Desautels Faculty of Management

In January 2018, the Donald E. Armstrong Building, the new home for Desautels’ MBA and Masters programs, opened officially for classes.

Just under two months since its inauguration, The McGill Reporter delves into the benefits that this expansion has brought for all in the Faculty.

For example, in line with student feedback, the new building brings additional spaces for group work and quiet study areas, which will surely enhance learning.

Classified as: Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Donald E Armstrong Building, Masters of Management in Finance (MMF), Masters of Management in Analytics (MMA)
Published on: 21 Feb 2018

Why are our students so hungry for change?

Learn more about how Desautels students are behind some of the most significant charitable initiatives.

Classified as: Management Undergraduate Society (MUS), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), BCom Alumni
Published on: 19 Feb 2018

As it becomes increasingly clear that the leaders of tomorrow will need to have experience working with international markets, Canadian MBA programs are heeding the call to integrate international exposure into their curriculum.

Professor Alfred Jaeger, Academic Director of the MBA program, comments on how the Faculty has made this a top priority.

Classified as: Alfred Jaeger, Organizational Behaviour, Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Published on: 16 Feb 2018

Weekly guest lectures are an important component of the Desautels Masters of Management in Finance program. This past year included presentations from industry leaders in a diversity of fields, such as asset management, investment banking, venture capitalism and pension funds.

With guests from cities like Toronto, Paris, New York, and Boston, students have been able to not only broaden their knowledge, but also their network. 

Classified as: Masters of Management in Finance (MMF)
Published on: 16 Feb 2018

McGill University will participate in two of the five “superclusters” selected by the Government of Canada for funding under its Innovation Superclusters Initiative.

Classified as: McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics, Bensadoun School of Retail Management
Published on: 16 Feb 2018

The Desautels Faculty of Management welcomes Martin Webber, Executive Vice President and Partner, J.E. Austin Associates, Inc., as its latest Global Expert member.

Martin Webber is co-owner of J.E. Austin Associates, a Washington DC-based consultancy that catalyzes economic growth in developing and emerging economies through responsible and competitive business performance.  He is a leading expert in promoting entrepreneurship, strategy and competitiveness, agribusiness and enterprise development.

Classified as: Martin Webber, Desautels Global Experts
Published on: 15 Feb 2018

As a popular go-to for vegans and health-conscious eaters, LOV restaurant, founded by Dominic Bujold (EMBA’13), has made the Travel Channel’s list of 13 Plant-Based Restaurants Around the World.

LOV has earned a dedicated clientele through popular dishes like kimchi fries, kale mac ‘n cheese and gnocchi.

Read more on The Travel Channel

Classified as: McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni
Published on: 15 Feb 2018

With the news that Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd., the Canadian manager of about $40 billion, is being bought by Bank of Nova Scotia, Desautels Professor Karl Moore shares what this will bring for both brands and management teams, with many expecting the deal to propel the Bank of Nova Scotia’s private wealth services into new regions of the globe.

Read more on BNN

Classified as: Karl Moore, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 15 Feb 2018

Professor Reuven Brenner was invited to present on a panel that discussed venture capital in Quebec’s biotech and life sciences industry. The high-profile event was attended by Quebec Ministers Mr. Gaétan Barrette and Ms. Dominique Anglade, while the discussion was moderated in part by Mr. Pierre-Marc Johnson, former Premier of Quebec. 

Classified as: Reuven Brenner, finance
Published on: 12 Feb 2018

In response to the growing need for big data literacy across organizations, the Desautels Faculty of Management will launch a new Masters of Management in Analytics (MMA) program that will prepare students to leverage big data in business.

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Classified as: Masters of Management in Analytics (MMA)
Published on: 12 Feb 2018

As news broke that SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. and five partners will build the Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM), Montreal's biggest public transportation project in 50 years, many were left wondering why Bombardier failed to win this project.

Desautels Professor Karl Moore weighs in on the competitive disadvantage that this announcement may bring for the company.  

Classified as: Karl Moore, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 12 Feb 2018

Eric Myles (EMBA’11), executive director for sport for the Canadian Olympic Committee, and Richard Pound (BCom'62, LLD'09), former head of the World Anti-Doping Agency, discuss the aftermath of the incident involving Canada and Russia in the Olympic Village.

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Classified as: McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), BCom Alumni
Published on: 9 Feb 2018

Christina Foerster (IMPM, Cycle 16) has been appointed as the new CEO of Brussels Airlines, becoming the first woman to head a Lufthansa Group airline.

To her new role, Foerster brings considerable experience in the aviation industry, having served the Lufthansa Group in various roles, including general manager product management intercontinental, vice president network and fleet development, and senior vice president network, group & alliance development.

Classified as: International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM)
Published on: 7 Feb 2018

Michael Handelsman, BCom’04, Principal & Founder, Paddock Consulting

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Guest Lecture in Strategic Management with Ms. Imane Tabbara

Classified as: Michael A Handelsman, Desautels Global Experts, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), BCom Alumni
Published on: 7 Feb 2018

In an interview with Desautels Professor Karl Moore, Olympic gold medalist turned CPA Alexandre Bilodeau discusses how being a professional athlete prepared him to become a successful entrepreneur.

Along the way, Bilodeau shares the importance of maintaining a balance between work and life, as well as the thrill of competing at Sochi.

Classified as: Karl Moore, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 6 Feb 2018