After working in investment banking in Amsterdam, New York and Tokyo, Sarab Hans (MBA’00) returned to Canada to take the reins of the family business. Mississauga-based Hans Dairy specializes in South Asian dairy products, but Hans didn’t have experience in dairy food and beverage production and needed to learn about the manufacturing process. “Sometimes, when we come into a position where we’re expected to be a leader, we feel like we need to show we know everything,” Hans says in interview with Food in Canada.

Classified as: MBA Alumni, Desautels Faculty of Management
Published on: 8 Dec 2023

Six second-year MBA students had the opportunity to attend this year’s MBA World Summit in Silicon Valley, considered the ultimate international gathering for the global MBA community. Annually, 100 hundred inspiring students from the world’s leading business schools are selected to participate.

Classified as: MBA Events, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Desautels Faculty of Management
Published on: 13 Oct 2023

Three McGill MBA candidates took home top prize at this year’s Global Goals Jam case competition, hosted by Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. The challenge? Find an inclusive approach to boost staff diversity at Smith.

Classified as: MBA Events, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Desautels Faculty of Management
Published on: 13 Oct 2023

Poets & Quants has named its MBAs to Watch list for 2023, and three Desautels graduates made the cut. The magazine and website asks business schools to nominate some of their top students for consideration for the list, and from those nominations, 135 students have been selected as MBAs to Watch. They represent many of the world’s top universities, and MBAs to Watch have often gone on to careers at top consulting firms. This year, we celebrate McGill’s Matias Font, Shahriar (Sha) Asadi and Larry Komrower for being selected!

Classified as: Desautels Faculty of Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Published on: 31 Aug 2023

Did you know... McGill students have access to 20 GB FREE personal file space on OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud file storage component of the Office 365 package.

Important: New OneDrive storage capacity

Please note that students admitted on and after December 11th, 2023, receive 20GB of storage for McGill's OneDrive as well as 20GB storage for McGill's email (Outlook).

For now, the storage capacity allotted to students admitted before that date will not be affected.

Classified as: OneDrive, file storage
Published on: 9 Dec 2022

For International Women's Day last week, Poets and Quants spoke with a number of female business school graduates who have successfully started their own enterprises. Aurélie Hélouis (MBA’16), Founder and CEO of infinityQ, a quantum analog computing start-up, shared how her time at Desautels helped her discover how to apply the skills she acquired as a former senior officer and CTO in the French Navy to her entrepreneurial endeavours and develop her own business.

Classified as: Master of Business Administration (MBA), MBA Alumni, alumni, entrepreneurship, Women in Business
Published on: 15 Mar 2022

Former MBA student Mohammed Ashour and the Aspire Group have come a long way since winning the Hult Prize in 2013 for their vision of creating a high-tech cricket farm to produce foods for human consumption.

The Aspire Group has since erected a 25,000-square-foot building in Austin, Texas, which produces roughly 22 million crickets every month.

Despite great headway, Ashour recounts his plans for further expansion, along with the nutritional benefits of crickets.

Classified as: aspire food group, Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
Published on: 16 Oct 2017

Business school has been called a two-year job interview, and with good reason: For more than $100,000 and two years of study, MBAs hope to gain access to vast alumni networks, top-tier internships, and the very best jobs. Our annual ranking of full-time MBA programs now focuses on what most people hope to get after business school: a satisfying, well-paying job.
Full-Time MBA: International
#16 McGill (Desautels) 

Classified as: Desautels Faculty of Management, MBA Program
Published on: 2 Nov 2015

If you’re looking to start your own business, or to improve your skills in managing and developing an existing enterprise, an MBA degree is worthy of your consideration. 
... "I felt I needed some more grounding in business to help me develop Elevated Leisure into a more serious business by learning things relating to legal, tax, HR and all sorts of other disciplines in which I didn’t feel like I had enough experience.” Oliver Proudlock, MBA student at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management and founder of Elevated Leisure.

Classified as: MBA Program, Oliver Proudlock
Published on: 30 Oct 2015

Corporate finance generally refers to the activities that go on in a firm’s finance department, which can include everything from analyzing financial statements to managing capital funds. Many who aim to go into corporate finance jobs find that an MBA that’s heavy in quantitative and analytical curriculum can be a safe bet. Careers in corporate finance range from financial analyst to chief financial officer (CFO).

Classified as: Desautels Faculty of Management, MBA Program
Published on: 26 Oct 2015

Jaclyn Luft and Lauren Merkel have at least two things in common: they’re both studying for their MBA at McGill University and they both come to the program from non-traditional undergraduate degrees.

Classified as: Don Melville
Published on: 6 Sep 2012


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