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Beakerhead festival attendees to dine on crickets

Many people would gag at the thought of snacking on crickets. But on Wednesday, the brave crew on the Calgary Eyeopener gave them a try and unanimously decided the insects actually taste like sunflower seeds.

Published: 17 Sep 2015

Para além da gestão técnica

“Contratamos executivos pelas habilidades técnicas e demitimos devido ao comportamento.” Essa frase, dita com certa frequência por profissionais de recursos humanos, sintetiza um desafio comum aos programas de MBA (Master of Business Administration): como formar gestores aptos a lidar com problemas de contabilidade e finanças, mas que também saibam articular o trabalho da equipe, lidar com processos de demissão e trabalhar em meio a cenários empresariais, sociais e políticos complexos?

Published: 17 Sep 2015

Revelstoke Equity Inc. to Enter Into a Business Combination With Zonetail Inc.

Revelstoke Equity Inc. is pleased to announce that it has signed a letter of intent dated September 14, 2015 to enter into a business combination with Zonetail Inc..

Published: 17 Sep 2015

Henry Mintzberg veut changer le monde

Le professeur et trois de ses collègues de la Faculté de gestion Desautels ont créé le premier MOOC au monde destiné aux groupes.

Published: 17 Sep 2015

La Coupe Dobson : un puissant démarreur d’entreprises

Le concours de McGill a contribué à la création de 133 entreprises qui emploient près de 700 personnes. L’an dernier, Éloïse Grondin-Bouchard et Adam Coape-Arnold ont lancé le yogourt Cult dans leur appartement montréalais. 

Published: 17 Sep 2015

Building Climate Resilient Green Blue Pacific Economies

Usman W. Chohan has an MBA from Desautels (2014) in Strategy and Leadership.  He was an attendee the 3rd Pacific Climate Change Convention  of the Pacific Island Development Forum (PIDF); held in Suva, Fiji in September, 2015. He has previously served at the World Bank Institute and the National Bank of Canada.

Published: 16 Sep 2015

Why this GROOC will help you change the world

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am delighted to sit down with my McGill colleague Henry Mintzberg to talk about his new GROOC.

Published: 16 Sep 2015

Students say university rankings really do matter

It may not be the comeback story of the century, but McGill University’s resurgence to the No. 1 position in the latest QS World University Rankings has offered a glimmer of hope when many had predicted nothing but a continual slide down the international rankings scale for the “Harvard of the north.”

Published: 16 Sep 2015

Strong Science, Shaky Business Models as Mixed Bag of Startups Grad from X-1 Accelerator

The first cohort to graduate from McGill University’s X-1 startup accelerator is a unusual mix.

While some are attempting to commercialize products based on serious scientific research, one has no real product and another startup that pitched at the accelerator’s demo day has already stopped operating.

The demo day, held on Sept. 9, began with pitches form some of the startups to win at The McGill Dobson Cup, a business plan competition open to students, alumni, faculty and staff of the university.

Published: 16 Sep 2015

Two campuses - for the price of one

If business school is your first step towards an international career in management, you might want to consider a growing number of Masters programmes that will take you across continents to develop your cross-cultural mindset and build your business credentials. 

Published: 16 Sep 2015

McGill Faculty of Management hires first female dean

Following a 21-year tenure at George Washington University, Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou has joined McGill University as the new dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management.

Read full article: McGill Tribune, September 15, 2015

Related article: McGill Tribune

Published: 15 Sep 2015

McGill top Canadian university according to new international rankings

McGill University maintained its position as the top-ranked Canadian university in the world even if it dropped down a few notches in the overall standings released in this year’s QS World University Rankings.

Read full article: Montreal Gazette, September 15, 2015

Published: 15 Sep 2015

Zašto menadžer (ipak) treba imati poslovnu naobrazbu

Vječna rasprava o tome rađaju li se lideri ili stvaraju, odnosno može li se naučiti biti vođa, svoju konkretizaciju u okviru poslovne zajednice doživljava i u jednom uže definiranom pitanju – je li za uspješnog menadžera nužno formalno menadžersko obrazovanje?
... Jedan od najpoznatijih stručnjaka u području poslovnog obrazovanja Henry Mintzberg iznimno je kritičan prema MBA programima najpoznatijih škola kao što su Harvard ili Wharton.

Published: 15 Sep 2015

myFuture Downtime

myFuture will be down for all students on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm for data synchronization. Be proactive and don't wait until the last minute to apply to any of the September 23rd deadlines. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Published: 15 Sep 2015

How to conduct yourself as a leader

As an extrovert, Karl has to learn to put on his “game face” and act like an introvert to be a better leader. Introverted leaders, too, need to act like extroverts at times for the same reason. But recent research from Oxford suggests an interesting turn: leaders need to incorporate characteristics of both types at the exact same time to be the best leaders they can be.

Published: 11 Sep 2015

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