This year, QS Global 250 Business Schools Report ranked Dalhousie’s Rowe School of Business (RSB) as one of the best business schools in the world. But why? How is it that with all the possibilities out there, students are consistently choosing RSB? We explored these questions and found three key factors that make Dalhousie an excellent choice:
It’s easy sometimes to forget how lucky we are to live in this city. We enjoy ocean adjacent property; yet because of our size, both beaches and ski hills are only minutes away. We also have some of the best nightlife and festivals on the East Coast, from the Halifax Pop Explosion to Jazz Fest. During the school year, the areas surrounding campus and the downtown are bustling, a pleasant mix of locals and students. Winters are mild (if a bit long) and summers idyllic (did we mention the beach yet?)
Another reason students pick Dalhousie – and RSB in particular – is the unique CRMBA program.
For me, the main reasons for picking Dal and the CRMBA program were: 1) Career pivot 2) the Corporate Residency, 3) job prospects with an MBA – Camille Chandra, MBA Class of 2017
Many students would agree wholeheartedly with the above. In fact, because most of the cohort comes from a non-business background, the ability to pivot into a business role is an energizing and essential experience. This is greatly helped by the integrated eight-month Corporate Residency and job prospects which open new and exciting career paths that students would otherwise have not thought of.
The Cohort (i.e. friends!)
Most importantly though are the people. Every year, around 50 MBA students join the program; they are not only joining a great academic program, they are also gaining an invaluable network.
I come from a large undergrad where I barely knew 5 people in my program, and this program is completely different. Now I can say I have 50 best friends! It’s an empowering feeling always knowing you’ll have that network there for support years after graduation – Marcia Peters, MBA Class of 2017
Students like Marcia will go on to have long and successful careers in a variety of fields. But the friendships they make at Dalhousie, the colleagues they gain, and the alumni they become a part of, follow them throughout Canada and the world at large.