Appeal of MBA continues to grow

The results of the full-time Masters of Business Administration (MBA) ranking published last month by BusinessWeek will have been closely followed by potential applicants who use these tables along with those of the Financial Times, The Economist, US News and Forbes to help determine their shortlist of target schools….In Asia Pacific, schools from Hong Kong and mainland China fill three of the top five places, while in Canada, the big winners this year are York University’s Schulich School of Busienss and McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, reported Khaleej Times Dec. 11. Read full story.

Afternoon at the improv with lawyer turned comic
It’s a strange sight: 30 lawyers and accountants are pretending to throw an imaginary red ball at each other….Welcome to “Improv(ed) Legal Skills: Improvisation Workshop for Lawyers,” offered recently in Toronto by Osgoode Professional Development. “You’re learning to think on your feet, which is what improvising is all about,” workshop creator Tommy Galan explained in the Dec. 14 issue of The Lawyers Weekly. Read full story.

Q&A: How can your business attract a venture capitalist?
As part of our Canada Competes series, join Kevin Talbot, former adjunct professor of entrepreneurial studies at York’s Schulich School of Business and co-founder of Relay Ventures, an early-stage venture fund focused on mobile computing, reported The Globe and Mail Dec. 11. Read full story.