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MBA Next 50 Celebration

The Desautels community has come together for an amazing achievement. 

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 #1 MBA Program in Canada and named more than 140 MBA Lockers.

Published: 26 Jun 2018

These entrepreneurs want you to eat bugs

The edible bug business is expected to grow to a whopping $720 million by 2024.

Looking to meet demand is the Aspire Food Group, co-founded by former MBA student Mohammed Ashour.

Next year, Aspire will scale its 25,000-square-foot operation into an adjacent building that is ten times larger.

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Published: 13 Jun 2018

Marcel Desautels honoured with the Friend of McGill in Toronto Award

The Desautels Faculty of Management is delighted to announce that Marcel Desautels, CM, O.Ont., LLD’07, was honoured with the Friend of McGill in Toronto Award at the inaugural McGill Toronto Excellence Awards in Toronto at a special luncheon event on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

Published: 8 Jun 2018

MBA alumnus to head the board of Capagro

Thomas Espiard (MBA’95) has been nominated to the Board of Directors for Capagro, effective June 1, 2018, bringing considerable international business expertise to the role.

Specifically, he has acquired over a decade of experience in Canada, the US, and France, particularly in the field of investments and management.

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Published: 1 Jun 2018

How Alain Bellemare is leading Bombardier toward brighter days

Brought in as a change agent a bit over three years ago, Bombardier CEO Alain Bellemare (MBA’93) is about halfway through a transformational five-year plan.

Along the way, he has weathered some of the toughest times for Bombardier.

Published: 4 May 2018

eXplorance recognized for innovative company culture

eXplorance, led by Desautels Global Expert Samer Saab (BEng'93, MBA'96), is ranked in the top ten on the Great Place to Work Institute’s Canadian list, making it the first ranked organization from the province of Quebec.

“Our ‘policy of none’ encourages individual free-will that fuels our growth and business performance,” says Samer Saab, CEO of eXplorance.

Published: 1 May 2018

DTC Perspectives Announces Desautels alumna as top marketer for 2018

Kim Gariepy (MBA’06), Senior Director – Mydayis Commercial Lead, Neuroscience Business Unit, Shire has been named among the Top 25 Marketers of the Year by DTC Perspectives. 

“These elite pharmaceutical marketing professionals are this year’s top contributors to the advancement of patient outcomes via direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical education and marketing,” says DTC Perspectives Chairman and CEO Robert Ehrlich.

Published: 27 Apr 2018

Marketing Campaign: Who's behind Desautels?

Can we find a tailor-made cure for tuberculosis?

Learn more about how Desautels students leverage their many strengths to make a difference.

Published: 26 Apr 2018

Ashesh Mukherjee discusses “The Internet Trap” with Bertrand Cesvet, CEO of Sid Lee

April 4, 2018 marked the launch of Professor Ashesh Mukherjee’s latest book, The Internet Trap: Five Costs of Living Online, in which he uses the latest research in consumer psychology to highlight the five hidden costs of living online: too many temptations, too much information, too much customization, too many comparisons, and too little privacy.

Published: 19 Apr 2018

Demystifying business school rankings

Professor Steve Fortin, Associate Dean Masters Programs at the Desautels Faculty of Management, sat down with La Presse to discuss the hot topic of rankings, touching on what the influencing factors are, and why it is not always the most reliable way to evaluate the quality of a business school.

Published: 11 Apr 2018

Business school initiatives to back LGBTQ MBAs

A recent article published by Business Because highlights many Canadian business schools, particularly the Desautels Faculty of Management, for their initiatives that support inclusive LGBTQ MBA programs.

MBA student Olivier Forgues leads this initiative at Desautels through the OUTlook on Business Club, which is committed to “bridging the gap between the professional world and academia through its strategic existence within the management faculty.”

Published: 9 Apr 2018

Competition success for MBA exchange student

Luiz Barreto, an MBA exchange student at Desautels, represented the Faculty as a finalist in the Wharton People Analytics Case Competition, which took place on March 22 in Philadelphia.

He entered the competition under the guidance of Professor Brian Rubineau and his People Analytics course.

Luiz presented his case to a panel of leading industry and academic representatives, as well as competition attendees.

Published: 23 Mar 2018

Recapping the Desautels Graduate Management Challenge (DGMC)

The Desautels Graduate Management Challenge (DGMC) brings together MBA students from top universities across Canada to tackle real business problems faced by companies today. DGMC 2018 was hosted by the McGill Case Competition Association (MCCA) on March 10th, 2018.

Published: 15 Mar 2018

Desautels Global Expert: Sarah Neilson

Sarah Neilson, MBA’04, Portfolio Manager at RBC Global Asset Management Monday, March 12th, 2018

Guest Lecture with MBA students in Modern Corporate Finance and BCom students in Corporate Finance – both with Sujata Madan

Published: 13 Mar 2018

A great milestone for Aspire Food Group

Aspire Food Group, a manufacturer of food products made from crickets co-founded by former MBA student Mohammed Ashour, announced that it has acquired Exo, a producer of protein bars made from crickets.

According to Ashour, “There was such a great meeting of minds it very quickly evolved into Aspire acquiring Exo. The synergy and logic just make sense”.

Published: 8 Mar 2018