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Mining and the MBA – B-School Students head to Labrador City to visit Iron Ore Company of Canada Mines

45 MBA students from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Canada, have engaged in a partnership with the Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC), where they will play the role of consultants to 8 on-going projects at the Montreal based mining company.

Published: 12 Nov 2013

Prescription for Professional Success

As the NHS faces a perceived crisis of management, and clinicians are forced to shoulder more non-clinical responsibilities, postgraduate degrees in business and management are becoming increasingly sought after in the healthcare sector.
... “Subjects like marketing and finance may be important, but the mindsets of business and healthcare are quite different,” says Prof Henry Mintzberg, co-founding director of the International Masters for Health Leadership at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Canada.

Published: 8 Nov 2013

Commerce Beyond the Profit Motive

During a study tour of Japan last spring, McGill University MBA student Ba Sein and his classmates made the usual rounds of corporate boardrooms, factories and lecture halls. Then they went off the traditional business school grid – to perform volunteer work at the Second Harvest food bank in Tokyo.

Published: 8 Nov 2013

McGill #1 Again in Maclean’s Rankings

Maclean’s has once again ranked McGill as the top university in Canada among institutions offering medical-doctoral programs. This is the ninth consecutive year the magazine has placed McGill as the top institution in that category in its annual issue devoted to Canada universities.

Published: 8 Nov 2013

Desautels BCom Students Take Two 1st Place Podiums at UPorto ICC 2013

A Desautels undergraduate student case team composed of Brooke Freeman, Shonezi Noor, Katan Patel and Jeremy Singer not only took 1st place in the preliminary case but also placed 1st overall in the main case at the UPorto ICC 2013 hosted by the University of Porto from October 21 to 25, 2013. This was the first international case competition held in Portugal.   

Published: 28 Oct 2013

Kickstart MDC

Interested in Entrepreneurship?

The Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial studies is hosting Kickstart the McGill Dobson Cup Wednesday, November 6 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

ALL students from ALL faculties at McGill are invited.

There are 3 parts to this evening:

1 - Learn about McGill’s Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies & The McGill Dobson Cup (MDC), both of which are great tools to help you develop your business ideas

Published: 28 Oct 2013

SEI’s Second Annual Homecoming Keynote

On Friday, the Social Economy Initiative (SEI) presented its Second Annual Homecoming Keynote event in the Bronfman Building. The event featured presentations from five social entrepreneurships including Aspire– the 2013 Hult Prize winning team, as well as four past winners of the McGill Dobson Cup. Each team elaborated on their companies and the ways in which their work has had an impact.

Published: 24 Oct 2013

The IMPM Innovations & Teaching Approach

The International Masters in Practicing Management (IMPM) programme is 18 years old but continues to be seen as one the world’s most innovative senior management degree programmes. Leslie Breitner and Dora Koop explain how the programme has retained its freshness for so long.

Published: 24 Oct 2013

Universities that Teach You to Change the World

Just three months after graduating this year from the University of Waterloo, Jonathan Rivard’s startup company had generated $130,000 in revenue.
... “It is a generational zeitgeist, no doubt about it,” says Anita Nowak, integrating director of the Social Economy Initiative, at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal.
... The Dobson Cup is structured so that students present their ideas to a panel of experts over several months and successive rounds, competing for cash prizes and mentoring advice.

Published: 23 Oct 2013

ACS-GCI Director on the MDIIM Sustainable Innovation Workshop

The past six weeks have been eventful. In early September there was the ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis and that was an enjoyable week.  Indianapolis turned out to be a great venue with lots of good programming and some very memorable events. I especially enjoyed the Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture by Dr. Marin Burke entitled “Making molecular prosthetics with a small molecule synthesizer,” and the address by Alan Alda.

Published: 23 Oct 2013

May 3 - Elections in Canada; Fund Drive Interview with Robert McChesney

Henry Mintzberg, a Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Montreal discusses the potential change in Canada's social democracy.

Listen to full interview: Background Briefing with Ian Masters

Published: 5 Oct 2013

MBA Diary: Do Good Or Do Well?

Scott Weatherhead, an MBA student at McGill University in Canada and the Social Economy Initiative's impact intern, travels through North Korea and South Africa in search of a use for his theoretical knowledge.
MBA students are preoccupied with doing well. We pull all-nighters for the highest marks, to land the best internships, to get the biggest salary upon graduation. Rarely do we take enough time to assess the impact of our actions. Yes, working harder may raise our marks but, beyond that, what is it all for?

Published: 5 Oct 2013

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Prosperity

What is the common ground between the economic successes of the Netherlands in the XVII-XVIII centuries, nineteenth century England, twentieth century U.S. and, more recently, countries such as South Korea, Singapore and Israel? Although the question could be answered from different angles, fundamentally it can be inferred: in their own time, these countries promoted economic systems where resources were efficiently channeled to the most competent entrepreneurs and endeavors.

Published: 5 Oct 2013

Personnalité: Dre Joanne Liu

Pédiatre-urgentiste à Sainte-Justine, professeure adjointe de clinique au département de pédiatrie de l’Université de Montréal et étudiante à la maîtrise internationale en gestion de la santé à l’Université McGill, Joanne Liu s’apprête à tourner la page. Ses effets personnels sont emballés, les démissions ont été acceptées (à regret) et son mémoire a été remis au mois d’août, même si « l’étudiante » avait jusqu’aux Fêtes…

Published: 5 Oct 2013

MBA Travellers Aim to Broaden Their Horizons

Over the past year, thousands of MBA students will have travelled overseas with the aim of ensuring that they graduate as well-rounded global business people.
... Henry Mintzberg, professor of management studies at Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, who is renowned for his rejection of conventional MBA education, has strong views on the topic.

Published: 5 Oct 2013

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