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So I'm in my fourth yr of Kinesiology at UWaterloo. I am not doing coop so I don't really have proper full-time work experience. I also want to direct my career path towards Healthcare Management so I though I should look into MBAs.
McMaster Degroote has an MBA with coop for those with little to no experience and offers a specialization in Health Services Management. I have also looked into York Schulich, and UofT Rotman who offer Health Industry/Sector Management, but require up to 5 yrs of full time work experience.
Should I try to find an entry level job with my BSc and gain some work experience first (not sure if I would be even able to find a job thats related to Health and Business with my Kin degree), or should I jump straight into an MBA with coop and then find jobs after that?
Can i still get into an Mba program if i failed courses in my first and second year. Ive alreday repeated the course i failed first year but i am planning to repeat the course that i failed second year during my fourth year since my third year syllabus is too full. So basically the first two years of uni were hands down the worst two years of my life, i was extremely depressed and had terrible anxiety and all the pressure of school and work really took a toll on me and that clearly shows through my grades. And i made the stupid decision to do a double degree with computer science so i had more courses than the average person and i wasn't able to handle all the extra course load. I have since then dropped computer science because i realized that i hated it and it wasnt really helping with my anxiety and only worsened my GPA. I am doing much better this year mentally and my health has improved a lot, however i am afraid that my terrible grades from the first two years will not allow me to pursue an Mba. If i show an improvement in grades in my last two years will they still even consider me? Also lol i should've probably mentioned this earlier but i am currently in chemical engineering.
After graduating from the Laurier BBA, I enrolled in the UChicago Booth part-time MBA. I must say, the difference is night and day. The quality of education at Booth is significantly higher than at Laurier. Some of the key differences
- Your classmates at Booth will be much more motivated and intelligent. This is important because a big part of the value-add of business school is the network you'll develop
- The program is much more rigorous. The faculty at Booth is much more talented, with the highest number of Nobel Laureates of any business school in the world who often wrote the textbook. The professors here don't shy away from the underlying hardcore math, whereas Laurier dumbs the material down and makes you just memorize formulas. For example, for the technology adoption cycle, the Booth professor explained that adoption follows a normal distribution with the early majority and late majority making up +/- 1 standard deviation whereas at Laurier, we were just taught that "most people" fall into the early or late majority. Also, Laurier taught me the time value of money like 4 times whereas at Booth it's just assumed knowledge because it's such a simple concept after you learn it the first time.
- There's a lot of bullshit courses in both schools like "competitive strategy" or "corporate governance" and all of operations and human resources but I think BS is just a part of business school (that's why BS also stands for business school) but the difference is that Laurier forces you to take the BS classes whereas Booth gives you much more leeway to tailor your curriculum
- Unlike Laurier, Booth has actually quantitatively rigorous classes like business statistics and Analysis of Financial Time Series whereas I took a data science class at Laurier and it was not well organized. I think Laurier was trying to build out its quantitative offering right as I was about to graduate so things may have changed
Laurier has its bright spots, like the Laurier Student Investment Fund (LSIF), but that was about it.
I almost wish I did a purely technical undergrad (I was double degree computer science with Waterloo) and just did an MBA at a top business school afterwards. Of course, it's unfair to compare a top 5 business school in the US with a top 5 business school in Canada - Booth has significantly more financial resources at its disposal.
I am curious to see the opinions on Canadian students travelling down to the US after the completion of their undergrad. For example, a Commerce student going to Yale for Law, or an Engineering major taking a crack at an MBA at UPenn. Do you think there is any value to doing so, and if there is, what Canadian schools do you think most commonly send their students down to the US after undergrad. Just curious about the opinions of others :)
Hey, I was just wondering if you guys know the difference between night school and private school. I looked up private school near me and they are asking $1100 per course but night school in ddsb they are asking for only $135 per course. What is the difference? Please help. Thanks
Hey guys I am in grade 12, I have my own online business on Shopify where I generate over 5k revenue each month, I am really good at business stuff, being the owner, marketing, financial calculations, dealing with customers, etc.. But I am not the best at math, I have a 76 in data management right now, which is the easiest math apparently. I was wondering if I am not good at math should I still pursue a career in business or should I change my path? Thanks for ur help!
I applied to the 2022 BBA class, is a 95% average for first semester enough to get me in and when exactly do they send out the acceptances? Rotman commerce included. Also does anyone know what automatic scholarships Schulich and rotman commerce send out and what the admission averages are for those? Thank you.
Hi Everyone, Im currently at Ryerson for Buisness Managment in first year and want to transfer to the commerce program at Guelph. These schools have different first year courses. Should I be applying as a first year student or upper year through ouac?
Even if I won't be living on residence I have to apply to one of the colleges but whats the purpose of it? what good does it do? what are the benefits? I heard that some are more prestige than others because of the curriculum or something.
Hi guys I'm in grade 12 and I've just applied to Rotman commerce, UTM commerce, and Schulich bba. I'm a bit confused on Rotmans supplementary application. Apparently for the last few years Rotman required you to create and upload a creative video about yourself, but I've just got an email from rotman for the sup app and it only mentions a 120 second video response to a question. Is that the same thing as what I've been hearing about or is it something different? Also, what do you think my chances are of getting an offer in each program with the following averages so far (98.5 adv functions, 89 English, 95 business management, 95 religion mixed level) I've got calculus, international business, economics and communications technology next semester. I have part time work experience as a service clerk, part of a global issues team (top 20 grade 12s selected), tutoring..etc. thanks! Also, if anyone knows, what written and video questions should I expect for Schulich and Rotman? Also I'm pretty sure UTM commerce doesn't require a sub app right?
I would like to pursue a career in business (finance, accounting, etc) and have been accepted into various programs that all offer something a bit different. I would like to pursue a MBA or MFE after undergrad.
Which of these programs do you recommend to prep me for grad school and a fruitful career? Does prestige matter?
I have been admitted to both Schulich and McGill. I am unable to choose between the two. Mcgill is giving me a good scholarship as well. Could anyone provide some pointers, which could help me make this important c.
So I'm going for the psych BA at western and also wanna go for their HBA program. The lady I talked to at their preview day told me that about 60% of the people that go into the HBA program are people who get AEO status. I really wanna get AEO so I wanted to know if anyone knows anything about how to improve my application. So for I have about a years worth of work experience, 3 years of volunteering, 4 years on my swim team, a year on my schools DECA team and going to provincials, and volunteering for a couple weeks abroad, in Asia. I know my final average will fall somewhere between 85% - 92%, if all goes well. Are there any other things I put on my application that would edge me out from the competition, cuz I know it's a very competitive program. Thanks, would really appreciate the help!!
My undergraduate degree is in microbiology. However I intend to get into healthcare careers. So I need masters in Management or health care or an MBA. So suggest me. I intend to live in Canada after graduation and eventually apply for PR.
I am an International student from Bangladesh. I have a BSc in Microbiology. I intend to do MBA from Canada and join management career in health care management. Which MBA would be the best value for money and good job prospect? I intend to settle in Ontario, specially Toronto. I am not expecting a huge salary at entry level but a decent one. I have also heard of Laurier Co-Op which may help me get into networking. I do not know for sure. I cant find Laurier in any kind of ranking. As I am an international applicant may be finding a job after graduation is hard. Also some people suggested me that it is better to do Masters in Management in top schools rather than MBA because it will cost less. Need suggestions based on personal experiences. thank you.