Master of Business Administration
Back in August 2003, Timothy Koller wrote in McKinsey Quarterly an article “Numbers investors can trust”, where he emphasized the importance of “genuine disclosure” of financial information by public companies. It was a call to corporations that wished to regain the trust of investors after the 2000 dot-com collapse. By strange coincidence, that year was marked by a new crisis of sub-prime mortgages, which was again partly related to the lack of proper disclosure of business and financial information.
Insects are not regular fare on Western menus, but a surprising number of people worldwide--perhaps as many as 2.5 billion--eat them happily on a regular basis. High in protein, low in fat, and rich in iron and omega-3, bugs like grasshoppers and cicadas are vital staples--a crunchier, and more sustainable, alternative to beef, pork, and lamb.
If I broke the news to you that MBA students tend to be highly competitive individuals, you may not be too surprised. The Pope is, also, apparently Catholic, and all politicians are credible and reliable.
“Canadian Schools are experiencing growing demand with a 28% increase in GMAT scores sent to Canadian Programs relative to test taking volume five years ago. (Source: GMAC North American Trend Report.)
TORONTO, ONTARIO– February 7, 2013—The Canadian MBA Alliance (comprised of Canada’s top six business schools) have joined forces to recruit prospective graduate students from around the world on the merits of studying business at a Canadian university.
Last weekend St. Petersburg hosted a group of 37 business students and alumni from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, as part of the institution’s “Hot Cities” initiative.
… Speaking to the St Petersburg Times, trip leader Dr. Karl Moore, a lecturer in business leadership and strategy at McGill’s world-renowned Desautels Faculty of Management, explained that this trip was a chance for students to experience the global business environment first-hand.
A group of McGill students (Mohammed Ashour, Gabriel Mott, Shobhita Soor, Jesse Pearlstein and Zev Thompson) hope their plan to breed crickets for use as a viable food source will be a million-dollar idea. The five students will be up against teams from Harvard, MIT and Yale as well as other teams from around the world.
With his team, Mohammed Ashour, a Master's candidate at McGill University, won a regional championship of a special competition to have their proposal of crickets as a food source for impoverished countries presented to Bill Clinton and Barack Obama - and potentially win $1 million.
Watch full interview: Global Montreal, March 11, 2013
MBA students Khaled Kahale, Hamidreza Mafi, Juan Camilo Ramirez, David Solomon and Scott Weatherhead represented Desautels Faculty of Management for the first time at the USC Marshall Global Consulting Challenge alongside nine other prestigious business schools from across the world. The team was awarded the best overall industry analysis prize by a team of judges.
Desautels MBA students Mohammed Ashour, Jesse Pearlstein, Shobhita Soor, Zev Thompson, and Gabriel Mott, beat out over 40 teams, including Harvard, MIT and Yale, to win the Boston Regional Finals of the 2013 Hult Prize.
The Hult Prize is dedicated to launching the next wave of social entrepreneurs. With this year’s challenge centered on the global food crisis, the Desautels team’s business plan involves growing crickets into a viable food source.
The team behind the successful "McGill State of Mind" music video project has donated a check of $500, on behalf of its sponsor Wire Rope Industries, to the Desautels Graduate Student Society. The video team, whose project has reached over 64,000 YouTube hits, would like to thank Desautels students for watching the video and contributing to a diverse campus community.
Watch "McGill State of Mind" video: YouTube