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There’s Strength in Numbers

armstrong building
Photo credit Ron Levine

Thanks to alumni and friends, McGill’s top-ranked MBA program has a new home: the Donald E. Armstrong Building.

The creation of a new building for the Desautels Faculty of Management’s MBA program – one of two hallmark projects in the MBA Next 50 Campaign – involved major renovation of the three-story building previously occupied by the McGill Bookstore, plus construction of a concourse level linking the Armstrong and Bronfman buildings below ground.

Named after Professor Donald E. Armstrong, PhD'54, the founding Director of McGill’s Graduate School of Business who launched the MBA program in 1963, the new facilities add nearly 50,000 sq. ft. of teaching, study and meeting space for students – a space gain of some 20 percent. The undertaking was entirely funded by donors, who, to date, have contributed $16.2 million towards the project’s $17.6-million goal.

“I am so grateful to our Desautels alumni and friends for stepping forward to help create a space that will enhance MBA education for the next 50 years, and inspire current students to give back to our program in the future,” said recent graduate Nitzan Leibovitch, MBA’18.


Read our full Report on Giving 2018.