A Desautels education takes a Student-Centred Approach. We ensure an outstanding learning experience for all students through high-impact programs that provide access to experiential learning and build foundational skills in critical and creative thinking and problem-solving.
- Experiential Learning
- Student-Led Initiatives
- Student Societies
- Clubs & Associations
- Case Competitions & Challenges
- Social Media
Brazil Study Abroad Program
Brazil Study Abroad is a Summer School Program that is part of the McGill Faculty of Management's overall international orientation. Students can earn credits from McGill University while experiencing life and learning about business in Latin America.
Emzingo started working with Desautels in 2012 with MBA students, and since 2015 with undergraduates from Desautels’ world renowned BCom program. Today, Emzingo collaborates with Desautels offering students experiential learning with the Global Impact Fellowship, an 8-week social impact consulting program in South Africa and Peru.
Hot Cities of the World Tour
Hot Cities of the World Tour is an annual trip allowing Desautels students to experience firsthand the world economies of tomorrow. This one-of-a-kind trip takes students out of the traditional classroom setting and right into the hotbeds of economics, commerce, culture, finance, and national competitiveness.
Integrated Management Student Fellows ProgramWorking with Desautels faculty, the Integrated Management Student Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for students to hone practical research and partnership development skills through paid experiential learning.
Israel Study Trip
The course consists of a collaborative 3-week study trip between the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University and the Adelson School of Entrepreneurship at IDC Herzliya. This course forms part of the curriculum for the McGill-Israel Entrepreneurship Program (funded by the Gerald Schwartz & Heather Reisman Foundation).
Li Ka Shing Program in International Business
Based on McGill’s successful International Summer Program, the Li Ka Shing Program in International Business is a customized summer program that welcomes 25 Shantou students to McGill to take two International Business courses in July over a 24 day period. In alternate years, McGill students travel to China for a 21 day intensive summer program in Shantou University.
McGill Lean Startup Program
McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship's Lean Startup Program is a hands-on program that immerses student teams by having them test their business ideas and hypotheses outside the classroom. Inside the classroom, it deliberately trades off lecture time for student/teaching team interaction.
McGill Not-For-Profit ConsultingThe MNFPC program began in 2008 with the idea that students should have the opportunity to apply lessons from the classroom to the real world. To earn credit towards their degree and give back to the community, McGill management students are paired with professional consultants to identify and implement projects that enhance the operations of local not-for-profit organizations.
SEI Impact Internship Program
Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM): The SEI IIP pairs McGill's top undergraduate students with social-purpose organizations (non-profits and social enterprises) for ten weeks over the spring and summer months. The aim of SEI IIP is that the internships contribute to social impact and positive social change.
Real-world Exposure through the Experiential Module
As core to the Masters in Management in Analytics (MMA) program, the EXP Analytics Consulting module has students working alongside industry professionals over a 10-month period solving a significant Data & Analytics problem, aimed to boost the client’s top or bottom lines.
- Produce a robust analytic solution over 10 months
- Practice using real data and market-leading software
- Benefit from industry mentorship and faculty coaching
- Gain unparalleled training for the job market
Desautels students have an extensive history of outreach initiatives which demonstrate outstanding leadership and dedication to creating positive change.
Desautels Business Conference on Sustainability
The essence of the Desautels Business Conference on Sustainability (DBCS) is to explore the impacts and opportunities of sustainability in business. DBCS is an annual conference, which targets some of the brightest students from universities across North America to gather a multilateral perspective on issues related to sustainability.
DBCS 2019 gathered experts and Montreal students on January 25, 2019 to discuss the benefits of sustainability in multidisciplinary forums and various business fields.
Desautels Capital Management (DCM)
Established in 2009, Desautels Capital Management Inc. is Canada’s first university-owned, student-run registered investment firm. DCM currently manages three funds that are managed by the Honours in Investment Management students in the BCom program as well as MMF students. Each fund has a team of student-analysts, led by a strategist. Students are guided by experienced faculty members and by the Desautels Global Experts with expertise in investment management.
Desautels Management Achievement Awards (DMAA)
The DMAA honours Canadian business leaders who have made significant and valuable contributions to the Canadian economy and way of life, through their success in business and involvement in the community.
Desautels Management Leadership Seminar
Organized by Desautels students, the Desautels Management Leadership Seminar provides a forum for first-year undergraduate students to learn about leadership.
Desautels Doctorate Students Society
The DDSS was founded in October 2006 by a group of doctoral students in the Desautels Faculty of Management to advocate for PhD students, to educate and to build community.
Desautels Graduate Student Society
The DGSS is a student-run association serving the interests of Masters Students of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.
Management Undergraduate Society
The MUS is a McGill business society committed to supporting the 2400+ undergraduate students within the Desautels Faculty of Management.
Desautels Sustainability Network
The DSN seeks to promote sustainability as a profitable opportunity for businesses. Through various events, we aim to break silos between faculties, connecting Montreal’s professional community with students and raising students’ voice to improve the Bachelor of Commerce. DSN is also hosting Montreal’s largest student-led conference on the impacts of sustainability within the private sector, the Desautels Business Conference on Sustainability.
Desautels Women in Business
DWB aims to provide a platform for students to explore the opportunities and careers available to them. We are continuously expanding our strong network of women interested in a career in management; professionals, current students, professors, and McGill Alumni. Together, we aim to educate and inspire our students to achieve their goals with confidence as they begin to shape their futures.
McGill Business Consulting Group
For the past 30 years, MBCG has partnered in the success of the Montreal business community and helped firms of all sizes achieve their goals. We provide high-quality and integrated business consulting solutions.
McGill Case Competition Association
The MCCA is an organization composed of current MBA students who come from diverse experiences and backgrounds including Strategy, Technology, Finance and Marketing.
McGill Food Analytics Club
McGill FAC is a student-driven data analytics club that focuses on food. The club members aim to respond to the urgent need to solve the world's massive food crisis with data analytics, including research, coding and outreach.
MyVision is McGill's Social Business Base. Founded in Canada, MyVision is an enterprise and movement of young people accelerating and incubating social business. Our mission is to solve the world’s most pressing issues through social business.
Learn more about Desautels students' winning records as well as the challenges hosted by the Faculty.
Desautels Graduate Management Challenge
The DGMC brings together MBA students from top universities across Canada to tackle real business problems faced by companies today.
McGill International Portfolio Challenge
MIPC is the pioneer of case competitions that target pensions, innovative portfolio design, and institutional asset management.
The DesautelsConnect online network is an exclusive hub for the #DesautelsFamily on the TenThousandCoffees platform. This network will help you stay in touch, share ideas, explore and validate career opportunities and create new partnerships. Join today and reach out to like-minded people looking to help one another and make new connections.
Desautels on social
Connect and engage with the Desautels community through our various social media channels. A number of programs, research centres and student groups at the Faculty also maintain social media accounts. Follow the #DesautelsFamily.
Explore the MBA Blog to find helpful tips, advice and information from behind-the-scenes with our students and alumni. Or discuss with one or our recruiters to find out if you are a good fit for the McGill MBA Program. (Pictured: Jayden Van, MBA'17)
Meet McGill Toronto Trip
Develop beyond academics! The Meet McGill Toronto Trip hosted by Career Services is the chance to network and develop professional contacts in Toronto, over three-days by meeting alumni, mentors and employers. Learn about the Toronto job market, and meet companies interested in recruiting McGill students for summer and full-time employment.
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