Love, respect and integrity: those are the three principles upon which Aldo Bensadoun (BCom’64) says he has built his global shoe business, now worth $1.8 billion in retail sales annually.
Given his charitable work, ready smile and the respect with which his thousands of employees refer to him as Mr. B., there may be something to it.
… The shoe business runs in the family. Bensadoun’s grandfather was a cobbler in Algeria, and his father had stores in Morocco. He grew up in Morocco and France before heading to the U.S. and then to McGill for his university education.
America is currently facing a crisis of leadership in business and in government. Yet at the same time – participation in leadership seminars and programs has never been higher. The leadership industry, with many of its roots in America, is now a $50 billion industry. If America is so good at developing leaders however, then why is America a mess? Both presidential candidates are impressive men but neither seems, at this point, to really rise to equal leaders of the past.
-Article by Karl Moore and BCom student Emma Bambrick
Think Sports. Do Business.
An event that promises to connect sports business executives with students who are passionate about sports through a series of speakers, panel discussions and networking cocktails.
Date: October 12 - 13, 2012
Location: Bronfman building
To register, please visit: www.dsic2012.com
On Friday September 21, the IMA was successfully re-launched with the first annual International Management Networking Breakfast. The event was sponsored by RDA Capital and hosted in Bronfman building. With 43 people in attendance including students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the IMA executive team, it was an excellent start to accomplishing the IMA’s vision to build a strong community within the International Management program.
CASCO (The Commerce and Administration Student Charity Organization) is a student-driven charity whose purpose is to raise money for a local children’s hospital. The charity would allow business students to integrate their knowledge for a good cause and demonstrate social responsibility.
Students at the Desautels Faculty of Management will have access to state-of-the-art software used by financial professionals, thanks to a new agreement between the Faculty and Thomson Reuters.
Under the five-year pact, Thomson Reuters will provide software licenses for Eikon, its flagship financial-markets platform, and will supply training and support for the desktop system. The Eikon desktops give Desautels finance students and professors access to essential news, data, analytics and trading tools.
It’s the morning of the 29th of August and I hastily get ready for my interview with Vince Spadafora (BCom’04), a senior manager at Deloitte. It’s already 8 am and the possibility that I may be late for my 10:30 am meeting at Place Ville Marie starts to become more and more likely. Why you ask? (or not) I haven’t decided on what to wear yet! I narrow my options down to two outfits: A black formal suit or a smart t-shirt with jeans. After a while I decide to go with both! I take the blazer from the suit and wear it with the shirt and jeans; casual yet professional. Perfect!
Each year L’Oreal reaches out to University students to come up with creative solutions to real life business challenges and opportunities. Through this experience, many of the participants get internships and full-time employment. The launch will be taking place:
Date: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Bronfman Concourse (basement)
All students in the IM program complete the 36 credit business core.
90 Credit Program
Students in the 90 credit program begin taking these core courses in U1 and should take MGCR 382 in U1. However, unlike students in other programs, IM students are advised to take a language course in U1 and delay two core courses (MGCR 222, MGCR 331) until U2 with MGCR 360 and MGCR 423. In most cases the IB Concentration, Minor and rest of language courses will be taken in U2 and U3.
Please note that the BCom Office will be implementing a new process to deal with closed course requests effective immediately.
Advisers will have full discretion to register students in closed courses, based on extenuating circumstances only.
Valid reason for a closed course request (with no guarantee that a space will be made available to you):
Delay of graduation in the current or next term.
Not valid reasons for closed course requests include: