Advanced Management Course (AMC) — Online

Mini-MBA for experienced managers

Overview

A proven and popular seminar for more than 50 years, this practical and highly interactive program examines management’s major disciplines in depth and from a strategic perspective. The learning-by-doing format includes a realistic business simulation that enables you to respond concretely to complex management decisions and take away ideas that will have immediate impact on the job. This is also an opportunity to gain or renew contacts with leading management decision makers, learn from peer story telling, and gain new perspectives from the faculty team. Delivered in Montreal, Toronto (Mississauga), and online, the format fits well with the workday of busy professionals from in both the public and private sectors.

Key Benefits and Takeaways

  • Provides a condensed and up-to-date set of advanced management practices
  • Enhances the ability to formulate and communicate key strategies
  • Offers ideas to streamline management processes and set meaningful KPIs and goals
  • Integrates late-breaking market, competitive, and organizational issues for managing change
  • Includes personalized discussions with faculty that assist in implementing solutions
  • Learn to apply new skills through a realistic and engaging business simulation
  • Benchmark yourself and connect with peers from diverse industries/organizations

This program is designed for experienced decision makers who manage at regional, national, and international levels. Participants require strong management experience and/or an MBA academic background. This program is an outstanding next step for those who have taken our Executive Development Course (EDC).

Please contact us to make sure that this seminar is right for you.

The registration fee includes facilitation by our highly rated faculty members, a comprehensive digital workbook, results oriented exercises, and a certificate of completion from the McGill Executive Institute.

Topics covered in this course

This section employs an advanced computer simulation that challenges you to integrate, apply, and test the concepts developed during the course. You will develop strategies with your team to compete against other teams while enhancing skills in operational finance, strategic pricing, marketing, and negotiations.

    Challenge ideas and explore opportunities within your organization in consultation with our course leaders. This session provides an opportunity to integrate the tools and strategies discussed in the program by applying them to your own business.
  • Understand strategic issues raised by globalization processes
  • Gain competitive advantage in global markets
  • Initiate strategic change in large, mature organizations
  • Manage innovation by balancing market risk and technological uncertainty
  • Assess leadership styles and organizational approaches to strategic change
  • Create strategic change in your organization
  • Acquire effective techniques to analyze your firm’s financial operations
  • Integrate financial data with operations
  • Employ activity-based management
  • Apply life-cycle and target-costing methodology
  • Use financial and non-financial performance indicators
  • Benefit from capital investments
  • Optimize organizational capabilities
  • Take a holistic view of key management challenges and bring all elements of your business together to create value.
  • Transition from silos to cross-functional leadership
  • Use business models for value creation
  • Understand the interplay between strategies
    Team building and presentation skills will be part of the business simulation experience.
  • Strategic considerations for your tactical approaches
  • Compete to win
  • B2B marketing
  • Marketing planning
  • Effective differentiation
  • Brand management
  • Build market leadership
  • Optimize and manage all processes around your value stream
  • Define benchmarks in business excellence
  • Employ effective operations strategy
  • Understand supply chain flows
  • Efficient business processes – models and tools

 

Course Leaders

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Alex Boussetta

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Alex Boussetta

Alex Boussetta is an Affiliate Member at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, where he has been teaching quality management and operational excellence since 2003. In addition, he consults with a wide variety of organizations on improving internal processes, implementing project management practices, turnaround initiatives and continuous improvement deployments. In addition to academics, Alex is a seasoned practitioner with roles as Manager of the Six Sigma Competency Center at Bombardier Aerospace, Corporate Director of Lean at MAAX, and most recently Director, Global Supply Chain and Devices Quality at Blackberry. Alex holds a Masters in Engineering Project Management.

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Carl Boutet

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Carl Boutet

Carl is a strategic advisor with over 25 years of experience in operations, marketing, merchandising and business development. He has spent the last 15 years in senior-level positions in the retail sector with a large US-based multinational corporation and Canada’s largest membership-based retail solutions group, serving over 800 independent home furnishings retailers. Carl’s expertise lies in helping senior leaders to better leverage technology, analytics and design to create value and sustainable competitive advantage for their organizations. He also advises technology companies on how to tailor their solutions to address ever-changing market needs. Carl recently worked with a team of computer vision (AI) researchers as retail strategy and global commercial lead and has advised on several retail innovation labs, including CieTech and the Bensadoun Retail School of Management at McGill University. He holds a Bachelors in Commerce (Marketing) from Concordia University and an MBA from Queen’s University.

 

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Miriam Carver

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Miriam Carver

As a faculty member of the McGill Executive Institute and lecturer in the Desautels Faculty of Management, Miriam Carver’s areas of expertise include leadership development, conflict resolution, negotiation skills, building teams, customer service, executive coaching, and emotional intelligence. She consults with a wide variety of organizations in diverse sectors, from manufacturing and telecommunications to government and healthcare. She holds a Master’s in Education (Counselling Psychology) from McGill University and has completed additional graduate work in Organizational Development and Conflict Resolution.

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Maxime Cohen

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Maxime Cohen

Maxime Cohen is an Associate Professor of Retail Management and Operations Management, the co-Director of the McGill Retail Innovation Lab, and a Bensadoun Faculty Scholar at McGill University. Before joining McGill, he was an Assistant Professor of Technology, Operations, and Statistics at NYU Stern and a Research Scientist at Google AI. He previously worked as a high-frequency trader and co-founded a real estate investment company. Besides university teaching and academic research, Maxime is actively advising corporations and start-ups on topics related to pricing, retail, and data science. Maxime’s core expertise lies at the intersection of data science and operations management. He has worked on retail, ride-sharing, airline, sustainability, cloud computing, online advertising, peer-to-peer lending, and social networks and has collaborated with different companies including Google, Waze, Oracle Retail, IBM Research, Via (ride-sharing), Spotify, Aldo Group, Cargo, Staples as well as several startups. These projects involved working closely with these companies to develop solutions using tools such as optimization, machine learning, stochastic modelling, econometrics, game theory, and field experiments.

 

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David Lavallée

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David Lavallée

David Lavallée has a Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy from McGill University. As a Chartered Professional Accountant and partner at Guimond Lavallée, David has led audit teams for various public and private companies in the mining, manufacturing and retail industries. He brings over 14 years of experience in audit, taxation and consulting services. He also has expertise with start-ups and companies experiencing rapid growth. In 2017, Mr. Lavallée received the CPA Émérite Award, awarded by Chartered Professional Accountants of Québec, region of Montérégie.

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Claude MacDonald

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Claude MacDonald

Claude Macdonald is recognized as an expert in the field of sales management, customer service orientation, and presenting concisely and confidently. As a faculty member of the McGill Executive Institute, he has worked with hundreds of managers, professionals and employees from prominent organizations in Canada, the United States as well as Europe in the areas of sales and marketing innovation and transformation. He holds numerous certifications from internationally recognized organisations such as Persona Global, The Brooks Group, Prevue HR systems and The ROI Institute. Claude is the author of several assessment tools including the Sales Culture Maturity Index.

 

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Jackie Roberge

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Jackie Roberge

Jackie has 10+ years of experience coaching individuals and leaders and 25+ years of marketing and strategic planning as an executive and/or consultant for companies such as J&J, Culinar, Cogeco Cable and Olymel. Jackie is CEO and co-founder of Business & Beyond, a company offering mindfulness-based training, coaching and purpose-based strategic planning to companies looking for new ways to surpass their goals and inspire their employees. Jackie believes in a whole-person approach to training so that people can be at their best at work and home; with this balance, they can achieve greater levels of performance, well-being and fulfilment across the board.

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Alain Serhan

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Alain Serhan

Alain Serhan is a faculty member of the McGill Executive Institute and an expert in competitive strategy, marketing innovations, and leadership development. He brings highly seasoned practitioner experience from his work as a consultant with Egon Zehnder, VP Sales & Consulting at IMS Health Canada, and a lead advisor at McKinsey & Company, working with executives across the telecom, consumer goods, and healthcare sectors. Earlier, he worked as an engineer and developer for Nortel Networks, IBM, and Omron Japan. Alain earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnique Montréal and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

 

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Tatiana Lamoureux Gauvin

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Tatiana Lamoureux Gauvin

Tatiana Lamoureux Gauvin teaches in the Organizational Behavior area of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. She focuses on critical HR Management issues including diversity, cross-cultural management, workforce planning and talent acquisition. Tatiana is also a seasoned executive education designer, instructor, and coach, helping people grow and change in organizations throughout Canada. Before joining McGill, she was a Human Resources Advisor in the Employment Staffing and Recruitment sector. She is a graduate of McGill University (Psychology), with a master’s degree from HEC Montreal (Human Resources), and a master’s degree from Université Laval (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion).

 

The Mini-MBA Series

This program is part of the McGill Mini-MBA Series: a three-part series designed to equip you with key business insights, comprehensive management practices, benchmarks, and business strategies taught in our full MBA program—at a fraction of the time and cost.

Learn more about the Mini-MBA Series

 

Online Information Session

 October 20, 2021 ⁠–⁠ 12:00 pm ET

Join us online to learn more about the Mini-MBA Series, the curriculum, and the upcoming Online Mini-MBA programs. Advisors will be on hand to answer any live questions regarding the program.

 

Delivery Formats

Online
A virtual learning experience featuring an interactive suite of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (self-paced) components from the comfort of your home or office.

See below for available online sessions

 

In-Person
Join your peers in our world-class facilities and explore the dynamic life of McGill University’s Montreal campus or one of our offsite locations.

View available sessions in Montreal and Toronto