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Why it's Time for Business Schools to Radically Rethink the MBA

Employers love business school graduates. That's not just a wild claim: 96% of employers globally polled by the Graduate Management Admission Council in January 2016 said that hiring such graduates creates value for their companies. But that most-sought-after of business qualifications, the Master of Business Administration (MBA), is not above criticism. It has been accused by some of not meeting the needs of a changing market. In this tough economic and political climate it's important to question whether business schools should be doing something differently.

Published on : 07 Mar 2016

Bombardier CEO Alain Bellemare says CSeries is en route for success

Alain Bellemare, 54, took the helm of Bombardier Inc. in February. The company’s US$5.4-billion CSeries passenger jet, the largest plane built by the company, was certified on Friday by Transport Canada.

Published on : 03 Mar 2016

Via Rail boss speaks about a $1 billion investment, high-speed trains and what it takes to be successful

Karl Moore is a professor of strategy and organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. In this exclusive interview he speaks with Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, who oversees Canada’s national passenger rail service, which runs on a 12,500 kilometres track, serves more 400 communities, transports about 4 million passengers a year and employs about 2,500 people.

Published on : 03 Mar 2016

Forget What Trump Can Do, Voters Likely Won't Allow It

What are the main issues that David Cameron negotiated with the EU and put up for the coming referendum?

Published on : 03 Mar 2016

Washington-Montréal-Paris : mercato dans les écoles de commerce

La mondialisation concerne aussi les dirigeants d’écoles de management les plus réputées. Approchée par des chasseurs de têtes alors qu’elle était vice-doyenne de l’école de commerce de l’université George-Washington, dans la capitale américaine, la Française Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou est ainsi devenue, en septembre 2015, doyenne de l’école de gestion Desautels de l’université McGill de Montréal (Canada).

Published on : 03 Mar 2016

Écoutez, partagez

L'acteur Serge Postigo a été le premier à monter sur la scène du Centre Bell lors de la conférence Apex 2016, en février dernier. J'ai bien aimé l'une de ses anecdotes. Un jour, alors que l'acteur était vice-président du Festival Juste pour rire, son patron Gilbert Rozon lui a demandé : «Serge, ça ne te tenterait pas de faire un EMBA1 ?» Serge Postigo croyait qu'il s'agissait d'une plaisanterie. Lui, faire une maîtrise en gestion ? Ben voyons ! «Je suis un acteur, pas un gestionnaire», a-t-il répondu.

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Published on : 03 Mar 2016

How learning at work has changed over the past decade

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail talks with Michele Rigolizzo from the Harvard Business School. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, 2 March, 2016 

Published on : 03 Mar 2016

Socially responsible behavior boosts profit - if marketing is strong

That can complicate the situation for managers who must balance between doing good and keeping shareholders happy, said Sachin Modi, an associate professor in Iowa State University's College of Business. According to a new study by Modi and Saurabh Mishra, an associate professor at McGill University, a strong marketing department is crucial to helping a firm leverage its efforts to be socially responsible.

Published on : 03 Mar 2016

CAE’s Sonya Branco appointed Chief Financial Officer

CAE today announced that it has appointed Sonya Branco as the Company's Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, effective May 23, 2016, after the Company has reported its fiscal 2016 year-end results. She succeeds Stephane Lefebvre who has recently accepted a leadership position with le Cirque du Soleil, a company held by private equity. ...

Published on : 03 Mar 2016

L’avocate Marie-Laure Leclercq une fois de plus honorée par ses pairs

L’Association du Barreau canadien (ABC) vient d’annoncer que Marie Laure Leclercq est la lauréate 2016 du Prix de l’héroïne du Forum sur l’orientation et l’identité sexuelles. Pionnière et pilier de la communauté LGBTB, Marie Laure Leclercq a, au moyen des travaux qu’elle a réalisés à l’ABC et auprès d’autres organisations communautaires, servi d’exemple et de modèle pour les nombreuses personnes transgenres qui cherchent à s’insérer dans un milieu professionnel hostile.

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Published on : 29 Feb 2016

Giving furniture a new home

Geoff Hancock loves the process of hunting for the perfect high-quality furniture and home decor items for Needful Things, the store he and his wife Kim own. Once Geoff finds the pieces, Kim takes over and uses her love of staging and decorating to beautifully display everything from tables and couches to lamps in their store and helps customers find the perfect fit for them.

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Published on : 29 Feb 2016

Diversity Is Good for Business in Hollywood, according to UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Study

Films with multiple black actors in leading roles achieve significantly higher domestic box-office revenues than films with no black actors, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. “Hollywood should take note – box-office revenues are 149% higher in films with multiple black actors in leading roles compared to films with no black actors,” says Venkat Kuppuswamy, assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

Published on : 29 Feb 2016

BCom Students win Montreal CFA Valuation Challenge

BCom students Drew Allen, Peter Huo, Philippe Rich, Henri St-Pierre, and Kit-yuen Christie Wei won the Regional CFA Valuation Challenge in Montreal on Friday, February 19. They will compete in Chicago for the International Championships in April.  They are being coached by Professor Sebastien Betermier coached along with alumnus Cliff Isings, MBA',  now Manager – International Equities at CN. Learn more about the CFA Research Challenge.

Published on : 26 Feb 2016

Why diversity never comes to some workplaces

Striving for greater diversity in the workplace – be it gender, race, age or experience levels among employees – is a long sought-after goal by business leaders looking for a competitive advantage. Several studies show that companies with a diverse workforce are more likely to outperform others in the field. So, with so much on the line, why do so many firms still struggle with a lack of gender, race or age diversity within their ranks?

Published on : 25 Feb 2016

Le ministre des Finances à McGill : « L’avenir du Québec passe par l’innovation »

C’est la première fois que le gouvernement provincial rencontre les étudiants et les professeurs d’une université dans le cadre d’une consultation prébudgétaire, a souligné le ministre des Finances du Québec, lors d’une rencontre qui a eu lieu à McGill le 15 février.

Published on : 19 Feb 2016