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February 24, 2015:

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A world-renowned management thinker is taking business students to Doha, Hong Kong and Jakarta this week to introduce these future corporate leaders to the fastest emerging economies on Earth.

More than 40 students from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Canada will accompany Professor Karl Moore to learn about how business is done in developing markets, while fundraising for their chosen charity that helps trash pickers in Jakarta out of poverty.

Read more here.

February 24, 2015:

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Every year since 2007, a group of students, alumni and faculty from McGill University in Montreal travel to an emerging economic area of the world. The group leaves today on its 2015 “Hot Cities” tour to Jakarta, Bali and Hong Kong.

Read more and listen at WAMC.

March 1, 2014:

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McGill ‘Hot Cities’ business/field trip expands horizons – CTV News

A McGill management professor is leading students on a business field trip that will give them global experience.

Called the ‘Hot Cities’ tour, professor Karl Moore is taking students to emerging and developing countries to more about other economies.

Read more and watch the interview on CTV News

Feb 25, 2014:

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Seeking Out the “Hot Cities” – The Bull & Bear

This Reading Week, a group of  students from the faculties of Management, Arts, and Engineering will travel to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Seoul, South Korea to experience business within rapidly emerging markets. Their journey, the sixth Hot Cities of the World Tour, will be led by Desautels Professor Karl Moore.

Read more on The Bull & Bear

Jan 22, 2014:

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‘Hot Cities’ tour takes business students to Mongolia – The Economic Voice

More than 40 students and alumni from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University are visiting Mongolia this March, to help them understand the realities of doing business in a fledgling emerging market.

Read more on The Economic Voice

Mar 7, 2012:




McGill Business Students Return From South Africa – WAMC

MONTREAL, PQ (WAMC) – More than 30 McGill students traveled to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria and Port Elizabeth in February to learn about the business infrastructure in South Africa. They met with the CEO’s of Rolls-Royce South Africa, BMW, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, and mining, health care, cultural, national and regional leaders.

Listen to the broadcast here.

Feb 17, 2012:



Canadian Invasion – ‘We come in Peace bearing Gifts’ –

A group of 30 students from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Quebec, Canada are on a mission to raise $20 000.00 for the Ubuntu Fund here in Port Elizabeth.


Feb 11, 2012:

Four cities, 12 days, a $20,000 target – The Globe and Mail

The “hot cities tour” is the shortest course offered by McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, but surely ranks among the most intense and rewarding.

Read it on The Globe and Mail

Mar 17, 2011:

The Gazette

“McGill MBA students exceed fundraising goals for women’s education in India” The Gazette

A group of McGill MBA students who travelled to India last month announced this week they surpassed their social media fundraising goal to fund women’s education in that country.

Read it on The Gazette

March 15, 2011:

Great job to all the 29 students who have done such an excellent job. We’re glad that our coverage did help a little and thank you for going this far to help rural India. – By SAHIEL SHAH

Read it on Penn Olson

March 9, 2011:

CBC Radio Homerun: Jun Yeo and Melanie Walsh with Sue Smith (Mar 9) by 5HotCities


CBC.caMelanie Walsh and Jun Yeo were interviewed at CBC Radio’s Homerun today with DJ Sue Smith about their recent return from India, as part of the 5 Hot Cities of the World Tour by McGill University and Desautels Faculty of Management. Listen now!

March 8, 2011:

WAMC (Northeast Public Radio): Karl Moore, Lindsay Holas, Melanie Walsh (Mar 8) by 5HotCities


Listen to Karl Moore, Lindsay Holas, and Melanie Walsh talk about India post-trip on WAMC (Northeast Public Radio).

March 7, 2011:

“Classroom India” — The Times of India | From politics to B-school, social media has powered a global online revolution. By Tirna Ray/TNN

“Is learning about what you learn outside the classroom? That’s what students taking part in the annual ‘5 Hot Cities of the World s Tour’, a course offered by McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management would want you to believe.” – Education Times picked up on our initiative and reported it in today’s printed edition of The Times of India.

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March 4, 2011:

“B-School: Active Lessons in Sustainability” — Bloomberg BusinessWeek | When it comes to teaching sustainability and corporate social responsibility in business school, a blend of theory and action may succeed best.

Our initiative receives a shout-out on Bloomberg BusinessWeek, read on now!

March 2, 2011:

“MBA DIARY: CHAOS THEORY” — The Economist | Last month, MBA students from Canada’s McGill University travelled to India to investigate business, culture and national competitiveness. Here one of them, Melanie Walsh, says that six-sigma management theory is thriving among the dabbawalas of Mumbai.

Read the blog entry on The Economist now, as recounted by Project Co-Leader Melanie Walsh!

March 1, 2011:

BNN speaks to Karl Moore about India — BNN | Find out what 29 students and a professor from McGill University learned from their “5 Hot Cities Tour” which included Abu Dhabi, Dubai, New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, when BNN speaks to Karl Moore, Professor of Business Strategy, McGill University.

Feb 25, 2011:

CJAD: Karl Moore, Charlie Bern, and Tala Al-Jabri with Dan Delmar by 5HotCities

Professor Karl Moore, Project Co-Leader Charlie Bern, and 5 Hot Cities India 2011 class student Tala were interviewed on CJAD from Mumbai, India, about their experiences in India so far. New this year is an initiative of Desautels Faculty of Management MBA students to use social media during the trip to raise $ 10,000 to send poor Indian girls to school in India. Listen now!

Feb 18, 2011:

“A school trip turns into a fundraising drive”Globe and Mail

This week, 29 students went to India for the third instalment of the [5 Hot Cities] program and they will spend time in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.  Along with meeting local executives, the group will be doing something else this year – raising money for an Indian charity.  Read on in the Globe and Mail.

Feb 18, 2011

Karl Moore on CJAD with Dan Delmar (Feb 16) by 5HotCities

Professor Karl Moore and MBA student Jun Yeo were interviewed on CJAD last night about this year’s 5 Hot Cities of the World Tour visit to India, with stops in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. New this year is an initiative of 2 MBA students to use social media during the trip to raise $ 10,000 to send poor Indian girls to school in India. Follow them as they take flight today.

Feb 17, 2011:

“How 29 Students use Social Media for Social Cause”Penn Olson: The Asian Tech Catalog
In a bid to help rural India, a group of MBA students at McGill have joined forces to make a difference.

Read it on Penn Olson

Feb 15, 2011:

The Gazette

“Students use ‘social media for a good cause'” The Gazette

Fundraising In India. McGill postgrad students, Grade 11 class plan to send impoverished girls to school

Read it on The Gazette

Feb 7, 2011:

Karl Moore on CBC Radio HomeRun (Feb 7) by 5HotCities


CBC.caKarl Moore of Desautels Faculty of Management was on CBC Radio’s Home Run on Feb 7, talking about how McGill students are using Social Media to raise money to send underprivileged Indian girls to school while spending 10 days in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore from February 19th to 28th as part of the 5 Hot Cities of the World tour.

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