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Holding the business world accountable

In an interview with Professor Karl Moore, award-winning business journalist Duff McDonald shares his take on the shortcomings of Harvard Business School, as well as other comparable institutions, in shaping enlightened businesspeople who act in the best interest of society.

Published: 30 Jan 2018

Bombardier prevails in Boeing dispute over CSeries

Professor Karl Moore shares his perspective with The New York Times about the United States International Trade Commission’s decision to reject the proposed 300% tariffs on Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft.

After fearing the worst from the impending ruling, Quebec and Canada greeted this decision with great relief.

Published: 29 Jan 2018

Work-life balance and where your MBA fits in

Getting an MBA degree is not easy. An article for Les Affaires explores the challenge of maintaining a work-life balance and how this becomes complicated further when pursuing an MBA degree.

Citing EMBA participants Caidi Osmane and Jason Taylor, discipline and motivation are key factors.

Published: 29 Jan 2018

And the Dobson Cup semi-finalists are

After receiving many compelling applications, the list has been narrowed down to 84 startup teams who will have a chance at advancing to the final round of the 2018 McGill Dobson Cup powered by National Bank.

The finals of the Dobson Cup are scheduled for March 28.

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Published: 29 Jan 2018

Financial Times Ranks Desautels MBA #1 in Canada

The Desautels MBA program is ranked #1 in Canada and 78th in the world by the 2018 Financial Times Global MBA Ranking—one of only three Canadian schools who made the list.

Every year, the FT ranks the world’s best 100 MBA programs using multiple criteria. 

Published: 28 Jan 2018

Desautels MBA’s win second place in Davos

Congratulations to Desautels MBA students Sandra Chang Urbina, Yen Nguyen, Shubhangi Shahi, and Fang Yang who secured second place at the final round of the Business for a Better World Case Competition.

Published: 26 Jan 2018

Marketing Campaign: Who's behind Desautels?

How can food help narrow the social divide in our cities?

Learn more about how Desautels students are behind some of the most meaningful social enterprises.

Published: 25 Jan 2018

HIM & MMF Guest Lecture: Anil Gondi

Anil Gondi, BCom’98 Portfolio Manager, Balyasny Asset Management Monday, January 22, 2018

Anil Gondi guest lectured with both our Honours in Investment Management and Masters of Management in Finance students. Mr. Gondi gave the students an overview of their investment approach, talked about some of the promising research trends at Balyasny and gave a few stock pitches to the students.

Published: 25 Jan 2018

MMF Guest Lecture: Adam Shapiro & John Elliot

Adam Shapiro, BCom’06, Senior Director, Global Equity Research at PSP Investments John Elliot, Senior Director & Investment Analyst, Technology, Media & Telecommunications at PSP Investments Wednesday, January 17, 2018 

Mr. Shapiro and Mr. Elliot from PSP Investments guest lectured with the Masters of Management in Finance students....

Published: 25 Jan 2018

Desautels Global Expert: Chandra Kumar

Chandra Kumar, MBA’91 President of Nestle, Confectionary Monday January 22, 2018

Mr. Kumar gave a guest lecture in Operations Management with our BCom students. He discussed the importance of operations and how it is the backbone of any successful organization. He provided several examples of the operational difficulties that Nestle faces and their strategic initiatives to overcome those challenges.


Published: 25 Jan 2018

Desautels Global Expert: Darshan Jain

Darshan Jain, MBA’88 Head of Technology & Operations, The Burnie Group Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Mr. Jain gave a guest lecture in Operations Management with our BCom students. He encouraged students to consider a career in operations management and become “change champions” in their organizations....

Published: 25 Jan 2018

McGill at the World Economic Forum 2018

McGill is participating in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. McGill is, once again, the sole Canadian member of the Global University Leaders Forum.

Published: 24 Jan 2018

Professor Betermier on the value of MIPC

Following the inaugural McGill International Portfolio Challenge (MIPC), Professor Betermier reflects on how the event provided an important opportunity of self-reflexivity for Canadian pension organizations, while also contributing fresh perspectives on how to address a growing crisis.

His hope is that events like the MIPC might also inspire Finance students to delve deeper into pension management during their studies and to eventually follow this career path.

Published: 24 Jan 2018

Much needed review and evaluation of pilot working hours

Desautels Professor Karl Moore extends his input on Air Canada’s safety review plans after their narrow escapes last year, indicating his understanding of the situation and providing plausible explanations for the slip-ups.

In the past, miscommunication between the flight crew and the tower instructions just missed what could have yielded disastrous landings.

Published: 23 Jan 2018

The banking system turns its back on emerging marijuana business

Many banks in Canada are refusing to offer any banking services to companies engaged in the production and distribution of marijuana. Desautels Finance Professor and Investment Management Specialist, Ken Lester comments on the hypocrisy of this situation.

“If you call your broker at one of the major Canadian banks to buy the shares of an authorized [marijuana] producer, he will not refuse.”

Published: 23 Jan 2018