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About the Desautels Faculty of Management

Founded in 1906, the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University is ranked as one of the world’s top international business schools by BusinessWeek, Canadian Business, Forbes, The Economist and the Financial Times.

Research excellence

The Faculty’s innovative programs and historic reputation for excellence continue to attract the finest students and the most prominent professors from around the globe, as well as the most demanding recruiters from the world’s top employers.

Desautels houses numerous research centres and academic programs at the undergraduate, masters, executive, and PhD levels. The curriculum is built on an integrated, interdisciplinary model that combines research, practice, and teaching. This valuable, holistic approach prepares students to successfully manage and lead in today’s increasingly interconnected world.

“At the best points in my training career, I got out of bed at five o’clock in the morning and I was excited to go to the rink. That’s how I feel going to school every morning.” - Craig Buntin, MBA'13, Canadian figure skating champion and former Olympic athlete 

Diverse student body

MBA students from the Desautels Faculty of ManagementMBA students from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill's iconic Roddick Gates

Coming from over 75 countries around the world, the Desautels student body is composed of diverse and accomplished individuals including Olympic athletes, artists, health care professionals, and those with strong backgrounds in business. This creates a unique, multicultural environment which provides students a great opportunity to learn and develop in many ways beyond academics.

Additionally, with the Faculty being in the heart of downtown Montreal, one of the most vibrant, multicultural and livable cities in North America, studying at Desautels means enjoying an exceptional cultural experience like no other.

Strong international network

With over 30,000 alumni around the world, the Desautels Faculty has a very strong international network. Alumni contribute regularly to applied learning through our Alumni Expert Panel program and help our students integrate in the business community, provide internships and hiring opportunities through our BCom and MBA mentorship programs.

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