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The mini-MBA: Can it pack a big career punch?

Adrian Jess has gone from selling vinyl records under the nickname the Human Jukebox to packing boxes at the medical goods company where he now works, and then becoming its director of technical services and logistics – but he’s still looking to gain that career edge.

... Mini-MBAs, an MBA boot camp aimed mostly at middle managers, might seem like a new phenomenon, but they can be traced back in Canada to the late 1940s at McGill University in Montreal.

Published: 6 Nov 2014

Rankings are not No. 1 in some schools’ hearts

The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management consistently does well in rankings of the world’s best business schools. For instance, Bloomberg Businessweek, the granddaddy of rankers, says the Toronto school is the 11th best globally, outside the United States.

Published: 6 Nov 2014

Clean homes, clear corporate minds

Deb Nelson’s first “aha” moment came as she stood on the pavement outside a Montreal restaurant, struggling to summon the courage to go inside. 

... Montreal resident Tolulope Ilesanmi, company founder and chief executive officer, believes cleaning is as much a spiritual service as a physical act. For the past two years, he has invited executives to tap into a deeper sense of purpose by coming to Montreal and working alongside his professional cleaning crews. Ms. Nelson was one of those pilgrims.

Published: 6 Nov 2014

Elite Business Magazine Nov 2014 - We need to create a level playing field

By: Lisa Cohen, assistant professor, Desautels Faculty of Management

Published: 6 Nov 2014

Eduniversal announces the 2014 Rankings of the Best 1000 Business Schools in 154 Countries

McGill University - Desautels Faculty of Management remains but shares N°2 Business School in Northern America.

Published: 4 Nov 2014

Human touch key to success, Marvin Corber tells graduating students

Marvin Corber has carried a secret with him for some 60 years and on Oct. 29, he decided to tell all during the Convocation in which he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from McGill.

“Truth be told, I don’t have an undergraduate degree from McGill,” Corber told the graduating Class of 2014 during his address at Place des Arts.

Published: 4 Nov 2014

Earth Alive Clean Technologies Inc. Announces a New Board Nomination

Earth Alive Clean Technologies Inc. (CSE: EAC) ("Earth Alive") is pleased to announce the nomination of Michel Ringuet to its Board of Directors.

Published: 4 Nov 2014

The Most Powerful Women in Business

Quest for Excellence Growing up in Canada, Lubna Al Kharusi did her Bachelor's in Commerce from McGill University. She returned to Oman because 'it was sunny, tax free and her family was here.' She joined the finance department of Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) in 1997. In her stint covering 10 years at the company she handled various responsibilities like budgeting, treasury, financial accounting, change management, investor relations, well engineering, financial services etc. She was cross posted to Shell in London from PDO.

Published: 4 Nov 2014

Business Schools Find Own Way To Remember Lessons Of War

On the eleventh day of November, people around the world will again honour those who have served in the armed forces through ceremonies such as Veterans Day in the US and Remembrance Day in the UK. Those of us fortunate to have not experienced battle will doubtless give thanks because, as the Civil War general, William T. Sherman succinctly put it, “War is all hell.” But no matter how terrible war has been and continues to be, philosophers, social scientists and, of course, business school academics have been able to extract valuable lessons from it.

Published: 4 Nov 2014

Fabienne Cezanne, Founder of an Animal Fostering Club at McGill

As George Eliot once said, “animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” Anyone who’s ever owned a pet can attest to this truth; studies have already proven thata furry companion can ease loneliness, reduce stress, promote social interaction, encourage exercise and playfulness, and, of course, love you unconditionally (as long as you love them back). 

Published: 3 Nov 2014

New building to give Sheridan room to grow

College degree programs in business are proving popular with students, with one Ontario institution expanding its footprint to meet demand.

Sheridan College has announced plans for a 220,000-square-foot building to open in fall 2016 at its Mississauga campus, named for the municipality’s long-serving and just-retired mayor Hazel McCallion. The new building will house an expanded business faculty and other disciplines.

... New honours for Henry Mintzberg

Published: 3 Nov 2014

New analytics software breaks down numbers behind figure skating performances

Craig Buntin sits with his laptop overlooking the rink at Prospera Place and with a few taps on his keyboard pulls up a video and graphic of three-time world champion Patrick Chan.

... He initially searched for a separation from figure skating, and created TeaBean, a coffee and tea company based in Montreal which he eventually sold. He applied to the MBA program at McGill University, and became the first person accepted into the program without an undergraduate degree.

Published: 3 Nov 2014

Terra Nova Appoints New Chief Financial Officer and Grants Stock Options

Terra Nova Energy Ltd. (the Company or Terra Nova) (TSX-V: TGC OTCQX: TNVMF) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Matt Anderson as Terra Nova's new Chief Financial Officer to replace outgoing Chief Financial Officer, Robert McMorran. Mr. McMorran will continue to serve as a member of Terra Nova's Board of Directors. Terra Nova wishes to thank Mr. McMorran for his services as Chief Financial Officer.

Published: 3 Nov 2014

The granddaddy of all Canadian-U.S. trade disputes is about to rear its ugly head again

A recent dispute over “country of origin labelling” for meat products underscores the fact that Canada and the U.S. still have their share of trade disputes.

... “For the first time in years, we actually see new housing starts in the United States past the one-million mark,” said William Polushin, an international business expert and lecturer at the Desautels faculty of management at McGill University.

Published: 3 Nov 2014

Duguay First to Earn Certified Sport Security Professional Credential

The National Center for Spectator Sport Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi announces that Yves Duguay is the first international candidate to earn the Certified Sport Security Professional (CSSP) credential. 

Published: 3 Nov 2014

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