Master of Business Administration
The problem: finding a high-quality source of protein for hundreds of millions of people that can be raised quickly, without consuming a lot of land, water, and other resources.
... Gabe Mott, an MBA student at McGill University in Montreal, said he and his teammates, the winners of the Boston regional competition, hadn’t expected to get into social entrepreneurship, but the Hult Prize opened opportunities.
My name is Mo Sedki and I’m an MBA Management Consulting intern with Accenture, based in the Calgary office.
When I started the MBA program at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, I knew that I wanted to kick off my career in Management Consulting. I, however, had never worked as a consultant and had no prior experience working for a global company. So, when I was offered the opportunity to join Accenture in Calgary for 12 weeks, I was more than stoked!
Ten months ago, I volunteered to help organize Desautels’ fifth annual Hot Cities of the World trip. I enjoy the challenge of detailed logistics; in my pre-MBA life, I booked national concert tours and publicity campaigns. As it turns out, booking a Canadian tour and booking a Russian trip for 44 people are very different beasts.
If you’re looking to further your career in business, there’s a good chance that you’ve considered undertaking an MBA. Yes, a programme such as this can bring about great future benefits and has real potential to accelerate your career. But how much do you actually know about MBAs, and have you weighed up all the pros and cons?
Five students from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Canada offered a rather innovative (read bizarre) solution to the challenge of the 2013 Hult Prize, considered by some as the Nobel Prize of the b-school arena. Responding to the challenge of developing a viable social enterprise to tackle the challenge of food security for urban slum dwellers, these students have offered crickets as an inexpensive source of food as well as a new source of income.
Desautels Students' Concept of Solving Urban Hunger with Diet of Crickets Scores Big Points in Social Entrepreneurship Contest
A world without hunger could mean a world with a lot more crickets, according to a team of MBA students at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management.
...This year's social issue, personally selected by former President Clinton, is centered on the global food crisis in urban slums, affecting more than one billion people worldwide. Mohammed Ashour, McGill's team captain, said his idea was base solely on the concept of insect consumption.
A group of Desautels MBA students beat out over 40 teams and 10,000 applicants, including representatives from Harvard, MIT, and Yale, to win the 2013 Hult Prize Boston Regional Finals.
MD/MBA student Samuel Waserman is the recipient of the HRF Healthcare Management Scholarship. He received the top score based on the evaluation conducted by the HRF Scientific Advisory Council.
The HRF is proud to support the brightest and most talented young minds in Canada to become future scientists and health care leaders with the tools to contribute to the innovative health care system of tomorrow. More information about the HRF can be found at: www.hrf-frs.com.
This fall, Carleton alumnus Gabe Mott and his team will stand before world business leaders and former U.S. President Bill Clinton and ask for $1 million.
His goal is to help put crickets on dinner tables around the world.
Russia has been widely promoted as one of the BRICS nations, full of energy and dynamism like many leading emerging economies. Indeed, with its low unemployment figures, growing GDP, and recent WTO membership, it could be heralded as a poster child of the shifting concentration of wealth from the west to the east. Yet after spending 11 days in Moscow and St. Petersburg in February and March, we came away with mixed feelings.
-Article by Karl Moore and Tarek Dabbous