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Business strategy 101

A recent blog post reviews the ins and outs of devising and implementing a business strategy and cites Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg’s “Five Ps for Strategy,” namely: Plan, Pattern, Position, Ploy, and Perspective.

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Published: 19 Sep 2018

How can we solve problems better?

Professor Corey Phelps joins Cheddar in Los Angeles to discuss why problem-solving skills are so scarce and shares a 4-step approach to tackle your next complex problem.

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Published: 19 Sep 2018

Groupe Germain hotels: A success story built on family

The history of the Groupe Germain hotels is deeply rooted in family. Founded in 1957, the business leadership has spanned three generations to include Marie-Pier Germain (EMBA’16) who looks to her mother and uncle as role models.

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Published: 17 Sep 2018

Transat AT warns of price increases after disappointing third quarter

Professor Karl Moore comments following the news that Transat AT Inc. has pledged to raise prices next summer after a spike in fuel costs sent the carrier on course to its least profitable third quarter in a decade.

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Published: 17 Sep 2018

Networking opportunities abound over coffee

As students attempt to prepare for an ever-changing job market, Ten Thousand Coffees and leading Canadian schools like McGill University have partnered via RBC Future Launch to offer an unparalleled networking platform.

Networking initiatives such as this will be essential for students moving forward, according to Marie-José Beaudin, Executive Director of Career Services at the Desautels Faculty of Management.

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Published: 17 Sep 2018

Strategic planning for the twenty-first-century enterprise

A piece for Harvard Business Review argues that planning does not have to be the enemy of agility in a business setting.

Citing Professor Henry Mintzberg, the author suggests revisiting the traditional planning approach to incorporate hard and soft data where judgment also plays an important role.

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Published: 14 Sep 2018

The Trump effect proves favorable for Canadian MBA programs

As the anti-immigration rhetoric of the Trump administration escalates, increasing numbers of international students seeking an MBA program are looking to Canada instead.

Current Desautels MBA student Hamza Khalid is one such example.

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Published: 14 Sep 2018

Professor Faraj awarded six research recognitions

Over summer 2018, Professor Samer Faraj received six recognitions for the excellence of his completed and forthcoming research.

In recognition of his published research with students and collaborators, Professor Faraj was presented with the following:

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Published: 14 Sep 2018

The valuable takeaways of the Desautels ISP

Elitsa Marinova, participant in the Desautels International Summer Program, explores how learning alongside students from diverse cultural backgrounds opened her eyes to the true meaning of global management.

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Published: 13 Sep 2018

Canada: An appealing option for MBA grads

With a relaxed visa regime and strong job market, Canada has emerged as an excellent option for many prospective MBA students. Adam Halpert (MBA’10), Associate Director of MBA Career Services, cites Canada’s embrace of diversity as a contributing factor.

“Canada’s multicultural landscape also makes it a very unique destination for international candidates to get an education and secure employment afterwards without fear of discrimination,” he says.

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Published: 13 Sep 2018

Danger still looms a decade after financial crash

Despite improvements made to manage risk better, experts such as Desautels Professor Mo Chaudhury warn that the US financial system remains dangerously vulnerable to future crashes.

“What is good for Wall Street and banks is not always good for the general citizenship,” explains Prof. Chaudhury.

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Published: 13 Sep 2018

Montreal is place to be for District M CEO

In an interview with Professor Karl Moore, Jean-François Côté, CEO of District M, discusses his mentors, sleepless nights and the perks of basing a business in Montreal.

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Published: 12 Sep 2018

All in the family: A BCom alums entrepreneurial journey

Neil Cuggy (BCom’10), President and COO of Goodfood, comes from a long line of entrepreneurs and credits his success to an unceasing drive to overcome obstacles, as they will inevitably arise in any business venture.

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Published: 12 Sep 2018

Celebrated Montreal chef on leadership in the kitchen

David McMillan, of famed Montreal restaurants such as Joe Beef, Liverpool House and Le Vin Papillon, sits down with Professor Karl Moore to discuss how he leads his staff in the kitchen- an approach that hinges on support and mutual respect.

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Published: 11 Sep 2018

Air Canada & transformative leadership

Since the early 2000’s, Air Canada had seen its fair share of business challenges.

Sitting down with Desautels Professor Karl Moore, CEO of Air Canada Calin Rovinescu lists the key factors that helped lead the company to stability: an openness to change and a clear vision.

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Published: 11 Sep 2018

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