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The Goodman MBA for non-business students

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by Andrea Johnson on 7 February 2014

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Transcript of The Goodman MBA for non-business students

I did my undergrad in....
Science
Arts
Social Science
Sports Management
Computer Science
Real Goodman MBA Career Paths
From Comp Sci to an MBA in Finance

Job Title: Producer at Silicon Knights

MBA skills used for staff management, budgeting, project management
From Sports Management to Marketing

Job Title: Marketing Specialist at RIM

MBA skills used to manage product launches, facilitate communications, create solutions to sell products
From English Literature to Marketing

Job Title Market Analyst, Specialty Products, TEVA Canada

MBA skills used to monitoring competition; collecting, verifying, analyzing information; implement advertising campaigns
From Physics to Accounting

Job Title: Inter-Market Supply Planning (IMSP) Coordinator, Nestle Waters

MBA skills used to manage stock and exports, resolve issues, analyze sales forecasts
From Psychology to HR

Job title: Human Resources Analyst
Rogers Communications Inc.

MBA skills used for performance management, negotations, health and safety policy, compensation
From Political Science to Finance

Job title: Program Manager & Learning Consultant, Bank of Montreal

MBA skills used to create and implement training programs, teach financial planning strategies, be sensitive to HR training needs
Let's talk about the Goodman MBA
What's an MBA?
The Master of Business Administration (MBA or M.B.A.) is a master's degree in business administration, which attracts people from a wide range of academic disciplines. The MBA designation originated in the United States, emerging from the late 19th century as the country industrialized and companies sought out scientific approaches to management. The core courses in the MBA program are designed to introduce students to the various areas of business such as accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, operations management, etc.
What's the Goodman MBA about?
We offer a two year "traditional" MBA program.
The first year is focused on foundational core
courses: a "transition year" that helps you bridge the gap between a non-business undergrad and more in-depth second-year courses. Second year coursework can be in general management or you can specialize in marketing,
finance, accounting, or human resource management.
Sample Jobs in Finance

Commercial Account Manager
Branch Manager
Financial Consultant
Credit/Distribution Analyst
Director- Treasury and Analytics
Junior Financial Analyst
Private Banker
Investment Manager
Sample Jobs in Marketing

Consultant
Marketing/Design Assistant
Associate Manager Consumer Insights Marketing Research
Marketing Representative
Media Relations Manager
Product Marketing Manager
Sample Jobs in Accounting

Controller
Operating Fund Accountant
Cost Analyst
Strategic Pricing Analyst
Project Accountant
Sample Jobs in Human Resources

Human Resource Analyst
Workforce Co-ordinator
Senior HR Co-ordinator
HR Solutions Consultant
HR Generalist
Beyond the coursework....
Co-op Job Placements
Part-time and Full Time
International Exchange
Professional Development
Exclusive Career Help
Small Class Sizes
Diverse Student Body
Why should you want an MBA?
Pop Quiz
a. Acquire new knowledge
b. Prestige and credential
c. Want maximum career flexibility
d. Can't find a job
A. Acquire new knowledge
Correct. The MBA helps you transfer into a new career field different from your undergrad.
B. Prestige and credentials
Correct! It's not easy going to grad school- and the MBA is one of the most well-known and well respected graduate degrees.
C. Want maximum flexiblity
Correct! The Goodman MBA is extremely flexible because it gives you hands on knowledge in a wide range of areas in addition to a specialization.
D. Can't find a job
Wrong! Don't let finding a job be the only reason you do the MBA- you have to be interested in the subject matter. Yes, the MBA increases your job options but the three letters aren't a magic ticket- it's what you get out of the program that counts.
Answer Key
I'll get a good job, right?
Yes you will- we have an impressive 94% employment rate within three months of graduation. And we're ranked by Canadian Business as the top 3 in Ontario for ROI.
What's getting you your job?
The skills you get from the Goodman MBA make a difference in your career:
Leadership
Communication
Sound judgement
Relevant toolbox of knowledge
Psychology
What about jobs outside of Corporate Canada?
All these jobs look for an MBA graduate
Executive Director, UNICEF
Director, Operations, Community Living Hamilton
Executive Director, Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness
IT Production Manager, RIM
Product Planning Engineer, Aerotek Aviation
Business Development Manager, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Product Manager, Sustainable Energy, Corix
Senior Advisor, Regulatory Affairs - North America Gas and Power, BP
Senior Vice President, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Next Steps
Review admission requirements
Start prepping for the GMAT
Make appointment with Andrea for pre-admission assessment
Questions
Contact Andrea @ https://portal.bus.brocku.ca
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