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MBA students win big at HEC case competition

The Desautels Faculty of Management was well represented at this year’s HEC Corporate Responsibility Challenge. Among the twelve competing teams, MBA students Taha Ataullah, Bernardo Prôa Bressane, Hardeep Singh, and Karen Vanthuyne secured second place, while Angela Hernandez Castillo, Matt Jones, Akshay Kohli, and Margarita Komarova placed fifth.

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Published: 17 Mar 2017

An MBA victory at USC Global Case Competition

The Desautels MBA case team composed of Catherine Du Pont, Jiawei Lin, Helena Rati, Karen Sidhu, Jessica Truong secured first place at the USC Marshall Global Case Competition, which was hosted at the Amazon Headquarters in Seattle, WA. Congratulations to all!

Published: 17 Mar 2017

Desautels case competition team lands unexpected prize

An undergraduate team from Desautels came home from a case competition in Portugal with an invite to go back for a month-long project aimed at making the city of Porto more attractive to startups. The prize is doubly sweet, as neither the team nor the officials saw it coming. Team member Aarushi Kumar says that “It was not something we were expecting and it was not something the organizers were expecting to do, either.”

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Published: 17 Mar 2017

A record-breaking McGill24

On March 15, 2017 our #DesautelsFamily came together to raise money for both our Faculty and McGill University as a whole.

A big thank-you to all those in our community who helped make this year’s #McGill24 a success!

Did you know that Desautels graduates alone gave a remarkable $187,000 to McGill?

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Published: 16 Mar 2017

Atypic : agence dévouée au développement du secteur pluriel

A commitment to change: nonprofits, business sense and research in action

Atypic’s founder, Pascal Lépine (EMBA’12) credits a meeting with Henry Mintzberg with giving him the kick he needed to pursue a life in the non-profit sector. His agency aims to work with NGOs, co-ops and other organizations, as well as to spread the word about how important the sector is....

Published: 16 Mar 2017

New financial skills workshop at McGill Dobson Centre

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship’s recent Startup Financials workshop gave attendees a solid basis from which to build out financial projections, which can be the weakest link in many business plans. Expert presenters included pros from White Star Capital, Appetite (Honorable Mention at the 2016 Dobson Cup), and of course, National Bank.

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Published: 16 Mar 2017

Leadership lessons for today and tomorrow

A recent post on Changeboard examines what leadership will mean for coming generations, seen through the lens of Brexit and Trump in the world today. The piece throws the question to leading business departments from around the world.

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Published: 16 Mar 2017

Consulting Magazine names Desautels grad a 2017 rising star

Consulting Magazine has released its 2017 Rising Stars of the Profession 35 Under 35 list, and number 34 on that list is KPMG’s Matthew O’Connell, who is named for Excellence in Financial Services. Mr. O’Connell works in the company’s Forensic Advisory Services Practice, where he deals in anti-corruption, regulatory compliance and conflict minerals. He has taken point on several big-ticket investigations in a multitude of nations.

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Published: 15 Mar 2017

Principal discovers latest lessons in strategy

On March 9, 2017, the Desautels Faculty of Management was delighted to welcome Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University Suzanne Fortier to one of Professor Elliot Lifson’s classes on Strategy in Context (MGPO 645).

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Published: 14 Mar 2017

Un truc ultrasimple pour voler de succès en succès au travail!

A key method for highly-successful people

A new study by Desautels Assistant Professor Nathan Yang explores how to attain short-and long-term goals, using the database of mobile weight-loss app Lose It! to track user information and success rates.

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Published: 14 Mar 2017

Bombardier shaken by corruption allegations in Sweden

As Bombardier’s Swedish office is rocked by allegations of collusion, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that Canadian companies operating abroad must operate in good faith, but that the case shouldn’t affect Ottawa’s recent $372.5-million loan to the company to fund the CSeries and Global 7000 projects.

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Published: 14 Mar 2017

Refaire le monde autour d’une bière d’ici

EMBA grad’s new project is a brewery with a difference

New Deal Brewing Co’s Daleyne Guay (EMBA’16) was a serial entrepreneur who made beer in his free time and dreamed of starting a new business with a sustainability mandate. So, when Jean-François Giguère came knocking with a proposal for a new kind of microbrewery, he jumped at the chance....

Published: 13 Mar 2017

Porter Airlines’ CEO talks growth

Porter Airlines CEO Robert Deluce knows a thing or two about airlines. His father was a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force, his parents started an airline in Ontario after World War II, and the whole family worked there at some point. Deluce himself got his pilot’s license while attending high school in Toronto.

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Published: 13 Mar 2017

How Desautels alumna Monia Mazigh took on the government and won

Monia Mazigh became a household name when her husband, Maher Arar, was detained and held without charge in the US, then deported to Syria in 2002. As Arar suffered in a Syrian cell, Mazigh’s persistent campaign to get him released not only brought Arar home, it also resulted in a Commission of Inquiry, which cleared him of wrongdoing — and it changed Mazigh’s life....

Published: 9 Mar 2017

Comment un petit PDG deviendra-t-il grand?

A new generation, a new model of leadership

With each session at the Institute of Leadership, cofounder Eric Paquette helps turn 250 managers and executives into true leaders, developing rhetoric skills, personal awareness and methods for getting everyone working together towards a unified goal.

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Published: 9 Mar 2017

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