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Nicole Kan

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Program of study: MBA in Investment Management (Toronto)
Expected graduation date: Summer 2022

Hometown/Home city: Toronto, Canada
Cities lived in before: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Washington, D.C and Singapore
Languages spoken: English, Cantonese, Mandarin and French

Currently working as: Analyst, Commercial Banking Documentation in the COO Office, Commercial Banking

Why did you choose John Molson School of Business? The MBA in Investment Management Program at John Molson School of Business appealed to me because of its unique integration of the CFA curriculum and the MBA program, the flexibility of the program (for working students) and the ability to build a network both in Montreal and Toronto. The uniqueness of the curriculum allows students to stay relevant in an ever-changing financial environment while being able to apply such knowledge to real work experiences. In addition, the flexibility to attend classes in either city enables students to co-mingle and expand their networks within Canada and globally. These three factors together made the program stand out and motivated me in selecting the MBA program which I am in today. 

Highlights of the program so far? Some of the highlights of the program thus far include the one-to-one interaction with the professors and your fellow student cohorts, the orientation in Montreal at the beginning of the school year and one can never forget, the food! We are always spoiled with delicious food, organized for us by our lovely coordinators both in Montreal and Toronto! 

Favourite place in Toronto? Riverdale Park. You get a beautiful view of the Toronto skyline, especially in the spring / summer time and it’s a relaxing place to spend time with friends. 

Future aspirations: What I aspire to become is to be a confident and finance-savvy businesswoman. Although my aspiration might seem very generalized, I believe in developing the right portfolio of skills (be it analytical, communication or logical skills) and experience that allow me to become a strong, independent and knowledgable individual both personally and professionally.

What do you wish you knew before starting the program? Looking back in hindsight, I wish I had reached out to past or existing students on their experiences in the program and sought feedback on how to best utilize the resources and offerings within the program.


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