Pairing MBA with second degree may be key to standing out

March 28, 2016

Canadian universities are seeing an increasing number of students combining an MBA with a second degree, writes Sheldon Gordon for the Globe and Mail. Some of the most common MBA pairings include degrees in Medicine, Law, and Engineering, which make their graduates highly valuable on the job market. The effort required to complete these dual degrees can be daunting, Gordon notes, but it can bring significant payoff to both the students and their programs of study. “The other faculties recognize that it is beneficial for their grads to also have a business or managerial background,” says Michael Wright, associate dean of graduate programs at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business, as this background can bring fresh perspectives across departmental silos. The article goes on to profile some of the business schools in Canada that have offered these dual pathways. Globe and Mail