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Doobop, le chouchou d’Oprah et de Xavier Niel

On dit souvent qu’Oprah Winfrey a le pouvoir de faire ou de défaire les rois. Le business de Benjamin Bernet, un Français de New York, lui doit en tout cas beaucoup. ... Ce Parisien au CV sans faute (études à McGill, MBA à l’Insead) était il y a peu à la tête du marketing des parfums Armani chez L’Oréal, à New York. Read full article (in French): French Morning

Published on : 28 Aug 2014

Urquhart appointed full-time assistant coach of McGill men's hockey team

David Urquhart has been appointed as full-time assistant coach of the McGill University men's hockey team. He replaces Dan Jacob, who stepped down a few weeks ago to take a similar post with Blainville-Boisbriand of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Published on : 22 Aug 2014

Accounting for Beauty

Consider three professionals: Sam, Jane and Bob. Sam works in a skyscraper with a gorgeous view of the city. Jane works in an industry that revolves around cosmetics and beauty care products, and Bob draws up spreadsheets and financial models every day. Which one do you think is the accountant?

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Published on : 20 Aug 2012

Palit: Facebook to Have Trouble Growing Profitably

Anupam Palit (BCom’02), senior research analyst at Greencrest Capital Management, talks with Bloomberg's Deirdre Bolton about the drop in Facebook's stock price with yesterday's lockup expiration and what investors should watch for going forward. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop."

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Published on : 17 Aug 2012

From Olympic Glory to the MBA Masses

In the time it takes most MBA students to pull out their notebooks and iPads for a class on microeconomic theory, Usain Bolt would have run clear across campus and been in a cab on his way to discuss his latest lucrative sponsorship offer. At least he would if he were enrolled in business school, which he’s not. But should he be?

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Published on : 13 Aug 2012

BCom In-Course Prize Winners

The Undergraduate Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the winners of In-Course Student Prizes (for returning students). Please join us in congratulating these exceptional students:

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Published on : 31 Jul 2012

Running Away to the Cirque

Take a few moments and list the companies an accounting student could potentially work for. Was Cirque du Soleil on that list? Chances are it probably wasn’t, and why would it be? Most people don’t automatically think of Cirque du Soleil as a place to attract the financially minded who draw up financial statements and handle tax related issues.

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Published on : 28 Jun 2012

BCom Graduating Scholarship Recipients

The Undergraduate Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the graduating prize winner:

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Published on : 20 Jun 2012

Redmen defenceman McKiernan merits Guy Lafleur Award

In the classroom, McKiernan completed nine courses and achieved 27 credits over the school year, achieving a grade-point average of 3.65 (the equivalent of 91.3 per cent) as an accounting major in the Desautels faculty of management. He was recently awarded with the Uldis Auders Memorial Trophy, presented annually to the top sophomore student-athlete at McGill.

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Published on : 06 Jun 2012

Canmore kicker awaits call from above

Canmore’s Austin Anderson is prepared for a higher calling. The 23-year-old kicker is expected to be chosen in the CFL draft following a stellar career with the McGill Redmen, Thursday (May 3). … Within the span of a month, Anderson will have finished his Business Management degree at McGill and earned a CFL invitation.

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Published on : 03 May 2012

William Shatner: The Dossier

Degree: Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, class of 1952

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Published on : 18 Apr 2012

McGill kicker Austin Anderson a favourite for upcoming CFL draft

MONTREAL — With the annual CFL draft just around the corner, again this year, a few local university prospects are on the radar. One of then is McGill kicker Austin Anderson.

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Published on : 18 Apr 2012

The Desautels Capital Management Inc. Unearthed

The BCom Honors in Investment Management (HIM) program prepares students for a career in the financial markets, either on the buy-side, working for asset management funds, or on the sell-side, working for investment banks. The program gives students a rigorous training in accounting, statistics and finance.

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Published on : 31 Mar 2012

CIBC scholarships to benefit McGill students

The Desautels Faculty of Management is pleased to announce that a $500,000 donation by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) will fund $50,000 a year in bursaries and fellowships for McGill students over the coming decade.

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Published on : 29 Mar 2012