Queen's MBA Blog

- Category: Student experience

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.

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.

Are you afraid of change? Or do you embrace it?

Posted By: Christine Robinson on January 22, 2018

A few years ago, after suffering a terrible personal loss, I found myself in a rut. I was depressed, unmotivated and simply felt like absolutely nothing was going my way. After feeling sorry for myself for much too long, I knew I desperately needed a change. As fate would have it, I was presented with the opportunity to play professional water polo in Italy. So naturally, I jumped at the chance. But if I’m being completely honest, the whole idea was very exciting until I was sitting in the airplane, all alone, over the open ocean.

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.