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Desautels professors celebrated for their teaching excellence

Congratulations to Sebastien Betermier, Professor of Finance, and Wei Qi, Professor of Operations Management, who were honoured at McGill’s Management Convocation ceremony for their excellence in teaching.

Published: 2 Jul 2020

To manage upward, find solutions

A key part of managing upward is bringing solutions to the table. According to Professor Karl Moore, this is a win-win: it demonstrates a proactive and creative mindset in employees while allowing companies to leverage the insights of younger generations.

This article was written with help from Matthieu Manzoni, a student in the BCom program in the Desautels Faculty of Management.

Published: 2 Jul 2020

Delve: The Retailer’s Post-Pandemic Playbook

Even if the spread of COVID-19 shows signs of slowing down and retail stores begin to reopen, the economic recovery from the shutdown will be long and convincing people to visit brick-and-mortar stores will be a challenge.

Published: 2 Jul 2020

Reach new heights with an Online Mini-MBA

The McGill Executive Institute’s flagship Mini-MBA will be offered online for Fall 2020.

Since the onset of the global health pandemic, businesses across the world have rapidly evolved to meet the changing demands. As we move to the next phase of economic recovery, managers are now tasked with navigating the disruption and redefining their new normal.

Published: 1 Jul 2020

Police departments in need of reform, says EMBA alumnus

Protestors across the world are calling for the dismantling of the police force, but for Longueuil police chief and Desautels alumnus Fady Dagher (EMBA’12), police departments need to be reformed to develop a culture of proximity within their communities.

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Published: 1 Jul 2020

Five lessons for businesses in a post-pandemic world

Professor Karl Moore is one of five Quebec business experts to weigh in on lessons learned during the pandemic. Given the disruptions to the global supply chain at the peak of the health crisis, Professor Moore anticipates that we will see more businesses rely on local manufacturers.

Published: 1 Jul 2020

Dobson Cup participant Sonder raises US$170M during current health crisis

Despite an economic downturn that brought the travel industry to a near standstill, Dobson Cup participant and McGill’s first unicorn Sonder has raised US$170-million to stay ahead of the curve.

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Published: 26 Jun 2020

Restaurateurs take steps to protect their business and customers

From offering takeout and delivery services to using thermal cameras to detect fevers, restaurateurs have responded to the pressures of the pandemic in their own way. Professor Karl Moore talks to restaurant owners in Montreal and Mexico City to hear how they are protecting their businesses and their customers.

Published: 26 Jun 2020

Reflecting on strategy and healthcare in a pandemic with Susan and Henry Mintzberg

In a McGill Alumni webcast, Professor Karl Moore is joined by Professor Henry Mintzberg and his daughter Susan Mintzberg, a PhD candidate at McGill who studies the role of family caregivers in mental healthcare. The three cast light on how we can build better systems and more balanced societies based on lessons learned from COVID-19.

Published: 23 Jun 2020

Preparing case studies for today’s learners

In business schools, operations management (OM) and analytics courses often use case studies to drive student learning. While OM cases have traditionally focused on applications in production and manufacturing, millennial and Gen Z students are increasingly drawn to more practical, hands-on cases that develop their skills in areas like programming and data analytics.

Published: 23 Jun 2020

$1-million gift accelerates student mental health effort at Desautels

A generous donation from Gisèle and Neil Murdoch (BCom’81) has accelerated student mental health efforts at Desautels, creating a new Local Wellness Advisor position in the Faculty.

Published: 23 Jun 2020

Delve: Consumer Behaviour in the Post-Pandemic Retail Landscape

As the world rallies to contain the spread of COVID-19, consumers continue to adapt to the new normal, characterized by stringent physical distancing and self-quarantining measures. In such a context, few aspects of consumer behaviour will be left unchanged over the long term.

Published: 19 Jun 2020

Desautels ranked top MBA in Canada by America Economia

America Economia has ranked the Desautels Faculty of Management 21st in their 2020 Global MBA Ranking, placing the Desautels MBA program in the top spot for Canada.

This annual ranking of global MBA programs measures several variables for Latin Americans, including multicultural experience, network potential, selectivity, innovation, and the program’s percentage of Latin American students.

Published: 17 Jun 2020

Reducing the racial divide through economic emancipation

In 2013, EMBA alumnus Frantz Saintellemy (EMBA’20) co-founded startup incubator Groupe 3737 to help facilitate the economic emancipation of diverse communities.

Now facing economic uncertainty, Saintellemy would like to see concrete actions from government agencies and large corporations in supporting businesses like Groupe 3737 that aim to bridge the racial divide.

Published: 17 Jun 2020

Retail Innovation Challenge helps retailers through economic recovery

Charles de Brabant, Executive Director of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management, joins Retail Insider to share how the Retail Innovation Challenge is empowering students to help local and national companies on their road to economic recovery.

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Published: 17 Jun 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated: 2020/03/26

In accordance with the Quebec government’s latest directive, McGill University will remain closed until further notice, except for necessary activities. Your program office is still available to support you during this time. Should you have any questions or concerns, you may email your program office directly.

Please visit our COVID-19 FAQ page for the latest information.

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