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Brandreth Canaley

Brandreth Canaley

BSIB'15
MIM'16
Director of Operations, Sextant Real Estate

"There are not many one-year masters programs that allow you to study in two countries."


Q: What did you study at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business?

A: I completed the BS in International Business dual degree between Northeastern's D'Amore-McKim School of Business and ICADE Business School in Madrid. It was such a great experience, that after earning my undergraduate dual degree, I enrolled in the MS in International Management program and studied for my first semester at Universidad de las Américas - Puebla in Cholula, Mexico and for my second semester at Northeastern's D'Amore-McKim School of Business.

Q: What skills are you building in the D'Amore-McKim MS in International Management program that you will use in your future career?

A: The MIM program gives you the opportunity to spend time in two countries, giving you the opportunity to adapt to different cultures, education  and life styles, as well as the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. As business becomes more global, it will be imperative for workers to have the skills to adapt and thrive in environments that are unfamiliar. In regards to the classes themselves, we are engaging in assignments that are real-world applicable. For example, in Becoming a Global Leader and Competitive Advantage through Global Innovation we have discussed the difficulties of managing people and innovation processes when your firm crosses several timezones and cultures.

Q: What would you say to a colleague considering enrolling in the MS in International Management program?

A: I would absolutely recommend it! There are not many one-year masters programs that allow you to study in two countries, which I see as the biggest benefit.

Q: Why did you choose the D'Amore-McKim MIM program?

A: I chose the MS in International Managemetn program to build upon what I had learned as a Dual International Business Degree student at Northeastern and ICADE. Through this experience I became familiar with the business schools included in the International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS.) Two major factors in my decision were that I was already familiar with the international business schools and their styles of education, and I was excited about the opportunity to experience life in another country and earn a master's degree from Northeastern's D'Amore-McKim School of Business.

Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?

A: I would like to be involved with international business development, helping firms continue or begin their expansion overseas.


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