EDUCATION: Special MBA for miners offered at Schulich School of Business

TORONTO - The Schulich School of Business at York University is launching an MBA specialization in the mining industry in Toronto, the mining equity financing capital of the world.  

TORONTO - The Schulich School of Business at York University is launching an MBA specialization in the mining industry in Toronto, the mining equity financing capital of the world.  

The MBA specialization in Global Mining Management is intended to develop and mentor the next generation of business leaders in one of the global economy's most vital and challenging sectors. The new specialization will be fully available in September 2012. 

Richard Ross, former chairman and CEO of Inmet Mining and Schulich executive-in-residence, said the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum approached the school to develop this specialization because of Schulich's strong reputation as a leader in sustainable business management, its global reach and orientation, and its status as a top-ranked business school in a number of global MBA surveys.

"Graduates of this new MBA mining specialization will see incredible opportunities in the global mining sector due to the looming shortage of knowledge workers," said Ross. "Businesses that support the mining industry, such as financial institutions, engineering companies, consultants, and accounting and legal firms, will also have a strong interest in recruiting our graduates."   

The first course in the mining curriculum, managing growth in the mining sector, was introduced in the fall of 2010. Other core courses will focus on topics such as financial fundamentals and sustainability for the industry, while elective courses in topics as diverse as cross cultural management, project management and crisis management will also form part of the specialization. In addition, each student will be required to complete a strategic consulting project at a mining company.

For more information, please contact Dezso Horvath, dean of the Schulich School of Business, at 416-736-5070 or dhorvath@schulich.yorku.ca.

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