Asia Study Tour 2016 – observing the fastest developing country in Asia
A group of 2nd year students of the Desautels Faculty of Management’s McGill MBA Japan program participated in a Study Tour to Vietnam, which focused on Ho Chi Minh City–Saigon from August 25th to the 30th, 2016.
The students visited important international companies, Mitsui & Co, Manulife, Kiddo Group, Pharmascience, Sapporo, HSC Investment. The visits to companies of various industries to learn about the market of Vietnam. They also paid visits to the International Business School for interaction with local EMBA students and Canadian International School to know about the country’s fast growing English-speaking market.
Visiting Japanese and Canadian Consuls General have provided the students with the opportunities to see how foreign counties are helping the Vietnamese market and what maybe the future of the fastest developing Asian country.
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. In 2015 and 2016 consecutively, students selected Vietnam as a study tour destination. Once again, the Vietnam tour 2016 has proven that the Vietnam is the fastest developing Asian economy.
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“Learning Wisdom From the Wise”
In 2006, Professor Karl Moore led 40 Desautels Faculty of Management students to Omaha, Nebraska to learn from legendary investment guru, Warren Buffett.
Given the tremendous success of the first visit and the recognized value of experiential learning, the Desautels Faculty of Management arranged another opportunity for McGill students to meet the iconic Warren Buffett on January 20, 2017.
‘Two Days With Warren Buffett: Three Lessons From An Introverted Leader In Action” contributed by Professor Karl Moore* was featured on Forbes.’ Please click to read the English Article.
Karl Moore 教授の投函された「ウォーレン・バフェットと過ごした2日間 内向的指導者に学んだ3つの教訓」記事がフォーブスジャパンで掲載されました。 日本語記事はこちらから。
*Karl Moore, Ph.D. is associate professor at Desautels Faculty of Management and associate fellow at Green Templeton College, Oxford University.
The Desautels Faculty of Management’s McGill MBA Japan program is partnering with Nikkei Business School to offer a Special Series of Introductory Lectures and Networking Opportunities with our professors from our Home Campus in Montreal, while they are in Tokyo.
This will be an ideal chance to learn from some of the world’s top professors in their fields, and find out more about our innovative weekend McGill MBA Japan program in Tokyo.
The lectures take place on evenings at the Nikkei Business School Facility in Otemachi, Tokyo.
This will be an excellent opportunity to participate in short lectures from some of the world’s top professors, and have a take away that you can put to work for you and your organization.
Lectures will be given in English.
Dates, Professors and Topics are:
April 11th: Professor Corey Phelps: Strategic Agility
May 9th: Professor Desmond Tsang: Real Estate Investing: Ownership vs. REITS
June 8th: Philip O’Neill: MBA Programs: Curriculum and Outcomes, and Networking Opportunity
and July 6th: Professor Steve Fortin: Financial Statements: Form vs Substance
Sign up and registration is on the Nikkei Business School Website (in Japanese).
Click here for more info and to register:
Nikkei Business School Website.
I hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity.
McGill Japan Special Evening Lecture will be held on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 with
Professor Adolfo de Motta of the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University.
Professor de Motta will give a Special Evening Lecture on Contract Theory based on the work of his PhD advisor: Professor Bengt Holmstrom.
Professor Holmstrom, who was awarded the 2016 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.
Professor de Motta is one of the world’s most widely respected and influential researchers and professors in Finance: His research has been published numerous times in the Journal of Finance, and other top academic journals. He is also a long-serving Professor of Corporate Finance in the McGill MBA Japan program, and at the Desautels Faculty of Management’s home campus in Montreal, as well as being a beloved friend of our students and alumni.
This general talk on Contract Theory will be of great interest to everyone, considering its impact in corporate governance, managerial performance, and contract negotiations in general. The talk is aimed at a general audience, and members of the public are welcome to attend.
McGill Japan Special Evening Lecture
Speaker: Professor Adolfo de Motta
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
7PM to 8:30PM
Doors open at 6:30PM
Location: McGill MBA Japan Classrooms at the Learning Edge Facility in Nishi-Shinjuku.
〒160-0023 東京都新宿区西新宿8-4-2 野村不動産西新宿ビル4F
Nomura Fudosan Nishi-Shinjuku Building 4th Floor. Nishi-Shinjuku 8-chome, 4-2, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023
This is directly above Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Nishi-Shinjuku Station.
Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be available.
Cost is 2,000yen to off set the cost of the event.
Sign up and payment is through this Peatix link:
Please sign up as soon as possible.
***An optional get together will take place afterwards at a location nearby***
I hope that you can join us.
Looking forward to seeing you on March 14th.
Mr Susumu Kaminaga, Senior Advisor and former President of Sumitomo Precision Products Co., Ltd. visited the McGill MBA Japan Classrooms on Sunday, January 15th, 2017 to give an amazing lunch time talk on his long and successful career in the Aviation and later in the Micro Electro Mechanical Systems: MEMS. The work by Mr Kaminaga with his many global partners in Canada, Germany, the UK and USA, is fundamental to the lives that we live today. The consumer and healthcare products that we take for granted today, such as smart phones, sensors in our automobiles, are made possible by the groundbreaking work that Mr Kaminaga did in engineering and business development with Sumitomo Precision Products. The lunch time speakers series in the McGill MBA Japan program brings leaders from a wide range of industries into direct contact with our students, which broadens their perspective and their network.
Please contact us to learn more about the McGill MBA Japan program.