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Training to Ride the Bull

It's become very clear over the last two years that economists, investment experts and academics can't always predict the behaviour of financial markets - so imagine being a student and trying to get a handle on the best money-handling moves.

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Published on : 16 Mar 2010

La course au MBA: le jeu en vaut-il la chandelle?

Les MBA qui coûtent le plus cher sont-ils ceux qui donnent la meilleure formation? «C'est plutôt l'inverse, à mon avis», répond Henry Mintzberg, mi-figue, mi-raisin. Le spécialiste du management a toujours été très critique à l'endroit de la formation dispensée dans les écoles de gestion, et du MBA en particulier. Il l'est toujours.

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Published on : 15 Mar 2010

BCom Students Experience Business and Life in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

BCom students, Celine Junke and Daniel Novak, were interviewed by Gérald Fillion on RDI last night on his show, RDI économie about the recent 5 Hot Economic Cities of the World Tour trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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Published on : 12 Mar 2010

Une ancienne étudiante dans l’équipe d’étoiles

Ann-Sophie Bettez (BCom ’10), une hockeyeuse originaire de Sept-Iles portant les couleurs des Martlets de McGill de la Ligue universitaire de hockey féminin, a été choisie dans la première équipe d'étoiles canadienne de SIC (Sport interuniversitaire canadien).

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Published on : 12 Mar 2010

BCom Student Named University Most Valuable Player

Desautels BCom student Matthew Thornhill of Île Bizard has been named the Most Valuable Player in the Quebec University Basketball League. Thornhill, a 6-foot-4 guard with the McGill Redmen, was also selected a First Team All-Star after leading the league in scoring (293) and points-per-game (18.3 average).

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Published on : 11 Mar 2010

BCom Students Receive Quebec University Basketball League Award

Two basketball players, Matthew Thornhill and Olivier Bouchard, BCom students from the Desautels Faculty of Management, are among the major award recipients announced by the Quebec University Basketball League.

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Published on : 09 Mar 2010

Banque Nationale Groupe Financier lance son nouveau programme de bourses femmes en finance

En cette journée internationale de la femme, Banque Nationale Groupe financier met de l'avant un nouveau programme de bourses pour les femmes en finance. Le programme de bourses prévoit l'octroi de trois bourses d'un montant total de 20 000 $ pour l'année académique 2010-2011.

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Published on : 09 Mar 2010

Prof. Minztberg Theorizes on the Production of Bad Managers

Teaching management divorced from on-the-job experience has produced a generation of bad managers, Prof. Mintzberg argues. There's a better way.

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Published on : 08 Mar 2010

Dubai, an Eye-Opener for Desautels Students

Not many people can say they've been in a flight simulator, met with the CEOs of huge multinational corporations and visited sacred mosques - all within a 10-day period. But that's exactly what 20 Desautels students and brave Professor Karl Moore did while touring Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates at the end of February.

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Published on : 08 Mar 2010

Prof. Karl Moore Comments on Bombardier’s Promising Future

McGill management professor Karl Moore said a large boost in Bombardier’s share price is “within the realm of possibilities.” “I think if the economy turns around well and the CSeries is the hit that we hope it is and that business jets come back in fashion that Bombardier could indeed do very well,” he said in an interview.

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Published on : 05 Mar 2010

Beyond Mintzberg; Managers Are Made, Not Born

In 2004, Prof. Henry Mintzberg published his seminal book, Managers Not MBAs. In doing so, he threw down a gauntlet, dimissing generations of graduate management education practice, arguing that traditional MBA programs are not only ineffective, but actually harm companies that hire MBA grads, economies dominated by MBA-lead corporations, and North American society in general...

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Published on : 02 Mar 2010

Business in China Consults Prof. Mintzberg's Management Theories

Chinese companies' ideas about hierarchical leadership are obsolete. Middle management needs more cultivation. Prof. Henry Mintzberg stresses The key to success is to ensure middle and senior management remain effectively connected.

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Published on : 02 Mar 2010

On Olympic Medalist and BCom Candidate Jennifer Heil

"Here comes the final air for Jenn Heil, back with a cross position and to the finish line, look at the time, 27.91, oh what a run for Jenn Heil. Is it good enough for first place? That's the question…

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Published on : 02 Mar 2010

BCom Students Win Bronze at the Business Strategy Challenge (BSC 2010) at Georgetown University

BCom candidates put their case analysis and presentation skills to the test once again at the 6th annual Business Strategy Challenge (BSC) at Georgetown University in Washington DC which took place from February 24 to 27.

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Published on : 02 Mar 2010

Two Olympic Medals for the Desautels Faculty of Management

While Jennifer Heil, a management major from Spruce Grove, Alta., captured Canada’s first medal on the first day of competition at the Games, a silver in women’s freestyle moguls, graduate Catherine Ward (BCom ’09) from Town of Mount-Royal won gold in women's hockey.

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Published on : 01 Mar 2010