An Ivey MBA team won the NIBC Case Competition in Vancouver, distinguishing themselves amongst over 382 teams worldwide.
It’s almost lunch, and I’ve just made it through the first week of Elective Period 5. It’s early January, and I am not acutely aware that for the MBA Class of 2015, there are now many more days behind us then there are ahead of us.
On my first day in Canada, I naively decided to weather the snow storm and walk to Ivey with unabated gusto. I slipped 4 times (I counted!) and by the time I reached I was drenched, miserable and scared about what I had landed myself into.
I was excited and looking forward to learn the fundamentals of business as I enrolled at Ivey: Pro-Forma statements, Customer Segmentation, Cost Leadership, Activity Based Costing etc.
One of my favourite parts about the joint JD/MBA program is that I have the opportunity to jump back and forth (both literally and figuratively) between law and business. Sometimes I get to wear my law hat and other times, my business hat. This is a luxury that most law students do not have.
In addition to historical norms, one additional reason for the difference between the US and Canada is the difference in scope of the “industry” of industry associations and the political system generally.
Teaching of the case method differentiates Ivey. I remember when I first encountered this style while visiting Ivey;
This is the first MBA video blog that walks through a day of an Ivey MBA 2015 student, Saifur Rahman (@saifurman).
This time of year is always bittersweet for us. We say goodbye to one class the same week that another one starts its incredible journey through the Ivey MBA Program.
It’s hard to believe three months have already passed since the South America Study Trip ended, and looking back, it’s difficult to sum up everything we saw and did.