which is better for MBA Carleton , Brock, University of saskatchewan?


manas22
hi,
I'm an Engineering final year student from Bangalore. Since I had no work-ex, I applied to some universities in canada who take students without work-ex and I've recently been selected for the below mentioned universities MBA program for sept-11 batch.
Carleton university , Brock university and University of saskatchewan.
Please help me choosing the better university among these.
Also please mention the post study job opportunities, part-time job opportunities and the co-op options and the overall university reputation.
hi,
I'm an Engineering final year student from Bangalore. Since I had no work-ex, I applied to some universities in canada who take students without work-ex and I've recently been selected for the below mentioned universities MBA program for sept-11 batch.
Carleton university , Brock university and University of saskatchewan.
Please help me choosing the better university among these.
Also please mention the post study job opportunities, part-time job opportunities and the co-op options and the overall university reputation.
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Finlay
I;m not an expert on Canada, but I would say Carleton because it's in Ottawa, which is the capital city with a large business sector. Saskatchewan is a bit removed from the rest of the Canada's major cities. Brock is closer to Toronto, but I would say Carleton is the better bet for reputation and location.
I;m not an expert on Canada, but I would say Carleton because it's in Ottawa, which is the capital city with a large business sector. Saskatchewan is a bit removed from the rest of the Canada's major cities. Brock is closer to Toronto, but I would say Carleton is the better bet for reputation and location.
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ralph
You might want to check out Brock. Although, like Finlay said, Carleton is in Ottawa, Brock has these qualities going for it:

1. It's close to both Toronto, one of the main business centers in Canada, as well as Buffalo, NY.

2. It's AACSB accredited. Of all the schools mentioned, this is the only one that has any accreditation at all.

3. It's got good international partnership programs - spend a semester at the University of Sao Paolo, or Copenhagen School of Business - they've got partners in many regions.
You might want to check out Brock. Although, like Finlay said, Carleton is in Ottawa, Brock has these qualities going for it:

1. It's close to both Toronto, one of the main business centers in Canada, as well as Buffalo, NY.

2. It's AACSB accredited. Of all the schools mentioned, this is the only one that has any accreditation at all.

3. It's got good international partnership programs - spend a semester at the University of Sao Paolo, or Copenhagen School of Business - they've got partners in many regions.
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amydecia
You might want to check out Brock.
You might want to check out Brock.
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How good a school is University of Saskatchewan ?? The program is cheap .
How good a school is University of Saskatchewan ?? The program is cheap .
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toby
Yes, the program at Edwards School of Business is not too expensive, but Edwards is definitely a second tier business school. And then you have to live in Saskatoon, which I'm assuming is really boring. I've never heard of any leading financial center in Saskatchewan, as it's pretty remote. But maybe it makes for a less competitive field. Which sector are you interested in?
Yes, the program at Edwards School of Business is not too expensive, but Edwards is definitely a second tier business school. And then you have to live in Saskatoon, which I'm assuming is really boring. I've never heard of any leading financial center in Saskatchewan, as it's pretty remote. But maybe it makes for a less competitive field. Which sector are you interested in?
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I am mainly looking forward to Finance as the area of specialization. I also guess that Saskatchewan is a remote place. But cant we travel to the better business centers once we are done with the MBA. I know it is actually easier said than done because traveling in Canada can be really hectic for a job seeker. But still I would like to know is it worth doing MBA from such an University ? I mean will it add value to the profile ? As far as I know for getting jobs in Finance sector for students without having finance as background before MBA is very hard. But still I would like to go for it. But my main concern is that will it be very difficult to find a job after that ?
I am mainly looking forward to Finance as the area of specialization. I also guess that Saskatchewan is a remote place. But cant we travel to the better business centers once we are done with the MBA. I know it is actually easier said than done because traveling in Canada can be really hectic for a job seeker. But still I would like to know is it worth doing MBA from such an University ? I mean will it add value to the profile ? As far as I know for getting jobs in Finance sector for students without having finance as background before MBA is very hard. But still I would like to go for it. But my main concern is that will it be very difficult to find a job after that ?
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toby
I would say look into the province of Alberta instead. It's more of a financial center and it's got a strong economy.

University of Alberta, in Edmonton, has got a much better reputation:
http://www.business.ualberta.ca/Programs/TheAlbertaMBA.aspx

Or Haskayne School of Business in Calgary:
http://haskayne.ucalgary.ca

If you don't have a background in finance, what is your background? If you have enough work experience it will likely be enough to get into a finance program, but finding work afterward might be a different story. I think you have to be more specific about your career goals. What position would you like to have? Bank, financial institute? I think an MBA is actually really helpful if you're switching sectors, more than if you're looking to simply climb up in the same field.
I would say look into the province of Alberta instead. It's more of a financial center and it's got a strong economy.

University of Alberta, in Edmonton, has got a much better reputation:
http://www.business.ualberta.ca/Programs/TheAlbertaMBA.aspx

Or Haskayne School of Business in Calgary:
http://haskayne.ucalgary.ca

If you don't have a background in finance, what is your background? If you have enough work experience it will likely be enough to get into a finance program, but finding work afterward might be a different story. I think you have to be more specific about your career goals. What position would you like to have? Bank, financial institute? I think an MBA is actually really helpful if you're switching sectors, more than if you're looking to simply climb up in the same field.
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You are absolutely spot on. I want to switch my sector from engineering to Finance. I do not have any problem working anywhere as long as I get a job. But still my preference will be the banking sector because that will enable me to come back to India few years down the line as the banking sector in India is doing quite well.
I have two years of work experience as of now in the middle east. By the time I reach ( if I reach at all ) the school I will have some 3 years of work experience.
The schools you mentioned I already considered those schools but those are expensive (though I will try Alberta) and it will be hard for me to afford those schools. I am looking for schools below $30k.
So I am trying for Simon Fraser, JMSB and some lesser schools such as University of Ottawa,Vancouver Island University, Thompson Rivers and Sobey School of Business.
I do not know really if I am taking a risk but still I want to go for it. That is why I want to know the general job prospects in Canada.
You are absolutely spot on. I want to switch my sector from engineering to Finance. I do not have any problem working anywhere as long as I get a job. But still my preference will be the banking sector because that will enable me to come back to India few years down the line as the banking sector in India is doing quite well.
I have two years of work experience as of now in the middle east. By the time I reach ( if I reach at all ) the school I will have some 3 years of work experience.
The schools you mentioned I already considered those schools but those are expensive (though I will try Alberta) and it will be hard for me to afford those schools. I am looking for schools below $30k.
So I am trying for Simon Fraser, JMSB and some lesser schools such as University of Ottawa,Vancouver Island University, Thompson Rivers and Sobey School of Business.
I do not know really if I am taking a risk but still I want to go for it. That is why I want to know the general job prospects in Canada.
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@ Toby
Can you give some information about Ryerson University. Locationwise it is good.
@ Toby
Can you give some information about Ryerson University. Locationwise it is good.
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ejr
Vancouver Island is a great place to live. No idea about the University.
Vancouver Island is a great place to live. No idea about the University.
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Are part time off campus jobs available there such as in Gas Stations or in Grocery Stores?
Are part time off campus jobs available there such as in Gas Stations or in Grocery Stores?
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toby
If you're looking into an MBA in Banking and Finance and you want to work in Canada, then I would advise Toronto, as it's ranked number 11 in the top financial cities in the world - the only city in Canada to make the list. Vancouver is also good and Simon Fraser does have a good reputation too. Plus - it's beautiful there! But I think Ryerson in Toronto might be most suitable for you.

http://www.ryerson.ca/tedrogersschool/

They require a 550 GMAT, which is average, and their fees are about $20,000.
If you're looking into an MBA in Banking and Finance and you want to work in Canada, then I would advise Toronto, as it's ranked number 11 in the top financial cities in the world - the only city in Canada to make the list. Vancouver is also good and Simon Fraser does have a good reputation too. Plus - it's beautiful there! But I think Ryerson in Toronto might be most suitable for you.

http://www.ryerson.ca/tedrogersschool/

They require a 550 GMAT, which is average, and their fees are about $20,000.
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Yes I also read somewhere that it is good. So will give it a try.
Yes I also read somewhere that it is good. So will give it a try.
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Can any one of you tell which country will be better for employment after MBA for an international student among the following :
1)Canada
2)German
3)France
4)UK
Can any one of you tell which country will be better for employment after MBA for an international student among the following :
1)Canada
2)German
3)France
4)UK
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ralph
Can any one of you tell which country will be better for employment after MBA for an international student among the following :
1)Canada
2)German
3)France
4)UK

I'd say Canada would be the easiest, because a post-study work visa is generally a given after you complete the course (make sure you verify this with your MBA program though.)

Getting a visa in the UK used to be easy for international students, but as of this year they're restricting the number and tightening quotas.

In France, it's your responsibility to apply for an extended-stay visa with residency permit (VLS-TS) right before or after you graduate. You'll be more likely to receive one if assisted by your school and have a job offer on the table.

Germany's sort of an oddball. English language MBA programs and employment have been sort of a rarity in the past, but this is shifting. I think that if you had a job lined up after you graduate, a visa should not be a problem - but you should check with the MBA programs you're interested in to get the exact details.
<blockquote>Can any one of you tell which country will be better for employment after MBA for an international student among the following :
1)Canada
2)German
3)France
4)UK
</blockquote>
I'd say Canada would be the easiest, because a post-study work visa is generally a given after you complete the course (make sure you verify this with your MBA program though.)

Getting a visa in the UK used to be easy for international students, but as of this year they're restricting the number and tightening quotas.

In France, it's your responsibility to apply for an extended-stay visa with residency permit (VLS-TS) right before or after you graduate. You'll be more likely to receive one if assisted by your school and have a job offer on the table.

Germany's sort of an oddball. English language MBA programs and employment have been sort of a rarity in the past, but this is shifting. I think that if you had a job lined up after you graduate, a visa should not be a problem - but you should check with the MBA programs you're interested in to get the exact details.
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Hello Ralph !!
Thank you for your inputs. Even I was thinking the same. In German one can stay up to 1 year after graduation to look for jobs. But I am not sure if it is enough as I don't know how abundant are jobs for International Students in German. In Canada also one can stay up to the duration of the course to search for jobs after graduation but if the course is of two years one can stay up to 3 years to look for jobs. In that way it is great since visa would not be concern in any way. But what I do not know is the current job scenario in Canada as I do not have any acquaintances Can you tell me how difficult is it to get student visa in Canada and mainly it depends on what factors (I mean the unofficial ones)?
And as far as UK is concerned the market is very confusing. In every newspaper it is reported that job market is very poor and the rate of unemployment is very high. But believe all of my friends who are in UK landed with good jobs this year. Some of them are in the technical field such as Computer Science, Electrical etc while some completed graduation in Finance, Marketing or IB. It in no way means that I would have also got a job if I were there but still I believe its inspiring enough . So I really do not understand what is going on in UK.
Hello Ralph !!
Thank you for your inputs. Even I was thinking the same. In German one can stay up to 1 year after graduation to look for jobs. But I am not sure if it is enough as I don't know how abundant are jobs for International Students in German. In Canada also one can stay up to the duration of the course to search for jobs after graduation but if the course is of two years one can stay up to 3 years to look for jobs. In that way it is great since visa would not be concern in any way. But what I do not know is the current job scenario in Canada as I do not have any acquaintances Can you tell me how difficult is it to get student visa in Canada and mainly it depends on what factors (I mean the unofficial ones)?
And as far as UK is concerned the market is very confusing. In every newspaper it is reported that job market is very poor and the rate of unemployment is very high. But believe all of my friends who are in UK landed with good jobs this year. Some of them are in the technical field such as Computer Science, Electrical etc while some completed graduation in Finance, Marketing or IB. It in no way means that I would have also got a job if I were there but still I believe its inspiring enough . So I really do not understand what is going on in UK.
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hi,
Hi
I would want to know which college you joined?
Brock’s or Carleton?
As I’m planning for my mba soon
Thanks
[quote]hi,
Hi
I would want to know which college you joined?
Brock’s or Carleton?
As I’m planning for my mba soon
Thanks
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laurie
This is quite an old thread, I don't know if this user will be active anymore. What are your goals?
This is quite an old thread, I don't know if this user will be active anymore. What are your goals?
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