The Ryerson MBA program aims to create graduates able to handle emerging market trends through a hybrid approach that combines strong academic foundations with experimental learning practices.
The school’s two main streams are a classic MBA program and an MBA in the management of technology and innovation. Students in the innovation stream are given the skills needed to manage tech companies—even those without a tech background.
Last year, the school launched its sport business specialization, an industry-facing stream designed to create sport business leaders skilled in the areas of strategy, analytics and innovation. Sport business employers were involved in the creation of the program, after the school’s extensive consultation found they wanted to hire advanced students with greater strategic training and in-depth consulting and analytical skills.
The school has also introduced specializations in entrepreneurship, data security and business analytics. A core course in leadership offers students the chance to debate the central obligations of leadership, the role of leaders in modern organizations and the importance of self-awareness for effective leadership.
The school hosted the 2018 MBA Games, a national case competition that all Canadian MBA schools participate in. Challenges revolved around academics, athletics and philanthropy, with 17 schools vying to take home top honours.
The ongoing speaker series brings in senior executives, government officials, leading journalists and entrepreneurs to impart wisdom and mingle with students. Past speakers have included Mark Shapiro, president of the Toronto Blue Jays; Daniels Corporation president Mitchell Cohen; and David MacNaughton, Canada’s ambassador to the United States. It is a place for students to ask questions, seek advice and get to know leading thinkers.
Full-Time: 16 months
Part-Time: 24-36 months
Work Experience: 2 years
Cost (International): $67,847
Incoming Full-Time Enrolment: 29
Incoming Part-Time Enrolment: 48
Female Students: 40%
International Students: 20-30%