Queen’s Introduces Canada’s First Master of Global Management Program
Program answers corporate Canada’s call for deeper international perspective
June 26, 2007
KINGSTON, ON – Queen’s School of Business today introduced Canada’s first-ever Master of Global Management (MGM) program, further strengthening the School’s mission to prepare future business leaders for success on an international scale.
“In our ongoing dialogue with leaders of national and multinational corporations in Canada and abroad, Queen’s School of Business identified the need for managers with first-hand knowledge of cross-cultural business practices,” said Dean David Saunders of the program.
The curriculum and structure of the 12-month MGM were designed based on input from recruiters and students. To apply, students are required to have an undergraduate degree in business. This puts Queen’s a stride ahead of most European and international MGM programs, which typically spend one year on business fundamentals followed by one year on cross-cultural components. With its first class starting in September 2007, Queen’s MGM students begin and end the program with four months at Queen’s campus in Kingston, Ontario. In between, they spend a four month long placement at one of ten partner institutions around the world. All partners are top-tier business schools in their own countries, including Mannheim, Maastricht, Peking University, and Helsinki School of Economics.
The need for global business knowledge was so pressing that Procter & Gamble, the leading consumer products company in Canada, funded the start of the program with a grant of $150,000. “Today more than ever, successful managers require a first-hand, international perspective,” says Tim Penner, President, Procter & Gamble Canada. “The Queen’s MGM program will help instill this in current and prospective business leaders, which is why we were instrumental in its founding.”
“The MGM is gaining traction around the world, particularly in Europe, and with the introduction of this new program at Queen’s, we’re aiming to put Queen’s — and Canada — on the MGM map,” said Dean Saunders, who also sits on the board of the International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
For more information on the Master of Global Management at Queen’s School of Business, visit business.queensu.ca/grad_studies/mgm/index.php.
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