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Un atout pour se propulser dans le fauteuil de pdg

Les dirigeants québécois sont à la traîne par rapport à ceux des États-Unis en matière de formation supérieure. La situation est toutefois appelée à changer, puisque les entrepreneurs québécois cherchent à mieux s'outiller pour faire face aux nouveaux défis du monde des affaires.

Published on : 26 Aug 2016

Les programmes de formation se renouvellent

Dès septembre, les étudiants du MBA de l'Université McGill pourront accéder à une spécialisation en analyse de données. Ils apprendront ainsi comment utiliser de façon optimale les données recueillies par les entreprises afin de mieux connaître leurs clients et d'améliorer leur prise de décisions stratégiques. «On remarque beaucoup d'intérêt de la part des étudiants pour ce thème. Pourtant, même les grandes entreprises débutent dans ce domaine.

Published on : 26 Aug 2016

Le meilleur après le spécialiste du domaine

Jean-François Dufresne, 48 ans, est arrivé dans l'entreprise familiale, Preverco, sans l'avoir prévu. Son expérience de consultant en gestion pour de grandes entreprises et son MBA à l'Université McGill l'ont aidé à effectuer ce virage au moment où la PME de Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, qui fabrique des planchers de bois, devait gérer une transition difficile. Lire l'article complet: La Presse, le 27 Août 2016

Published on : 26 Aug 2016

Sin to sustainability in Las Vegas

Yalmaz Siddiqui, BCom’92, has made a name for himself by championing responsible corporate behaviour. And now he finds himself in Las Vegas, the fabled “Sin City,” a place not exactly renowned for showcasing responsible behaviour of any sort.

Published on : 25 Aug 2016

Major Construction around Desautels Faculty of Management

Please be advised that the City of Montreal is undergoing a number of major construction projects that will impede access to the downtown campus, including the Bronfman building. For more information, please visit the McGill construction site or City of Montreal Info-Travaux.

Published on : 24 Aug 2016

Imaflex Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of 2016

Imaflex announces the appointment of John Ripplinger as Vice President Corporate Affairs, effective September 6, 2016.  “John is a highly qualified professional with extensive financial expertise and a track record of success working with industry-leading companies,” highlighted Mr.

Published on : 24 Aug 2016

Couche-Tard to buy U.S. convenience store chain CST for $4.4B

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. will buy U.S. retail rival CST Brands Inc. in a takeover deal worth $4.4 billion. The two companies had been rumoured to be working on a pact since last week, and on Monday, the Quebec-based convenience store chain confirmed their offer. ..."What they have learned to do very clearly is to bring the best ideas from the acquisitions to the whole group and develop them," said Karl Moore, Associate Professor at McGill University.

Published on : 23 Aug 2016

How Grantmaking Can Create Adaptive Organizations

Coal mining was the economic lifeblood of eastern Kentucky for most of the twentieth century, providing families in this rural mountainous region with one of the few sources of a middle-class income. But those jobs began disappearing in the 1980s as producers switched from underground mining to surface mining and mountaintop removal. More recently, mining operations have shifted to western U.S. states as the coal seams in Central Appalachia have become depleted.

Published on : 22 Aug 2016

A Knight is Reborn

Knight Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: GUD) ("Knight"), a leading Canadian specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that Samira Sakhia, former CFO of Paladin Labs Inc. ("Paladin"), will be joining the Knight team as President and member of the Board of Directors. In her new role, beginning on August 31, 2016, Samira will report to Jonathan Ross Goodman, CEO of Knight.

Published on : 19 Aug 2016

Are you a strategic thinker or just a planner?

I made the point in the first of these columns that one of the main differences between leadership and management is the ability to have a strategic perspective and think strategically. This is universally expected of leaders, almost never taught to anyone formally, and therefore often marks one of the tougher transitions for very successful managers in becoming effective leaders.

Published on : 19 Aug 2016

Nepotism at Work: Does Your Job Pick Favorites?

Your boss promotes his incompetent nephew, even though he’s clearly not management material. The company owner’s 20-something daughter gets a private office, but almost every other employee works in a cube. Your co-workers who are chummy with management always get the plum assignments, while others are stuck with busywork. Favoritism rears its ugly head in many offices, and as an employee, there’s not a lot you can do about it. Nepotism at work may be unfair, but it’s not exactly illegal.

Published on : 19 Aug 2016

Is My GMAT Score Good Enough?

As a numerical score, the GMAT hints at offering a solid ‘pass-rate’ for potential students to work towards. If only it were so simple. Business schools everywhere tend to publish an average score, rather than a minimum score, erring on the side of caution. Their reasoning is that a lower GMAT score combined with a number of other attributes could still mean success come admissions time.

Published on : 19 Aug 2016

Strategy Is Better Than Good Intentions

Good intentions, energy and teamwork are necessary, but good strategy is also vital for nonprofit operations. The brainy stuff really comes in handy. Speaking during the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Fundraising Day In New York 2016, David M. Sterling of Western New England University stressed the necessity of strategy within an organization.

Published on : 19 Aug 2016

Sharing a wealth of information: how regulators can improve fracking disclosure practices

Both the information about fracking and the know-how abouthow best to employ it is available.Should they choose to do so, regulators can easily and cost effectively adopt disclosure practices that will benefit Canadians and their communities.

Published on : 19 Aug 2016

Should dangerous goods be travelling on Montreal's highways?

Alain Duguet and Gilbert Prince crisscrossed Canada and the United States together a number of times, two truck drivers cramped in a relatively small space. They could chat for hours, getting into disagreements every now and then, but Prince was such a jovial person that he laughed even when he was upset, Duguet said. "I'm talking about him in the past tense…" Duguet said. He sighed. His voice trailed off.

Published on : 19 Aug 2016