Trinity Western University

Master of Business Administration

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What MBA graduates are doing now:

"Although it is a part-time degree, it won't feel that way to business owners or executives. You get excited about your new knowledge and want to implement it right away. People in a position to put their learning into practice during the program will likely not agree that this MBA is part-time, I found it to be more time consuming because the learning was so practical and I became fully engaged with it. It was a great experience all around.
I am developing a micro-finance group with a person from my church, who was originally from Haiti and also is a TWU grad, that will be privately funding members of a Baptist church in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. The purpose of the project is to fund church members, without interest, for ways to become self-sufficient. All of the costs are being paid by us, so every cent from every dollar we gather goes directly into the hands of the church. Once the loans are re-paid, the money goes to the next person in need. All the credit from projects such as this goes directly to the professors in TWU's MBA program.”

- Jerry Braun, Manager of Complete Heating in Abbotsford, MBA alumni with entrepreneurship specialization

"What I really enjoyed about the MBA program was that a lot of it was focused on giving students an opportunity to play with. To think outside of the box – that was the part that I really enjoyed with my colleagues; it was the ability to explore the ramifications, which has lead my thinking in other areas.
I was a counsellor before and what the MBA program really enabled me to do was to shift my gifts in counselling to an organizational perspective. Instead of a treatment plan, we call it a strategic plan. The names are different but the process is the same. The MBA program really helped me bridge the skills I already had and to learn how to apply them in a different context.
I chose TWU because the atmosphere was relaxed, the diversity of the classes were top notch, and the instructors were well-balanced between giving instruction and giving students enough room to do work themselves.”

- Tony Lapointe, Executive Director for Mission Community Services, MBA alumni with a non-profit specialization

"I took the MBA with a specialization in Non-Profit and Charitable Organization Management for a few reasons. Firstly, the program directly correlates with my experience, current role, and future interests, professionally. Secondly, the program was structured such that I could continue working full-time, while pursuing my studies; and finally, I have always enjoyed my experiences with TWU and felt that it would be a great learning environment in addition to being a well-respected school.
Through the MBA program, and the coaching and mentoring of my professors, I started to understand how to see my "world” here in a different light. I began to better understand the big picture and how my ‘piece fits into the puzzle.’ Instead of focusing solely on my own areas, I gained a new vocabulary and understanding of the other areas of expertise within leadership; new eyes to see the value and importance of each different area; and a greater appreciation of how much better we can be when our diversity is expressed in unity with one another, and centred around a common mission and vision.
These new abilities allowed me to build bridges of communication and collaboration, which has increased our effectiveness as a team and as individuals. As my expertise, knowledge, and confidence grew, this increased capacity was noticed by those in leadership, which led to me being moved into an area of greater authority and responsibility within the organization. Simply put, I was promoted from HR Specialist to Retention & Development Manager to Chief Human Resources Officer also known as HR Director within 2 years.”

- Lydia Elder, Chief Human Resources Officer at Power to Change, MBA alumni with non-profit and charitable organization specialization.

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