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Desautels team wins Montreal Regional Risk Management Challenge

Desautels BCom students Hasan Nizami, Ishani Majumdar, Fiona Xu and Sunaina Roy Chaudhuri (coached by Professor Sebastien Betermier) won the Montreal regional PRMIA Risk Management Challenge on January 22. The team will proceed to the International PRMIA Risk Management Challenge to be held in Minneaopolis, Minnesota on March 6th, 2015.  

Published on : 30 Jan 2015

Musicians Help Heal Wounds of Tragedy

Musicians are helping to heal the wounds of tragedy through artistic expression. In the heart-rending aftermath of the Taliban attack on Peshawar’s innocent schoolchildren, Pakistani musicians are using their art form to help the nation through its time of anguish. Foremost among these artists is Usman W. Chohan (Desautels MBA, 2014) through his project Urdudaan.

Published on : 23 Jan 2015

MDIIM SEI Impact Internship Program - Call for Applications

Looking to apply your budding management skills towards something meaningful this summer? The Social Economy Initiative (SEI) invites you to apply to be part of the 2015 cohort of the Impact Internship Program! The SEI Impact Internship Program (SEI IIP) places exceptional students, primarily in local Montreal-based social enterprises, to take on special projects and contribute to social impact and positive social change within the non-profit sector.

Published on : 22 Jan 2015

Desautels Accounting Team takes 3rd place at ICBC 2015

The accounting team composed of BCom students Emma Alder and Sami Zubair took 3rd place at the 37th annual ICBC (Inter-Collegiate Business Competition) held at Queen's University held from January 15 to 17, 2015. In October 2014,  the team competed with over 20 other teams in a written case competition, finishing top six.  These six teams were invited to Queen's University in January 2015, where they had 5.5 hours to analyze a new case that was then presented to a panel of representatives of the business community. 

Published on : 22 Jan 2015

Cuba moves could drive Canadian tourism

Cuba has always held a certain allure for the traveller: the music, the food, the beaches and even the cigars. ... McGill University business professor Karl Moore said that while Canadian sun seekers won’t likely feel an immediate impact from the news, he expects U.S. companies will begin to think about investing there. Read full article: Our Windsor, December 17, 2014

Published on : 20 Jan 2015

The bitter truth about entrepreneurial success

If you have taken a class in entrepreneurship recently from the top business schools of the world, chances are that many of the lessons taught were not based on sound knowledge. Worse, it is likely that some of the content was nothing but platitudes, good wishes, or simply illusions: mediocre knowledge sold at the price of gold.

Published on : 20 Jan 2015

Five tips for building your social media brand

Written by Estelle Metayer This New Year’s Eve, as you celebrate with friends and reflect on a resolution to make, why not commit to launching yourself into the social media world? Read full article: The Globe and Mail, December 21, 2014

Published on : 20 Jan 2015

2014, année mouvementée pour nombre d'entreprises québécoises

Plusieurs entreprises québécoises ont connu une année mouvementée en 2014; si certaines ont réalisé d'importantes acquisitions, d'autres ont procédé à des suppressions d'emplois massives, se sont départies d'actifs et ont même mis fin à leurs activités. ... «L'entreprise anticipait des millions de dollars en revenus pour la CSeries et ils ont finalement dépensé beaucoup plus que prévu», fait remarquer Karl Moore, professeur associé en stratégie et leadership à l'Université McGill.

Published on : 20 Jan 2015

This Weird Year

A month-by-month recap of 2014’s quirkiest news stories

Published on : 20 Jan 2015

One last look at 2014: McGill’s year in review

From naming Michael A. Meighen as the University’s new Chancellor in January to having two students earning Rhodes Scholarships in December, 2014 was yet another eventful year for McGill. As we head into the final weeks of 2014, the Reporter looks back on the year that was, highlighting some of the key happenings over the past 12 months in words and pictures.

Published on : 20 Jan 2015

The Wednesday interview: The power of introverts

When you think of a leader you most likely think of a loud, outgoing, take-charge personality. But not all leaders fit that mould. McGill business professor Karl Moore talks with Peter Tardif about the hidden strengths of introverts on the job. Listen to the full interview: CBC, December 31, 2014

Published on : 20 Jan 2015

Personnalités humanisme et accomplissement personnel

Personnalités humanisme et accomplissement personnel OLIVIER BABIN En mai dernier, Olivier Babin a obtenu une note parfaite de 45/45 pour l'ensemble de ses examens finaux au Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf. Il est le deuxième étudiant à réussir cet exploit en 30 ans d'existence du programme de baccalauréat international. Il poursuit ses études à la Faculté de gestion Desautels de McGill, avec un baccalauréat conjoint, économie et finance. Il reçoit aussi une prestigieuse bourse Greville Smith, l'une des plus importantes bourses d'admission à McGill.

Published on : 20 Jan 2015

Enter the GROOC: Better Than a MOOC?

Now we can call a MOOC for what it is: Missed Opportunity for Online Collaboration. Otherwise known as the Massive Online Open Course, the MOOC possesses a major downside – students get flexibility and independence in their studies, and even the freedom to learn – usually for free – while wearing nothing but last week’s underwear, but usually work without the benefit of team-based collaboration.

Published on : 20 Jan 2015

Big Data is useless if you don’t make decisions

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am delighted to speak to Julian Birkinshaw from the London Business School. Read full tarnscript: The Globe and Mail, January 6, 2014

Published on : 20 Jan 2015

Spending defence budgets the wrong way risks major damage from terrorist attacks

Governments that fail to account for analysis of terrorists' personal information in allocating their defence budgets risk increased damage from terrorist attacks, new research from the Desautels Faculty of Management finds. ... Professor Mehmet Gumus and his PhD student Dr. Nikoofal find that there are two types of terrorists; either organised or unorganised. Organised terrorists observe the behaviours of governments and defence measures in place before they carry out an attack, while unorganised terrorists act without such planning.

Published on : 20 Jan 2015