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MCCHE helps food companies stay ahead of technology

Rapid technological advancement is disrupting the status quo across numerous domains, including in agriculture and food markets.

In response, the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE) and the National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) are hosting a series of relevant executive development programs from December 5-6.

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Published: 5 Dec 2017

Desautels alumnus named to CFE National Honour Roll

Richard Despatie (BCom’16) has been named to the National Honour Roll of the Common Final Exam (CFE). He is among the top-three writers in Ontario of the Common Final Exam.

Written in September, the CFE is a national three-day evaluation that assesses competencies including essential knowledge, professional judgment, ethics, and the ability to communicate. 

Published: 5 Dec 2017

Searching for a job? These skills will help you stand out

With nearly three-quarters of employers planning to hire recent college graduates in 2017, the highest rate since 2007, a recent article lists the eleven most sought-after skills that students should try to master before entering the job market.

Occupying the fifth position on this list are leadership skills, which are best developed through volunteer work, according to Professor Karl Moore.

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Published: 5 Dec 2017

2017 CFE Results

Congratulations to our 44 Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA) graduates for successfully passing the Common Final Examination (CFE), and to Kai He (BCom’16, GCPA’17) for sharing the Gold Medal in Quebec! Richard Despatie (BCom’16) placed on the National Honour Roll.

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Published: 1 Dec 2017

Li Ka Shing broadens horizons for management students

The Li Ka Shing Program in International Business provides exchange opportunities between students from McGill and Shantou universities. These learning experiences have enriched participants in innumerable ways, exposing them to cutting-edge business practices and diverse cultures.

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Published: 1 Dec 2017

Empower McGill opens doors for students with disabilities

Last March, a group comprised of Desautels students hosted the inaugural Empower McGill conference, which promoted the benefits of disability inclusion in the workforce.

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Published: 1 Dec 2017

Applications now open for 2018 SEI Impact Internship Program

Applications are now open for the 2018 SEI Impact Internship Program!

Desautels BCom students and Montreal-based social-purpose organizations are invited to apply to the 2018 Impact Internship Program. 

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Published: 30 Nov 2017

Desautels Global Expert: Matthew Ingrassia

Matthew Ingrassia, MBA’07 Senior Partner, Applied Research Investments Wednesday November 29th, 2017

Mr. Matthew Ingrassia gave a guest lecture to the Masters of Management in Finance (MMF) students.

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Published: 30 Nov 2017

Desautels Global Expert: James McMullan

James McMullan, MBA'88 Senior Vice-President, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Mr. James McMullan gave a guest lecture to the Honours in Investment Management (HIM) students.

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Published: 30 Nov 2017

Dobson opens new space to propel entrepreneurship

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship has inaugurated a collaborative space where members of McGill’s startup ecosystem can come together and work on their early stage projects.

Located at 3430 McTavish, the space is available on a drop-in basis every weekday between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm.

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Published: 29 Nov 2017

QS Global MBA 2018

According to the QS Global MBA Rankings 2018, the MBA program at the Desautels Faculty of Management has placed 66th in the world among over 200 schools.

The ranking considers a variety of aspects, with the Faculty ranking above the global and national averages for Thought Leadership and Employer Reputation.

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Published: 28 Nov 2017

Are intelligent machines the new and improved investment managers?

An article for The Globe and Mail examines the emerging trend among investment firms to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) in their daily operations.

These new systems can identify various patterns and then make increasingly accurate predictions based on this information.

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Published: 23 Nov 2017

Peter Todd and the future directions of HEC Paris

Since assuming the helm of HEC Paris in 2015, former Desautels dean Peter Todd (BCom’83) shares some information on the School’s progress to-date, which includes innovative course offerings on entrepreneurship, as well as increased student financial aid to render business education more accessible.  

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Published: 23 Nov 2017

Just for Laughs pioneer to consult on new comedy venture

Desautels Global Expert, Andy Nulman (BCom’83), will be joining the Festival du rire de Montréal initiative as a consultant, bringing much of his experience as the co-founder of the Just for Laughs festival to bear.

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Published: 23 Nov 2017

Desautels Global Expert: Sean Brown

Sean Brown, BCom’90 Director of Global Communications and External Relations, Strategy and Corporate Finance, McKinsey & Company Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Mr. Brown gave a guest lecture in Professor Myung-Soo Jo’s Management in a Global Context course. He gave the students insight into the working environment and culture at McKinsey.

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Published: 23 Nov 2017

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