interested in the availability of jobs in Montreal in terms of only English fluency.

[quote]My understanding is that to work in Montreal after graduation you're probably going to want have a good level of business French.[/quote]
Can you elaborate? I'm interested in McGill but my French is grade school level. I am interested in the availability of jobs in Montreal in terms of only English fluency.
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Docsazm

Hey, anyone doing or did master in international health leadership from McGill university?
How do u c this course ? Any information?

Hey, anyone doing or did master in international health leadership from McGill university?
How do u c this course ? Any information?
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Razors Edg...

I haven't done the program but it looks interesting, if you are practicing in the medical field.

The program will probably not give you as much of a base in general management/administration as an MBA would - and pretty much narrows your career focus to one field - but if you're set on healthcare it seems like it might work.

I haven't done the program but it looks interesting, if you are practicing in the medical field.

The program will probably not give you as much of a base in general management/administration as an MBA would - and pretty much narrows your career focus to one field - but if you're set on healthcare it seems like it might work.
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What are chances of a 650 GMAT holder with 10 years of experience

What are chances of a 650 GMAT holder with 10 years of experience
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Duncan

you forgot to post the second half of your question.

you forgot to post the second half of your question.
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you forgot to post the second half of your question.
My bad. I have 11 years of experience and GMAT score of 650. I hope to put forth good essays and recos. But still with this scores which schools to target in Canada. And which school from FT100 list can offer some financial aid

[quote]you forgot to post the second half of your question. [/quote] My bad. I have 11 years of experience and GMAT score of 650. I hope to put forth good essays and recos. But still with this scores which schools to target in Canada. And which school from FT100 list can offer some financial aid
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Duncan

Take a look at GMAT Tiers - strong schools for your GMAT www.find-mba.com/board/27082
and The sad facts about scholarships http://www.find-mba.com/board/37055

Most top 100 schools offer some financial aid.

Take a look at GMAT Tiers - strong schools for your GMAT www.find-mba.com/board/27082
and The sad facts about scholarships http://www.find-mba.com/board/37055

Most top 100 schools offer some financial aid.
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Ayush

Hi Duncan,
Can you help me with business schools in Eastern Canada, without a GMAT score, as I have a 5yr work exp in finance, it would be a real help. Thanks.

Hi Duncan,
Can you help me with business schools in Eastern Canada, without a GMAT score, as I have a 5yr work exp in finance, it would be a real help. Thanks.
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Ayush

Hi Duncan,
As I can already see you have decided to quit by your 9000th post, so i would like to ask one more question, so that you can sum up your valuable answer in one post. I have opted EU and Canada as options towards by MBA, but both without GMAT,could you suggest which option would be better & if EU then which Country as UK has already taken a exit from EU, (looking post study visa options) and which B schools in Canada as well without GMAT as it is little tough to find.
Eagerly waiting for your reply,
Ayush

Hi Duncan,
As I can already see you have decided to quit by your 9000th post, so i would like to ask one more question, so that you can sum up your valuable answer in one post. I have opted EU and Canada as options towards by MBA, but both without GMAT,could you suggest which option would be better & if EU then which Country as UK has already taken a exit from EU, (looking post study visa options) and which B schools in Canada as well without GMAT as it is little tough to find.
Eagerly waiting for your reply,
Ayush
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Duncan

In terms of picking a country, the key variables are language, ease of getting work permits and economic growth. Take a look at http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2016/update/01/. Many European markets are attractive but, without business-level language skills prior to entering the MBA, you won't be successful. So, that means the focus should be on Canada, the USA and emerging economies (which you exclude). Given the lower entry barrier, Canada is the obvious choice, even though wages are low for MBA talent there.

Alberta, BC, Manitoba and Ontario are the provinces with the forecast of greatest growth (http://www.rbc.com/economics/economic-reports/pdf/provincial-forecasts/provfcst-jun2016.pdf) so I would focus there.

To be honest, I cannot really recommend a non-GMAT school. If you're not motivated enough to take the GMAT, I doubt that you are motivated to move to another continent and make a life there. Take a look at Why you should take the GMAT http://bit.ly/WhyGMAT

PS Some people spend more time buying a car or picking a holiday than it takes to prepare for the GMAT. Examine your priorities.

[Edited by Duncan on Jul 10, 2016]

In terms of picking a country, the key variables are language, ease of getting work permits and economic growth. Take a look at http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2016/update/01/. Many European markets are attractive but, without business-level language skills prior to entering the MBA, you won't be successful. So, that means the focus should be on Canada, the USA and emerging economies (which you exclude). Given the lower entry barrier, Canada is the obvious choice, even though wages are low for MBA talent there.

Alberta, BC, Manitoba and Ontario are the provinces with the forecast of greatest growth (http://www.rbc.com/economics/economic-reports/pdf/provincial-forecasts/provfcst-jun2016.pdf) so I would focus there.

To be honest, I cannot really recommend a non-GMAT school. If you're not motivated enough to take the GMAT, I doubt that you are motivated to move to another continent and make a life there. Take a look at Why you should take the GMAT http://bit.ly/WhyGMAT

PS Some people spend more time buying a car or picking a holiday than it takes to prepare for the GMAT. Examine your priorities.

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