Murtaza Haider, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs
Over 250,000 individuals are pursuing MBA degrees today. Another million-plus are pursuing undergraduate degrees in commerce. At the same time, millions more with similar academic credentials are already active in the job market. What was once a small, coveted group of highly qualified managers has now become a crowded marketplace. Therefore, it has become increasingly important for those interested in pursuing an MBA to choose the school and the specialization that differentiates them from the crowd.
We are launching the Ryerson MBA blog to provide a conduit for information to prospective MBA students so that they may make informed choices about the school and the specialization for their MBA, and to engage with our students, alumni, faculty, and the business community.
The blog will feature posts by members of the Ryerson MBA community, and will provide a forum to showcase our intellectual capital. Many of our students pursue fascinating research projects that enable them to develop specific areas of expertise as part of our final, integrative term in the program. The MBA blog will highlight the applied research undertaken by our students and the achievements of our alumni.
The greater Toronto area is home to several reputed MBA programs. We believe that Ryerson University offers the most accessible, affordable, and relevant MBA, which is ideally suited for those who have an entrepreneurial streak and a knack for taking on challenges.
Since Ryerson MBA is a boutique, selective, professional program, and Ryerson is an applied university, we keep the Ryerson MBA current and in line with emerging business practices. We offer seven specializations in the MBA program, and are planning to add several exciting new specializations, which will build on our strengths, to meet the needs of the fast evolving management landscape.
Realizing that Big Data and Analytics are fast becoming the competitive advantage of successful businesses, the demand for managers skilled in Analytics is being felt all over the world. We will soon launch an MBA specialization in Business Analytics in collaboration with industry leaders in consumer and Business Analytics to produce management graduates who are skilled in Analytics.
If you are a member of our alumni community or a faculty member, watch this space for posts on how members of the Ryerson MBA community are tackling complex challenges in public and private sectors. We are enormously proud of the fine work of our students, faculty, and alumni and believe that all members of the Ryerson community will be impressed with the intellectual capital resident within the program and beyond. If you are an employer or a potential employer, read on to find out about the innovative research by our students as they tackle management challenges. We believe you will be as impressed as we are.
If you are considering pursuing an MBA, I would like you to consider the following unique features of the Ryerson MBA:
- You can complete the degree in 12 months if you have an undergraduate BComm or BBA;
- You will not have to incur huge debts to support your studies. Furthermore, your post MBA salaries will be comparable to that of those who have graduated from programs that charge tens of thousands of dollars more than we do;
- You will learn about Canadian and global business from renowned academics at Ryerson University and business leaders who are only steps away on Bay Street;
- You will apply your skills acquired in the lecture halls to real life business problems during the integrative week where you will work in groups while your work is reviewed by the industry leaders;
- You will work with an industry partner in the third semester and produce a research paper documenting how you resolved a management challenge for the industry;
- And lastly, you will work with a team of academics who remain committed to seeing you succeed both academically and professionally.
I encourage you to visit us and see for yourself why Ryerson MBA is the better fit for you.
Associate dean of research and graduate programs