Harriet Baldwin (MBA’85) is spearheading an extensive examination of the financial landscape for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the United Kingdom. Highlighting a stark gender disparity, she points out only 2% of venture capital funding in the UK goes to businesses run by women, while men fill 90% of all senior roles at hedge funds.
The McGill Desautels Faculty of Management MBA is ranked 22nd globally by the prestigious Corporate Knights Better World MBA ranking, jumping 16 spots and proving again to be a leader in sustainability development and corporate social responsibility through teaching and learning methodologies
SALATA claims to be the ultimate destination for health nuts, and food delivery service Deliveroo UAE concurs, naming the leading built-to-order salad kitchen the best healthy restaurant in the United Arab Emirates. When Founder and CEO Georges Bandar (MBA’14) launched the delivery-only restaurant, he wanted it to offer more than leafy greens. “It was more than just a salad concept. It was a revolution,” he says.
Six second-year MBA students had the opportunity to attend this year’s MBA World Summit in Silicon Valley, considered the ultimate international gathering for the global MBA community. Annually, 100 hundred inspiring students from the world’s leading business schools are selected to participate.
Three McGill MBA candidates took home top prize at this year’s Global Goals Jam case competition, hosted by Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. The challenge? Find an inclusive approach to boost staff diversity at Smith.
Bloomberg Businessweek has released their 2023-2024 MBA rankings, with McGill Desautels placing at #2 in Canada. The rankings were based on four major factors: compensation, learning, networking and entrepreneurship.Learn more about the Bloomberg Businessweek rankings
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of William “Bill” Webb (MBA’93), a valued member of the Desautels International Advisory and Advancement Board. His deep ties to McGill University and dedicated involvement in the Canadian rugby community have left an indelible mark.
Poets & Quants has named its MBAs to Watch list for 2023, and three Desautels graduates made the cut. The magazine and website asks business schools to nominate some of their top students for consideration for the list, and from those nominations, 135 students have been selected as MBAs to Watch. They represent many of the world’s top universities, and MBAs to Watch have often gone on to careers at top consulting firms.
The Linda and Robert J. Goldberger MBA Fellowship was established in 2009, and was one of the first MBA fellowships at Desautels. The Goldbergers initial pledge was matched by a large Montreal charitable foundation to establish this endowment, and over the years, the Goldbergers have continued to add to it, with a former employer matching several annual donations to McGill. “Everyone knows what compounding means,” says Mr.
On May 4, members of the McGill community gathered at Maison Manuvie for the 2023 McGill Alumni Association Awards and Honours, which recognize alumni, friends, students, faculty, and staff who stand out for their impressive contributions and achievements in service to McGill, the MAA and in their respective communities. This year, six awards were given to members of the McGill Desautels community. A huge congratulations to all of this year’s honourees!
A few weeks after starting his MBA at McGill University, Mohammed Ashour, MSc’11, MBA’19 received an email announcing the Hult Prize — an annual, year-long competition that challenges university-level students to solve a pressing social issue.
Ram Panda (MEng’71, MBA’77), McGill's Lead Planned Giving Ambassador and former Chair of the Board of Governors, will receive a Doctor of Laws honoris causa from the School of Continuing Studies at their convocation ceremony on June 7 at 6:30 PM. Since graduating from McGill more than 50 years ago, Ram Panda has been one of the University’s most loyal champions. A generous benefactor of the University, Mr.
After a three-year hiatus, the McGill Desautels Career Management team successfully organized an in-person MBA Toronto tour on March 2 and 3, 2023, bringing together 57 MBA students, alumni, and employers for professional development and networking opportunities. Activities included an employer networking event, an MBA refresher session, an alumni reunion reception, and a reinvented speed mock interviewing event.
On February 3, first-year McGill Desautels MBAs participated in the annual Desautels Case Cup competition. Judged by alumni, this year’s case focused on MassChallenge, a program created by John Harthorne and Akhil Nigam that provides support and funding for startup companies.