MMgt Alumna Moves to Financial Side of Pharma

Harpreet Gill MMgt 2017
Harpreet Gill

Seeking to advance to upper management in the pharmaceutical industry, Harpreet Gill knew she needed more than a health sciences undergraduate degree to succeed. Recognizing she required business acumen, Gill enrolled in Schulich’s Master of Management (MMgt) – a 12-month program designed for individuals with non-business degrees.

Currently a Business Transformation Associate at GSK, Gill admits she felt a bit anxious about encountering new subjects and teaching methods at business school, but she quickly realized the learning environment was ideally suited to her career goals.

“There is a ton of collaboration, group work, presentations and open discussions for the Master of Management courses,” Gill said. “The diversity of course content forces you to develop a new way of thinking that only strengthens your existing skill set.”

In her current finance role, Gill is involved in facilitating and leading numerous presentations. Almost every class Gill took at Schulich had an important presentation component, preparing her for this task.

“Schulich is a great school,” says Gill. “There are numerous opportunities to become involved and to develop valuable network connections.”