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For Two Dancers, Business School Is Their Next Act

Tue, 2013-11-19 14:29

Just over a year ago, when Antonios Bougiouris suffered a dance-related injury that required hip surgery to repair, he figured his days as a ballet dancer where numbered.
... The answer lay in McGill University’s MBA program at the Desautels Faculty of Management, where Mr. Bougiouris is enrolled as a student in the graduating class of 2015.
... Like Mr. Bourgiouris, Ms. Viswanathan, 26, came to the MBA program after a satisfying performing career that started when the Canadian-born dancer of Indian descent was 9.

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Mining and the MBA – B-School Students head to Labrador City to visit Iron Ore Company of Canada Mines

Tue, 2013-11-12 14:59

45 MBA students from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Canada, have engaged in a partnership with the Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC), where they will play the role of consultants to 8 on-going projects at the Montreal based mining company.

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Hult Prize @ McGill

Thu, 2013-11-28 (All day)

The Hult Prize is a global competition that brings together the brightest college and university students from around the world to solve the world’s most pressing issues. The 2014 Hult Prize Challenge aims to build sustainable and scalable social enterprises to tackle non-communicable diseases in slums. These solutions need not be health based but may address access, education, policy and technology to name a few.

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Commerce Beyond the Profit Motive

Fri, 2013-11-08 11:19

During a study tour of Japan last spring, McGill University MBA student Ba Sein and his classmates made the usual rounds of corporate boardrooms, factories and lecture halls. Then they went off the traditional business school grid – to perform volunteer work at the Second Harvest food bank in Tokyo.

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MBA Diary: Do Good Or Do Well?

Sat, 2013-10-05 11:24

Scott Weatherhead, an MBA student at McGill University in Canada and the Social Economy Initiative's impact intern, travels through North Korea and South Africa in search of a use for his theoretical knowledge.
MBA students are preoccupied with doing well. We pull all-nighters for the highest marks, to land the best internships, to get the biggest salary upon graduation. Rarely do we take enough time to assess the impact of our actions. Yes, working harder may raise our marks but, beyond that, what is it all for?

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Academia Rolls Out Insect-Based Flour to Feed Malnourished Populations in Developing Countries

Sat, 2013-10-05 11:18

Reality dictates that there is actually more than enough food on this planet, not to mention vastly more food-growing potential, than we have all been led to believe by social engineers and the mainstream media.

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Will Your Full-Time MBA Pay for Itself?

Sun, 2013-09-15 17:59

Many university graduates, who have recently entered the workforce, as well as professionals with years of experience, are trying to decide whether to pursue a full-time MBA.
... The cost of tuition for domestic students pursuing a full-time MBA varies greatly from province to province, with Ontario being the most expensive. Below is a sample of the tuition fees charged at some of Canada's top-rated business schools, according to the Financial Times global ranking :
... McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management
Global rank: 76
Total tuition cost: $72,500

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When an MBA is not just an MBA

Sun, 2013-09-15 17:58

When Abram Chan started thinking about what he wanted to do after finishing his psychology undergraduate degree two years ago, an MBA came to mind.

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Hult Prize Accelerator Preps Competitors for $1m

Thu, 2013-08-15 10:26

The problem: finding a high-quality source of protein for hundreds of millions of people that can be raised quickly, without consuming a lot of land, water, and other resources.
... Gabe Mott, an MBA student at McGill University in Montreal, said he and his teammates, the winners of the Boston regional competition, hadn’t expected to get into social entrepreneurship, but the Hult Prize opened opportunities.

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A Quick Glance at My MBA Internship

Wed, 2013-08-14 10:54

My name is Mo Sedki and I’m an MBA Management Consulting intern with Accenture, based in the Calgary office.

When I started the MBA program at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, I knew that I wanted to kick off my career in Management Consulting. I, however, had never worked as a consultant and had no prior experience working for a global company. So, when I was offered the opportunity to join Accenture in Calgary for 12 weeks, I was more than stoked!

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