Strong demand for CIM-Schulich MBA program


The MBA program Global Mining Management established between CIM and York University’s Schulich School of Business is already bearing fruit. Program director Richard Ross told the Financial Post (FP) last week that demand for the program is very high, and the waiting list is long. While the industry is concerned about the looming labour shortage, the MBA program will provide the mining world with skill sets to enrich the industry in terms of leadership, exploration and development. Ross said the industry will benefit from this program because workers will choose to stay with a company rather than leave it after being there for just two years. CIM executive director Jean Vavrek told the FP that even though management challenges in the industry are growing, so too is the opportunity for career development. “The potential on the management side is big,” said Vavrek. “From project management and capital expenditures to exploration and development. What managers are facing today in this sector dwarfs most other industries.”

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