Diversity Strengthens Master of Management Inaugural Class
When asked what they are enjoying most about the program, it’s perhaps no surprise that Master of Management students’ responses are characterized by diversity, individuality and varied perspectives; the very traits that define this inaugural group.
Since their arrival in the Fall of 2016, the Master of Management (MMgt) class has quickly become part of the fabric of Schulich’s student body, clubs and wider community.Now that they have completed two academic terms of the 12-month program, students are finding reward in their respective experiences to date.
For Ravish Malhotra, an Engineering and Computer Science graduate from New Delhi, the program has offered a chance to develop skills that he can leverage in his growing circle of connections.
“The most rewarding things about the MMgt program are its practical curriculum and the opportunity to build a strong network for myself,” he says.
Abby Chua, an Arts graduate from the Philippines, is enjoying her introduction to business fundamentals.
“For me, the best part of my experience is learning all about business through courses such as Economics, Accounting and Business Sustainability,” she says.
Students in the program also recognize the value of their close-knit cohort. They come from 13 different institutions and bring undergraduate backgrounds spanning law, drama, computer science and biology – yet in the classroom, they are a complementary and connected group of individuals.
MMgt candidate Amir Nematbakhsh describes his classes as “feeling very alive each week.” He explains, “Everyone from our class has a shared schedule; the result is that people feel comfortable enough that authentic friendships and dialogue form.”
As the students head into the Summer term, they share one thing emphatically in common: graduation is an exciting marker on the horizon, holding promise for a rewarding job search.
“I’m looking forward to graduating with gains in business knowledge that will give me an advantage in the labour market,” says Abby.
Ravish echoes her anticipation. “I look forward to graduating with great problem-solving capabilities, which are valuable for taking charge and inspiring great leadership.”