Face your fear
An MBA is a lifetime tool to help in a rapidly changing world, experts and entrepreneurs
tell students at the India Abroad Center Stage symposium panel discussion
Professor David Dunne of the Rotman School of Management moderated a panel discussion that was part of the symposium on the value of MBA educa- tion in the global economic scenario that India Abroad organized March 21. Students from three
business schools — the Rotman School of Management, the
Schulich School of Business and the Wilfrid Laurier School of
Business and Economics — actively helped in organizing the
event, which was attended by about 75 students.
The panelists — Bob Dhillon, president, Mainstreet Equity
Corporation; Professor Mitali De, associate dean, Wilfrid
Laurier School of Business and Economics; Peter Sutherland,
former high commissioner to India; Aditya Jha, president,
Karma Candy; Hari Panday, president, ICICI Wealth
Management; John Palumbo, executive director, Schulich
School of Business, York University; and Kasi Rao, consultant
with several Canadian universities — agreed that despite the
global economic downturn, it is worthwhile doing an MBA but
one has to be more flexible now in terms of salary expectations
and job openings.
Here is a transcript of the discussion:
David Dunne: If we have said in different ways that MBAs are
valuable resources, which parts of MBA skills are most valuable
in the current economic times?