Desautels Faculty of Management

According to Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg, the key to making organizations more efficient is to break down management roles, which allows each member to develop their own skillset.

Management roles, for Mintzberg, can categorized into three overarching areas: Interpersonal, Informational and Decision-making. 

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Classified as: Henry Mintzberg, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 28 Feb 2018

Despite popular misconceptions that the retail industry is in cataclysmic decline, Executive Director of the Bensadoun Retail Initiative, Charles De Brabant (BCom'83), sheds light on why this could not be further from the truth.

Retail, as he explains, is in the midst of transformation, not on the brink of demise.

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Classified as: Bensadoun School of Retail Management, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), BCom Alumni, Charles de Brabant
Published on: 27 Feb 2018

Congratulations to the six Desautels undergraduate students who were awarded scholarships by the Foundation of CPAs of Quebec.

The scholarships, valued at $1,000 each, recognize academic excellence and community involvement among students in Quebec who are interested in pursuing accounting.

This year’s recipients are: Nicole Butkowsky; Chaeyoung Lee; Shannon Levy; Sateesh Pararajasingham; Nathalie Shen-Picotte and Elizabeth Tkach.

Classified as: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Accounting
Published on: 27 Feb 2018

More than 400 participants attended this year’s Conférence L'ACT in Montreal, which explored what organizations can do to provide women with greater opportunities in the workplace.

Among the presenters was Louise Richer (EMBA’16), Executive Director and Founder of the National School of Humour.

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Classified as: McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni, McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA)
Published on: 23 Feb 2018

Sydney Wiseman (BCom'11), brand manager of WowWee, a leading manufacturer of hi-tech consumer robotic and entertainment products, was named the Wonder Woman in Toys Creator of the Year for her work with the Fingerlings children’s toy.

Winners of the 2018 Wonder Women Awards were announced on Sunday, February 18 at the 14th Annual Wonder Women in Toys, Licensing, & Entertainment Awards Gala in New York City.

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Classified as: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), BCom Alumni
Published on: 23 Feb 2018

The Desautels Management Achievement Awards

Members of the Desautels community came together in February to celebrate this year’s recipients of the Desautels Management Achievement Awards (DMAA), Daniel Saks (BA’07), President and Co-CEO of AppDirect, Narayana Murthy (DSc’15), Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Infosys, and Marie-Josée Lamothe, Managing Director of Google QC and Managing Director Branding of Google Canada.

Classified as: Desautels Management Achievement Awards
Published on: 22 Feb 2018

In a recent interview, Marie-Eve Roy, Director of Recruitment and Marketing and Keum-Yeo Brochet, Associate Director of Recruitment and Marketing for the Desautels MBA sat down to share insights into the nature and quality of the program. 

Along the way, they share information about the MBA program’s culture, admissions and illustrious alumni.

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Classified as: Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
Published on: 21 Feb 2018

As businesses expand, Desautels Professor Patricia Hewlin has shown that there is a higher chance for corporate values to misalign with the personal values of people working for them, which can yield harmful results for employees and organizations alike.

According to Prof. Hewlin, “these employees give the illusion of togetherness, but they engage in activity divergent to what the organization wants; resistant sub-cultures are very good at hiding – meaning they only surface when it’s too late.”

Classified as: Patricia Hewlin, Organizational Behaviour
Published on: 21 Feb 2018

With news that Desautels’ MBA program was ranked first in Canada and 78th in the world in the 2018 Financial Times (FT) Global MBA ranking, The McGill Tribune talks to current MBA students about what makes their program so attractive – from its small class sizes and international make-up, to its emphasis on gender balance in program cohorts.

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Classified as: Masters of Business Administration (MBA), FT Global MBA Rankings
Published on: 21 Feb 2018

In January 2018, the Donald E. Armstrong Building, the new home for Desautels’ MBA and Masters programs, opened officially for classes.

Just under two months since its inauguration, The McGill Reporter delves into the benefits that this expansion has brought for all in the Faculty.

For example, in line with student feedback, the new building brings additional spaces for group work and quiet study areas, which will surely enhance learning.

Classified as: Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Donald E Armstrong Building, Masters of Management in Finance (MMF), Masters of Management in Analytics (MMA)
Published on: 21 Feb 2018

Why are our students so hungry for change?

Learn more about how Desautels students are behind some of the most significant charitable initiatives.

Classified as: Management Undergraduate Society (MUS), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), BCom Alumni
Published on: 19 Feb 2018

As it becomes increasingly clear that the leaders of tomorrow will need to have experience working with international markets, Canadian MBA programs are heeding the call to integrate international exposure into their curriculum.

Professor Alfred Jaeger, Academic Director of the MBA program, comments on how the Faculty has made this a top priority.

Classified as: Alfred Jaeger, Organizational Behaviour, Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Published on: 16 Feb 2018

Weekly guest lectures are an important component of the Desautels Masters of Management in Finance program. This past year included presentations from industry leaders in a diversity of fields, such as asset management, investment banking, venture capitalism and pension funds.

With guests from cities like Toronto, Paris, New York, and Boston, students have been able to not only broaden their knowledge, but also their network. 

Classified as: Masters of Management in Finance (MMF)
Published on: 16 Feb 2018

McGill University will participate in two of the five “superclusters” selected by the Government of Canada for funding under its Innovation Superclusters Initiative.

Classified as: McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics, Bensadoun School of Retail Management
Published on: 16 Feb 2018

The Desautels Faculty of Management welcomes Martin Webber, Executive Vice President and Partner, J.E. Austin Associates, Inc., as its latest Global Expert member.

Martin Webber is co-owner of J.E. Austin Associates, a Washington DC-based consultancy that catalyzes economic growth in developing and emerging economies through responsible and competitive business performance.  He is a leading expert in promoting entrepreneurship, strategy and competitiveness, agribusiness and enterprise development.

Classified as: Martin Webber, Desautels Global Experts
Published on: 15 Feb 2018