The four pillars of the University's Commitment are foundational to your McGill experience. As a student in the Desautels Faculty of Management, you will be immersed in a culture grounded in your program’s unique perspectives, approach and curriculum.

 

We aspire to be increasingly:

 

Worldly

We aim to offer our students more than just an international campus. “Worldly” means more than having an international student body and professoriate. It means more than applying a global outlook in our curriculum and research. “Worldly” implies a deep understanding of other contexts and perspectives. It means being experienced, knowledgeable, insightful, enlightened and streetwise.

  • Investments in scholarships and fellowships, in student services, soft-skills training and career development to attract talented and diverse students, professors and staff from all corners of the globe.
  • Diverse student body and professoriate encouraging a global perspective in teaching and research and fostering a culture of acceptance and an understanding of multiple perspectives, while helping to build an environment conducive to integrated management and innovation.
 

Integrated

Innovative academics and leading research require new, integrated research and teaching methods. Integrated management constructively faces the tensions between different and seemingly opposing perspectives to implement strategies that transcend putative trade-offs. Breaking down disciplinary barriers and embracing multiple perspectives encourages holistic approaches to management, organizational and societal challenges, leading to more innovative and sustainable solutions.

  • An interdisciplinary, integrated and holistic approach to learning and research to develop broad-minded, conscientious, responsible and successful managers and leaders, while emboldening researchers and students to use collaborative problem solving and to generate innovative solutions that are more likely to contribute to the success of, and benefits for, all stakeholders
  • Approaching education and research from a management perspective (as opposed to just a business perspective) to allow our research initiatives and graduates to contribute within each of the private, public or plural sectors, and to operate across them in innovative and diverse ways beyond what traditional understanding of business or commerce allows
  • Fostering further integration by supporting intra- and inter‐Faculty integrated research, teaching, outreach and administrative initiatives
  • Implementing and enhancing the following initiatives for integrated management teaching, all of which are organized around the thematic priorities of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Risk Management, Health, Social Well‐Being and Sustainability:
 

Personalized

We recognize that every student and alumnus is truly unique, each with individual needs and aspirations and each looking to make distinct contributions to the field of management, and to organizations and society. Fostering their unique self-development requires an increasingly tailored approach to Faculty curriculum and services, including the professional development services and engagement opportunities that we provide to our students and alumni respectively.

  • Providing students with increasingly customized, experiential, and applied learning and professional development by improving the faculty‐to‐student ratio, increasing investment in the key areas of academic and career advising, and providing more tailored training services to individual students to improve specific skills
  • Combining teaching excellence, research innovation, industry expertise and experiential learning both within and beyond the classroom to provide each and every student with the best possible learning experience
  • Several graduate and undergraduate societies, clubs and student-led conferences to encourage student engagement and development
  • Actively involving alumni in student self-development through unique initiatives such as our BCom Mentoring and MBA Mentoring Programs, our Global Expert Panel Program and International Advisory Board, as well as through our research initiatives