MBA Program news
After much deliberation over the last year, we are pleased to announce that the Québec Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sports has recently approved our MBA as a unique, self-funded program.
If you think asking for a raise in tough economic times is hard, try persuading your boss to sponsor an executive MBA. The McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA program created a guide in 2009 to help prospects better explain to their companies why the investment is worthwhile. “Learning is relevant and practical,” the guide notes, “something you can put in place on Monday after leaving school on Sunday.”
"I think one of the biggest advantages of the business school experience comes from mixing with people from a wide range of backgrounds," says Craig Buntin, a former Olympic ice skater currently taking his MBA at the Desautels Faculty of Management at Canada’s McGill University.
McGill University is pleased that the Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sport has recognized that the MBA program offered by the Desautels Faculty of Management can be offered on a self-financing basis.
In February of this year, I was part of the Desautels Faculty of Management’s Hot Economic Cities of the World tour. I went to India for 10 days with 29 McGill undergrads and MBA students. In New Delhi, it took us more than 15 minutes to merely cross the road to our hotel, as an astonishing variety of traffic flowed, clattered and bleated its way by us. –Article by Karl Moore
What makes a great CLO, from a CEO’s viewpoint? This week’s column is written with Josée Gravel (BA’79, MBA/LAW’83), a McGill MBA who spent 12 years as a partner at Stikeman Elliot, a top Canadian law firm, and who spent the last decade as CLO of GE Capital Canada.
It looks as if confidence has finally returned to the M.B.A. jobs market, according to the latest survey of employment trends for professionals and managers around the world…“We’re seeing companies wanting to come on campus earlier and earlier because they are concerned about missing out on the candidates they want,” says Marie-José Baudin of the Desautels Faculty at McGill in Canada.
The Desautels Faculty of Management has come in at 11th place for the third time in a row in the 2011 Forbes Ranking of non-U.S. two-year MBA programs. The rankings are based on return-on-investment, measured by surveys sent to alumni who graduated from each school five years ago.
Though Craig Buntin may be more comfortable with a figure of eight, the Olympic pair skater is now studying for his MBA at Desautels-McGill. He feels that professional diversity is an important factor in the learning process.
However, perhaps the most imaginative advocate of the use of art in developing future business leaders is Nancy Adler, at the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University in Canada. By day, Dr. Adler teaches M.B.A. students and advises major international corporations on cross-cultural management issues, but she is also one of the country’s most highly respected watercolorists.
In the mid-1970s, Nancy Adler was beginning her PhD in management. She already sensed that global complexity couldn’t be reduced to American assumptions of universality. She began researching how culture affects global business behavior and chose to write her doctoral thesis on re-entry transitions.
Once thought to be at the opposite ends of the personality scale, the “flaky, fluffy” world of artistry and the “rigid, rational” world of business are learning that there’s value in working together.
At McGill University, the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies imitated the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by starting an annual business plan competition three years ago – the Dobson Cup, now worth $50,000 – as a way of “trawling for entrepreneurs” across all disciplines.
In my inaugural post about competing to win in the global economy, the enterprise was identified as the engine of wealth creation in market-oriented economies such as Canada, the United States, the European Union, or Japan. When I refer to winning, my metric is simple -- sustainable and profitable sales growth. – Article by William Polushin
A T-shirt retailer that aims to help lift developing-world artists out of poverty and a not-for-profit laundry service designed as a transitional employment program for Montreal’s homeless are the top prize winners in McGill University’s 2011 Dobson Cup business-plan competition.