‘Very high interest’ in university/IBAC developed program

Interest in Laurentian University’s new master of business administration program, developed in partnership with the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada, is very high, said Julie Henri.

The faculty of management business development and administration senior manager said it is receiving several calls and email inquiries daily regarding the application process, curriculum and delivery. Applications have been coming in since early February.

The same partnership applies to the honours bachelor of commerce degree program.

Ms. Henri said also: “We are working on several other initiatives including the development of post-graduate certificate programs, hybrid programs and will continue to work with industry to develop responsive and flexible management degree programs.”

Ms. Henri said the programs offer students a great deal in terms of their careers and brokerages can realize significant benefits in terms of business performance and continuity.

“Many employers recognize and value an MBA as an indication of one’s business management and leadership abilities at a senior level.

“For the insurance industry in particular, perpetuation of the broker profession and succession planning are real issues which is why there continues to be tremendous interest in and support of the program from brokerages and prospective students.