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Celebrating Management Achievement

The Desautels Management Achievement Awards

Members of the Desautels community came together in February to celebrate this year’s recipients of the Desautels Management Achievement Awards (DMAA), Daniel Saks (BA’07), President and Co-CEO of AppDirect, Narayana Murthy (DSc’15), Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Infosys, and Marie-Josée Lamothe, Managing Director of Google QC and Managing Director Branding of Google Canada.

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Published: 22 Feb 2018

Insights into the top-ranking Desautels MBA

In a recent interview, Marie-Eve Roy, Director of Recruitment and Marketing and Keum-Yeo Brochet, Associate Director of Recruitment and Marketing for the Desautels MBA sat down to share insights into the nature and quality of the program. 

Along the way, they share information about the MBA program’s culture, admissions and illustrious alumni.

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Published: 21 Feb 2018

Building cohesive values amid fragmentation at work

As businesses expand, Desautels Professor Patricia Hewlin has shown that there is a higher chance for corporate values to misalign with the personal values of people working for them, which can yield harmful results for employees and organizations alike.

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Published: 21 Feb 2018

Students on what makes Canada’s #1 MBA program special

With news that Desautels’ MBA program was ranked first in Canada and 78th in the world in the 2018 Financial Times (FT) Global MBA ranking, The McGill Tribune talks to current MBA students about what makes their program so attractive – from its small class sizes and international make-up, to its emphasis on gender balance in program cohorts.

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Published: 21 Feb 2018

The Armstrong Building as a new frontier for Desautels

In January 2018, the Donald E. Armstrong Building, the new home for Desautels’ MBA and Masters programs, opened officially for classes.

Just under two months since its inauguration, The McGill Reporter delves into the benefits that this expansion has brought for all in the Faculty.

For example, in line with student feedback, the new building brings additional spaces for group work and quiet study areas, which will surely enhance learning.

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Published: 21 Feb 2018

Entrepreneurship thrives on university campuses

A recent article in La Presse surveys university campuses across Montreal to explore how they are promoting and nurturing entrepreneurial pursuits, citing the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship as a prime example.

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Published: 21 Feb 2018

Marketing Campaign: Who's behind Desautels?

Why are our students so hungry for change?

Learn more about how Desautels students are behind some of the most significant charitable initiatives.

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Published: 19 Feb 2018

Business schools recognise internationalism as the ticket to bright future

As it becomes increasingly clear that the leaders of tomorrow will need to have experience working with international markets, Canadian MBA programs are heeding the call to integrate international exposure into their curriculum.

Professor Alfred Jaeger, Academic Director of the MBA program, comments on how the Faculty has made this a top priority.

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Published: 16 Feb 2018

Learning from experts: A recap of MMF guest lectures

Weekly guest lectures are an important component of the Desautels Masters of Management in Finance program. This past year included presentations from industry leaders in a diversity of fields, such as asset management, investment banking, venture capitalism and pension funds.

With guests from cities like Toronto, Paris, New York, and Boston, students have been able to not only broaden their knowledge, but also their network. 

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Published: 16 Feb 2018

Desautels researchers figure prominently in Innovation Superclusters Initiative

McGill University will participate in two of the five “superclusters” selected by the Government of Canada for funding under its Innovation Superclusters Initiative.

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Published: 16 Feb 2018

Martin Webber joins Desautels Global Experts

The Desautels Faculty of Management welcomes Martin Webber, Executive Vice President and Partner, J.E. Austin Associates, Inc., as its latest Global Expert member.

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Published: 15 Feb 2018

For the LOV of plant-based foods

As a popular go-to for vegans and health-conscious eaters, LOV restaurant, founded by Dominic Bujold (EMBA’13), has made the Travel Channel’s list of 13 Plant-Based Restaurants Around the World.

LOV has earned a dedicated clientele through popular dishes like kimchi fries, kale mac ‘n cheese and gnocchi.

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Published: 15 Feb 2018

The stars align for Jarislowsky and Scotia Bank

With the news that Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd., the Canadian manager of about $40 billion, is being bought by Bank of Nova Scotia, Desautels Professor Karl Moore shares what this will bring for both brands and management teams, with many expecting the deal to propel the Bank of Nova Scotia’s private wealth services into new regions of the globe.

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Published: 15 Feb 2018

Key tips from Dobson’s Startup Financials Workshop

On February 7, the McGill Dobson Centre hosted a Startup Financials Workshop to expose this year’s McGill Dobson Cup teams to the basics of Finance that will serve them well as they advance to the finals.

The presentation was led by Rabih Atallah – Senior Manager, Commercial Banking, SME Market (National Bank), as well as by Anthony Ferrara – Senior Manager and Market Lead, Life Sciences and Health, Business Banking (National Bank).

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Published: 13 Feb 2018

Professor Brenner invited to prestigious panel

Professor Reuven Brenner was invited to present on a panel that discussed venture capital in Quebec’s biotech and life sciences industry. The high-profile event was attended by Quebec Ministers Mr. Gaétan Barrette and Ms. Dominique Anglade, while the discussion was moderated in part by Mr. Pierre-Marc Johnson, former Premier of Quebec. 

Published: 12 Feb 2018

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