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People lack willpower to eat healthy

But Robert Fisher of the University of Alberta noted that while people know the rules surrounding good eating and proper nutrition, they seem to lack one common component that often costs them the battle of the bulge: willpower. The focus of Fisher's study, developed with Laurette Dube from McGill University, defined the lay beliefs of Americans with regards to rules about eating.

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Published on : 05 Nov 2011

Spotlight Athletics: Redman / Desautels MBA student earns all-star status

Pradié, a six-foot, 175-pound defender, finished tied for sixth among Quebec league goal-scoring leaders with four and was 10th in points with five in 11 games. The 24-year-old MBA student is in his first year with the Redmen after transferring from the NAIA's Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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Published on : 04 Nov 2011

The Golden Triangle of MBA applications

I received an email from Luis Duran from Mexico, an applicant and hopefully future student, asking for advise on getting accepted into the McGill MBA programme. I asked what my classmates thought. The general opinion is that the GMAT score is important but being a well rounded candidate is also important. – Article by Desautels MBA student, Boon Hoh

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Published on : 04 Nov 2011

Face time with the stars

McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management draws top students with superstar professor Henry Mintzberg, an expert on general management and organizations who has co-authored 15 books and has been named to the Order of Canada.

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Published on : 03 Nov 2011

Winners and losers in the MBA rankings game

The full-time MBA ranking published last month by The Economist brings the 2011 season of media rankings of business schools to a close. For Peter Todd, dean at Desautels, the school's decision to participate in all the major rankings gives applicants a broader international perspective across an aggregate of results.

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Published on : 03 Nov 2011

After MBA-fees victory, McGill moves on

Peter Todd is winding up 2011 on a high note. After a difficult standoff with the province of Quebec, the dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University has won provincial approval for a new self-funded MBA. The new model has meant boosting tuition by almost 15-fold, ending one of the great MBA bargains (just over $4,000 for a two-year degree).

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Published on : 03 Nov 2011

McGill MD/MBA candidate juggles medical studies, Action Canada fellowship

Now into the second year of McGill’s joint MD/MBA program, Isenberg already has completed his MBA work at Desautels – including a thesis on reducing hospital greenhouse-gas emissions – and has moved on to the four-year program of medical studies, with an eye to eventually practicing emergency medicine.

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Published on : 03 Nov 2011

Why Ryanair’s low-cost, high-fee model may be the future

One of the main foundations of Ryanair’s success was its decision, early on, to target second-tier airports. Smaller airports don’t charge the same tariffs as large urban ones. In some cases, they even pay Ryanair to fly there. “This is a great deal,” says Karl Moore, a business professor at McGill University and a former consultant for airlines including Air Canada and British Airways.

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Published on : 02 Nov 2011

Talking Management with Karl Moore: The perils of being always connected

Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, speaks to JoAnne Yates, a senior professor at MIT at the Sloan School, and deputy dean at the Sloan school as well.

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Published on : 02 Nov 2011

La nouvelle MBA internationale de McGill - Marcel Desautels voulait promouvoir l'excellence de la formation en gestion

L'Université McGill offre un nouveau diplôme de maîtrise en administration des affaires (MBA) encore plus axé sur l'international. Il s'agit du fameux programme qui a soulevé la controverse du fait que les droits de scolarité s'élèvent à 30 000 $ par année.

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Published on : 31 Oct 2011

Desautels BCom student wins award for promoting education as a factor of social change

Unfortunately, all boys and girls throughout the world are not given equal opportunities when it comes to education. This is something Maria, Amena and Zareen Ali, three sisters, became fully aware of following a visit to India. On their return to Canada, they immediately set about making their contribution to changing the situation by establishing an organization called the Abhilasha Project.

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Published on : 31 Oct 2011

Lining Up Your Team for Success: Business Leadership Lessons From the World Series

Before every Major League Baseball game, including the World Series being played this week, a baseball team manager has to present his starting batting order to the umpire. This is one of the most important decisions that a team manager has to make. – Article by Karl Moore and Devin Bigoness

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Published on : 28 Oct 2011

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Innovation: it's all a question of context

Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Talking Management for The Globe and Mail, speaks to Tarun Khanna, a professor at the Harvard Business School.

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Published on : 26 Oct 2011

Europe pays for lost character

Should the European Union extend credit to its risk-of-defaulting members? Can Greece and Italy be looked at like some misbehaving heirs who got easy money from their indulgent, dotting parents? Can "tough love" be a remedy? – Article by Reuven Brenner

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Published on : 22 Oct 2011