The economy has changed dramatically in the 30 years since Doug Bergeron first entered the work force and, of course, Bergeron, 53, has changed with it. Best known for leading the group that purchased the credit- and debit-card terminal makerVeriFone from Hewlett-Packard for $50 million in 2001, as CEO, he transformed it into a multinational, multi-billion-dollar company.
Mid-September: the time when universities and communities across Canada and the United States lick their wounds after yet another terrible Frosh (Freshman Orientation) season. Inappropriate behaviour, drunkenness, unruly young men and women terrorizing their neighbours, hospitalization, assaults — the tally is not for the faint of heart. We sometimes think of Frosh as we do of winter in Canada: one can only endure it.
Olympian Craig Buntin returns home to Kelowna to act as the 2014 Skate Canada International Athlete Ambassador.
... Since retiring from skating in 2010, Buntin has completed an MBA at McGill University and worked as an entrepreneur. His most recent project is VeriSkate, a software app that is used to analyze the movements of figure skaters: how high they jump or throw, the distance the move travels, the speed at which it travels, the flow, the ice coverage.
1. Est-ce le bon moment dans ma carrière?
Même si leurs noms different parfois, les principaux programmes de MBA offerts dans les universités sont le MBA à temps plein, le MBA à temps partiel et le MBA pour cadres, ou Executive MBA (EMBA), qui s'adresse aux cadres expérimentés.
... La moyenne pour les étudiants de l'Université McGill au MBA est de cinq ans. L'EMBA s'adresse à des personnes qui ont souvent déjà une fonction de cadre.
Ce qu'il faut savoir Toutes les universités addichent des chiffres pour montrer que l'obtention du MBA a permis à leurs étudiants de faire évoluer leur carrière de façon intéressante et rapide.
... Pour les étudiants de McGill (2011-2012), le taux de placement trois mois après l'obtention du diplôme est, depuis les cinq dernieres années, supérieur à 90% en moyenne, précise Marie-José Beaudin, directrice exécutive du Centre de carrières de la Faculté de gestion Desautels de l'Université McGill.
Tolulope Ilesanmi, MBA McGill University, 2005
Founder and Cleaner, Zenith Cleaners
Cleaning, for most, is a chore. But for Tolulope Ilesanmi, it is a practice, a business, and an agent of social change.
Tahun lalu, tim mahasiswa MBA dari McGill University Kanada memenangkan $1 juta (Rp 11,8 miliar) dari kompetisi Hult Prize. Mereka berhasil menciptakan 'power flour', yakni tepung lokal (gandum, jagung, singkong, dll) yang dicampur tepung serangga lokal.
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Great minds may think alike, but for some MBA programs, different minds can lead to great thinking.
... Cross-disciplinary connections whether across faculties or industry enhance the value of an MBA for both the student and industry, said Don Melville, director of the Masters Program at Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal.
Read full article: Financial Post
At 34, Daniel Schwartz isn’t exactly a child anymore. But it’s certainly tempting to label him as some kind of “wunderkind” given his meteoric career trajectory. He was 33 when he landed the top executive job at Burger King.
The chief executive officer of a major Canadian multinational came to our MBA CEO Insights class and told us that, as an introverted leader, he had to put on his “game face” whenever he left his floor.
LocoMobi are pleased to announce Luce Veilleux has joined the LocoMobi Board of Advisors.
If you've turned on the news lately, you may have gotten the sense that the world is falling apart. From rising body counts in Gaza and Israel to a plane getting shot down in Ukraine to increasing violence in Nigeria and Syria, it can often seem like a never-ending stream of grim realities.
'Minus one!' There's a familiar scrunching noise as an escapee is stepped on. Then I accidentally step on one too.
Palm weevils. To look at, these tiny bugs are relatively unassuming, perhaps even slightly creepy to the insect-adverse. To Mohammed Ashour, however, they are the solution to many of the ills facing the developing world. The humble palm weevil could potentially eradicate world hunger and malnutrition, it could lift whole communities out of poverty, and bring down global C02 levels. For a creature measuring just a few inches in length, that's a lot of power.
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