When Nina was just one year into her career at STEMCELL Technologies, she sensed there might be a limitation to her career trajectory based on her current business skill set.
She was making tactical decisions and managing a small team, but wanted to contribute to the organization’s efforts into cancer research in a more beneficial way.
Nina knew that to realize her goal of becoming a valued member of the senior leadership team she would need to hone her knowledge of the business landscape. She began researching how she could achieve her goals—without having to compromise her current full-time position.
She decided that the Part-Time MBA (PTMBA) program at UBC Sauder (now the Professional MBA) provided the right balance for her life and career plans, with accommodative weekend work, and short, intensive on-site residencies.
Nina hoped this new path would help her rise through the ranks of her organization, but she couldn't have guessed just how quickly.
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