Asia Study Tour 2017 – Vietnam, a country of rapid economic growth
Professor Desmond Tsang, Associate Professor, Accounting, lead a group of students for a Study Tour in Vietnam, which focused on Ho Chi Minh City–Saigon in mid-July, 2017. For the first time, the tour took place combining 2nd year students of the Desautels Faculty of Management’s McGill MBA Japan program and Professional MBA (PMBA) students from Montreal.
The students visited important international companies such as JETRO, Mitsubishi corporation, Mitsui & Co, Pharmascience, Sapporo, and more. The students also had cultural experiences through the city tour and the cooking class.
Through these visits and activities, students learnt about the Vietnamese history, how the country achieved the rapid growth in a decade, and the ideas about the future of Vietnam.
Professor Tsang who lead the tour commented, “It was a valuable learning experience for all of us during our stay in Vietnam meeting with company executives and government officials. Nonetheless, the interactions between students from Japan and from Montreal have been great. Overall, the trip to Vietnam has been successful in bringing students of different culture and background to explore the opportunities and possibilities offered by a fast growing emerging market. I hope more students would take advantage of this unique learning adventure and join us for future trips.”
The Study Tour to Vietnam is part of our unique series of Study Tours in Asia which help to broaden our students’ horizons, develop their understanding of other countries and cultures, and to solidify McGill’s network throughout Asia and the world. Previous study tours have included Chong Ching and Kunmin China, Shanghai and Bejing, as well as Myanmar. Since 2015, students have selected Vietnam as a study tour destination.This year, the participants also enjoyed developing friendships between the students from Japan MBA and Canadian PMBA.
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20 students, alumni and friends of the McGill MBA Japan program joined Professor Dror Etzion for Professors Tuesday on February 13th. Professors Tuesday is our public interest event in which our professors tell us about their research, and discuss issues that relate to issues around us. Professor Etzion lead a lively and contentious discussion about sustainability, in the context of the Public, Private, and Plural Economies. Keep an eye out for more McGill Japan Events.
The Desautels MBA program is ranked #1 in Canada and 78th in the world by the 2018 Financial Times Global MBA Ranking—one of only three Canadian schools who made the list, released January 29, 2018.
Every year, the FT ranks the world’s best 100 MBA programs using multiple criteria. Read more about the methodology here. The MBA Class of 2014 was surveyed for this ranking.
#1 in Canada for:
Salary Percentage Increase
Aims Achieved (tied)
Percentage of Female Faculty
Percentage of International Board Members
#1 in North America for:
Percentage of Female Students
Percentage of International Faculty
Percentage of International Students
International Mobility (17th Globally)
International Course Experience (14th Globally)
McGill MBA Japan program continues to deliver the quality and recognition of the Desautels Faculty of Management’s MBA program in a weekend format, in a convenient Nishi-Shinjuku, the heart of business in Tokyo. No other program in Japan is as internationally recognised and respected as McGill.
The McGill Japan Forum and Shinnenkai, hosted by the McGill Alumni Association in Japan and McGill Japan on Tuesday, 9th January, 2018 was a huge success. Under the theme of the next 20 years, our panelists:
Mr. Danny Risberg, Chairman, Philips Electronics Japan, K.K. Ms Yuka Shimada, Head of HR, Board of Directors, Unilever Japan Holdings K.K., treated us to a lively discussion, moderated by Dr. Zineb Mouline, MBA Candidate 2019. The topics covered included the need to make the workplace without fear, the goal of happiness, and the coming impact of Artificial Intelligence, and the importance of understanding and investing in this. The Shinnenkai was attended by about 140 McGill students and alumni and friends at the Tokyo American Club.
Keep an eye out for upcoming McGill Japan events.
Doors open 18:30.
McGill Japan Forum Starts 19:00.
The Shinnenkai will commence promptly after the Forum.
Price of the ticket includes buffet dinner with two drinks.
Event ends at 21:30.
二次会 (after party) venue will be announced at 新年会.
Topic: The Next Twenty Years
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Looking forward to seeing you soon!
The next academic year starts on April 7th, 2018. Be sure to submit your application soon so that you can join us at the top weekend MBA program in Japan.