“Without the international teams and Professor Maryline Meyer, I would never be pursuing doctoral studies!”


In 2012, after two years of preparatory classes at Camille Vernet high school, Mary-Lieta chose MBS’s Master Grande Ecole Programme for its international outlook. After an academic year studying in Taiwan and a year’s internship in a major logistics group in Canada, she specialised in International Business at the Université de Laval in her final year, where she stayed for a final semester studying international management before starting on a doctorate.

In 2016, Mary-Lieta passed her Master Grande Ecole at MBS, then completed a final semester at the Université de Laval in Quebec that enabled her to obtain the programme diploma. “I’m really lucky to have been able to complete an MBA at an MBS partner university. It requires an enormous commitment because it means you have to submit an additional dissertation one year after the first. But it’s absolutely worth the effort, because an international MBA is a career accelerator, which gives you a lot of options,” says Mary-Lieta. “In Canada, the Master’s degree is highly recognised because many students stop at a Bachelor’s. So being able to put an MBA on my CV is a must! And believe me, I’ve been pleasantly surprised to see that my profile is already highly sought-after on professional social networks.”

“By choosing North America, I wanted to discover a different culture and teaching methods, while taking advantage of a certain ‘franco-international’ context. Because in Quebec, everyone is bilingual and there’s such a mix of nationalities!” explains Mary-Lieta. “During my internship at Clasquin (an overseas transport and logistics company) in Montreal, I realised that I adored Canada and was thrilled to be able to stay there longer.”

On top of her 50 to 60 hours of academic work per week, Mary-Lieta enjoys walks in the forest, dog sled races and taking trips to the United States, and even assists a professor part-time. “Here, apprenticeships don’t really exist, but all the students work at the same time as they study. It’s normal and highly valued in Canadian society. And all our courses are grouped into two days of the week to give us maximum free time and to organise our own schedules,” she continues.

“My marks are good, so I’ll be able to continue on to a doctorate and receive a scholarship of 12,000 Canadian dollars (€8,685) to continue my research into crisis management in universities, the subject of my Master’s dissertation. But this would never have been possible without the guidance of the MBS international programmes team. I would therefore like to extend a big, big thank you to them and to the entire faculty of MBS, with a particular mention for Professor Maryline Meyer, my dissertation supervisor, and to all the professors at Laval, who are always happy to advise their students.”

MBS wishes Mary-Lieta every success in her doctoral studies!