Recently, I visited South Korea and Mongolia along with a group of McGill University undergraduates and alumni. This trip was part of the Hot Cities of the World Tour organized by Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. Frankly, South Korea was an incredible place to visit; especially from an economic perspective. South Korea is the world's 12th largest economy, as well as a global leader in the manufacture of automobiles and electronics. Despite these successes however, South Korea's economy does face key issues.
If a year ago someone told me I’d be spending my spring break camping in the Gobi desert, 30 degrees below zero, I probably wouldn’t believe them. Yet “expect the unexpected” seems to be the tagline for the week we experienced during the sixth edition of the Hot Cities of the World Tour, led by Professor Karl Moore.
Desautels BCom students claimed five podiums at the 22nd edition of Happening Marketing, which took place in March at Laval University in Quebec City. Happening Marketing is a interuniversity competition for all business students from eastern Canada. Gathering over 365 participants each year, the event promotes exchanges between students and the business world. Find out more about Happening Marketing.
2014 results for Desautels teams
Regular Period: Monday, March 24 to Friday, April 11, 2014
Extended Period: Monday, March 24 to Tuesday, April 29, 2014 (click here to view units that follow the extended period)
After competing against over 80 teams from universities across Canada, BCom students Sean Finnell, Jaylen Ghadia and Thanin Tabuteau have won the national L'Oreal Brandstorm competition. Sean, Jaylen and Thanin will head to Paris to represent Canada at the international Brandstorm competition this summer.
Find out more about Brandstorm.
Desautels BCom students Ethan Zhang, Jeremie Guay, Chris Lim, Yusu Zheng, Nikolas Sinnhuber and Sameer Rizvi, won 1st place in Quantitative Outcry at the 2014 Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) held February 20 to 22. The RITC is an annual event hosted by the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. The competition utilizes simulated trading cases that closely mimic different aspects of real world markets and brings teams of students and faculty from universities worldwide to participate.
'MMICC is a world-class undergraduate case competition taking place over the week of March 17th-23rd 2014. Founded in 2001, it is the largest student-run event at the Desautels Faculty of Management, and has welcomed schools from over 20 countries to date.
Come watch our brilliant participants present on March 22nd in rooms 422 and 423!
To learn more about MMICC: http://mmicc.org/
When it comes to combining both sport and academic achievement it is hard to top Simon and Hélène Bibeau, siblings who attend Montreal’s McGill University.
Simon Bibeau, 22, is the starting point guard for McGill’s men’s outfit, the two-time Quebec conference champion who will lead the sixth-ranked Redmen into the Canadian Interuniversity Sport men’s basketball championship, beginning Friday in Ottawa.
This Reading Week, a group of students from the faculties of Management, Arts, Education, and Engineering will travel to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Seoul, South Korea to experience business within rapidly emerging markets. Their journey, the sixth Hot Cities of the World Tour, will be led by Desautels Professor Karl Moore.
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.”