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Tom Chan

Degree

EMBA 2015, Ivey Business School

Profile

Chief of Staff
Scarborough General Hospital

Why did you decide to do an Executive MBA?

I had reached a point in my career where I knew that, in order to progress or change course, I needed to add to my education. For me, achieving an EMBA was the best way to open those doors.

Why did you choose Ivey?

Several top-shelf business schools were considered. I chose Ivey for its exceptional program, its superb reputation, and its large and influential alumni network. Ivey was the school that best suited my needs.

What benefits have you seen so far in your career?

Because the program is case-based, the classroom concepts can be immediately applied. I was able to easily adapt the classroom lessons to the many scenarios of my working life. In addition, the strong Ivey network afforded access to information that would normally be difficult to obtain.

Please tell us about your network and the connections you made throughout the program (i.e. classmates, alumni network etc.).

The program admits experienced management candidates from all fields. Within the class, the sheer breadth and depth of knowledge is fantastic. Perhaps of greatest value is the connection made with classmates and with their extended networks.

The sheer scale and reach of the Ivey network is incredible. Being afforded access to this exclusive network is invaluable.