Business school associate dean named new dean of McGill business school

The associate dean of undergraduate programs in the GW School of Business will be the new dean of McGill University’s business school, McGill announced Wednesday.

Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou will lead McGill’s Desautels School of Management starting in January. Bajeux-Besnainou is a finance professor and became the associate dean of undergraduate programs for the business school in 2012. She was the chair of the finance department from 2011 to 2012. She has been a professor at GW since 1994.

McGill officials chose Bajeux-Besnainou on Tuesday, “following the recommendation of a committee that conducted an international search for top candidates,” according to a release.

U.S. News and World Report ranks McGill University at No. 44 for best global universities. GW landed at No. 281.

Bajeux-Besnainou worked in Canada before coming to GW as a finance professor at the Université de Montréal, a French-speaking institution, in 1993, according to a release.

At GW she oversaw the creation of a new bachelor of science in finance degree that launched this year, and also revamped the first-year development program, a required freshman seminar course in the school.

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