The Best MBA Clubs in Toronto

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While getting your MBA at a top program is a great goal, if that’s all you do, you’re missing out on a myriad of opportunities to expand your skills and your network. Course work is important, but there’s so much more you need to do to get the most out of your MBA experience. The first place to start: MBA clubs.

Clubs provide you with the unique ability to meet and interact with other students, professors, and business professionals within the industries that matter most to you. Every school offers a variety of clubs and student organizations; it all depends on what you want and need.

We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite MBA clubs from each of our business schools in Toronto. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it should help give you an idea of what you can expect.

Degroote School of Business

At the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, you can find twelve different clubs as an MBA student. The School offers everything from the MBA Association to the DeGroote Human Resources Association. However, we have a few favorites:

  • MAC Investment Club: The McMaster Investment Council connects passionate students, alumni, and employers with valuable networking opportunities. It’s also focused on enabling learning through applied investing and education. Prospective members can apply for the council each year by following the instructions on the website.
  • Entrepreneurs @ DeGroote: The DSB Entrepreneurship Club promotes the entrepreneurial spirit of the School by inspiring and enabling the DeGroote community to develop as future business owners. The club regularly hosts discussion panels, guest speakers, career events, and more.

Ivey Business School

studentsIf you’re attending the Ivey Business School at Western University Canada, you have myriad opportunities to get involved with the school and your fellow MBAs. The School offers clubs in everything from Golf to Women in Management and the Health Sector. There are a few clubs that stand out:

  • MBA Energy and Resources Club: The MBA Energy & Resources Club provides opportunities for students to actively engage with energy sector companies and leaders. Students in the club can attend a variety of research presentations, guest speaker series, and other events throughout the year.
  • Ivey Consulting Club: If you’re looking for a career in consulting after your MBA, then the Ivey Consulting Club is perfect for you. The club focuses on four key areas: events, resources, mentorship, and corporate partners. As a student-run organization, the club is all about what students want and need including extensive workshops and recruiting opportunities.

The Rotman School of Management

The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto is known for its exceptional professors, top-notch schooling, and the variety of unique opportunities they offer their students. Their MBA clubs are no exception. They offer everything from an Executive Dinner Club to the South Asian Business Association. Here are a few key clubs to keep your eye on:

  • Business Design Club: One of the most popular student clubs at Rotman, the Business Design Club helps students design their business through skill-building workshops that help students master user-centered problem solving.
  • Net Impact: If you want to be part of a group of more than 60,000 students and professional leaders across six continents, Net Impact is for you. The club is all about social entrepreneurship, social responsibility, and sustainability.


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Kelly Vo    

Kelly Vo is a writer who specializes in covering MBA programs, digital marketing, and personal development.

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