Bachelor of Commerce, International Business and Entrepreneurship
Graduating in 2017
Coursework I've Used the most
International Business Law
Learned the basics of business law surrounding sales/transportation contracts, trade, export financing, marketing through intermediaries (e.g. agents and distributors) and arbitration. Gave me a better understanding of how to avoid liability when doing business.
Learned all the basics of making balance sheets, cash flow statements, income statements, etc. Mostly technical knowledge that I’ll probably never use, but gave me a much better understanding of how cash flows within a business and how accounting information is used when valuing companies.
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
I really thought that a university course about entrepreneurship would be useless, but it ended up being one of the best I’ve taken. Learned a lot studying the success and failure of many startups, practiced pitching, business/revenue model design, hypothesis testing and customer validation.
Entrepreneurship in Practice
Part 2 of the course above, mainly involves building the ideas we came up with in part 1 under the mentorship of Gabriel Sundaram, manager at Real Ventures and mentor at FounderFuel. It’s one of the only classes I’ve taken that’s more focused on building and using skills than theory.
Spent a semester in the HEC Masters in Management exchange program.
French Baccalaureate, specialization in Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry
Although almost none of the technical knowledge I learned in high school specializing in sciences applied to my Bcom at McGill, learning and understanding the scientific method has helped me throughout my career. It’s a way of thinking that is very different from what is taught in business school, but is directly applicable to the problems I’ve had to solve. For example, when doing hypothesis tests for Movekit, I was directly able to apply what I’d learned hypothesis testing scientific theories to testing value propositions and customer segments.
I also know just enough to spot when something is pseudoscience, and to argue with climate change deniers.