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Q&A: Diversity brings a global outlook to classroom

Peter Todd, Dean, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University Q. What helps prospective MBA students stand out in their application? A. We're looking very carefully at work experience. I think we're looking as well at motivation and what people are after. We look at references. But beyond that, we also ask each student the question: “What do you bring to the learning experience of others?” Each student has to bring something that helps other students to learn as well.

Published on : 12 Feb 2013

What are they thinking… a view of the IS field "from the Dean's office"

Author: Todd, Peter Read full article: Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, May 2012

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Published on : 17 Jan 2013

Appeal of MBA continues to grow

Though the number of GMAT test-takers from UAE citizens continued it’s decline in 2012, the appeal of an MBA from one of the world’s leading business schools continues to grow across the GCC, as young professionals look to stand out in the job market.

Published on : 12 Dec 2012

Young People Stop Just Texting Me And Give Me A Call Once In A While! PLZ Part Deux

This week is the 20th anniversary of the 1st text. As a middle aged person I have mixed feeling about this. I can’t decide if it’s got worst or maybe better. This week I got messages by text, email, Twitter, Facebook, voice mail, phone, cell phone, in person and a fax! The fax brought back some fond memories – it’s been a while.

Published on : 06 Dec 2012

The best business schools of 2012

The full-time MBA ranking published last month by BusinessWeek brings the 2012 season of media rankings of business schools to a close, and the results will be met with the usual mix of joy, despair and skepticism by the business school community. Staff, students and alumni will be assessing the impact of their school’s standing in the global market, while potential applicants may over-rely on these league tables to determine their shortlist of target schools.

Published on : 04 Dec 2012

The Best Business Schools of 2012 - The Ranking of MBA Rankings

MBA rankings are an integral part of the business school world, and like them or loathe them, the chances are you’ll take a look at them. Staff, students and alumni will be assessing the impact of their school’s standing in the global market, while potential applicants may over rely on these league tables to determine their shortlist of target schools.

Published on : 03 Dec 2012

Move over, Supertramp

Two very good sports sported white jackets and McGill bow ties to lead a very entertaining video in support of McGill’s Centraide campaign that went up this week. Dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management Peter Todd and Michael Di Grappa, Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance), co-chairs of this year’s Centraide campaign, teamed up with TonalEcstacy, a McGill a capella singing group, for the clip, produced by Jacquie Rourke.

Published on : 27 Nov 2012

Desautels students to benefit from state-of-the-art financial markets software

Students at the Desautels Faculty of Management will have access to state-of-the-art software used by financial professionals, thanks to a new agreement between the Faculty and Thomson Reuters. Under the five-year pact, Thomson Reuters will provide software licenses for Eikon, its flagship financial-markets platform, and will supply training and support for the desktop system. The Eikon desktops give Desautels finance students and professors access to essential news, data, analytics and trading tools.

Published on : 28 Sep 2012