Desautels Faculty of Management news
The future home of the MBA and specialized Masters Programs Renovations began at full pace this September in the Donald E. Armstrong Building, which will house our MBA and Masters programs. Since then, progress is being made every day, with the grand opening slated for Winter 2018.
For another year, Desautels undergraduate students continue to shine as recipients of competitive funding from the Ordre des CPA du Québec (OCPAQ). Congratulations to the following students who were awarded seven of the forty $1,000 scholarships: Rebecca-Emilie Abelson, Alexander D'Arienzo, Jean-Philippe Leclerc, Ariah Leroux, Guillaume Martel-Lamarre, Yu Wei Pan, Jonathan Toledano
Canadian Western Bank Group (CWB) has launched a new division dedicated to the hospitality (hotel and restaurant) sectors across Canada, named CWB Franchise Finance, based out of Mississauga, Ontario. Restaurant News (RN) sat down with Ed Khediguian, senior vice president of the newly established branch, to discuss the transaction that brought him and the team over to CWB, the approach being taken in creating their programs for the industry, and the vision for the business in the upcoming years.
FL Fuller Landau LLP, a full-service chartered professional accounting and business advisory firm, recently announced the appointment of Jaimie Auger, Budd Newton, and Uros Milekic as new Partners, effective January 1, 2017.
SITA, the air transport IT provider, today announced the appointment of Sumesh Patel as SITA President Asia Pacific. He will be responsible for developing and driving the strategic direction for SITA in the region.
Amaya, a provider of services for the gaming and interactive entertainment industries, says that Daniel Sebag has advised Amaya that he will retire as CFO later this year once his successor is identified and appointed. ...Between 1999 and 2007, Mr. Sebag was a faculty lecturer at McGill University in Montreal, Québec, Canada where he led executive seminars in accounting and finance at its International Executive Institute, including the Directors Education Program and the Advanced Management Course.
In 2006, Professor Karl Moore led McGill students to Omaha, Nebraska to learn from legendary investment guru, Warren Buffett. Given the tremendous success of the first visit, the Desautels Faculty of Management, along with Professor Moore, gave twenty students from Desautels another opportunity to meet with Mr. Buffett on January 20, 2017, Inauguration Day in the U.S.
Congratulations to MBA students, Aman Arora, Timothy Lane, Santiago Monroy, and Jose Nunez Gutierrez, who were awarded second place in the Business for a Better World case competition. The team has been working since October on designing a global equity portfolio that advances the UN’s sustainable development goals, which culminated with a presentation in Davos, Switzerland on January 19th to a panel of high-profile judges.
Kevin O’Leary’s business history back in spotlight after entering race for Conservative Party leader
Kevin O’Leary’s sales pitch for himself as Conservative Party leader revolves around one main argument: He understands business and the economy better than the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. ...There are two ways to look at the SoftKey saga: O’Leary may have built a company that turned out to be a lemon, but McGill University management professor Karl Moore pointed out he came out on top.
Long before the post-election political maelstrom we’re now experiencing in the U.S. and in many countries around the world, I wrote about four types of organizational political arenas.
Metamaterial Technologies Inc. (MTI) is pleased to announce that Mr. Marco Goguen has joined the company's executive team as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He brings over 20 years of experience as an investment banker, private equity investor and entrepreneur. Prior to joining MTI, Mr. Goguen was Co-Head of the Clean Technology Group at National Bank Financial and was responsible for all investment banking services to energy and industrial technology companies.
Durant les dernières semaines, Guy Nantel, Louis-José Houde, Réal Béland, François Massicotte et Joël Legendre ont tous annoncé la naissance d’un nouveau spectacle solo en 2017. Le Journal a fait le décompte: pas moins de 22 nouveaux spectacles d’humour prendront la route cette année, s’ajoutant à la quinzaine déjà en tournée. La compétition sera féroce.
McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management has earned top marks in the annual QS Global 250 Business Schools Report, putting the Faculty in the same category as institutions such as Harvard Business School and London Business School. In particular, the Faculty earned high marks for employability of its graduates, international academic reputation and research excellence. Read full article: McGill Reporter, January 17, 2017
As the new semester rolls in, so does a new textbook-exchanging app. Venndor, founded by recent McGill graduates Anthony Heinrich, Julien Marlatt and Tynan Davis, is a classifieds app with the goal of helping students buy and sell textbooks without the need for haggling or negotiating prices.
Form follows function. The philosophy that drives nature also drives business school re-design, especially in Canada. The focus? Creating student community. Why the push? Business schools recognize that the sprawling university model doesn’t reflect the 21st-century business model of community, collaboration, and innovation. Instead, they reflect insular and disjointed approaches. Many current business schools send students to classes on one part of campus, career services in a far flung corner, and student groups sprinkled about.