Sauder School of Business graduates over 600 new business leaders


Vancouver — Over 600 future business leaders will walk across the stage of the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC on June 1, 2005 to receive their degrees or diplomas from the Sauder School of Business.

Undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees, plus Diplomas in Accounting and Urban Land Economics will be conferred. This congregation ceremony also marks the 50th anniversary of the Sauder School of Business MBA program.

"This group of individuals represents the future of business in Canada, and globally," says Daniel Muzyka, Dean of the Sauder School of Business and RBC Financial Group Professor of Entrepreneurship. "I would like to congratulate them all on their accomplishments, and wish them luck in their careers."

Many graduates have already accepted, and started positions with leading firms, including Intrawest, Placer Dome, Imperial Oil, Weyerhaeuser, Johnson & Johnson's Life Scan, TK Shipping, Business Objects and Health Canada.

In addition, this year's PhD graduates have accepted faculty positions at the Schulich School of Business at York University, Beijing University, University of Exeter, Florida State University and the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

The breakdown of this year's graduates, by program is:

  • Diploma in Accounting: 63
  • Diploma in Urban Land Economics: 35
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom): 445
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA): 111
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)/LLB: 2
  • International MBA (IMBA): 20
  • Master of Management: 18
  • Masters of Science (MSc): 6
  • PhD: 6

This group of graduates joins a growing community of over 24,000 Sauder School of Business alumni, who live and work in over 60 countries worldwide.

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