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Henry Mintzberg’s Un-MBA Management Program

Lili Hall (IMPM'13) came across the International Masters Program in Practicing Management (IMPM) by chance. She had considered MBA programs before, but the standard options seemed too formulaic. “Every time I looked at the curriculum, I’d get sad,” she says. As the founder and CEO of KNOCK, inc., a creative agency, Hall had already enjoyed a lot of professional success. She wasn’t looking to switch industries or climb the corporate ladder. “For me, it was very personal,” she explains. “I wanted to be challenged personally, and obviously professionally.” 

Published on : 28 Feb 2014

"You've Invested Real Money. You Haven't Just Run a Virtual Portfolio"

Along Highway 401 and over the Ontario border, Tyler Maxey and some of his MBA classmates at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal are also learning by doing. Their modus operandi: investing other people's money. Since 2008, students have been running a registered fund management firm called Desautels Capital Management that has about $3 million in assets.

Published on : 05 Mar 2014

Canus se redresse et se (re)lance aux États-Unis

C’est connu, les plans d’affaires se déroulent rarement comme prévu. Les entrepreneurs qui s’en sortent sont capables de se réinventer. Parlez-en à la direction de Canus qui, en 2004, avait un chiffre d’affaires de 19 millions de dollars. Dix ans plus tard, il est de… 15 M$. C’est ce qui est arrivé à André Beauregard (EMBA'14), qui compte maintenant doubler ses ventes chez les détaillants américains.

Published on : 17 Feb 2014

YouTube 101: Class at McGill University Uses Video Site’s Creator Playbook to Teach Marketing

Most professors exhaust themselves trying to get their students off of social media. Andy Nulman (BCom'83), however, has designed his entire class around being on it. In what’s believed to be the first syllabus of its kind, McGill University’s marketing and society class uses YouTube’s Creator Playbook as its sole course book. And, in lieu of a final exam, students will be evaluated on their launch of a unique channel on the video-sharing site.

Published on : 29 Jan 2014

Rami Aslan Appointed as Türk Telekom CEO

Türk Telekom, the leading communications and convergence technology company in Turkey, announces the restructuring of its leadership by combining the roles of the Group CEO and the General Manager into a single CEO position. Rami Aslan (BCom'94, MBA'97), who has been serving on the board of Türk Telekom and as CEO of Oger Telecom, is appointed as CEO of Türk Telekom as of December 10, 2013. In addition to his current roles, he will be appointed as a member of Türk Telekom Executive Committee and member of the boards of Avea and TTNet.

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Published on : 18 Dec 2013

La collaboration en entreprise, une tendance qui est là pour rester? Geneviève Rossier et Marie-Josée Lareau aux Grands Communicateurs le 27 novembre

Très tendance dans les organisations aujourd'hui, la collaboration est présentée dans les écoles de gestion comme un facteur de création de valeur en entreprise, une qualité essentielle pour tout gestionnaire moderne qui se respecte.

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Published on : 02 Dec 2013

Des projets dans la Ville reine

Ingénieure en bâtiment, Nadine Léonard (EMBA'11) a été promue vice-présidente régionale l'an dernier chez Pomerleau. Fraîchement installée à Toronto, on lui a confié le mandat d'y gérer le nouveau bureau de l'entreprise québécoise de construction. «J'avais un vif intérêt à conquérir un nouveau marché, à traverser la barrière culturelle pour que l'entreprise puisse prendre de l'essor et diversifier ses activités, affirme-t-elle. Je venais d'ailleurs de terminer mon mémoire de maîtrise sur le développement de Pomerleau en terres nord-américaines.»

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Published on : 02 Dec 2013

Changements chez Ivanhoé Cambridge

Ivanhoé Cambridge, la filiale immobilière de la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, a embauché Mario Morroni à titre de vice-président exécutif, stratégie et allocation du capital. Il quittera ses fonctions au conseil d'administration d'Ivanhoé Cambridge avant son entrée en poste le 13 janvier. M. Morroni, qui possède un baccalauréat en administration des affaires de l'Université Concordia, est actuellement pdg de l'Association de bienfaisance et de retraite des policiers et policières de la Ville de Montréal.

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Published on : 02 Dec 2013

Turning a ‘Black Soul’ Green: How CSR Became a Mainstay of Business Education

“I left Wall Street in 2004 when I decided I had a black soul,” says Stephanie Berger (MBA'06), a McGill Desautels Faculty of Management MBA alumna who is now the senior manager for corporate responsibility and environment at Bell Canada. “I didn’t know much about sustainability back then, but I knew Wall Street wasn’t doing it right.”

Published on : 27 Nov 2013

Columbus Exploration Corp: Columbus Exploration Appoints Drew Clark as Senior Vice President

Columbus Exploration Corporation, is pleased to announce that it has strengthened its management team with the addition of Drew Clark (BCom'06) as Senior Vice President.... Drew obtained his Bachelor's in Commerce Degree from McGill University and is a CFA Charter holder. Read full article: 4-Traders, November 25, 2013

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Published on : 27 Nov 2013

LG Electronics Inc.: LG Electronics Names New Executives

LG Electronics (LG) today announced 44 executive appointments, among them three new company presidents. Among the promotions are new executives to lead the Home Entertainment (HE) Company and Global Sales and Marketing Office. New positions are effective December 1, 2013 with promotions taking effect on January 1, 2014.

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Published on : 27 Nov 2013

In the Hot Seat with Larry Leblanc

Montreal’s celebrated Just for Laughs festival is arguably the world’s premier showcase for international comedy. Founded in 1983, the annual summer festival attracts over two million people, and has booked thousands upon thousands of comics, pantomimes, and acrobatic acts over the decades.

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Published on : 22 Nov 2013

SAQ: Alain Brunet remplacera Philippe Duval comme PDG

La Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) a choisi de recruter à l’interne pour remplacer le PDG sortant Philippe Duval, qui n’a pas sollicité de nouveau mandat.Alain Brunet (EMBA'11), qui est actuellement vice-président et chef de l’exploitation de la société d’État, occupera ses nouvelles fonctions à compter du 1er janvier prochain.... M. Brunet détient une maîtrise en administration des affaires des universités McGill et HEC.

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Published on : 21 Nov 2013

Regado Biosciences, Inc. Adds Global Pharmaceutical Business Veteran to Board of Directors

Regado Biosciences, Inc. (RGDO), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the late-stage clinical development of its first-in-class, actively controllable antithrombotic drug system, REG1, today announced the appointment of Pierre Legault (MBA'89), MBA, CA, CPA, to its Board of Directors, where he will serve as Chairman of the audit committee.

Published on : 19 Nov 2013

Pacific Therapeutics Announces Addition To Management Team

Pacific Therapeutics Ltd. (the "Company") is a clinical stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the repurposing and reformulation of existing FDA approved drugs for large markets. Mr. Doug Unwin, President and CEO of Pacific Therapeutics Ltd. (the "Issuer") is pleased to announce that the Issuer has engaged Ms. Wendy Chan (MBA'92) to fill the role as VP Strategy and Marketing on a part-time basis. The contract with Ms. Chan is for one year.

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Published on : 05 Oct 2013