Every year in April, the SFU Alumni Board organizes what we refer to as an “MBA tune-up”. This half-day MBA networking and learning event features seminars from two of the Business Faculty’s most reputable professors. The SFU Business professors that present at the event are invited based on their current research projects. The idea is that MBA Alumni who have been out of the educational arena for some time have an opportunity to learn about current business research. This year’s SFU EMBA “Tune-Up”, scheduled for mid-April helps to exemplify the connectedness and breadth of the SFU MBA Alumni group. The two presenting professors will be Leyland Pitt (Marketing) and Anton Theunissen (Finance, Risk Management). Both of these professors are actively involved in the current MBA and EMBA classes offered by SFU Business. Currently these networking reunions are only available to Executive MBA Alumni from SFU, however there are plans to open this popular event to all MBA Alumni from SFU Business in the future. For more on this, read on:
Currently, the Master of Technology (MOT) MBA at SFU Business also offers an annual “Tune-Up” for their alumni. The MOT and the EMBA are both long-time programs at SFU Business, with the SFU EMBA as the longest standing Executive MBA program in Canada. Ideally, in a number of years the newer 1-year full-time MBA program (currently educating its 3rd cohort) will have an MBA refresher course similar to the MBA “Tune-Up” that currently exists for the other alumni. These day-long or half-day seminars, when run in tandem, provide an excellent opportunity for SFU MBA Alumni from all graduating classes to connect and network. Taking your MBA at a closely knit and well connected school such as SFU provides more than just an educational foundation, it is truly an instant network. The reunion opportunity mixed with seminars that overview current business research encourages alumni to share ideas and experiences. As most MBA students and alumni will tell you, one of the most valuable resources that comes from an MBA is the network that you immediately join as an alumnus from your business school. The SFU MBA “tune-up” is just one of many alumni events that help to nurture this personal business network.
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