Desautels Faculty of Management

Matthew Ingrassia, MBA’07

Senior Partner, Applied Research Investments

Wednesday November 29th, 2017

Mr. Matthew Ingrassia gave a guest lecture to the Masters of Management in Finance (MMF) students.

Classified as: Matthew Ingrassia, MBA Alumni, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Masters of Management in Finance (MMF), Desautels Global Experts
Published on: 30 Nov 2017

James McMullan, MBA'88

Senior Vice-President, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Mr. James McMullan gave a guest lecture to the Honours in Investment Management (HIM) students.

He gave an overview of the credit investment process at CDPQ, a firm with over $286 billion under management. He also discussed the investment lifecycle and the importance of managing relationships beyond the exit phase of a deal.


Classified as: MBA Alumni, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Desautels Global Experts, James B McMullan
Published on: 30 Nov 2017

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship has inaugurated a collaborative space where members of McGill’s startup ecosystem can come together and work on their early stage projects.

Located at 3430 McTavish, the space is available on a drop-in basis every weekday between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm.

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Classified as: McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship
Published on: 29 Nov 2017

According to the QS Global MBA Rankings 2018, the MBA program at the Desautels Faculty of Management has placed 66th in the world among over 200 schools.

The ranking considers a variety of aspects, with the Faculty ranking above the global and national averages for Thought Leadership and Employer Reputation.

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Classified as: Master of Business Administration (MBA), QS Rankings, University Rankings
Published on: 28 Nov 2017

An article for The Globe and Mail examines the emerging trend among investment firms to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) in their daily operations.

These new systems can identify various patterns and then make increasingly accurate predictions based on this information.

As this shift suggests uncertainty in the job market, Professor Sebastien Betermier comments on further implications of the rise of AI in the financial domain.

Classified as: Sebastien Betermier, finance, AI
Published on: 23 Nov 2017

Since assuming the helm of HEC Paris in 2015, former Desautels dean Peter Todd (BCom’83) shares some information on the School’s progress to-date, which includes innovative course offerings on entrepreneurship, as well as increased student financial aid to render business education more accessible.  

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Classified as: Peter Todd, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), BCom Alumni
Published on: 23 Nov 2017

Desautels Global Expert, Andy Nulman (BCom’83), will be joining the Festival du rire de Montréal initiative as a consultant, bringing much of his experience as the co-founder of the Just for Laughs festival to bear.

The Festival du rire de Montréal aims to refresh the concept of comedy festivals, while also putting the creativity and talent of local comedians in the international spotlight.

Classified as: Andy Nulman, Desautels Global Experts, BCom Alumni, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 23 Nov 2017

Sean Brown, BCom’90

Director of Global Communications and External Relations, Strategy and Corporate Finance, McKinsey & Company

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Mr. Brown gave a guest lecture in Professor Myung-Soo Jo’s Management in a Global Context course. He gave the students insight into the working environment and culture at McKinsey.

Classified as: Myung-Soo Jo, Desautels Global Experts, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Sean Brown, BCom Alumni
Published on: 23 Nov 2017

Rita-Rose Gagné (EMBA’12) is the Executive Vice-president of Growth Markets at Ivanhoé Cambridge, a global commercial real estate firm.

In an interview with Desautels professor Karl Moore, she reveals some of her formative experiences from her early years, the key to working across cultures, and how her leadership style has evolved to encompass strategy and long-term vision.

Classified as: Karl Moore, Strategy & Organization, McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni
Published on: 23 Nov 2017

In an article that explores the importance of building a community in the workplace, the author cites Desautels professor Henry Mintzberg’s conception of “communityship”, a distributed form of management that engages and unites employees across levels.

For the author, building workplace communities where individuals care about one another on a human level will reap larger benefits for businesses in the long-term. 

Classified as: Henry Mintzberg, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 23 Nov 2017

Samer Saab, BEng'93, MBA'96, CEO and founder of eXplorance Inc.

November 20, 2017

Guest Lectured in Technological Entrepreneurship (BUSA 691) with Prof. Michael Avedesian

Classified as: Samer Saab, Desautels Global Experts, MBA Alumni, Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Published on: 20 Nov 2017

In a piece for American Affairs, Professor Reuven Brenner takes a pulse of contemporary U.S. education and outlines some of the key challenges in this area, including skewed high school graduation rates and the lack of rigorous training to develop skills and discipline.

As a solution, Prof. Brenner proposes an accelerated education program that is complemented by new institutions to better prepare students for their lives and careers.

Classified as: Reuven Brenner, finance
Published on: 20 Nov 2017

For Vito Piazza, President and Founding Partner of Sid Lee Toronto, strategy and storytelling are virtually intertwined.

Piazza recently joined Desautels professor Karl Moore’s The CEO Series to chat about the four pillars that transcend all activities at Sid Lee, namely strategy, creativity, account leadership, and production, as well as how he approaches leading a team of experts.

At the end of the day, Piazza reflects that the shared victories are what he enjoys most as a leader.

Classified as: Karl Moore, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 20 Nov 2017

Are you a Desautels student who would like to gain experience addressing organizational and societal challenges?

The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) will appoint its first cohort of Integrated Management Student Fellows in the winter 2018 term. The program provides an opportunity to hone practical skills through paid experiential learning.


Classified as: Integrated Management, BCom, MBA, Sustainability, experiential learning, Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management
Published on: 17 Nov 2017

Johanne Mullen, MBA’92, Partner at PwC

Monday, November 13, 2017

Guest Lectures in Corporate Finance (FINE 342) with Prof. Sujata Madan

Ms. Johanne Mullen gave a guest lecture in Prof. Madan’s Corporate Finance course with our BCom students. She explained her role at PwC and broke down the topic of Project Finance, giving practical examples from her career.

Classified as: MBA Alumni, Sujata Madan, Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Published on: 17 Nov 2017