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Community Engaged Learning

Management Without Borders (MWB)

This course is characterized by a strong emphasis on teamwork and effective problem solving in inter-professional environments. Community engaged learning is at the core of MWB. Together with graduate students from the Faculty of Management’s MPA, MLIS, MREM and MES programs, our MBA students will spend the Fall semester of second year working on large projects hosted by organizations from across Nova Scotia. The MWB group project is a significant undertaking – one that is intended to address a real challenge facing our partner organizations. This exercise in cross-boundary collaboration provides students with an opportunity to build and hone professional and academic skills that can be transferred to future workplaces.

Rowe School of Business Connect (RSBConnect)

In the Fall semester of the second year, teams of MBA students are matched with businesses having high growth potential to work on eight-month projects. The RSBConnect teams scan the business  environment, formulate a strategy and develop an implementation plan. The organizations gain a fresh perspective on important issues while students gain hands-on experience in applying their knowledge and skills as well as broadening their network.