Transforming the future of business education: DeGroote releases 2018 Annual Report

June 7, 2019 | Hamilton
Contributed by Chris Gaspic, Marketing and Communications Strategist

Photo collage courtesy of Sandy Rattana.

Through students, professors, alumni, and staff, the DeGroote School of Business works together to deliver an education with purpose.

In order to meet this vision, in 2018, the School took significant steps towards challenging and disrupting traditional business education models. This theme of growth and change is prevalent throughout DeGroote’s latest Annual Report.

Transforming business education is on the horizon with the announcement of an amazing new student-centric building – the McLean Centre for Collaborative Discovery – which will be a key component to creating educational transformation.

The full Annual Report is available online at

The initiatives, key partnerships, and new programs launched in 2018 truly captured the excitement of change throughout the School.

In DeGroote’s recently-released Annual Report, the School outlines how it is contributing to McMaster’s mission of creating a brighter world and how it impacts the workplace, the classroom, and local and global community.

2018 Highlights

  • Blended Learning Part-Time MBA program launched: Combining an in-class and online curriculum, this MBA program option represents the most convenient option for mature students looking to complete their MBA. With an inaugural cohort of 50 students and with another 60 students beginning in September 2019, this in-demand program will begin accepting applications once again in late-summer.
  • New Minor in Innovation launched: Offered jointly through the Faculty of Engineering, and in partnership with the Forge, McMaster’s startup incubator, the minor was conceived to help students think like and become tomorrow’s successful entrepreneurs.
  • Unveiling the wall of honour for distinguished alumni: Honouring past recipients of the Wayne C. Fox Distinguished Alumni Award, a new tribute wall, spearheaded and funded by 2008 recipient Teresa Cascioli, BCom ’83, was unveiled at the Ron Joyce Centre in Burlington.
  • Ted Rogers Scholarship in Digital Transformation announced: The Ted Rogers Scholarship in Digital Transformation will enable Rogers to nominate, and fund, one employee per year to complete the School’s Executive MBA in Digital Transformation (EMBA).

As DeGroote continues to collaborate with students, alumni, employers, donors, faculty, and community partners, the School encourages anyone interested in contributing to the conversations about the future of business education to connect with DeGroote to discuss opportunities.

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