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Desautels MBA places 60th in the world according to QS

The QS Global MBA Ranking for 2019 has been released and places the Desautels Faculty of Management 60th among 251 MBA programs. The Desautels MBA also excels in many specific areas considered; it is ranked 1st in Canada for Entrepreneurship & Alumni Success, and is tied for 1st in Diversity.

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Published: 25 Sep 2018

Quebec’s upcoming election and legalized marijuana

Much has been debated over the course of Quebec’s electoral campaign, including the minimum age for legalized marijuana consumption.

Professor Ken Lester argues that the CAQ’s stance is far from responsible, alleging that a 21-year-old minimum age will not prevent usage among those below the cut-off.

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Published: 25 Sep 2018

Dobson Demo Days: Montreal highlights

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship kicked off its 2018 series of Demo Days in Montreal on September 13, welcoming 600 spectators who were treated to the very best of McGill’s leaps in innovation. Discover the eight startup teams and their next big idea.

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Published: 24 Sep 2018

BCom alumnus challenges Will Smith – and he accepts!

Thomas Brag (BCom’15), a member of the hit YouTube channel Yes Theory, challenged Will Smith to conquer his fear of heights and jump out of a helicopter attached to a bungee cord to mark his 50th birthday. The actor has bravely accepted and the jump will be live-streamed on Smith’s YouTube channel tomorrow.

Yes Theory upholds the motto that life can be as fulfilling as you wish if you’re willing to live outside of your comfort zone.

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Published: 24 Sep 2018

Four EMBA scholarship recipients who are making an impact

The McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA Program recently welcomed the class of 2020, which includes four experienced leaders who, each in their own way, have a significant impact on their respective communities.

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Published: 24 Sep 2018

In celebration of two McGill greats

Fifty years ago, McGill had the good fortune of welcoming Professors Henry Mintzberg and Morty Yalovsky on board.

On August 30, members of the McGill community, along with family and friends, celebrated their contributions by establishing two teaching awards in their honour.

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Published: 21 Sep 2018

A glowing victory at HEC case competition

MONTREAL, Quebec. On the evening of the HEC Social Business Creation competition, McGill start-up Kajou delivered, coming home with the First place prize of $15,000 for their business venture. Their business makes apple juice – with the apple of the cashew tree.

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Published: 21 Sep 2018

Weighing graduate business degrees: MBA or Masters

Pursuing an MBA or a Masters degree is an age-old question when it comes to graduate business studies.

A recent article for QS Top Universities outlines the differences between the two options, citing Professor Henry Mintzberg along the way.

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Published: 21 Sep 2018

CPPIB goes green

With news that the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) became the first pension fund in the world to issue a green bond, thereby facilitating investment in cleaner technologies, Professor Sebastien Betermier comments on the implications, as well as the success of defined benefit (DB) pensions in Canada.

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Published: 21 Sep 2018

What’s the link between bad airline food and poor management?

Renowned management thinker Professor Henry Mintzberg sits down with Professor Karl Moore to discuss some of his favorite subjects: the MBA degree, business strategy, and how management has changed – sometimes for the worse – in the wake of technological advancement.

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Published: 21 Sep 2018

Business strategy 101

A recent blog post reviews the ins and outs of devising and implementing a business strategy and cites Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg’s “Five Ps for Strategy,” namely: Plan, Pattern, Position, Ploy, and Perspective.

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Published: 19 Sep 2018

How can we solve problems better?

Professor Corey Phelps joins Cheddar in Los Angeles to discuss why problem-solving skills are so scarce and shares a 4-step approach to tackle your next complex problem.

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Published: 19 Sep 2018

Groupe Germain hotels: A success story built on family

The history of the Groupe Germain hotels is deeply rooted in family. Founded in 1957, the business leadership has spanned three generations to include Marie-Pier Germain (EMBA’16) who looks to her mother and uncle as role models.

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Published: 17 Sep 2018

Transat AT warns of price increases after disappointing third quarter

Professor Karl Moore comments following the news that Transat AT Inc. has pledged to raise prices next summer after a spike in fuel costs sent the carrier on course to its least profitable third quarter in a decade.

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Published: 17 Sep 2018

Networking opportunities abound over coffee

As students attempt to prepare for an ever-changing job market, Ten Thousand Coffees and leading Canadian schools like McGill University have partnered via RBC Future Launch to offer an unparalleled networking platform.

Networking initiatives such as this will be essential for students moving forward, according to Marie-José Beaudin, Executive Director of Career Services at the Desautels Faculty of Management.

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Published: 17 Sep 2018

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