2018 DEGROOTE ANNUAL REPORT

Purpose is not a subject we teach. It lives in our students, professors and alumni.
Purpose is how we do business. And how we do business transforms the world.

2018 DEGROOTE ANNUAL REPORT

Purpose is not a subject we teach. It lives in our students, professors and alumni.
Purpose is how we do business. And how we do business transforms the world.

2018 DEGROOTE ANNUAL REPORT

Purpose is not a subject we teach. It lives in our students, professors and alumni.
Purpose is how we do business. And how we do business transforms the world.

2018 DEGROOTE ANNUAL REPORT

Purpose is not a subject we teach. It lives in our students, professors and alumni.
Purpose is how we do business. And how we do business transforms the world.

2018 DEGROOTE ANNUAL REPORT

Purpose is not a subject we teach. It lives in our students, professors and alumni.
Purpose is how we do business. And how we do business transforms the world.

2018 DEGROOTE ANNUAL REPORT

Purpose is not a subject we teach. It lives in our students, professors and alumni.
Purpose is how we do business. And how we do business transforms the world.

2018 DEGROOTE ANNUAL REPORT

Purpose is not a subject we teach. It lives in our students, professors and alumni.
Purpose is how we do business. And how we do business transforms the world.

2018 DEGROOTE ANNUAL REPORT

Purpose is not a subject we teach. It lives in our students, professors and alumni.
Purpose is how we do business. And how we do business transforms the world.

2018 DEGROOTE ANNUAL REPORT

Purpose is not a subject we teach. It lives in our students, professors and alumni.
Purpose is how we do business. And how we do business transforms the world.

A Message From Our Dean

As a business school, we can no longer sit idly by as we watch the world rapidly evolve in front of us. It is no longer good enough to simply say we have a fintech program, or we teach analytics, or we’re producing the next generation of leaders.

Yes, we want to be innovators and collaborators. We want to be difference-makers. We want to be the talent that you need to have in your organization, on your board and in the community.

We started a new program, the Blended Learning Part-Time MBA that the market asked for. We launched a new Minor in Innovation, further deepening our commitment to interdisciplinary education. DeGroote was active in the community, in the marketplace and in the workforce. We are looking to challenge the status quo and disrupt the future of business education.

As you read ahead and look at the accomplishments of 2018, I want you to understand that this is only the beginning.

Transforming business and society and creating a brighter world through business is not meant to be easy, and will not be accomplished over the course of one calendar year. I am proud of the steps we took, but also understand that much work is still to be done. I simply ask to consider yourself and what role you want to play in this journey. How do you want to engage DeGroote and what role do you want to play in determining its future?

 

Leonard Waverman
Dean, DeGroote School of Business  

A Quick Look Back at 2018

Research

Redefining business through research, we are impacting business and society.

Research programs and educational courses are conducted in eight Faculty Areas at DeGroote.

Each area emphasizes fundamental theories and current issues in its field. Faculty members in each area are highly cited and publish in top journals and collaboration. Collaboration with industry ensures that research is relevant and that student learning is aligned with professional practice.

We’ve highlighted some of the innovative research conducted over the past year at the DeGroote School of Business. To learn more about our research, we encourage you to visit research.degroote.mcmaster.ca.

Research

Redefining business through research, we are impacting business and society.

Research programs and educational courses are conducted in eight Faculty Areas at DeGroote.

Each area emphasizes fundamental theories and current issues in its field. Faculty members in each area are highly cited and publish in top journals and collaboration. Collaboration with industry ensures that research is relevant and that student learning is aligned with professional practice.

We’ve highlighted some of the innovative research conducted over the past year at the DeGroote School of Business. To learn more about our research, we encourage you to visit research.degroote.mcmaster.ca.

Teaching

Students. Faculty. Programs.

From our new Minor in Innovation to our partnership with Rogers Communications Inc. on the Ted Rogers Scholarship in Digital Transformation, or the launch of the Blended Learning Part-Time MBA program, to welcoming new faculty members, and transforming the Bachelor of Commerce program with a greater emphasis on problem-based discovery, interdisciplinary study and interaction with business leaders that will prepare graduates to prosper in the quickly-changing conditions of the business world itself. The DeGroote School of Business is undergoing rapid evolution with an eye towards the future of business education.

Community, Student and Employer Engagement

Transforming Business Education

Business is global. It is not confined to borders. Last year, our Integrated Business and Humanities students traveled to Ecuador to understand the impact business has on local communities. Our MBA students, through Pitching in for Charity, seek opportunities to help local charities with their business problems. The DeGroote Experience Fund provides experiential learning opportunities for all students. Our alumni are not only partners, but are the embodiment of DeGroote’s vision to transform business. We acknowledge that building future leaders on our own is a difficult task, however, working together with our student population, employer and corporate partners, staff and faculty and alumni, this vision becomes more attainable.

Community, Student and Employer Engagement

Transforming Business Education

Business is global. It is not confined to borders. Last year, our Integrated Business and Humanities students traveled to Ecuador to understand the impact business has on local communities. Our MBA students, through Pitching in for Charity, seek opportunities to help local charities with their business problems. The DeGroote Experience Fund provides experiential learning opportunities for all students. Our alumni are not only partners, but are the embodiment of DeGroote’s vision to transform business. We acknowledge that building future leaders on our own is a difficult task, however, working together with our student population, employer and corporate partners, staff and faculty and alumni, this vision becomes more attainable.

Key Stats

Teaching and Learning
DeGroote Experience Fund
Degroote Network
Degroote MBA

The Future of DeGroote

Help Transform the Way We Teach Business

In today’s fintech world of blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, digital cash, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and predictive behavioural analytics, we are surrounded by the physical evidence of a dramatic transformation in business. At this moment, the future of work is a mystery to most – including the best futurists.

Traditional business models are experiencing disruption with every entrepreneurial innovation. Many of the jobs we’ve prepared students for over the past century will disappear within a decade.

It’s clear that as business is transformed, business education must also be transformed.

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