Conrad Fernandes, MBA
Associate Director, Credit, Royal Bank of Canada
Based in: Toronto, ON
Hometown: Montreal, Canada
Graduation Year: 2015
MBA Specialization: Marketing and Strategic Management
“My part-time MBA was a very rewarding experience. I am able to say that at Schulich I found exactly what I was looking for out of my education.”
- Part-time MBA Program Page
How the part-time MBA helped me balance my career and education:
It was a very flexible program. I had both career and personal obligations and Schulich perfectly accommodated my needs.
One thing that attracted me to Schulich:
Schulich’s downtown campus was a big selling factor for me. Located on Bay Street so close to the financial district made it easy to attend class after work.
One skill that I admire in a business leader:
Understanding the big picture on how the business world is evolving.
One way you stay involved with Schulich:
When I went to Schulich there were many peers and alumni who took the time to give back to the community. I felt like I was joining a family. It was aligned with my core values and I wanted to give back to the community that helped me throughout my MBA.
One Schulich experience that made an impact:
I cannot pinpoint one exact experience, it is consistent throughout the program. My level of engagement with my peers, colleagues and professors helped me develop strong connections and friendships as a result of the opportunities Schulich provided.
One piece of advice to students considering a part-time MBA:
Know what you want for yourself and your career. It is a demanding task to manage a career and graduate studies, so you want to make sure that you work consistently to achieve your goals coming out of the MBA program.
Beyond the classroomLearn more about Schulich's student life
During my part-time MBA at Schulich I:
- Held a full-time job at RBC while completing my MBA
- Was a member of the Schulich Finance Association, Schulich Marketing Association and Schulich Charity Association
- Volunteered at school information sessions and recruitment events, helping the next generation of students choose the right path in their career
- Was a youth mentor in Toronto
- Took a culinary class learning how to make authentic Italian cuisine
“Schulich’s part-time MBA gave me the flexibility and freedom to tackle a top-tiered business program and advance my career as a business leader.”