Desautels Faculty of Management

The Québec Chapter of Financial Executives International Canada, an all-industry professional association for senior financial executives, is delighted to launch the 2015 "Aces of Finance" competition for a fifth year. Open to members and non-members, the competition aims to raise awareness of the role and importance of financial executives in organizations by highlighting the professional achievements and community engagement of three individuals in the following categories: 

... 2015 Homage Award

Classified as: BCom, BCom Alumni, CEO, Aces of Finance, Agropur Cooperative, FEI Canada, Robert Coallier
Published on: 1 Dec 2014

Despite member-controlled and community-centric businesses gaining much appeal and generating billions in revenue, laws that govern co-ops in Ontario are strikingly outdated and restrictive.

Classified as: BCom, Henry Mintzberg, cleghorn professor, MBA Program
Published on: 1 Dec 2014

To win a Rhodes Scholarship, perhaps the world’s most prestigious academic award, a student must demonstrate an unusual array of talents, excelling not only academically, but in extracurriculars, arts and “moral force of character.”

Classified as: BCom, the globe and mail, Joanna Klimczak, rhodes scholar, rhodes scholarship
Published on: 1 Dec 2014

Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (“Osisko” or the “Corporation”) (TSX:OR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Françoise Bertrand to its Board of Directors.

Classified as: DEP alumni, directors education program, Françoise Bertrand, Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd
Published on: 1 Dec 2014

Have you been wishing for more file storage space? Based on feedback from the IT Services 2014 student survey, you’re not alone.

Well, you’ll be happy to receive this early holiday gift from IT Services. McGill students now have access to 1 TB FREE personal file space on OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud file storage component of the Office 365 package.

Classified as: Office 365, OneDrive, file storage
Published on: 1 Dec 2014

The late Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s celebrated phrase “defining deviancy down” first appeared in a 1993 essay in The American Scholar. “I proffer the thesis,” wrote Moynihan, “that, over the past generation…the amount of deviant behavior in American society has increased beyond the levels the community can ‘afford to recognize’ and that, accordingly, we have been re-defining deviancy so as to exempt much conduct previously stigmatized.”

Classified as: BCom, Reuven Brenner, Professor, MBA Program, Ferguson
Published on: 28 Nov 2014

Mariam SyllaCedric McNicoll and Katia Clement-Heydra highlighted a group of 17 athletes from McGill University to receive bursaries doled out Tuesday at the 29thannual Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence awards gala, held at the Sheraton Laval.

Classified as: BCom, McGill Athletics, Cedric McNicoll, Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence, Gabrielle Davdison
Published on: 28 Nov 2014

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am delighted to speak to JoAnne Yates from MIT [Massachusetts Institute of Technology].

JoAnne, what have you learned in your research about virtual teams?

Read full article: The Globe and Mail, November 25, 2014

Classified as: Talking Management, BCom, Karl Moore, the globe and mail, MIT, MBA Program, Joanne Yates
Published on: 27 Nov 2014

Mississauga will soon be home to the largest of five new Simons stores scheduled to open across Canada, marking only the second time the company has set up shop outside Quebec.

Local shoppers unfamiliar with Simons can expect a family feel across the chain, said Robert Mackalski, a brand expert and faculty lecturer at McGill University.

Classified as: BCom, bob mackalski, Faculty Lecturer, Robert Mackalski, Simons
Published on: 27 Nov 2014

Desautels, Ivey, Rotman, Sauder and Schulich all cracked the top 100 on the Financial Times’ business school rankings in 2014. While FT’s list is the global standard by which programs are measured, determining the “best” business school is ultimately complicated and subjective, dependent on a plethora of metrics each individual can and should weigh differently.

Classified as: BCom, Desautels Faculty of Management, MBA Program
Published on: 27 Nov 2014

Perhaps you are only just now considering an EMBA and have not even filled in your first application but it is never a bad idea to move forward keeping the end in sight. So, with that in mind, we went to top business schools around the world to find out what career advice they would offer to new EMBA graduates to help them take full advantage of their degree.

... 5. Make an impact - Marianne Vandenbosch, director of the EMBA Program, McGill-HEC Montreal

Classified as: EMBA, McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Program Director, Marianne Vandenbosch
Published on: 25 Nov 2014

Jean Castonguay, a former provincial deputy minister and former associate deputy minister of health, has been named interim chief executive officer of Vitalité Health Network effective immediately. Health Minister Victor Boudreau made the announcement on November 21.

... Castonguay has a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics and physics from the Université de Moncton, Edmundston, and an MBA from McGill University, Montreal.

Classified as: EMBA Alumni, CEO, MBA Program, Jean Castonguay, Vitalité Health Network
Published on: 24 Nov 2014

One of the province’s best known stand-up comics is likely laughing all the way to the bank with a new advertising campaign.

... ”This is marketing 101,” Robert Soroka, a marketing professor at McGill University said.

The advertisement and the fallout is a well orchestrated publicity campaign that Sammy has executed perfectly.

Read full article: Global Montreal, November 21, 2014

Classified as: BCom, Marketing, Robert Soroka, Professor, MBA Program
Published on: 24 Nov 2014

Seniors looking for an additional source of income should think twice about letting unwanted life insurance lapse, because these policies may be sold for substantial value to help fund a better quality of life in their retirement.

... Ken Lester, a professor at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management and CEO of Lester Asset Management Inc. in Montreal, says life settlements are a bit like reverse mortgages, which allow homeowners to take out a loan against the equity in their home to receive cash payments. 

Classified as: finance, Kenneth Lester, Adjunct Professor, CEO, Lester Asset Management Inc
Published on: 24 Nov 2014

The Desautels Faculty of Management will take over the adjacent McGill Bookstore at 3420 McTavish St. sometime in 2016, providing a new home for the Faculty’s MBA programs, which will be moved out of the overcrowded Bronfman Building.

Classified as: Marcel Desautels, Morty Yalovsky, MBA Program, Interim Dean Morty Yalovsky
Published on: 20 Nov 2014

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