Desautels Faculty of Management news
The Harvard Business School lists "Corporate Values and Employee Cynicism," by Sandra Cha of McGill and Amy Edmondson of HBS, as one of their most popular electronic articles of 2006. Click on "More information" to view Q&A with the authors and the complete article.
Last month the McGill chapter of CASCO (Commerce and Administration Student Charity Organization) held its annual fundraiser, and raised over $25,000 for the Montreal Children's Hospital. The fashion show and dinner has expanded each year and raised increasingly more money for the hospital. The CASCO fashion show is the most popular and anticipated event of the year at McGill. Since the McGill Chapter was founded, over $82,050 has been raised. Numerous pieces of much-needed equipment have been purchased with the donations.
Desautels Faculty of Management BCom student David Sanmiguel has won an EDC (Export and Development Canada) scholarship. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who are studying international business.
Desautels Faculty of Management BCom student Matthew Hertz finished ninth overall at the 2006 UBS Portfolio Challenge. BCom student Alexander Sebastian finished 23rd overall. There were 1,950 participants, including about 1,200 graduate students. Beginning October 15, students were given a month to invest 50,000 fantasy dollars. The top four undergraduates came from Dartmouth, UPenn, Colby and Har
Twenty-two of the 27 McGill first-time writers of the Uniform Final Examinations received a passing rate of 82%. The Quebec average is 87%, while the national average is 79%. The Desautels Faculty of Management BCom graduates' performance is particularly noteworthy, with 20 successful first-time writers out of 22, a success rate of 91%. Pierre-Luc Cardinal, BCom'05, is listed on the Honour Roll as one of the best writers in Quebec.
A team of five students from McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management has been recognized as the "Most Innovative MBA Team in the World" at the 2006 Innovation Challenge competition at the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business, beating out 439 teams of graduate business students from around the globe.
Principal Heather Munroe-Blum pulled no punches in a speech to the Montreal Board of Trade in which she decried the fact that Quebec is ill-equipped to compete in the global knowledge society.
Quebec needs to develop concrete education, research and innovation goals and strategies tied to a clear timeline that will enable it to compete and prosper in the knowledge economy, Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, told an audience at the Montreal Board of Trade today.
Marketing major Michael Tomasetta helped the McGill Redbirds win their first national title at the Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball Association championships in Ottawa in October. He struck out eight and walked three for the first no-hit, no-run game in McGill history.
Professor Jan Ericsson and PhD candidate Hao Wang win 2006 Financial Management Association best paper in fixed income award
The Financial Management Association International (FMA) was established in 1970 and has become the global leader in developing and disseminating knowledge about financial decision making. FMA's members include academicians and practitioners across the world. Click on the link below to view the paper.
In a speech at McGill, former Quebec premier Lucien Bouchard urged Quebecers to pull together on a vision of the future that addresses Quebec's economic weaknesses and takes into account its financial and demographic realities. He said Quebec doesn't have to settle its constitutional questions before tackling its high taxes, debt and lagging economy.