Welcome to Experience Schulich's Graduate In-Person Open House
The best way to learn what Schulich has to offer is to attend our in-person Open House on Saturday, November 25th from 9:00am to 1:30pm EST. Gain valuable insight into our MBA and Masters programs! You will have the opportunity to tour the Schulich space, meet and chat with the Dean, faculty, students, career coaches, alumni, and admissions representatives.
Below you will find the agenda for the event.
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Experience Schulich Agenda (click to expand)
Registration and Networking BreakfastView details Hide details
9:00 – 9:30AM EST | Seymour Schulich Building North Entrance
Check-in at the registration table, grab a coffee and breakfast and network with other participants.
Welcome & Dean's Keynote AddressView details Hide details
9:40 – 10:00AM EST | McEwen Auditorium
- Welcome, Overview and Introduction of the Dean
- Lindsay Hillcoat, Executive Director, Student Services and International Relations
- Keynote Address
PhD, Marketing (Rhode Island); MS (Memphis); MS (Cologne, Germany)
Dean, Schulich School of Business
Associate Professor of Marketing
Detlev Zwick is Dean of the Schulich School of Business at York University, where he guides the School in its mission to develop purpose-driven leaders who aspire to make a difference in business and society.
Under Dean Zwick’s leadership, Schulich is focused on several key strategic initiatives, including delivering a world-class, transformative student learning experience, program innovation, high-impact research and positioning the School at the leading edge of the digital transformation reshaping business.
Prior to becoming Dean, Dr. Zwick served in a number of increasingly senior academic and administrative roles, including Director of Schulich’s BBA/iBBA Program and Associate Dean, Academic, during which he led the School’s rapid transition to remote online learning following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. He was also a member of the York University Senate and represented Schulich on the Senate Executive Committee.
Dean Zwick is an early pioneer in digital marketing and his research focuses on new marketing technologies and their impact on consumer behaviour. He is co-editor of the book Inside Marketing: Practices, Ideologies, Devices (Oxford University Press), and frequently provides expert commentary to the media.
Executive Director of Student Services & International Relations
Lindsay Hillcoat is the Executive Director of Student Services & International Relations at the Schulich School of Business. She is a Schulich MBA ’10, and has spent the past eleven years in a variety of admissions and international relations leadership roles within Schulich. Prior to joining Schulich, Lindsay’s early career was spent working with social entrepreneurs and in the non-profit sector here in Toronto and internationally in West Africa and South Asia.
Schulich Admissions, Financial Aid & Student Services ZoneView details Hide details
10:00AM – 1:30PM EST | CIBC Marketplace
Throughout the day join Graduate Recruitment & Admissions staff and current students for answers to all your questions.
- Learn more about the admissions and application process.
- Find out how to finance your degree.
- Sign up for a student-led building tour
- Network with our student leadership team and find out how to get the most from your experience inside and outside the classroom.
Programs and Specialization ZoneView details Hide details
10:00 – 11:30AM EST | South Wing
Interact with program directors and admission representatives. Meet our faculty and explore program areas and specializations.
MBA Specialization ZoneView details Hide details
10:00 – 11:30AM EST | CIBC Marketplace
Interact with program directors and admission representatives. Meet our faculty and explore MBA specializations.
Career and Alumni ZoneView details Hide details
11:30AM – 1:30 PM EST | CIBC Marketplace
Connect with our career strategy team. Network with our alumni who will share their experiences. Learn about our strong global alumni network and the opportunities available while at Schulich and post-graduation.
Concurrent Faculty Master ClassesView details Hide details
11:00 – 11:30AM ET | Concurrent Faculty Sessions | North Wing: N106, N107 & N108
Experience our collaborative learning environment and hear from our award winning Faculty.
Navigating the Evolving Business Landscape through Technology
Presented by: Murat Kristal, Program Director, MBA in Technology Leadership; Associate Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems; Special Advisor, AI & Business Analytics
Join Prof. Murat Kristal, Program Director, MBA in Technology Leadership for an engaging presentation that explores the intricacies of digital transformation, uncovering strategies to gain a competitive advantage in today’s fast-paced tech environment. Discover the power of cross-collaboration with other departments, unlocking new possibilities for innovation and growth. The session will conclude with an insightful overview of Schulich’s tech scene, and details on how graduates from Schulich’s tech focused programs not only leave with a degree but also with the ability to drive technological evolution.
YCG’s Strategic Consulting, Creating Solutions for Enterprise Advancement
Presented by: Kostas Tsambourlianos, Director, York Consulting Group
Founded in 1972, York Consulting Group (YCG) is a student-run management consulting firm affiliated with the Schulich School of Business at York University that specializes in addressing the needs of small- and medium-sized enterprises. It is Canada’s largest business school consulting service. Join Kostas Tsambourlianos, Director, York Consulting Group and learn more about YCG, Schulich Start-Ups and the ecosystem that is York Region.
Negotiations: Winning with Respect
Presented by: Kevin Tasa, Associate Dean, Academic, Associate Professor of Organization Studies
Negotiation skills are an important part of doing business. In today’s hyper-connected and increasingly competitive market, the ability to negotiate effectively is more highly valued than ever before. How well you negotiate requires advance preparation. Join Kevin Tasa co-author of ‘Essentials of Negotiation’ as he takes you through the psychology of negotiations. Kevin will share a clever example that will bring meaning to what you’ve learned.
Alumni Panel PresentationsView details Hide details
12:00 – 12:30 PM EST | Alumni Panel Presentation #1 | MMgt, MMKG, MBA (Tech Focus) | McEwen Auditorium
1:00 – 1:30 PM EST | Alumni Panel Presentation #2 | MF, MREI, MBA (Health Focus) | McEwen Auditorium
The best way to get a sense of the opportunities available through the Centre for Career Design during your time at Schulich and after you graduate is to hear from alumni directly.