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Graduate Diploma in Business Class of 2015 Highlights

Taming the competition in New York: (l to r) Queen’s GDB 2015 students Taylor Warren, BSc(Biology)’15; Fiona Logue, BSc(Chemistry)’15; Matthew Wilkings, BA(Philosophy), UWO; and Hanna Sands, BCom & BA, University of Calgary.

Any academic program that doubles its enrolment in only its second year of operation is obviously meeting a major need. The Queen’s Graduate Diploma in Business (GDB) accomplished just that when it welcomed the Class of 2015 in May. 

This intensive four-month program offers a solid foundation in business fundamentals to recent graduates with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline. This diversity was personified in the Class of 2015; the undergraduate degrees of its members spanned the spectrum from chemistry to drama to law. In all, 23 different disciplines were represented. 

The high calibre of students was exemplified by the strong showing of the Queen’s GDB team that participated in the prestigious Cornell-NYU Case Competition in New York City in August. From a field of sixty teams from across Canada and the northeastern U.S., the Queen’s team made the final five and competed against other non-MBA graduate students, including PhD, MD, JD and non-MBA Master’s students from such universities as Harvard and MIT.