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MBAs champion social entrepreneurship and compete for $1 million

Mon, 2013-04-29 16:30

A group of Desautels MBA students beat out over 40 teams and 10,000 applicants, including representatives from Harvard, MIT, and Yale, to win the 2013 Hult Prize Boston Regional Finals.

Read about their win in BusinessWeek.

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MD/MBA Student Samuel Waserman Receives HRF Healthcare Management Scholarship

Fri, 2013-04-26 10:41

MD/MBA student Samuel Waserman is the recipient of the HRF Healthcare Management Scholarship. He received the top score based on the evaluation conducted by the HRF Scientific Advisory Council. 

The HRF is proud to support the brightest and most talented young minds in Canada to become future scientists and health care leaders with the tools to contribute to the innovative health care system of tomorrow. More information about the HRF can be found at: www.hrf-frs.com.

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Carleton Grad among Finalists in Prestigious Hult Prize Competition

Thu, 2013-04-04 15:19

This fall, Carleton alumnus Gabe Mott and his team will stand before world business leaders and former U.S. President Bill Clinton and ask for $1 million.
His goal is to help put crickets on dinner tables around the world.

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Opinion: Russia's Underachieving Economy

Fri, 2013-04-12 15:13

Russia has been widely promoted as one of the BRICS nations, full of energy and dynamism like many leading emerging economies. Indeed, with its low unemployment figures, growing GDP, and recent WTO membership, it could be heralded as a poster child of the shifting concentration of wealth from the west to the east. Yet after spending 11 days in Moscow and St. Petersburg in February and March, we came away with mixed feelings.

-Article by Karl Moore and Tarek Dabbous

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Leveraging XBRL Data in Financial Analysis

Fri, 2013-04-12 15:13

Back in August 2003, Timothy Koller wrote in McKinsey Quarterly an article “Numbers investors can trust”, where he emphasized the importance of “genuine disclosure” of financial information by public companies. It was a call to corporations that wished to regain the trust of investors after the 2000 dot-com collapse. By strange coincidence, that year was marked by a new crisis of sub-prime mortgages, which was again partly related to the lack of proper disclosure of business and financial information.

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Feeding the World's Under-Nourished... With Crickets

Thu, 2013-04-04 15:19

Insects are not regular fare on Western menus, but a surprising number of people worldwide--perhaps as many as 2.5 billion--eat them happily on a regular basis. High in protein, low in fat, and rich in iron and omega-3, bugs like grasshoppers and cicadas are vital staples--a crunchier, and more sustainable, alternative to beef, pork, and lamb.

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Hult Prize: Ending Hunger, One Cricket at a Time

Tue, 2013-03-26 11:09

If I broke the news to you that MBA students tend to be highly competitive individuals, you may not be too surprised. The Pope is, also, apparently Catholic, and all politicians are credible and reliable.

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Leading business schools to speak with one voice as Canadian MBA Alliance

Thu, 2013-02-07 10:39

“Canadian Schools are experiencing growing demand with a 28% increase in GMAT scores sent to Canadian Programs relative to test taking volume five years ago. (Source: GMAC North American Trend Report.)

TORONTO, ONTARIO– February 7, 2013—The Canadian MBA Alliance (comprised of Canada’s top six business schools) have joined forces to recruit prospective graduate students from around the world on the merits of studying business at a Canadian university.

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Canadian Business Students Visit St. Petersburg

Wed, 2013-03-13 10:25

Last weekend St. Petersburg hosted a group of 37 business students and alumni from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, as part of the institution’s “Hot Cities” initiative.

… Speaking to the St Petersburg Times, trip leader Dr. Karl Moore, a lecturer in business leadership and strategy at McGill’s world-renowned Desautels Faculty of Management, explained that this trip was a chance for students to experience the global business environment first-hand.

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McGill students use crickets for a business model

Tue, 2013-03-12 17:21

A group of McGill students (Mohammed Ashour, Gabriel Mott, Shobhita Soor, Jesse Pearlstein and Zev Thompson) hope their plan to breed crickets for use as a viable food source will be a million-dollar idea. The five students will be up against teams from Harvard, MIT and Yale as well as other teams from around the world.

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