A Desautels education ensures 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. Learn more about our Student-Centred Approach.
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 Israel Study Trip is part of the Social Leadership, Entrepreneurship, & Sustainability – Perspectives from Israel class. Using an organizational behavior perspective, and leveraging real-world experiences from a week-long study trip in Israel, the course examines and integrates 3 themes: Social Leadership, Entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, and Sustainability.
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.
Desautels students have an extensive history of outreach initiatives which demonstrate outstanding leadership and dedication to creating positive change.
Desautels Management Achievement Awards
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. Guest speakers are encouraged to speak about the importance of CSR and leadership in the community.
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Clubs & Associations
See the full list of clubs on the Management Undergraduate Society site.
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.
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.
Case Competitions & Challenges
- Team of Desautels students took 1st place at 2018 RITC, MAR 2018
- Desautels MBA’s win second place in Davos, JAN 2018
- McGill launches first-ever competition on pension asset allocation, NOV 2017
- Top prize at PRMIA International Risk Management Challenge, APRIL 2017
- MBA students win big at HEC case competition, MAR 2017
- An MBA victory at USC Global Case Competition, MAR 2017
- Desautels case competition team lands unexpected prize, MAR 2017
- MBA Students awarded 2nd place in the Business for a Better World case competition, JAN 2017
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.