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

Wed, 2014-03-05 13:07

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.

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An Idea that Will Change the World

Wed, 2014-03-05 11:30
How a team of McGill MBA students beat thousands of competitors to win $1 million for the not-so-crazy idea of farming edible insects.
On Sept. 23 five McGill MBA students beat out 10,000 MBA teams from around the world to win the Hult Prize, a $1-million global award for social enterprise. 
Read full article: Canadian Business, November 11, 2013 
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Mattel to Buy Mega Bloks

Fri, 2014-02-28 14:34

Mattel has made a friendly takeover offer for Montreal-based toy maker Mega Brands Inc., which has the world’s No. 2 line of construction sets after Lego. Desautels Executive in Residence Melissa Sonberg comments on the takeover.  

Watch full interview: Global Montreal, February 28, 2014 

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Stress, tu ne m'auras pas!

Tue, 2014-02-25 17:17

Avec son BAA en marketing de l’Université Concordia, Ève Laurier (EMBA'11) a rapidement gravi les échelons, jusqu’à devenir vice-présidente aux relations stratégiques pour le cabinet Richter. Ce qui ne l’a pas empêchée de compléter son EMBA à HEC Montréal en 2012 et de donner naissance tout récemment à son premier enfant. Elle aurait pu profiter de ses acquis pour se reposer un peu, mais non : la voici qui vient de se lancer à son compte !

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Making It to the Top

Mon, 2014-03-03 11:09

Lisa Cohen, Assistant professor, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Canada, reveals the difficulty women encounter in being hired for higher level roles. 

When Mary Barra became the first female chief executive of General Motors, we celebrated a woman reaching the height of her profession. 

Read full article: Payroll Professional

Source Site: /desautels

Market May Reward 'Greenwashing' Over Green Results

Mon, 2014-03-03 10:55

A growing number of people are interested in investing in companies that perform well environmentally as well as economically. Unfortunately, measuring environmental performance is not as straightforward as calculating a simple financial return on investment. Developing a yardstick for environmental performance is inherently fraught, forcing evaluators to reduce all of the complex dimensions of sustainability, greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption, biodiversity impacts and other factors into a single value.

Source Site: /desautels

McGill 'Hot Cities' Business/Field Trip Expands Horizons

Mon, 2014-03-03 10:54

A McGill management professor is leading students on a business field trip that will give them global experience.
Called the ‘Hot Cities’ tour, professor Karl Moore is taking students to emerging and developing countries to more about other economies.

... “I've never been to Asia and I've always wanted to explore Asia,” said student Joseph Polossifakis. “I know it’s an up-and-coming region.”

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L'avocate tricolore

Mon, 2014-03-03 10:53

Après avoir vendu - deux fois - le Canadien de Montréal, France Margaret Bélanger est la nouvelle responsable des affaires juridiques de l'équipe. À 41 ans, elle est l'une des rares à détenir un poste juridique aussi prestigieux dans la LNH. Et la première femme à faire partie du comité de direction du Canadien de Montréal en 104 ans d'histoire.

Source Site: /desautels

Seminar: Xin Wang, University of Cincinnati

Wed, 2014-03-05 10:00 - 11:30
Bronfman Building : Room 245, 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1G5

Mining Consumer-Generated Product Reviews to Automate Market Structure Analyses

Xin Wang
University of Cincinnati

Date: March 14, 2014
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Room 245


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Global MIT Founders' Skills Accelerator

Fri, 2014-02-28 14:34

Apply to be the only Canadian university student group in Summer 2014 at the MIT Global Founders Skills Accelerator!

You have the chance to go to MIT with select groups of MIT students and several foreign universities.

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