Rogers, one of the country’s largest and most influential media companies, is partnering with the DeGroote School of Business on a new scholarship named for the company’s longtime President and CEO.
The Ted Rogers Scholarship in Digital Transformation will enable Rogers to nominate one employee per year to complete the School’s Executive MBA in Digital Transformation (EMBA). Rogers will fund one employee in each cohort of the program through 2021.
Launched in 2016, the EMBA is a unique 14-month program built around four residential modules in Ontario and Silicon Valley, California. Students from around the world learn from faculty instructors in the classroom as well as from industry experts on site.
“It’s marvelous to have Rogers, one of the leading companies in the telecommuni- cations space, as a partner on our EMBA,” says Len Waverman, Dean, DeGroote School of Business. “To have Rogers providing a scholarship for someone at their firm to come study at DeGroote shows that an industry leader not only has confidence in us, but can learn from us,” Waverman continues.
“We believe that investing in the growth and development of our team is important to support our long-term success,” says Jim Reid, Chief Human Resource Officer, Rogers.
“We are thrilled to partner with DeGroote’s EMBA in Digital Transformation, and to give our team members the opportunity to have a unique, digitally-focused learning experience that will arm them with the skills and knowledge to help them become digital leaders of tomorrow.”
Prior to the Ted Rogers Scholarship being established, Rogers selected one employee to participate in the program each year. Andrea Gagliardi is one such employee who benefited immensely from studying at DeGroote.
“DeGroote’s EMBA program is fantastic, and I’d highly recommend it,” says Gagliardi, who was recently named Vice President, Residential and Enterprise (Digital) at Rogers.
“It was important for me to immerse myself in the EMBA program to allow for effective group work and meaningful networking,” she continues. “The EMBA provided me with the right balance of on-premise intensity and self-pacing. The content was incredibly transferable to my day-to-day work.”
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