MBA, Rowe School of Busi­ness

Dal­housie Univer­sity

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Ar­nau Kub­wakristo

“To be a com­pet­i­tive pro­fes­sional in the global arena you need a chal­leng­ing, com­pet­i­tive ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Hav­ing worked in Hal­i­fax for the past 10 years, I was look­ing to stay in the city to con­tinue my ed­u­ca­tion. I wanted to en­ter an MBA pro­gram that had a great rep­u­ta­tion and would equip me with the ex­pe­ri­ence I need.

The thing that drew me the most to the pro­gram at the Rowe School of Busi­ness was the eight-month res­i­dency. It was some­thing that stood out from many other MBA pro­grams of­fered in Canada. The abil­ity to work in my spe­cialty as an MBA stu­dent in in­ter­na­tional busi­ness and fi­nance as part of my ed­u­ca­tion was key to me com­ing to a de­ci­sion.

I’m from Rwanda and started work­ing for Cana­dian film com­pa­nies while I was do­ing my un­der­grad there. In 2006, I worked on a film project about gen­eral Roméo Dal­laire. After I grad­u­ated I found work in Hal­i­fax as an ac­coun­tant in the film in­dus­try, and later work­ing for non­prof­its. Com­ing from Rwanda and now be­ing a Cana­dian cit­i­zen has in­spired me to work in global markets, deal­ing with dif­fer­ent cur­ren­cies and na­tion­al­i­ties.

The Dal­housie MBA pro­gram has been what I ex­pected, and more. To be a com­pet­i­tive pro­fes­sional in the global arena you need a chal­leng­ing, com­pet­i­tive ex­pe­ri­ence and that’s ex­actly what I’ve had. On top of learn­ing the tech­ni­cal skills of work­ing fi­nance, there’s been a great fo­cus on work­ing with other peo­ple to find so­lu­tions to prob­lems.

Just re­cently I went on a trip to Toronto or­ga­nized by Dal­housie to meet with bank­ing in­sti­tu­tions and make con­nec­tions which will help me take my first step into the in­dus­try.

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