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The rise of the Renaissance MBA

This innovative approach to learning can also be found in Canada at the Desautels faculty of McGill University, with paintings that are used to get students to look at the world in a different way.

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Published on : 09 Dec 2011

Managerial skills have undergone a major change

Also, out-of-classroom learning is becoming important with a focus on real-life application. A case in point is McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. In March 2011, as part of the 5 Hot Cities of the World Tour, a group of MBA students from Canada came to India for real-life lessons in economics, commerce, culture and more.

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Published on : 09 Dec 2011

Learning in the Trenches

I did my Bachelors in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering at Lokmanya Tilak College of Engineering under Mumbai University. I worked for three years at Tech Mahindra Ltd starting as a software tester, progressed on to being a developer, senior developer and finally a work package co-ordinator before I joined the MBA programme at McGill. – Article by MBA student, Nisha Shankar

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Published on : 06 Dec 2011

At Home with the World

…Also, out-of-classroom learning is becoming important with a focus on real-life application. A case in point is McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. In March 2011, as part of the ‘5 Hot Cities of the World Tour,’ a group of MBA students from Canada came to India for real-life lessons in economics, commerce, culture and more.

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Published on : 06 Dec 2011

Now high-flyers can reach for the sky

...Another option is a dual degree programme, combining a general MBA with a master’s programme in subjects such as law, medicine, or engineering. The Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Montreal offers a joint MBA with an additional medicine or law qualification.

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Published on : 24 Nov 2011

The Emergent Way: How to Achieve Meaningful Growth in an Era of Flat Growth

While there is much to be said for being proactive, the best strategy for today’s slow-growth, volatile environment may be one that is essentially reactive, a strategy in which CEOs, like some great athletes, allow the game–in this case, events—to “come to them.” This is emergent strategy, one that in a certain manner is formed on the fly, constantly reacting to events and fast-changing reality.

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Published on : 24 Nov 2011

Canada’s most lucrative business schools (Hint: the top three aren't in Toronto)

Canadian Business has released its annual MBA Guide and, along with it, a slideshow that shows potential students what they want to know most—which MBA gets the best return on investment?

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Published on : 22 Nov 2011

Four Canadians among world’s top 50 business thinkers

Three Canadian business school professors have been named to an elite list of the “top 50” business thinkers in the world, according to a new global ranking released today, including Professor Henry Mintzberg.

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Published on : 15 Nov 2011

Reinventing management education

Reinventing management education has been the prime mission of my colleague, Professor Henry Mintzberg, over the last 15 years. His book, Managers, not MBAs, created quite a stir when it was published in 2005.

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Published on : 13 Nov 2011

Les MBA s'ouvrent aux profils atypiques

Artistes, sportifs, militaires, humanitaires sont désormais les bienvenus dans les business schools, qui découvrent que la diversité est un atout de poids dans l'entreprise.

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Published on : 09 Nov 2011

Desautels MD-MBA student wins 2011 Schlamadinger Prize

Desautels MD-MBA student, Jordan Isenberg, and Catherine Potvin have won the 2011 Schlamadinger Prize in climate change: forestry, land use and bioenergy, for their paper entitled, ‘Financing REDD in developing countries: a supply and demand analysis.’

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Published on : 08 Nov 2011

The Golden Triangle of MBA applications

I received an email from Luis Duran from Mexico, an applicant and hopefully future student, asking for advise on getting accepted into the McGill MBA programme. I asked what my classmates thought. The general opinion is that the GMAT score is important but being a well rounded candidate is also important. – Article by Desautels MBA student, Boon Hoh

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Published on : 04 Nov 2011

Spotlight Athletics: Redman / Desautels MBA student earns all-star status

Pradié, a six-foot, 175-pound defender, finished tied for sixth among Quebec league goal-scoring leaders with four and was 10th in points with five in 11 games. The 24-year-old MBA student is in his first year with the Redmen after transferring from the NAIA's Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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Published on : 04 Nov 2011

Face time with the stars

McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management draws top students with superstar professor Henry Mintzberg, an expert on general management and organizations who has co-authored 15 books and has been named to the Order of Canada.

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Published on : 03 Nov 2011

Winners and losers in the MBA rankings game

The full-time MBA ranking published last month by The Economist brings the 2011 season of media rankings of business schools to a close. For Peter Todd, dean at Desautels, the school's decision to participate in all the major rankings gives applicants a broader international perspective across an aggregate of results.

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Published on : 03 Nov 2011