Congratulations to our 44 Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA) graduates for successfully passing the Common Final Examination (CFE), and to Kai He (BCom’16, GCPA’17) for sharing the Gold Medal in Quebec! Richard Despatie (BCom’16) placed on the National Honour Roll.
The Li Ka Shing Program in International Business provides exchange opportunities between students from McGill and Shantou universities. These learning experiences have enriched participants in innumerable ways, exposing them to cutting-edge business practices and diverse cultures.
Last March, a group comprised of Desautels students hosted the inaugural Empower McGill conference, which promoted the benefits of disability inclusion in the workforce.
Since then, the initiative has earned the first prize in the Mutual Aid, Peace and Justice category of this year’s Forces Avenir awards. With plans already underway to host another conference in January, the organizers are again looking to empower students with disabilities who are looking ahead to their future careers.
Applications are now open for the 2018 SEI Impact Internship Program!
Desautels BCom students and Montreal-based social-purpose organizations are invited to apply to the 2018 Impact Internship Program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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