Desautels Faculty of Management news
The Next 36, a program aimed at developing high-impact Canadian entrepreneurs, hopes to draw several members of its next cohort from among McGill’s best, most ambitious undergrads, Founding Chair Reza Satchu told a Sept. 26 gathering of students and faculty members from across the University.
Younger people let me be clear, I really, truly need to talk to you sometimes, at least on the phone, stop just texting me! I work with young people at McGill University, they are very bright people, in the same league as my students at Oxford. Many text me, but seem to be rather reluctant to actually talk to me on the phone. – Article by Karl Moore
Every year, a select number of students from across the country graduate with both an MBA and a masters degree in another equally - or even more - demanding discipline. McGill University, for example, offers a dual medicine and MBA program as well as a dual MBA and law degree.
To outsiders, the distinction between an MBA and an EMBA (Executive MBA) is often unclear. But the differences between the two are significant, from the curriculum to the student profiles. McGill University claims to be the first to develop an integrated approach to an MBA curriculum.
By coincidence, David Goldman’s book, How Civilizations Die (and Why Islam is Dying Too), came out the same time that the Financial Times dedicated a special supplement, titled “Welcome, Number Seven Billion” that gives a detailed tour around the world about population, fertility rates, and other demographic details. - Article by Reuven Brenner
A two-day United Nations summit on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases – its very first one – has just ended in New York with a whimper rather than a bang. - Article by John Kirton and Laurette Dubé
Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, speaks to an old friend, Julian Birkinshaw, a senior professor at the London Business School.
The Desautels Faculty of Management has placed #2 for Undergraduate (up from #6 last year) and #5 for MBA (up from #7 last year) in this 8th Annual Knight Schools Survey (Corporate Knights, Fall 2011).
One of the things I learned along the way is that nobody knows what they want. This is especially true when career decisions are on the table. During your MBA, you will no doubt join your fellow students in bashing the program’s Career Services, but be fair – they have the impossible job of helping you with something you are clueless about. – Article by Vladimir Miladinovic, MBA’11
"It gives people from Canada a chance to go over to Europe, using WestJet as part of that," says Karl Moore, an associate professor at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management. "So people can fly from the other (Canadian) cities to the gateway cities, and then on KLM.
After an extensive international search, the Desautels Faculty of Management recently appointed one of its own, Prof. Steve Maguire, as the first director of the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (IIM) for a five-year term.
On Sept. 6 an article appeared on CNN.com about a school principal who was recently named as the administrator of the year in her state. She told the journalist that she was leaving the profession. She said the reason was that the parents expected teachers to be more “nannies” than educators. – Article by Reuven Brenner
The last thing I wanted to do when leaving university was to ever think about school again. After countless hours devoted to studying, internships, and student groups I was ready to be paid for my time for the rest of my life. – Article by MBA student, Greg Illson
Jobs, growth, and national prosperity. These words represent the central themes driving economic policy today, from Ottawa to Washington to Brussels to Tokyo to Sydney -- especially as governments and central banks around the world scramble in their efforts to keep our economies from slipping back into recession. – Article by William Polushin
To date, companies have embraced social networks by setting up Facebook and LinkedIn pages. Many view these as an extension of their current marketing mix and offer product information, sales notices and contact information which is no different from their website. – Article by Karl Moore and Peter Neeley