11/16/2012 12:00 PM
I recently had a prospective candidate reach out to me to find out more about the CQEMBA program, including why I chose this program over others. As fall informational sessions are under way, and many individuals may be weighing different options, I thought I would provide one qualitative insight in answering this question. Put simply, I believe the CQEMBA provides a unique forum for sharing diverse perspectives. This doesn’t grab headlines like the MBA rankings, but I believe it is an equally important consideration.
The program design allows individuals from all over Canada and the US, and now even Mexico and Colombia, to come together as one learning cohort. The individuals who comprise the cohort are experienced professionals, and many have travelled and worked in a multitude of international settings. We also have an interesting mix in the way of demographics, as well as people representing a wide array of industries, sectors, and business functions. This diversity definitely adds flavour and a breadth of experience into our class discussions.