About the Desautels Faculty of Management
Founded in 1906, the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University is ranked as one of the world’s top international business schools.
The Faculty’s innovative programs and historic reputation for excellence continue to attract the finest students and the most prominent professors from around the globe, as well as the most demanding recruiters from the world’s top employers.
Desautels houses numerous research centres and academic programs at the undergraduate, masters, executive, and PhD levels. The curriculum is built on an integrated, interdisciplinary model that combines research, practice, and teaching. This valuable, holistic approach prepares students to successfully manage and lead in today’s increasingly interconnected world.
Diverse student body
The Desautels student body is composed of diverse and accomplished individuals including Olympic athletes, artists, health care professionals, and those with strong backgrounds in business, finance and analytics. This creates a unique, multicultural environment which provides students a great opportunity to learn and develop in many ways beyond academics.
Downtown Montreal campus
With the Faculty being in the heart of downtown Montreal, one of the most vibrant, multicultural and livable cities in North America, studying at Desautels means enjoying an exceptional cultural experience like no other.
Thanks to a generous donation from the Bronfman family, the Samuel Bronfman Building was inaugurated in 1972.
Named the Desautels Faculty of Management in 2015 thanks to the donation of $22 million from Dr. Marcel Desautels CM, O.Ont., LLD’07.
Thanks to incredible donor support, the Armstrong Building is home to our MBA and Specialized Master's programs. Students can propel their careers and benefit from small class sizes, an international student body, and experiential learning.
Bensadoun School of Retail Management
Thanks to a donation of $25 million from the Bensadoun Family Foundation, the Bensadoun School of Retail Management was created, offering an inter-disciplinary, state-of-the-art school dedicated to all facets of the retail industry.
Strong international network
With over 30,000 alumni around the world, the Desautels Faculty has a very strong international network. Alumni contribute regularly to applied learning through our Alumni Desautels Global Experts program and help our students integrate in the business community, provide internships and hiring opportunities through our BCom and MBA mentorship programs.