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Invitation to Professor’s Tuesday –October 31st, 2017–

October 13, 2017
Join us for the McGill MBA Japan’ special evening event, Professor’s Tuesday, this time with the Desautels Faculty of Management’s Benjamin Croitoru, Associate Professor, Finance; and Academic Director, McGill MBA Japan Program.

Professor Croitoru will give us an update on the Faculty, Programs and New Course Initiatives, including the development of Hybrid Courses for the MBA Japan and Professional MBA programs, as well as new course selections for alumni of McGill and other universities.

This will be an outstanding chance for Discussion and Networking with a wide range of McGill Alumni and other friends in Tokyo.

Be sure to come out to re-connect with your professors, make and re-fresh friendships, and enjoy a good discussion with McGill MBA Japan students, alumni and friends.

This event is open to the general public.

Be sure to sign up soon at:

Event: Professor’s Tuesday with Professor Benjamin Croitoru of the Desautels Faculty of Management
Venue: Hotel Rose Garden Shinjuku Oak Room (2F of Main Building) – Newly Renovated
Date : Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Time : Doors Open at 18h00
Event: 18h30 – 21h00
Rrefreshments served from 18h30.
Presentation and discussion from 19h00.

Cost : 6,000 yen for Alumni and Guests.

Includes event fee, food and refreshments.
(Hallowe’en costume optional.)

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Event Report: Energy in Québec – Discussion about the 2030 Quebec Energy Policy

September 21, 2017

Special event by McGill Japan, the McGill Alumni Association in Japan, and the Delegation Generale of Quebec in Tokyo was held on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017.

We welcomed Mr. Pierre Arcand, Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources as our speaker at Canadian Embassy in Tokyo. Mr. Arcand is a minister responsible for Plan Nord, a plan to promote the potential for mining, energy, tourism, and social and cultural development in Québec north of the 49th degree of latitude. This is part of an initiative for Quebec to become one of the world’s leaders in automobile electrification, and a world leader in the use of renewable resources for future economic development.
Mr. Arcand shared information regarding the project and initiative, followed by a panel discussion regarding the 2030 Quebec Energy Policy and Transport Electrification.

For more information regarding the themes presented by the minister:

1. Quebec’s new Energy Policy

2. Transport Electrification

Special Event Invitation: Energy in Québec: A Source of Growth.

September 14, 2017

You are invited to this interesting discussion about the 2030 Quebec Energy Policy

Join us for this very special event brought you you by McGill Japan, the McGill Alumni Association in Japan, and the Delegation Generale of Quebec in Tokyo, on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017.
Energy in Québec: A Source of Growth. Discussion about the 2030 Quebec Energy Policy and Cocktail with Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and minister responsible for Plan Nord Mr. Pierre Arcand and McGill Japan.
This will be a discussion event on Quebec’s initiative to become one of the world’s leaders in automobile electrification, and a world leader in the use of renewable resources for future economic development.
The event takes place at the beautiful Oscar Peterson Theatre at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo.
Everyone is welcome.
Sign up is through this PEATIX Link:

Relocation of McGill MBA Japan office

September 12, 2017

It is our pleasure to inform you that we have relocated our office to smarter business premises at Shinjuku NS building with effect from 4th August 2017.

Our new premises is located at:

Shinjuku NS Building 1F, 2-4-1 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0801

〒163-0801 東京都新宿区西新宿2丁目4番1号 新宿NSビル1階

Tel: +81-(0)3-6279-0412
Access: Map

Our new office is conveniently located 10 minutes walk from the West Exit of Shinjuku Station. It’s directly beside Tokyo City Hall. The office offers a meeting space and a mini library. Visitors are welcome during the opening hours for a friendly chat. For consultations, please contact us for an appoitment.

We look forward to serving you at our new address.


Asia Study Tour 2017 – Vietnam, a country of rapid economic growth

August 16, 2017

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.



Featured in Forbes: How To Better Engage Your Introverts (日英)

July 25, 2017

‘How To Better Engage Your Introverts’ contributed by Professor Karl Moore is featured in Forbes. Please click to read the English Article.

Karl Moore教授の投函された「内向的な社員のやる気を引き出す方法」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.

Featured in Forbes: Two Days With Warren Buffett (日英)

May 19, 2017

“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.

McGill X Nikkei Business School ~Experience McGill MBA~ Special Lecture Series

March 17, 2017

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.

Special Evening Lecture by Professor Adolfo de Motta

February 24, 2017

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

Contract Theory

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.

Event Report: McGill Japan Forum & MAAJ Shinnenkai

February 7, 2017

The McGill Community in Japan kicked off 2017 in great style again with the annual McGill Japan Forum and Shinnenkai which was attended by over one-hundred and forty students, alumni, friends and guests. The Forum was a very in-depth and informative look at the preparations surrounding the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Our Speakers: Tristan Lavier -a manager at the International Communications Department of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Mr. Kazufumi Watanabe – Group Manager at Coca-Cola Japan Company, and Philip Rubel – Managing &  Representative Director of Designit Tokyo, helped us understand the impact that an Olympics can have on a community, as well as the opportunity and challenges faced by the cities and organizations involved.  

Mr David Hackett (MBA 2002) also gave insight into McGill’s Olympic connection through McGill Alumni and former Chancellor Richard (Dick) Pound, First President of the World Anti-Doping Committee. Chancellor Pound headed up the drive to make the Olympics financially viable in the 1980s, and we can thank him for the continued success of the Olympics today. 
Special thanks to Former Ambassador of Japan to Canada, and Chairman of the CCCJ Honorary Advisory Board–Sadaaki Numata, who gave the Kampai toast. We were also joined by Professor Robert David of the Desautels Faculty of Management–in Tokyo to teach his course in Competitive Strategy–and who conveyed greetings from the Faculty and the University. Congratulations also to our moderator, Christopher Rizanow (MBA 2018 Candidate) for his Tokyo debut.  
The McGill Alumni Association in Japan, and the staff at McGill Japan look forward to inviting you to another of their events later in 2017. 


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