Desautels Faculty of Management news
Throughout the last two decades, a wave of studies criticizing current curricula have swept through the field of management, leading to the discussion of widespread reforms throughout educational institutions. Specifically, many criticized the lack of “functionally integrated curricula in higher education,” one that is inclusive of social and ecological factors in business practices.
On September 19th, the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM), in collaboration with The Bull & Bear and the Management Sustainability Network, held a panel reflecting on the relevance of Silent Spring, Rachel Carson’s 1962 bestseller that exposed the public to the hazards of synthetic materials in the environment.
On Friday September 21, the IMA was successfully re-launched with the first annual International Management Networking Breakfast. The event was sponsored by RDA Capital and hosted in Bronfman building. With 43 people in attendance including students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the IMA executive team, it was an excellent start to accomplishing the IMA’s vision to build a strong community within the International Management program.
Students at the Desautels Faculty of Management will have access to state-of-the-art software used by financial professionals, thanks to a new agreement between the Faculty and Thomson Reuters. Under the five-year pact, Thomson Reuters will provide software licenses for Eikon, its flagship financial-markets platform, and will supply training and support for the desktop system. The Eikon desktops give Desautels finance students and professors access to essential news, data, analytics and trading tools.
Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Quy Huy, a senior strategy professor at INSEAD just outside of Paris. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, September 25, 2012
The right chemistry: workshop brings together grad students from different faculties for one common goal
If women are from Venus and men are from Mars, as asserted in the 1992 best-selling book by American author and relationship counselor John Gray, then it might also hold true that chemists are from Saturn, engineers are from Mercury and business people are from Jupiter, so different are their respective worlds.
It’s the morning of the 29th of August and I hastily get ready for my interview with Vince Spadafora (BCom’04), a senior manager at Deloitte. It’s already 8 am and the possibility that I may be late for my 10:30 am meeting at Place Ville Marie starts to become more and more likely. Why you ask? (or not) I haven’t decided on what to wear yet! I narrow my options down to two outfits: A black formal suit or a smart t-shirt with jeans. After a while I decide to go with both! I take the blazer from the suit and wear it with the shirt and jeans; casual yet professional. Perfect!
On September 7 and 8, 2012, McGill University (Montréal, Canada) hosted a unique workshop designed to foster green innovation in the next generation. Ten MBA students from the Desautels Faculty of Management and ten PhD candidates from the departments of chemistry and civil engineering were gathered to reflect on this concept. Two guests speakers gave lectures putting green chemistry in the context of industry.
Last week, a Globe article outlined the challenges that Canada faces in establishing itself as a trading power in the Asian region. As I read along, I suddenly thought of a scene from the movie Shrek, where the donkey character jumps in and out of view, shouting: “Oh, oh, pick me . . . oh, pick me . . . oh me . . . me, me, meeeee (donkey falls out of view)”. -Article by William Polushin
Despite high per-capita spending, health care in Canada consistently underperforms, according to the Commonwealth Fund, which tracks indicators for accessibility, timeliness and outcomes across a number of developed countries. The system that is straining to meet demand today will face an even higher burden in the years ahead, as the population ages. A number of Canadian business schools are looking to meet this challenge by educating future health care managers to bring new perspectives to old problems.
Last week (Sept. 16), Mexico celebrated its 202nd anniversary of independence. In the scheme of anniversaries, this year was not of particular importance. As it pertains to Mexico’s budding democracy, though, this year’s celebrations provided Mexicans, from Tijuana to Mexicali, with the opportunity to reflect on looming changes to Mexico’s political landscape. -Article by William Polushin
Flexibilité, autonomie, mais aussi disponibilité et rentabilité sont les maîtres mots du bureau 2.0. Le bureau de la chercheuse Emmanuelle Vaast, au cinquième étage de la faculté de gestion Desautels de l'Université McGill, est... vide. Les étagères sont dégarnies. Pas de photos de ses jumeaux sur les murs; aucune trace non plus de leurs derniers gribouillages. Si vide que ses visiteurs croient généralement qu'elle vient tout juste de débarquer de l'Université de Long Island, où elle a mené son postdoctorat.
Nathalie Cooke, Associate Provost (Academic Staff and Priority Initiatives), has worked with a committee of McGill faculty members and student representatives to organize McGill’s Academic Freedom Conference being held on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 27, and the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 28. She sat down with The Reporter to discuss the issues the conference will address and outlined how McGill’s conference is different than others held this year in Canada. For more information on the Conference, go to here.
Christine Tutt, Director of Finance and Planning Christine Tutt will be joining the Desautels Faculty as Director of Finance and Planning. This is a new role that will combine both strategic and traditional financial planning responsibilities and will contribute to the Faculty’s strategic development to take it more effectively from vision, to planning and implementation. Christine Tutt will help establish and implement short and long term financial goals, objectives and operating processes so that the Faculty can continue to invest to ensure excellence.
There will always be women who are not aware of the opportunities available to them. This may be attributed to several factors - they are not actively looking for a new position or, due to their circumstances, they are not receiving relevant information and therefore may be overlooked […] Another reason why women appear to be put off can be attributed to a lack of confidence.