Canada gives you an array of reasons to select it as the country for your MBA study abroad destination.
Some of the most important factors are -
Globally Valued Qualification
Similar to a degree, diploma, or certificate from the country of the United States or the U.K., a degree from Canada is recognized across boundaries.
The Canadian society comprises of several ethnic groups. This multicultural society allows you to feel the different cultures of the world, making you better capable of working alongside and even leading an organization with different cultural groups.
Ease of Immigration
It is easy to get a Canadian Student Visa, and you can even apply for permanent residency post completion of your program. The process is pretty much simple and easy to follow.
Opportunities and Possibilities
Canadian business schools give a lot of importance to academics and several avenues where students can showcase their creativity and other skill sets.
Health care service
The provincial health care system in Canada comprises of primary and preventive medical facilities, as well as emergency care. As an international student with a valid study visa, you should be eligible for a provincial health care card so that you may make use of these services. As an international student studying in Canada, it is always advised to purchase private health insurance before your trip, to make sure you are covered in all cases.
Work while study
On the Canadian student visa, you have the permission of working for 20 hours/week of a paid job. However, this is the maximum number of hours, and you are free to work for a lesser number of hours. You can work in cafes, restaurants and coffee shops; retail stores like clothing or sports goods stores; lifeguard or swimming instructor at a college swimming pool or beach; bookstores, library, etc. If you are multilingual, you can work as a translator. As Canada is a multicultural society, the services of a translator are widely required.
An array of scholarship facilities are available for MBA aspirants in Canada. Some of the essential scholarship programs include -
- Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Program
- Rotman School of Management Scholarships
- Sauder School of Business Entrance Scholarship
- Alberta MBA Scholarships
- Ivey MBA Scholarships
- Haskayne School of Business MBA Entrance Scholarships
- Schulich School of Business Scholarships
- Steps to ensure you have the best possible career after MBA
A Masters in Business Administration opens the door of opportunities for you. The program requires a perfect blend of theoretical and practical skills that can be applied to industrial sectors.
Some of the most common ways to maximize your MBA are as follows -
Build your profile
To have a competitive edge over other candidates pursuing the same MBA program, you need to figure out new skill sets and also go for new learning experiences. A professionally done resume highlighting those skills is crucial to building your brand. It has always been seen that a well-prepared profile still draws potential employers.
You need to develop social and professional networks much before the time you graduate. Also, build your profile on professional platforms like LinkedIn, Glassdoor and Alumni Network, apart from joining professional groups on social media platforms. Also, try to attend networking and career events to develop a network by building rapport with your peers. Do not forget to ask for referrals and recommendations from them.
Polish your soft skills
Brush up your soft skills to maximize the value of your MBA. An MBA graduate working in a senior position is required to communicate effectively with their team members along with the higher management. Effective communication skills are fundamental to effectively manage a team and perform day to day business operations.
Brush up your tech skills
MBA students having I.T. skills is always a plus point for a successful career in management. Apart from Fortune 500 companies and large MNCs, small businesses also benefit tremendously from employees having a combination of business and technology skills.
The research project must be a relevant one
Choose a final year project that is relevant to your domain and also has practical, real-life applications at the same time. Often recruiters assess your candidature for a job role depending on your final year project. Choose the project topic carefully and see that it has a practical approach that can make your profile more strong.
*Internships help to strengthen your profile:
Interning with renowned companies will give you the required skills along with industrial experience needed to work in an organization. It boosts your MBA profile, and you get a real-life experience of how an industry functions. Try to intern with companies relevant to your MBA program to have better chances of employment once you complete your MBA program.
Market yourself the right way
The availability of innovative, cost-efficient and technologically advanced marketing tools makes it easy to market your skills. Design business cards and develop a professional web page profile. Look for creative topics to discuss with your professional network, which is relatable to your career goals.