Queen's MBA Blog

Pitching in the Dragons' Den

Posted By: Queen's MBA on January 08, 2018

On Oct. 19, 2017, the nation watched as Altair Ioffe, MBA’17, stepped into the Dragons’ Den and pitched the flagship product of his company, Ioffe Biotechnologies, to the stars of the CBC hit show: Canadian business moguls Arlene Dickinson, Joe Mimran, Manjit Minhas, Michele Romanow, MBA’08, Jim Treliving and Michael Wekerle. We recently caught up with Altair, during which he shared his thoughts on the experience and results of his televised business pitch.

Simple: Killing Complexity for a Lean and Agile Organization

Posted By: Barry Cross on December 13, 2017

The parameters of competition in business are changing — big does not necessarily beat small. Now, it’s more about the fast beating the slow. Product and service life cycles are collapsing and what organizations do today will be made obsolete far earlier than anticipated. Disrupters are arriving from out of the blue: Tesla and Google invading automotive, Uber redefining the taxi industry, Netflix undermining conventional television programming.

Applying to business school? Prepare for a wild ride

Posted By: Camila Galdino Mendes on November 28, 2017

A couple of years ago, I decided to pursue my MBA. Living abroad had always been a dream of mine so I started looking at programs in Canada and Europe and in 2015 attended my first MBA fair in Rio de Janeiro. From there, I couldn’t have imagined the rollercoaster ride I was about to experience.

Don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today: Tips for applying to Queen’s MBA

Posted By: Queen's MBA on November 02, 2017

The Queen’s MBA program team is finalizing the student roster for the upcoming class, and the cultural, academic and professional diversity among the group is impressive. It’s not too late to be part of the 2018 cohort.

Man, I love my team

Posted By: Suhayb Shah, MBA Class of 2018 on October 19, 2017

The “power of teams” is a common phrase that you will see in Queen’s MBA program brochures and hear alumni reference frequently. You may have a slight idea of what to expect before starting the program, but the rollercoaster you are about to get on is very difficult to describe; I’ll try my best.