Innovative 12-month MBA program offers students unmatched flexibility
KINGSTON, ON, April 8, 2013 – After nearly a century of innovation, Queen’s School of Business is blazing another new trail with the introduction of a re-designed 12-month MBA program. The versatile new approach allows students to stand out with career-focused options matched to their individual goals. These include specializations in high-demand sectors, the ability to rapidly earn an additional business Master’s degree, and a January start date allowing for optimal alignment with corporate hiring cycles.
“Queen’s School of Business has always been known for innovation, and now we’re creating a better way to experience the MBA,” said David Saunders, Dean, Queen’s School of Business. “Queen’s MBA delivers the personalized experience our students want, and the elite candidates global recruiters seek.”
After acquiring key business fundamentals in the first half of the program, in the second half students have the opportunity to choose from several areas of specialization, such as Consulting, Finance, Entrepreneurship & Innovation or Marketing and Sales. Those who specialize will earn both a Queen’s MBA and a certificate in the area of specialization.
Students aiming to elevate their credentials even more can apply qualifying MBA credits towards a second, specialized Master’s degree in Law or a business-focused discipline, such as Finance or Management Analytics. Conversely, candidates also have the flexibility to pursue a specialized Master’s degree first, and later apply qualifying credits from that degree towards a Queen’s MBA.
“Like any good business decision, the changes we’ve made to the Queen’s full-time MBA were driven by the needs of the market. This is the MBA degree business wants,” said Shai Dubey, Program Director at Queen’s School of Business. “Our community of students, alumni, faculty and recruiters told us about the importance of greater specialization, flexibility and the ability to stand out with enhanced credentials, and we’re delivering.”
“In today’s complex, evolving global economy, we’re looking for graduates who possess knowledge that goes beyond the fundamentals and into emerging areas such as management analytics,” said Jim Leech, President and CEO, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. “The move by Queen’s School of Business to incorporate more specialization into its MBA program answers that need, and we’re looking forward to meeting their grads.”
Recruiting is now in full swing for the January 2014 intake of the new MBA program. In addition to the new program enhancements, the re-designed MBA will continue to offer its existing suite of popular program features such as: Career and Lifestyle Coaching, International Exchange Programs, Personal Coaching and Experiential Learning opportunities.
“Both students and alumni told us these core features were essential to the Queen’s experience,” said Dubey.
For more information on the new 12-month MBA program and corporate Canada’s perspective on the new full-time MBA at Queen’s, check out the latest video at qsb.ca/newmba or visit queensmba.com.
About Queen’s School of Business:
Queen’s School of Business is one of the world’s premier business schools—renowned for exceptional programs, outstanding faculty and research, and the quality of its graduates. Canadian executives regard Queen’s as Canada’s most innovative business school, offering students academic excellence and a superior overall experience. Queen’s School of Business—where Canada’s first Commerce program was launched in 1919—is located at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. The School also delivers programs at locations across Canada, as well in the U.S. and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
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