Our learning environment at the DeGroote School of Business fosters collective values of innovation, collaboration, and generosity. We strive to develop leaders who think big, try new things, act with integrity, and embrace the constant change that surrounds us.
The corporate world demands that leaders possess a range of essential skills. These include digital literacy, creativity, innovation, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, leadership and social influence, resilience, and adaptability, as well as cultural competency. Mastering these skills will enable individuals to navigate technological advancements, solve complex problems, collaborate effectively, and thrive in a diverse and rapidly changing work environment.
At DeGroote, our experiential learning environment supports the development of these skills. Reflecting the growing importance of technology, creativity, and interpersonal communication in the workplace, as well as the need for individuals to be adaptable and resilient in the face of change.
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Our students are ready to collaborate with their teams and always come to the table prepared. They are trained to actively engage in discussion and share ideas on how to get work done. Students at DeGroote are taught to always be flexible and to constantly consider the benefits of an action item to the project, team and organization they are part of. Focusing on teamwork also means our students are taught to manage conflict constructively and help other team members complete their tasks as needed.
Having the ability to focus on a central message that is clear and consistent throughout a project is integral to how we teach. Developing advanced communication skills is integrated into all levels of our curriculum. Our students can:
Our students are held to a high work ethic standard and expected to display responsible behaviour and good judgement. Approaching work with a positive attitude and a commitment to ongoing learning & self-improvement is engrained in our students. At DeGroote, we know that success comes when we can accept responsibility for our actions, show respect for others’ rights and ideas, and have an inclusive approach to different beliefs, identities, values, and cultures. These are values our students embody proudly.
DeGroote students excel in rigorous peer and faculty-based discussion and are continually exposed to a high level of thinking through classroom experiences that involve real-world problems and simulated work experience.
Erin Sarfi | MBA Co-op Student
“Erin always approaches tasks with a positive attitude and demonstrates the essential qualities expected of a DeGroote MBA student. She uses her critical thinking skills to develop thoughtful presentations and collate information. She has become an asset to our very lean strategy team and is able to support with the same caliber of skill as some of our seasoned team members.”
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Pawan Pannu | MBA Co-op Student
“Pawan is extremely hardworking, dedicated and adaptable. Her recognized efforts and contributions coupled with her collaborative and engaging approach reflect solid professional capabilities and significant additional potential. She has set a new standard for future Co-op students.”
Simran Chhatwal | BCom with Internship Student
“Execution of basic job tasks was flawless, as Simran has high attention to detail combined with self-checking practices. Already analytical, Simran further developed not only this strength, but learned to add her contribution in a quiet but confident manner amongst learning professionals senior to her in age and experience. Due to Simran’s capability, the organization made a place for Simran to continue employment.”
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Helen Zhu | MBA Co-op Student
“Helen is a lovely individual to work with and is positive, authentic, enthusiastic, and open minded. She is always happy to help and ready to contribute her opinion and debate for the most optimal proposed solution.”
Grace Emmett | BCom with Internship Student
“Grace is a hard-working, detail-oriented and customer-focused individual. She joined the team during the pandemic and was able to build strong relationships within the first six months of her internship, which only accelerated when our team started working together in person again. She has a natural leadership capability and never hesitated to help new team members understand aspects of the business she learned in her short time with us.”
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