Posted By: Michael Ashbourne on December 3, 2008
To ease my brain from finals studying, I thought I would write something for all you prospects out there. So if you have not seen, the Queen’s MBA program was ranked number one (outside of the US) in the world for the third year in a row. See that here: http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/rankings/ So what actually makes the Queen’s School of Business number one and what does that mean for the undergrads?
The first and most obvious is our caliber of professors. All of my professors this year are also teaching in the MBA program. That it is not just for third years either. Back in second and first year, the professors teaching us where the same ones teaching in the MBA program. To me that speaks volumes to the importance that the business school puts on the undergrads. They really do care about us!
I like to think the next reason has to do with the teaching methods, and specifically the variety of teaching techniques. Learning in the Queen’s school of Business is not limited to just reading a text and attending a lecture. We have group projects, case studies, interaction with real businesses in the community, lectures, lots of class discussion etc. Trying to teach your undergrads entirely with case based learning, or entirely text based, leaves a lot of room for improvement in my opinion.
Some of the other factors that, for me, really made coming to business school an easy choice were the small classes, beautiful business building, the close Queen’s community, and the incredible caliber of my fellow students I would be studying with.
With that, I will get back to learning about forward exchange contracts…..
Enjoy your Christmas holidays.