Thank You to the MBA Next 50 Campaign Donors
Whether you have named a locker or new classroom, created a new MBA student award, or given a gift to the Desautels Fund, your generosity is paving the way for the next 50 years of our MBA program. Our project was on time and on budget. Our MBA students moved into the Donald E. Armstrong Building in January 2018. The Armstrong Building represents 48,000 square feet of new space for our students, boosting the Faculty's footprint by almost 20%.
On May 25-26, 2018, we celebrated the grand opening of the Donald E. Armstrong Building. The Desautels community came together for an amazing achievement with a building & suite of awards that match our ambitions & accomplishments as a Faculty.
Our Future Honours Our History
Professor Don Armstrong, PhD’54 (1925-2011), contributed greatly to the University as a teacher, mentor, and leader and is remembered fondly by all who benefited from his wisdom.
As founding Director of the Graduate School of Business, he launched McGill’s MBA program in 1963. Professor Armstrong insisted that our MBA be interdisciplinary from day one and that its teachers include both talented academics and seasoned business professionals.
MBA Next 50 Campaign Milestones
New gift from Dr. Marcel Desautels lays the groundwork for the MBA Next 50 campaign.
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the first graduating MBA class at McGill.
Top Impact Maker Seymour Schulich, proposes that the new MBA Building be named in honour of Professor Don E. Armstrong, PhD’54 (1925-2011), founder of our MBA.
April 14 2016
The Desautels International Advisory and Advancement Board, pictured with former Dean Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, has championed the new building and future home of the MBA.
At their last meeting, the Board posed under the announcement of the future home of the MBA and Masters programs.
McGill University approves naming of building and renovations begin
Gift from the Schulich Foundation to the MBA Next 50 campaign
MBA Campaign update; announcement that the new MBA Building will be named in honour of Professor Don E. Armstrong, founder of our MBA.
Panoramic view of ground floor, MBA and Masters building
Panoramic view of 3rd floor, MBA and Masters building
Panoramic view of basement, MBA and Masters building
May 2017: Panoramic view of 3rd floor, MBA and Masters building
July 2017: Panoramic view of 3rd floor, Event Space, MBA and Masters building
July 2017: Panoramic view of 2nd floor, Hall and classrooms, MBA and Masters building
The MBA & Specialized Masters programs move into the new Armstrong Building named for Professor Donald E. Armstrong, PhD’54 (1925-2011). The 48,666 sq. ft. expansion brings new dedicated teaching and learning spaces that benefit all in the Faculty. While the building opened for students as of January 2018, the grand opening took place over May 25-27, 2018.
Thanks to incredible donor support, Desautels has a new home for our Masters programs - and extra space for our BCom students. Donors also created 34 new MBA awards for the MBA Program and named more than 140 MBA Lockers. On May 25th and 26th, hundreds of donors and alumni gathered to celebrate this success. Now Desautels has a building and suite of awards that match our ambitions and accomplishments as a Faculty.