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Professional development

Increase your network and build skills

Through our professional development courses, every student in the MBA program will have the opportunity to develop their personal network of business contacts during their first year of the program. Every Friday you will meet experienced business leaders to explore and build skills in such areas as:

  • Academic success
  • Career development
  • Communication*
  • Fundraising
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Networking
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Stakeholder relations
  • Teamwork

* Since 2015 Toastmasters International has partnered with the MBA program to help students develop professional speaking and presentation skills. As part of the program students complete the Speechcraft program leading to a certificate of completion.

Community leadership

Every year the class selects a non-profit organization in the community and plans, develops and implements a fundraising initiative on its behalf. Students benefit from learning first hand the impact their teamwork can have on the community and get to exercise their leadership skills first hand.

Past clients have included: