Innovative Finance and Investment Management

Founded in 1906, the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University is ranked as one of the world’s top international business schools by Business Week and the Financial Times.
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The world economy and sound financial management will be front and centre for decades to come with Canadian financial institutions often leading the way. To drive this movement, McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management offers several degree programs at the undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and executive-level to secure the next generation’s position among the global financial leaders.

Founded in 1906, the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University is ranked as one of the world’s top international business schools by Business Week and the Financial Times.

Marcel Desautels, C.M., LLD’07, founder of the Canadian Credit Management Foundation (CCMF), provided a landmark $22-million gift to McGill in 2005 – at the time, the largest donation ever made to a Canadian business school and the Faculty was renamed to honour Desautels’ generosity. In 2008, he provided a further $10 million to create the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management, which aims to introduce interdisciplinary “big-picture” thinking into a global business world that must increasingly operate with both social and financial balance sheets in mind.

The Investment Management programs at the Desautels Faculty of Management are designed in consultation with a world-leading team of investment managers that look ahead to the future of the investment management industry, integrating investment management teaching, research, and practice to create a unique value exchange between leading industry experts, world-class finance professors, and outstanding students. A critical component of Desautels’ approach to finance is the direct involvement of investment industry leaders and corporate partners through expert panels in key cities, where members offer student internships and support the program by providing industry expertise and live cases.

The Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Investment Management at Desautels offers offer training that combines rigorous academic groundwork with realworld experience in investment management. Industry experience is integrated through global internship opportunities – and access to the expertise of corporate partners from around the world. A suite of finance, accounting, and quantitative courses are integrated with a structured progression of investment management experience at the McGill-based investment company Desautels Capital Management, the first-ever registered investment management firm founded by a Canadian university. Through Desautels Capital Inc., students have an unparalleled opportunity to train as investment analysts. The program prepares participants for careers on the buy-side, in financial asset management, or on the sell-side, working for brokerage firms.

At the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) level, the Investment Management program features an innovative approach to investment management that combines learning, research, and practice to enrich the student experience. It offers an unparalleled opportunity for students to train as investment analysts and undertake summer internships at major financial centres around the world.

Designed in consultation with leading fund managers, this program provides a select number of MBA students with a competitive edge by offering hands-on learning and training in financial analysis, portfolio management, global investments, risk management and hedge fund investing.

Both the undergraduate and graduate curriculua offer content directly relevant to CFA, CAIA, FRM and PRM accreditations.

The Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University is located in downtown Montreal. For more information, or to apply, visit