Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Queen's Introduces Canada's First Masters of Global Management Program

Program answers corporate Canada's call for deeper international
perspective

KINGSTON, ON, June 26 /CNW/ - Queen's School of Business today introduced
Canada's first-ever Masters of Global Management (MGM) program, further
strengthening the School's mission to prepare future business leaders for
success on an international scale.
"In our ongoing dialogue with leaders of national and multinational
corporations in Canada and abroad, Queen's School of Business identified the
need for managers with first-hand knowledge of cross-cultural business
practices," said Dean David Saunders of the program.
The curriculum and structure of the 12-month MGM were designed based on
input from recruiters and students. To apply, students are required to have an
undergraduate degree in business. This puts Queen's a stride ahead of most
European and international MGM programs, which typically spend one year on
business fundamentals followed by one year on cross-cultural components. With
its first class starting in September 2007, Queen's MGM students begin and end
the program with four months at Queen's campus in Kingston, Ontario. In
between, they spend a four month long placement at one of ten partner
institutions around the world. All partners are top-tier business schools in
their own countries, including Mannheim, Maastricht, Peking University, and
Helsinki School of Economics.
The need for global business knowledge was so pressing that Procter &
Gamble, the leading consumer products company in Canada, funded the start of
the program with a grant of $150,000. "Today more than ever, successful
managers require a first-hand, international perspective," says Tim Penner,
President, Procter & Gamble Canada. "The Queen's MGM program will help instill
this in current and prospective business leaders, which is why we were
instrumental in its founding."
"The MGM is gaining traction around the world, particularly in Europe,
and with the introduction of this new program at Queen's, we're aiming to put
Queen's - and Canada - on the MGM map," said Dean Saunders, who also sits on
the board of the International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of
Business (AACSB) and the European Foundation for Management Development
(EFMD).
For more information on the Master of Global Management at Queen's School
of Business, visit business.queensu.ca/grad_studies/mgm/index.php.

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