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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

After MBA-fees victory, McGill moves on

Peter Todd is winding up 2011 on a high note. After a difficult standoff with the province of Quebec, the dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University has won provincial approval for a new self-funded MBA. The new model has meant boosting tuition by almost 15-fold, ending one of the great MBA bargains (just over $4,000 for a two-year degree).

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Published on : 03 Nov 2011

McGill MD/MBA candidate juggles medical studies, Action Canada fellowship

Now into the second year of McGill’s joint MD/MBA program, Isenberg already has completed his MBA work at Desautels – including a thesis on reducing hospital greenhouse-gas emissions – and has moved on to the four-year program of medical studies, with an eye to eventually practicing emergency medicine.

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Published on : 03 Nov 2011

La nouvelle MBA internationale de McGill - Marcel Desautels voulait promouvoir l'excellence de la formation en gestion

L'Université McGill offre un nouveau diplôme de maîtrise en administration des affaires (MBA) encore plus axé sur l'international. Il s'agit du fameux programme qui a soulevé la controverse du fait que les droits de scolarité s'élèvent à 30 000 $ par année.

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Published on : 31 Oct 2011

The MBAs that lead to the biggest pay raises

McGill’s MBA price is steep at $65,000, but it’s worth it. In 2011, grads saw their salary increase by 129% on an entering salary of $49,000 to $112,000.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2011

Desautels Faculty gets Top Results in Canadian Business' 2011 MBA Guide

The Desautels Faculty of Management is #1 in Canada for average starting salary post-MBA at $112,000, and the only school with a starting salary over $100,000. Desautels also continues to have the highest % change in post-graduation salary at 129% (the only school to have a % change over 100% for 2 years in a row) and the highest % of international faculty at 85%.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2011

Strategy Profile: Allison Lickley

Allison Lickley began recording music at the age of 16. After graduating with a major in chemistry from Mount Allison University in 2006, she gave herself five years to build a career as a singer-songwriter. Acting as her own manager, there were many moments that made her want to throw her arms up and apply to an MBA program.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2011

Career Fair Advice

Somehow, I have managed to fit in a trip to Anaheim for the NSHMBA Career Fair somewhere between my Applied Corporate Finance midterm and my Marketing Research midterm. The event is organized by the National Society of Hispanics, targeted originally for Hispanic MBA students, but has grown to become a major MBA recruiting event.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2011

Gauging the Value of Your M.B.A.

Emerging, a French consulting firm, surveyed employers on which schools they tended to rely on, and on what qualities made job candidates most employable. McGill University ranked #19 in the world in this the Emerging/Trendence Global Employability Ranking— a list that includes the traditional top elite schools in North America as well as relative newcomers in Asia and Europe.

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Published on : 19 Oct 2011

First impressions of the McGill MBA

McGill was rated as the number one university in Canada by QS. I am very happy to hear that because I am studying at McGill for my MBA. Since my arrival here on campus in August, I have been more than impressed by the services and the facilities here. - Article by MBA student, Boon Hoh

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Published on : 17 Oct 2011

An MBA is the perfect way to change direction

After two decades of competitive skating, former Canadian champion Craig Buntin isn't an obvious candidate for business school. Virtually his whole career to date has been spent in the rink – and he's never been to university. Nonetheless, the former Olympian has hung up his skates and embarked upon an MBA at McGill University after launching his own coffee-retail business.

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Published on : 13 Oct 2011

In praise of the small-class model

As you probably noticed, class size is not a consideration in the rankings of MBA programs. It must make some difference, right? But ask ten people about their opinion and you will get ten different answers. Here is a big cheer from the small class camp. In my experience, less is more. – Article by MBA student Vladimir Miladinovic

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Published on : 12 Oct 2011

Marketing fieldtrip to Toronto

Last Friday, my Marketing Communications class was moved to Toronto. Professor Vakratsas thought it would be a better idea for students to visit some marketing firms than for him to simply explain ideas in class. The great thing about taking marketing classes is that we will always have sound excuses to have fun. – Article by MBA student, Boon Hoh

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Published on : 11 Oct 2011

Elite students tackle MBAs – and MDs

Every year, a select number of students from across the country graduate with both an MBA and a masters degree in another equally - or even more - demanding discipline. McGill University, for example, offers a dual medicine and MBA program as well as a dual MBA and law degree.

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Published on : 27 Sep 2011

What a difference one letter makes

To outsiders, the distinction between an MBA and an EMBA (Executive MBA) is often unclear. But the differences between the two are significant, from the curriculum to the student profiles. McGill University claims to be the first to develop an integrated approach to an MBA curriculum.

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Published on : 27 Sep 2011