I chose to enter the DeGroote MBA program to pursue a career that combines my interest in quality improvement and business performance with my passion for healthcare. What stood out most to me about DeGroote was the opportunity to learn about business in the classroom and then apply that knowledge in a variety of practical settings. Between co-op placements, extracurricular and social activities, and the wide range of available courses, the opportunities for personal and professional growth at DeGroote are limitless. In my experience, DeGroote is a supportive and engaging community that provides its students with the knowledge and experiences necessary to harness their full leadership potential. `
Undergraduate degree: Honours B.A., Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University
Specialization: Health Services Management
Career Aspirations: To find a role in health services management that maximizes my professional potential and provides me with a sense of personal fulfillment.
I graduated from McMaster University in 2013 with a combined honours degree in Arts and Science and Health Studies. I am returning to school after serving for one year as the Vice-President (Administration) of the McMaster Students Union. My passions lie in leadership development, event planning and politics.
I have a strong interest in leadership, management and in working within the public sector, especially healthcare. As such, I am considering pursuing my MBA with the Health Services Management designation. Making the decision to come to DeGroote was easy. The co-op program is world-class. We are able learn in the real world from industry leaders and apply our classroom knowledge to solving problems. Furthermore, the DeGroote School of Business and McMaster University have excellent reputations for innovative teaching, community engagement and for being student-centred institutions. The environment at DeGroote challenges you to reach your fullest potential.
Undergraduate degree: Arts and Science and Health Studies
My decision to pursue the DeGroote MBA was rather straightforward; I chose DeGroote for its network, program and culture. While prospecting schools, I was seeking a program that would best complement coursework with practical industry experience to provide a solid business foundation. Accordingly, McMaster offered distinct placements and a strong network of renowned employer partners. Combined with its tight-knit community at the Ron Joyce Centre promoting efficient access to resources, the DeGroote MBA stood out as an excellent return on investment. With numerous opportunities to engage in co-curricular activities, workshops and networking events, you can be sure to make the most out of your MBA experience here.
Undergraduate degree: H.B.Sc., University of Toronto
As a graduate of the Biology and Psychology program at McMaster University, and now a graduate business student, I am proud to be a Marauder.
• Undergraduate degree: Honours Bachelor of Science, Biology and Psychology, McMaster University
• Specialization: TBD
• Career Aspirations: Strategy Consultant
• Program Type: Co-op
I selected the MBA Program at DeGroote School of Business because I wanted to gain real world experience through the prestigious co-op program, and attend an institution with high return on investment (a.k.a. affordability). DeGroote offers numerous professional development seminars and a case-based integrated curriculum, offering a challenging and stimulating educational experience. There are numerous opportunities to be involved in student clubs and refine one’s skill set at various case competitions. I particularly enjoy the “DeGroote Day” programs that encourage MBA students to apply their knowledge in community-based initiatives—it’s a great way to give back!
Most of all, I enjoy the community at DeGroote. Having a group of like-minded students, a state-of-the-art facility for graduate business studies, and close to the GTA, makes the Ron Joyce Centre an accessible and enriching learning environment.
I chose to pursue my MBA at DeGroote because of its Co-op program and extracurricular opportunities. I knew I wanted to pursue a specialization in Strategic Marketing but I didn’t have much experience in the field. The Co-op program allows me to try marketing in a variety of industries and gain valuable experience. This will assist me in identifying my greatest strengths and how I can best impact the marketing field. I also chose DeGroote because of its extracurricular opportunities and community feel. I had attended a few info sessions and tours. During that time I was able to speak with ambassadors, meet other perspective students and explore the campus. Learning about DeGroote’s success at the MBA Games, #Trending and the supportive professors and staff really solidified my choice.
When I was evaluating post-graduate options, the DeGroote MBA stood out to me as an opportunity to not only gain a strong business foundation, but also acquire professional work experience. So far I have been ecstatic with the program. DeGroote offers you countless opportunities to foster your professional and personal development, from networking events, resume critiques, to an array of student organizations. The program has enabled me to secure employment with two great companies, and develop many new friendships and business contacts.
Undergraduate degree: Honours Life Science, McMaster University
Specialization: Undecided (general or strategic marketing)
Career Aspirations: Sales, Product or Brand Management