Dalhousie University’s School of Business Administration Receives International Recognition
Dalhousie University’s School of Business Administration has been named the Most Innovative Business School in Canada by European CEO magazine.
Launched in 2009, the Corporate Residency MBA is the only program of its kind in Canada.
The 22 month long program is targeted specifically to students who do not have previous work experience and includes an 8 month paid corporate residency as a graduation requirement of the program.
The first cohort of students will complete the program in the spring of 2011.
All first year students are required to take Management Without Borders and participate in weekly Personal and Professional Effectiveness classes. Management Without Borders encourages students to think collaboratively while Personal and Professional Effectiveness classes work to develop leadership skills.
The program focuses on values based learning and developing leadership skills along with more traditional business skills such as accounting, marketing and economics.
“Being named the Most Innovative Business School in Canada by European CEO magazine is an affirmation of the advances we have made in creating new models for delivering management education and the potential they hold for producing a new generation of managers schooled in values-based management. While Canada’s business and, particularly, its financial institutions did demonstrate that the Canadian business environment is one of the most stable in the world, it does need to embrace new models and practices if it is to be sustainable. Our faculty has engaged the public and private sectors, its faculty and its students in a collaborative process to create innovative approaches to management education that have already begun to bear fruit. Receiving recognition from the European business community in the form of this award adds to the momentum we have created.” Peggy Cunningham, Dean, Dalhousie University Faculty of Management
“It’s great the program is finally getting the recognition it deserves. We are different and we’re innovative and we graduate with an edge having experience in the business world.” Matilde de Antueno, 2nd year Corporate Residency MBA student, Dalhousie University
“In Germany, where I’m from, post-secondary education is free. I chose to come to Canada to study because of the quality of education. The professor to student ratio at Dalhousie and the small class sizes offers an incredible bang for the buck, so to speak. The idea of teaching business people to lead with integrity is something that is truly unique to Dalhousie.” Hannes Weiland, 2nd year Corporate Residency MBA student, Dalhousie University
2nd Year Corporate Residency MBA Student Hannes Weiland