Faculty and research

Our professors are not only accomplished teachers, but also leaders in their fields and known for advancing management thinking. Faculty members bring a broad range of international experience, world-renowned research expertise, and significant resources to bear in each classroom session.

Defining research

Students benefit from faculty research and inquiry long before it is disseminated into the public eye, giving them a critical edge not only in business theory but in the process by which such research is made - and funded. McGill boasts an incredible rate of successful faculty grant applications and Canada Research Chairs, making it one of the country's top research institutions. As a result, students gain access to the latest research in a wide range of management areas, including accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, operations management, organizational behaviour, and strategic management.

Teaching executives

Bringing real-world experience into the classroom is no easy task; the Desautels Faculty of Management accomplishes this by inviting highly qualified guest lecturers - working executives in the field sharing their knowledge base with our MBA candidates. The immensely popular Teaching Executives Program identifies executives and leaders from the business community and offers them the opportunity to bring their considerable expertise into the classroom.

Based on their area of expertise, these Teaching Executives work with faculty members to deliver relevant material integrated with course learning points.

Each year, this program grows and reaches more students. Universally well-received by students, faculty, and our guest speakers, it continues to be a highly-successful opportunity for the business community to share their hard-won experience.

Some of our recent speakers include:

Lecturer Company Title
Lorraine Auger R.L. Auger Consulting Services Inc. Vice-President
Claude Baril Field Force Effectiveness, Schering Canada Inc Senior Manager
Martin Caron Finance and Capital Management, Desjardins Group Executive Director
Tullio Cedraschi CN Pension CEO
Jane Craighead Mercer Principal in Executive Compensation
Jan Czech 9108-400 Quebec Inc. President
Gladys Daoud MICA Management Resources Vice-President
Lili de Grandpré Managing Director CenCEO Consulting
Lisa de Wilde TV Ontario CEO
André du Sault Société Conseil SDA Inc CEO
Sam El Hossiny Government Inside Sales, Microsoft Canada Team Leader
Christian Faucher Pratt & Whitney Manager
Robert Ferrari SNC Lavalin Vice-President Environment & Agriculture
Martine Gougeon Gestion Corriveau-Gougeon Inc. President
David Guérette Perceptia  
Vivian Hudson Advanced Services & Solutions, Nortel Networks General Manager
Stephen Jarislowsky Jarislowsky & Fraser CEO
Hubert Lacroix Stikeman Elliott Senior Advisor
David Laidley Deloitte & Touche Partner
Claire Lanctot   Consultant
Bernard McDonell Provigo Inc. Vice-chair, Past President
Magdy Meimari Business Development, Air Liquide General Manager
Hilary Pearson Philanthropic Foundations Canada CEO
Joel Raby Burgundy Asset Management Senior VP
Line Rivard BMO Nesbitt Burns Managing Director
David Rodier Hatch Engineering Consultant
Jim Schram Lucent Technologies CEO - Retired
Melissa Sonberg Aeroplan Vice President Corporate
Guthrie Stewart Edgestone Capital Partners Partner
Robert Swidler Eghon Zhender Managing Partner
Oryal Tanir Bell Canada Director
Ricky Victor Beco Industries LP Vice-President COO
Rola Zaarour Matlin Patterson Director of Operations
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