Queen's MBA Blog

Why Queen’s MBA?

Posted By: Ranjan Kumar on April 06, 2018

Ranjan Kumar, MBA’18, already had an undergraduate degree in marketing and finance, a post graduate master’s degree in management, and a robust CV detailing experience in operations, consulting, credit rating and banking at leading organizations in his native city of Mumbai, India, before entering the Queen’s MBA program at Smith. What motivated his decision to pursue an MBA overseas? The opportunity of a new experience.

Leading in luxury: The director of marketing for Toronto’s Bisha Hotel shares her career journey

Posted By: Hailey Eisen on March 29, 2018

Bisha Hotel & Residences, a luxury and lifestyle brand that includes a 96-room flagship hotel and a collection of condominium suites, has been generating excitement in the travel and tourism world. And, as Director of Marketing, Christal Agostino can take credit for much of that.

When is the right time to start your MBA application?

Posted By: Queen's MBA on March 20, 2018

So, you’ve made the decision to pursue your MBA. Now you’re wondering when you should start your application, how long the process takes, and what is required to complete your profile.

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and experience I will not soon forget

Posted By: Kadira Carter on February 22, 2018

A-ma-zing! That is the only word that comes to mind every time I reflect on my experience at the recently concluded Smith-Reticle Resiliency Challenge for the Full-Time MBA Class of 2019. My friends and family in Barbados still think I’m crazy for choosing to take on such an ambiguous outdoor activity in the middle of winter in Canada, but I wouldn’t have traded it for all the beaches back home.

Lessons From The Beautiful Game

Posted By: Queen's MBA on February 06, 2018

Matthias Spitzmuller has been playing soccer (football to the non-North American cognoscenti) since he was six years old. In his native Germany, passion for the beautiful game is usually passed down from father to son, he says. As an assistant professor of Organizational Behaviour at Smith School of Business, Spitzmuller's research focuses on team leadership and on helping and cooperative work behaviours. In this conversation, which first appeared on Smith Business Insight, he discusses the lessons that can be learned from soccer's approach to team dynamics, conflict resolution, and strategy.