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Real Trouble

Don't go talking "real world" with Henry Mintzberg. It's a silly term that drives him mad, especially when management skills are at stake.  "The word 'real world' is a red flag for me," says Mintzberg, McGill University's John Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies. "Real world is out there. You don't simulate a real world. We don't play business in our classroom."

Published on : 05 Mar 2014

MBA Primer

MBA programs are now a dime a dozen. B-schools are expanding at a dizzying rate and doubling their enrolments by packing their classrooms full of more and more students. This has prompted worries about a gradual dilution in the quality of the student body as well as meaningful networking opportunities. "An MBA is still valued, but a lot of people have it," says Jay Mintz, a second-year MBA student at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal.

Published on : 05 Mar 2014

"You've Invested Real Money. You Haven't Just Run a Virtual Portfolio"

Along Highway 401 and over the Ontario border, Tyler Maxey and some of his MBA classmates at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal are also learning by doing. Their modus operandi: investing other people's money. Since 2008, students have been running a registered fund management firm called Desautels Capital Management that has about $3 million in assets.

Published on : 05 Mar 2014

An Idea that Will Change the World

How a team of McGill MBA students beat thousands of competitors to win $1 million for the not-so-crazy idea of farming edible insects. On Sept. 23 five McGill MBA students beat out 10,000 MBA teams from around the world to win the Hult Prize, a $1-million global award for social enterprise.  Read full article: Canadian Business, November 11, 2013 

Published on : 05 Mar 2014

Making It to the Top

Lisa Cohen, Assistant professor, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Canada, reveals the difficulty women encounter in being hired for higher level roles.  When Mary Barra became the first female chief executive of General Motors, we celebrated a woman reaching the height of her profession.  Read full article: Payroll Professional

Published on : 03 Mar 2014

Market May Reward 'Greenwashing' Over Green Results

A growing number of people are interested in investing in companies that perform well environmentally as well as economically. Unfortunately, measuring environmental performance is not as straightforward as calculating a simple financial return on investment. Developing a yardstick for environmental performance is inherently fraught, forcing evaluators to reduce all of the complex dimensions of sustainability, greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption, biodiversity impacts and other factors into a single value.

Published on : 03 Mar 2014

McGill 'Hot Cities' Business/Field Trip Expands Horizons

A McGill management professor is leading students on a business field trip that will give them global experience.Called the ‘Hot Cities’ tour, professor Karl Moore is taking students to emerging and developing countries to more about other economies. ... “I've never been to Asia and I've always wanted to explore Asia,” said student Joseph Polossifakis. “I know it’s an up-and-coming region.”

Published on : 03 Mar 2014

L'avocate tricolore

Après avoir vendu - deux fois - le Canadien de Montréal, France Margaret Bélanger est la nouvelle responsable des affaires juridiques de l'équipe. À 41 ans, elle est l'une des rares à détenir un poste juridique aussi prestigieux dans la LNH. Et la première femme à faire partie du comité de direction du Canadien de Montréal en 104 ans d'histoire.

Published on : 03 Mar 2014

Global MIT Founders' Skills Accelerator

Apply to be the only Canadian university student group in Summer 2014 at the MIT Global Founders Skills Accelerator! You have the chance to go to MIT with select groups of MIT students and several foreign universities.

Published on : 28 Feb 2014

Mattel to Buy Mega Bloks

Mattel has made a friendly takeover offer for Montreal-based toy maker Mega Brands Inc., which has the world’s No. 2 line of construction sets after Lego. Desautels Executive in Residence Melissa Sonberg comments on the takeover.   Watch full interview: Global Montreal, February 28, 2014 

Published on : 28 Feb 2014

Henry Mintzberg’s Un-MBA Management Program

Lili Hall (IMPM'13) came across the International Masters Program in Practicing Management (IMPM) by chance. She had considered MBA programs before, but the standard options seemed too formulaic. “Every time I looked at the curriculum, I’d get sad,” she says. As the founder and CEO of KNOCK, inc., a creative agency, Hall had already enjoyed a lot of professional success. She wasn’t looking to switch industries or climb the corporate ladder. “For me, it was very personal,” she explains. “I wanted to be challenged personally, and obviously professionally.” 

Published on : 28 Feb 2014

World's Top 30 Leadership Professionals for 2014

Professor Nancy J. Adler has been selected as one of the world's top 30 leadership professionals for 2014 by Global Gurus International.  Nancy J. Adler 

Published on : 28 Feb 2014

Stress, tu ne m'auras pas!

Avec son BAA en marketing de l’Université Concordia, Ève Laurier (EMBA'11) a rapidement gravi les échelons, jusqu’à devenir vice-présidente aux relations stratégiques pour le cabinet Richter. Ce qui ne l’a pas empêchée de compléter son EMBA à HEC Montréal en 2012 et de donner naissance tout récemment à son premier enfant. Elle aurait pu profiter de ses acquis pour se reposer un peu, mais non : la voici qui vient de se lancer à son compte !

Published on : 25 Feb 2014

Desautels MBA Win Company Prize at USC Marshall Global Consulting Challenge

MBA students Liam Sobey, Nina Coutinho, Brigitte Crockford, Angel Bohorquez Colombo, and Anais Xia won the Company Prize at the USC Marshall Global Consulting Challenge alongside other prestigious business schools from across the world.  This global consulting challenge consists of three different presentations to three different panels on a common topic. This year's sponsor is Yahoo!. 

Published on : 25 Feb 2014

Seeking Out the “Hot Cities”

This Reading Week, a group of students from the faculties of Management, Arts, Education, and Engineering will travel to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Seoul, South Korea to experience business within rapidly emerging markets. Their journey, the sixth Hot Cities of the World Tour, will be led by Desautels Professor Karl Moore.

Published on : 25 Feb 2014