CANADA - McGill Desautels for Consulting / IB
I'm an international student accepted into McGill's Desautel faculty of management, I'm most probably going to major in economics (my preferred field of study for undergrad), or eventually a double major in econ/finance or HIM (mostly for career ops, again, I'd prefer econ for undergrad). I am a French citizen so McGill is the only Canadian B-School I would consider since I pay reasonably low tuition fees (about $10k/year). Career-wise, a potential perk for working in MTL is that I hold three mother tongues, English, French, and Spanish (I'm Latino) (I know my English is a bit rusty but I spent 9 years living in the US and living/studying in an anglophone country would get me back to fluent quickly). I'm interested in getting into consulting (hopefully MBB) or IB after graduation, leaning more towards consulting. In case anyone's familiar with the french system, I got 17,4 in the BAC ES with "Section Européene Anglais". Here are my questions:
What are your views on Desautels (In terms of reputation, it's place and prestige relative to Canadian competition (Ivey, Queens, Sauder, Rotman etc...) and career opportunities after graduation (In IB/Consulting, but also other careers in general management for example that would let me get into consulting after an MBA).
How real do you think McGill and Desautel's supposed decline in the last few years, decades is? I've heard a lot of stuff on the fact that McGill is still riding on past prestige (think "Harvard of Canada" reputation) (ofc McGill isn't Harvard, it's just for illustration purposes); and that Desautels rides on McGill's prestige but really isn't as good a faculty as others (think med/law).
Are international students at a disadvantage when it comes to landing a competitive job compared to Canadian students (assuming equal qualifications)? Are they well received in the workforce and Canadian society?
Is a McGill BCom with an econ major good for a top US MBA (think top 10-15) or top European MSc's (Think MSc Management or MSc Finance), and if so what GPA should I aim for and how hard is it to obtain that GPA assuming I bust my ass in undergrad?
How tough is competition for MBB and other consulting firms in Canada w/ my stats, school, good extracurriculars and assuming I get a GPA above 3.5 or so? And how tough is competition for IB assuming I don't go into HIM?
Thank you guys in advance for taking the time to read my questions (a lot I know) and eventually answer. Best wishes to all!