Master of Management degrees becoming more popular in Canada

September 22, 2014

The Master of Management (MMgt) degree, already popular in Europe, is becoming increasingly popular in Canada, reports the Globe and Mail. The program differs from the more common MBA in that the MMgt is directed at students from non-business academic backgrounds and does not require job experience. The Sauder School of Business at UBC, home of one of the few MMgt programs in Canada, is celebrating 2 recent successes for its MMgt program. First, it is the only North American school to be featured on the Financial Times annual ranking of MMgt programs, entering the ranking at number 49. In addition, UBC recently approved a new dual-degree program that will allow undergraduate students from a variety of programs to simultaneously take business courses, shortening the time it takes to complete an undergraduate degree and the MMgt. “Employers are looking for people with diverse backgrounds but with a common language of business and who can hit the ground running,” said Murali Chandrashekaran, Associate Dean of professional graduate programs at UBC. Globe and Mail