Desautels Faculty of Management news
Over the past decade or so it’s become accepted in the business education world that some of the best value that MBA students get from a year or two in the classroom comes not from their chosen school’s academics but from their peers. This is why all of the leading international schools have worked hard to build classes that often look like mini-United Nations, embracing representatives from almost every nationality and ethnicity under the sun.
The full-time MBA ranking published last month by BusinessWeek brings the 2012 season of media rankings of business schools to a close, and the results will be met with the usual mix of joy, despair and skepticism by the business school community. Staff, students and alumni will be assessing the impact of their school’s standing in the global market, while potential applicants may over-rely on these league tables to determine their shortlist of target schools.
‘If you’re not online, do you even exist?” asks Leigh Gauthier, director of careers for full-time MBA students at the Rotman School of Management. The rhetorical question helps shape the way she guides students branding and positioning themselves for successful job searches at the end of their studies. Catherine Awad, senior advisor for MBA career management at the Desautels Faculty of Management, agrees that social media are a crucial part of the job-search process for students and new graduates.
For six days each spring, a group of 25 senior-level, female business executives put their demanding roles on hold and sequester themselves at an offsite venue for six days to discuss management trends, develop leadership skills and, most importantly, network.
Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to John Coates, who spent 12 years on Wall Street with Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank as a trader in the heart of the beast, then moved on and now is a senior researcher at Cambridge University Neuroscience and Finance. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, November 28, 2012
Then, as today, societies were uncertain about which model of society to strive for and how to repair monetary systems. Societies bet on the wrong ideas; we may be committing similar mistakes now.
You’ve seen this year’s Centraide posters that have fitted ordinary people with stylized angel wings made from the iconic Centraide hand. The slogan simply reads “Donating is uplifting.” … “It was really wonderful because it was everyone – students, staff and faculty – just reaching into their pockets and giving what they could – five, ten, twenty dollars,” said Celine Junke, Development Officer at Desautels and one of the event’s organizers.
MBA rankings are an integral part of the business school world, and like them or loathe them, the chances are you’ll take a look at them. Staff, students and alumni will be assessing the impact of their school’s standing in the global market, while potential applicants may over rely on these league tables to determine their shortlist of target schools.
La Chine et l'Inde comptent au total 2,5 milliards d'habitants. Mais si ces deux pays ont en commun d'être très peuplés, la Chine est vieillissante tandis que l'Inde est très jeune. Les entreprises qui visent ces marchés ont donc tout intérêt à adapter leurs stratégies en fonction de leurs profils démographiques, disent des spécialistes.
To mark the journal’s 90th anniversary, the Harvard Business Review website has run a series of blogs and articles under the strapline “Why Management Matters”. Alas, the content does not engage with the proposition itself, taking the importance of management for granted.
Two very good sports sported white jackets and McGill bow ties to lead a very entertaining video in support of McGill’s Centraide campaign that went up this week. Dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management Peter Todd and Michael Di Grappa, Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance), co-chairs of this year’s Centraide campaign, teamed up with TonalEcstacy, a McGill a capella singing group, for the clip, produced by Jacquie Rourke.
Nancy Adler is an artist and professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill in Canada. Since joining the school in 1990, she has taught through the medium of art. She now teaches a three-day global leadership course called Redefining Success that encourages MBA students to appreciate beauty and not just financial wealth. Read full article: Financial Times, November 26, 2012
Addressing the World Health Summit in Berlin in October, Professor Laurette Dubé warned that the current dominant approach to combating an exploding global epidemic of diabetes and heart disease is too narrowly focused to succeed.
Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to MIT’s Deborah Ancona. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, November 20, 2012
It seems every Business School professor starts by saying how much the world has changed” – that was Henry Mintzberg’s opening to a session on change, not unsurprisingly Henry takes a different tack. He points out that continuity is as important as change. We are co-teaching strategy to a group of Chinese executives today, and I had to sheepishly admit I had done just that earlier in the day! -Article by Karl Moore