Desautels Faculty of Management news
Pascal Lépine, fondateur d’Atypic (eMBA McGill-HEC Montréal 2012) : « Le programme m’a permis d’utiliser ma propre entreprise comme étude de cas »
On Saturday, Dec. 3, McGill will be hosting the Hult Prize @ McGill — the university-level competition for the prestigious Hult Prize. The Hult Prize is a social entrepreneurship challenge that invites student teams to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges, affording them a chance to win $1,000,000 in seed funding. Winners from the University will go on to represent McGill at the regional competitions in March 2017.
We in Canada, along with many other people around the world, did not get to vote in the recent American election -- yet we are meant to suffer the international consequences of it. Shall we sit back, as usual, and watch events unfold, including the possibly catastrophic effects of climate change left unchecked? Henry Mintzberg is Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University in Montreal and the author of Rebalancing Society... radical renewal beyond left, right and centre.
Jean-François Papillon: I have been a Wealth Advisor and Portfolio Manager with the Roux Papillon Blais team at BMO Nesbitt Burns for 15 years. I have a civil engineering background and hold an MBA from McGill University. I earned the CFA designation in 2005. I have used hedge funds for approximately eight years. The reason is simple: they represent a diversification tool with little correlation to the other investment categories in my portfolio. I was seeking to reduce the overall volatility of my portfolio without compromising its performance.
It’s still early days for UGo, a fledgling Montreal company that has developed a self-cleaning smoothie machine, but co-founders Morgan Abraham and Mitch Schwartz have big dreams. “Down the road, I see us as a wellness company, not just a smoothie company,” said Abraham, 29, a Boston native who studied engineering at McGill University and returned to Montreal post-graduation to give his business idea a shot. Read full article: Montreal Gazette, November 21, 2016
...Le fait est que ça ne suffit pas de connaître seulement la loi : il faut avoir des connaissances en gestion, en relations interpersonnelles, mais les Facs de droit continuent d’enseigner ce qui était utile voici 25 ans. Il faut que ça change. Le spécialiste de la gestion de l’Université McGill, Harry Mintzberg, l’a écrit : le monde a besoin de gestionnaires, pas de détenteurs de MBA. C’est la même chose en droit : il faut des avocats bien formés, pas seulement des juristes.
...Sexism plays a role. Professor Brian Rubineau of McGill University in Canada conducted a long-term study of 700 female engineering students. The survey included voluntary diary entries to log their experiences. Professor Rubineau concludes: “Many of the women in our study experienced blatant gender bias in their project teams and internships. Much of the hands-on aspects of engineering are treated as men’s work, with women relegated to more secretarial duties.”
Written by Reuven Brenner "If we can prevent the Government from wasting the labor of the people under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy,” Thomas Jefferson said. The last few decades in the US showed that the “we” Jefferson referred to were not successful achieving this goal. Read full article: Asia Times, November 3, 2016
Written by Reuven Brenner Recent experience and debates about spending on infrastructure as being the panacea for Japan, the US, Western Europe, Canada, for job creation in particular, have reminded me of a long, detailed study I wrote about that topic back in 1998 about the miserable Canadian experience. At the root of that experience was the destruction of accountability in the federal government: and it is worth repeating how that happened. Perhaps present decisionmakers in political capital today can learn some lessons.
Three Indo-Canadians have been named Honorees in the prestigious Royal Society of Canada (RSC). All three are academics teaching and conducting research in various disciplines at McGill University in Montreal. They are Dr. Vijay Raghavan, James McGill Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering; Prof. Saibal Ray, Vice-Dean, Research and Faculty at the Desautels Faculty of management and the Director of the Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management Program; and Prof. Hosahali S. Ramaswamy, Professor of Food Science and Agriculture Chemistry.
McGill University is considered to be one of the top 30 universities in the world according to the QS World University Rankings 2016 and its Desautels Faculty of Management is ranked in the top 20 on Bloomberg’s list of Best International MBAs 2015.
Young and ambitious, Nadine Djoury is passionate about comedy and determined to succeed in the business. A Montrealer, Djoury obtained a degree in business and commerce at McGill, then in 2007 headed down to New York City to work in the finance industry. However, after office hours she pursued her true love – comedy. Realizing that New York was a cornucopia of first-rate performing arts classes, she studied with various teachers and participated in amateur comedy reviews.
Dans le bâtiment cubique qui abrite la Desautels Faculty of Management, sur Sherbrooke, l’une des principales artères de Montréal, on entend parler français presque autant qu’anglais. Et pas seulement avec le délicieux accent québécois. Desautels, l’une des facultés de l’université McGill, est une business school dont la cote monte parmi les étudiants de l’Hexagone.
Même si les étudiants sont sollicités sur les campus, dans les salles de classe, et qu'on parle de « stage » ou de « programme de formation », les entreprises qui proposent des franchises n'ont pas l'appui des universités ni de lien avec la formation universitaire. Leur but est strictement commercial. À la suite de plaintes, ces dernières années, l'Université McGill a interdit ce type de sollicitation sur le campus.