Asper School launches new MBA program
The University of Manitoba’s Asper MBA program has radically reimagined its curriculum and will launch a unique new program designed to meet the needs of professionals in any field and industry.
The new Asper MBA, offered for the first time in September 2014, will allow students to focus their degree on market-driven themes relevant to their specific career goals and interests. The new MBA will do this while maintaining the previous program’s tradition of quality instruction and mentorship in core areas: business fundamentals, decision-making methods, and essential leadership strategies. Online courses have also been added giving students more options for taking classes.
The new program allows students to combine concentrations in functional areas like marketing and finance, and business themes such as sustainability, entrepreneurship and innovation, and international and emerging markets. Students can also concentrate their MBA in specific industries, such as health administration or the management of public enterprises.
“Each MBA student has different goals and passions, and now more than ever, each industry and sector demands different expertise from its leaders,” says Marci Elliott, Executive Director of the Asper MBA. “We’ve created a curriculum that ensures our MBAs graduate with a solid business education and highly focused, razor-sharp insights into their field of choice..”
The new Asper MBA immerses students in experiential learning, including international study trips, live industry projects, complex global market simulations, or pitching new business ventures to angel investors. This applied-learning approach gives graduates a distinct career advantage: because of their educational experience applying theory, knowledge and critical thinking to real-world business situations, they can hit the ground running on the job from day one.
The new program places greater emphasis on career development by offering new workshops on, resumé-building, interview skills and etiquette. These workshops build on the recently launched Asper MBA Executive Mentor Program, which matches students with leading business professionals in their field of choice.