Schulich Launches Canada’s First Tech MBA Program
Schulich has announced the launch of a new MBA in Technology Leadership (Tech MBA), the first of its kind in Canada.
The Tech MBA program will launch in Fall 2023 and will help develop the next generation of leaders for a business world that is increasingly tech driven. The 16-month, highly experiential professional program will integrate leadership development with a focus on strategic thinking, systems design, digital transformation, value creation, and technology management and integration.
The program is designed to equip students with the leadership and management skills needed to succeed in a business world facing major transformational changes, including the rapid application of artificial intelligence and other technological advances. Key program features include a guaranteed one-term workplace internship, direct exposure to industry leaders as part of a small selective class, and career support though the Tech MBA’s Professional Development Hive, two professional development courses focusing on employability skills and career readiness.
“Schulich’s new Tech MBA will produce graduates who bring cutting-edge managerial knowledge to help companies deal with technological disruption and the ongoing digital transformation reshaping the world of business,” says Dean Detlev Zwick.
Murat Kristal, Associate Professor of Operations Management and Special Advisor, AI & Analytics, has been appointed as the inaugural Director of the Tech MBA Program. An expert in analytics and digital transformation, Murat brings over ten years of experience in technology teaching and research to his role as Director.
“The MBA in Technology Leadership Program offers a truly unique and innovative approach to business education, combining a comprehensive understanding of technology with the critical business skills needed to succeed in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace,” says Professor Kristal. “Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or a seasoned professional looking to take your career to the next level, the Tech MBA Program provides the tools and expertise you need to thrive in the digital age.”