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Hi 🐠 - what MBA programs in GTA / Ontario do MBB, Tier 2 hire the most from?

Context: my young cousin in GTA is looking to start an MBA. Is currently researching uni, courses, placements etc. Will likely crack GMAT well. So assuming all else will be equal.

Most of my experience and work is global, barely anything in Canada so, any wisdom you can offer greatly appreciated!

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Most of our MBA hires are from Ivey, rotman, or top American schools

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Queen’s, Rotman, Ivey, Schulich - in no particular order. Ivey has a case study approach. Queen’s has a small class size and focuses a lot on team work. Rotman is out of Toronto and is good for networking. Schulich has some folks that do international programs in China, India or Middle East. Most of the Partners in Consulting are from these 4 schools and make sure to hire the best talent.

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Agree with BA1 for MBA recruiting. Queens does well at the undergrad level but their MBA doesn’t seem to be equally well regarded for some reason.

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Ivey and Rotman

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Or skip MBA- do some data / tech courses instead and get hired into tech consulting in a hot area like cloud / data strat. Then have company sponsor a part time MBA afterwards

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Will test this with him. His work is already covering partial tuition. What you are suggesting may lengthen the process but significant upside with practically no out of pocket.

Rotman grad here. MBBs do hire from us and Ivey and offer matching salaries. However buyer beware that it’s often slim pickings. Very often MBB have only 6-8 offers a year for the entire class at rotman and that’s inevitably split between 4-6 people (same people having more than one MBB offer). Leads to a lot of heartbreak if expectations aren’t set correctly. Schools and consulting clubs at rotman don’t do a very good job of being realistic because it’s obviously not very good for marketing, so basically out of a cohort of 300 if 120 are into consulting, 80 of them think that they have a first round with MBB potential. Which is simply not true.
Big 4 is a little bit healthier. They end up picking maybe 15-20 of us during on campus or even as part of just in time hiring close to graduation time. Deloitte does very well with us, followed by KP, then EY.
S& in the last 3 years has taken like 6 people maybe while Accenture and ATK do about 2-3 a year.

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At Ivey they didn’t explain it either. And now that I’m on the other side I can’t believe how much people just simply don’t look at employee #s. I’m still in awe of the size of Deloitte. My practice is larger than most consulting firms lol.

Rotman, Ivey, Schulich, Queens - only schools worth attending.

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Rotman grad at McK here. VP1 is spot on

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