The Dobson Cup offers a rare opportunity for budding entrepreneurs. The competition is open to new business ideas and not-for-profit start-ups that are less than two years old.
The Desautels Faculty of Management has placed #2 for Undergraduate (up from #6 last year) and #5 for MBA (up from #7 last year) in this 8th Annual Knight Schools Survey (Corporate Knights, Fall 2011).
After an extensive international search, the Desautels Faculty of Management recently appointed one of its own, Prof. Steve Maguire, as the first director of the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (IIM) for a five-year term.
For the 4th year in a row, the Desautels Faculty of Management has taken the top spot in Canada, 3rd in North America, and 8th in the world for a Universal Business School with major international influence (5 Palmes) according to the Eduniversal Ranking 2011.
Desautels BCom student and co-founder of "Campus Swaps," Shira Abramowitz, is a finalist for Entrepreneur Magazine’s College Entrepreneur of 2011. Campus Swaps is "a student-run social enterprise, aiming to transform student consumer behavior by creating a sustainable, cyclical system of ownership on college campuses." Voting ends on September 12th.
McGill University has ranked among the world’s top 20 schools for the fifth consecutive year in the latest QS World University Rankings.
Tradyo is a Toronto-based startup that aims to bring the concept of bartering and swapping back to a neighbourhood level. The free iPhone app is the brainchild of four freshly graduated university students who wanted to trade cool stuff they didn't want for cool stuff they did want.
After graduating with a BCom degree from the Desautels Faculty in Management with a Major in General Management and a Concentration in International Development Studies, I knew I would be pursuing a career that would allow me to use my business education to contribute to sustainable development around the world. - By Barbara Dourley, BCom’10
Desautels BCom students, Jérérmie Drouillard and Brian Luong have been selected to receive Killam Fellowship Awards. Jérérmie will be spending the Winter 2012 term at Arizona State University, WP Carey School of Business. Brian will spend the Fall term at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.
In February of this year, I was part of the Desautels Faculty of Management’s Hot Economic Cities of the World tour. I went to India for 10 days with 29 McGill undergrads and MBA students. In New Delhi, it took us more than 15 minutes to merely cross the road to our hotel, as an astonishing variety of traffic flowed, clattered and bleated its way by us. –Article by Karl Moore