The 9-month Master of Management at UBC Sauder School of Business’ Robert H. Lee Graduate School gives graduates from non-business disciplines the edge they need to fast track their career. 90% of students who choose to upgrade their business skills with the Master of Management achieve full-time employment within three months of graduation—a distinction that has helped the program repeatedly achieve a #2 ranking in North America by the Financial Times.
Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc.
UBC MM positions alum at forefront of green tech
Zeynep Kucukerol wanted to work in green technologies. But because she trained as an industrial engineer, she needed to broaden her education.
“I wanted business skills that would open doors into the niche area I had set my sights on,” she says.
Zeynep decided on UBC Sauder’s Master of Management (MM) because it offers substantial consulting experience in Vancouver, a city dedicated to green initiatives. Now, she’s in marketing at Solegear Bioplastic Technologies, which makes sustainable plastics out of renewable material.
“There are many paths opening up in front of me now,” she says. “I owe that to my MM.”
UBC MD 2018
Surgeon-to-be uses business to think beyond the operating table
“I want to be a leader,” says Karan D’souza, an MD candidate who earned an MM at UBC Sauder. “That’s why I wanted to gain a business background – to apply it to my career in healthcare.”
In the MM program, Karan studied alongside a diverse cohort: his fellow candidates came from arts, engineering, and computer science, among other faculties.
“I wasn’t just learning about business,” he says. “I was learning about different ways of thinking.”
Now in med school, Karan has been using his business background to streamline healthcare systems and improve patient outcomes.
“We've looked at how our patients flow through the hospital and how we can optimize that,” he says. “I’ve been able to take the concepts I learned in my MM and apply them to medicine.”
Dentist-to-be uses UBC MM to cut her teeth in the tech sector
Christina Meng wanted to be a dentist. But the further she got into her Bachelor of Science, the clearer it was that dentistry wasn’t for her.
A summer job at Bell Media crystalized a new direction for Christina.
“I found I loved marketing and promotions,” she says.
But transitioning from science to business isn’t easy. So Christina pursued a Master of Management at UBC Sauder to make it happen. Now, she’s a Customer Success Manager at Slack, a communications platform that’s generating serious buzz.
“I love what I’m doing and there’s no way I would have made the switch if it weren’t for the UBC MM program,” she says.
Learn more about the UBC MM program by attending one of the upcoming information sessions or online webinars.
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