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MBA News: Rising tuition, rising demand

In 2010, McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management did something extraordinary. It more than tripled the cost to attend its MBA program. The idea behind it was to make the program more self-sufficient and to rely less on money from the government of the province of Quebec. This year, the Montreal-based school will see a record number of applications, up 15% from last year. The director of the program says the increase in tuition has only raised the school’s cache, convincing people that more expensive means higher quality.

Published: 19May2016

Research Proposal Presentation: Young Ho Song

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Mr. Young Ho Song, a doctoral student at McGill University in the Area of Organizational Behavior will be presenting his research proposal entitled:

HEC Paris dean Peter Todd on his plans for the business school

When Peter Todd accepted the role of dean at HEC Paris, he was aware that he would have a difficult and unusual act to follow.

The 57-year-old Canadian, the first non-French head at HEC, took over in September last year from Bernard Ramanantsoa, who had ample time to shape a powerful legacy at the business school. Prof Ramanantsoa had been in the job for 20 years before retiring last summer, a lengthy tenure even for a business school dean.

Published: 18May2016

Top 10 countries for university education

With three universities in the top 50 world rankings, Canada makes it into the top five countries for higher education, according to QS. McGill University ranks in 24th, while the University of Toronto features in 34th and the University of British Columbia scrapes into the top 50. Canada can often prove a cheaper alternative to US study and involves a simpler application process. 

Read full article: The Telegraph, May 18. 2016 

Published: 18May2016

The importance of culture on leadership

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail, talks with Neal Ashkanasy from the University of Queensland.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, May 17, 2016 

Published: 18May2016

‘Reinvent things and push the boundaries’: Patrick Pichette, Google advisor and former CFO

Patrick Pichette, 53, is an adviser to Google Inc. and on the board of Bombardier Inc., and of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, a non-partisan charity. In addition, he’s on the advisory board of start-ups such as: Mountain View, California-based electric skateboard company Boosted Boards; Zambia-based Zoona, a mobile money platform; and Nairobi-based ecommerce business OkHi.

He spoke to Karl Moore, a professor of strategy and organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.

Published: 18May2016

Arctic Art has Changed, Gallery Owners say

Mark London grew up in the Elca London Gallery, of which he has been director for the past 25 years.

“The gallery and I were conceived at the same time,” says London, son of Jonas London, an office manager and McGill University commerce graduate, and Elca London, who held a master’s degree in psychology from McGill and worked at psychiatric hospitals. His mother’s means of earning a living was about to take a creative turn when Mark was in utero.

Published: 18May2016

Dean’s Q&A: Peter Todd, HEC Paris

When Peter Todd joined the administration of HEC Paris last July, he made history as the first non-French dean of the top-ranked school. This past January, he helped the business school make history again when, as a result of a new French law, it became the first school in France to take on the new status of a consular higher education institution (or EESC) in the country, giving the school its first true whiff of independence in its more than 130-year history.

Published: 18May2016

Seminar: Strategic Planning and Execution

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Bronfman Building McGill Executive Institute, 6th floor, 1001 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G5

Turn strategy into action and results
 

 

A Study Just Shut Down the Argument That Audiences Don't Want Diverse Casts

The lack of diversity in Hollywood is obvious. But the more the issue is brought to light, the more those in charge continue to offer both blame and reasons why. Instead of looking to see what internal changes can be made to their casting lineups, studios consistently argue that the fault lies within the consumers who would rather see predominantly white casts. It’s certainly not a valid enough reason to excuse whitewashing, but is there any truth in that argument?

Published: 18May2016

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