1990 - 1999    

Faculty cements its reputation as one of Canada’s most internationally active management schools

A growing Faculty of Management continued to strengthen McGill’s place on the international map. In 1991, the Faculty brought together leading business owners in Canada and across the world to serve on the inaugural International Advisory Board to leverage the knowledge, insight and experience of a global network of leaders. The decade also saw the creation of the International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM) and the MBA Japan program, expanding the Faculty’s impact to the global arena.

1991 – International Advisory Board

Desautels International Advisory Board
The Desautels International Advisory Board, pictured with Dean Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, has championed the new building and future home of the MBA (April 2016)

Chaired by Paul Desmarais Jr. (BCom’77), an International Advisory Board is established to seek management education advice from leading Canadian and foreign business leaders.

The International Advisory Board also help link the Faculty to their own global networks, connecting us to leading companies and executives who bring industry expertise into our classrooms, hire our students, provide sponsorship or provide participants for our executive programs.

1992 – New Research Centre

The McGill Institute of Marketing (MIM) is launched, providing an active forum to exchange and cross-pollinate ideas and expertise in marketing.

1993 – Notable alumni

Alex Banh, BCom’93

Alex Banh, BCom’93

Partner, IPV Capital
Cabinet Member, Made by McGill: the Campaign for Our Third Century
Chair of the McGill Regional Advisory Board – Asia

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1995 – Notable alumni

Wayne Lee, BCom’95

Wayne Lee, BCom’95

Managing Director & Head of Europe and Asia Pacific Region, CIBC Capital Markets
Member of the McGill Regional Advisory Board – Asia
Member of the McGill Regional Advisory Board – UK and Europe

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1996 – Establishment of new Research Chair and launch of three Canadian “firsts”

The John E. Cleghorn (BCom’62) Distinguished Teaching and Research Chair in Management Studies is established and the Faculty launches three new programs: the International Masters Program in Practicing Management (IMPM), the Joint MD/MBA program, and, in conjunction with the McGill Faculty of Engineering, the Masters in Manufacturing Management (MMM).

McGill pioneer, Henry Mintzberg

Professor Henry Mintzberg
Professor Henry Mintzberg

Dr. Henry Mintzberg is a celebrated scholar and educator with deep expertise in the field of management studies. In more than five decades of teaching and conducting research at McGill, he has enhanced the University’s international brand and left a lasting impact on thousands of students, colleagues, and alumni.

Dr. Mintzberg studied engineering at McGill before completing masters and PhD degrees at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

He currently serves as the Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, where he co-founded the International Masters Program for Managers and the International Masters for Health Leadership.




50 Years of Service
On August 30, 2018, members of the McGill community, family, and friends came together the celebrate Morty Yalovsky and Henry Mintzberg as they marked 50 years at McGill. Photo: Dean Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, Professor Henry Mintzberg, Professor Morty Yalovsky, and Principal Suzanne Fortier

In 2018, the Desautels Faculty created the Henry Mintzberg PhD Teaching and Mentorship Award in recognition of Dr. Mintzberg’s 50 years of service to McGill.

Over the years, he has participated in extensive visiting professorships at INSEAD in France and the London Business School in the UK.

A prolific author, Dr. Mintzberg has written 20 books and 180 articles, including two prize-winning Harvard Business Review articles. He is a Member of the Order of Canada, L’Ordre National du Quebec, and the Royal Society of Canada.

McGill Profile: Henry Mintzberg
100 years at McGill: Celebrating Professors Morty Yalovsky & Henry Mintzberg

1996 – Notable alumni

Jack Young, MBA’96

Jack Young, MBA’96

Partner & Head, Venture Capital, Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners
Member of the McGill Regional Advisory Board – US (West Coast)

Read more in McGill Giving: Made by global citizens

1998 – MBA Japan Launch

The Faculty launches the MBA Japan program, the first Canadian degree program offered in Japan.

MBA Japan group
MBA Japan group on McGill campus, 2018

1999 – McGill Executive Institute boasts improved education facilities

McGill opens the Power Corporation International Executive Centre on the sixth floor of the Bronfman Building to offer students of the McGill Executive Institute improved education facilities.

McGill Executive Institute
McGill Executive Institute, Nabisco Room.

2000-2005 – Gerald Ross, Dean

Almost three decades after Howard Ross served as Dean, Dr. Gerald Ross continued his family’s legacy by leading the Faculty of Management into the new millennium on stable footing. He championed research and education in the areas of health, entrepreneurship, and globalization and oversaw a new wave of hiring to support the Faculty’s growing programs. He is also remembered for his efforts to build strategic partnerships within the local business community in Montreal, revamping the advisory board and developing new executive education initiatives. Dr. Ross holds a PhD from Ivey Business School at Western University.

Globe and Mail: School’s out
McGill Alumni news: Ready, Aim, Hire

2003 – New chair in Integrative Health Management and research centre

The Canadian Credit Management Foundation endows a chair in Integrative Health Management. The McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economic (MCCHE) is established, forging an unprecedented worldwide alliance of scientists, food-industry executives, health care leaders and policy markers.

Professor Laurette Dubé
Laurette Dubé is Full Professor and holds the James McGill Chair of consumer and lifestyle psychology and marketing at the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University. She is also the founding chair and scientific director of the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economic (MCCHE).