Desautels Faculty of Management

Steven Kramer, BCom’97, President & Chief Executive Officer of WorkJam

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Guest Lectures in Technological Entrepreneurship with Prof. Michael Avedesian

Classified as: Steven Kramer, Desautels Global Experts, BCom Alumni, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 6 Mar 2018

Kory Williams, MBA'04, Principal,
K Williams Consulting

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Mr. Williams guest lectured in two sections of Strategic Management (MGCR 423) with Prof. Kwangjun An. He discussed the real life applications of strategy and provided several case examples.

In particular he analyzed the strategic approach of Apple, particularly as it related to the development and launch of the iPod.

Classified as: Kory Williams, Desautels Global Experts, MBA Alumni, Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
Published on: 6 Mar 2018

How does firm location affect the reliability of a company's financials?

Learn more about how Desautels professors are behind some of the most unique research projects in the world.

Classified as: Desmond Tsang, Accounting
Published on: 5 Mar 2018

In a piece for Asia Times, Professor Reuven Brenner points to history and other geographic contexts to demonstrate how Asian countries, such as Hong Kong and Taiwan, can redress democratic deviances.

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Classified as: Reuven Brenner, finance
Published on: 5 Mar 2018

According to the Financial Times, the landscape of MBA programs worldwide is showing a favorable shift toward online education. Dean Isabelle Bajeux shares her perspective on one of the most notable evolutions seen in MBA studies.

Once widely seen as inferior to on-campus degrees, Dean Bajeux states that online MBA programs “are now becoming accepted as a true — and often preferred — alternative rather than simply a substitute [for] traditional in-person MBAs”.

Classified as: Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
Published on: 5 Mar 2018

In a blog post for Radio Canada, Sylvie Bernier (IMHL’11) comments on her journey to achieving Olympic gold, which was at once exhilarating and rewarding as it was all-consuming and distressing. Along the way, she shares what life has been like after the Olympics and how it has changed.

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Classified as: International Masters for Health Leadership (IMHL), IMHL Alumni
Published on: 2 Mar 2018

Azimut Exploration Inc. has appointed Angelina Mehta (MBA’02) as its new company director, effective February 27, 2018.

In addition to an MBA, Mehta holds a degree in mining engineering and is also pursuing a Masters of Law at York University. She has previously worked as an investment manager at The Sentient Group and has gained both technical and corporate experience with Rio Tinto's subsidiary, Iron Ore Company of Canada.

Classified as: Masters of Business Administration (MBA), MBA Alumni
Published on: 2 Mar 2018

Founded 22 years ago by Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg, the International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM) has announced that Japan’s Yokohama National University (YNU) has joined as a partner institution to deliver the Collaborative Mindset Module. 

Classified as: Henry Mintzberg, Strategy & Organization, International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM)
Published on: 2 Mar 2018

According to Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg, the key to making organizations more efficient is to break down management roles, which allows each member to develop their own skillset.

Management roles, for Mintzberg, can categorized into three overarching areas: Interpersonal, Informational and Decision-making. 

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Classified as: Henry Mintzberg, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 28 Feb 2018

Despite popular misconceptions that the retail industry is in cataclysmic decline, Executive Director of the Bensadoun Retail Initiative, Charles De Brabant (BCom'83), sheds light on why this could not be further from the truth.

Retail, as he explains, is in the midst of transformation, not on the brink of demise.

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Classified as: Bensadoun School of Retail Management, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), BCom Alumni, Charles de Brabant
Published on: 27 Feb 2018

Congratulations to the six Desautels undergraduate students who were awarded scholarships by the Foundation of CPAs of Quebec.

The scholarships, valued at $1,000 each, recognize academic excellence and community involvement among students in Quebec who are interested in pursuing accounting.

This year’s recipients are: Nicole Butkowsky; Chaeyoung Lee; Shannon Levy; Sateesh Pararajasingham; Nathalie Shen-Picotte and Elizabeth Tkach.

Classified as: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Accounting
Published on: 27 Feb 2018

More than 400 participants attended this year’s Conférence L'ACT in Montreal, which explored what organizations can do to provide women with greater opportunities in the workplace.

Among the presenters was Louise Richer (EMBA’16), Executive Director and Founder of the National School of Humour.

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Classified as: McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni, McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA)
Published on: 23 Feb 2018

Sydney Wiseman (BCom'11), brand manager of WowWee, a leading manufacturer of hi-tech consumer robotic and entertainment products, was named the Wonder Woman in Toys Creator of the Year for her work with the Fingerlings children’s toy.

Winners of the 2018 Wonder Women Awards were announced on Sunday, February 18 at the 14th Annual Wonder Women in Toys, Licensing, & Entertainment Awards Gala in New York City.

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Classified as: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), BCom Alumni
Published on: 23 Feb 2018

The Desautels Management Achievement Awards

Members of the Desautels community came together in February to celebrate this year’s recipients of the Desautels Management Achievement Awards (DMAA), Daniel Saks (BA’07), President and Co-CEO of AppDirect, Narayana Murthy (DSc’15), Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Infosys, and Marie-Josée Lamothe, Managing Director of Google QC and Managing Director Branding of Google Canada.

Classified as: Desautels Management Achievement Awards
Published on: 22 Feb 2018

In a recent interview, Marie-Eve Roy, Director of Recruitment and Marketing and Keum-Yeo Brochet, Associate Director of Recruitment and Marketing for the Desautels MBA sat down to share insights into the nature and quality of the program. 

Along the way, they share information about the MBA program’s culture, admissions and illustrious alumni.

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Classified as: Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
Published on: 21 Feb 2018