Integrated Management Thinking (IMT) — Montreal

Mini-MBA – Entrepreneurship and launching new business ideas


As the most senior-level program in McGill’s Mini-MBA Series, this experience helps seasoned managers make sound decisions that will support intelligent growth in their organizations. It is perfect for those wanting to enhance and refine their abilities in creativity and innovation, change management, strategic growth, financial acumen and entrepreneurial thinking. How can you be a catalyst for innovation and growth given your resources, capabilities, and restrictions? Are you equipped to lead and execute change? Can you establish the readiness needed to capture opportunities? These questions and more will be answered in a dynamic, idea-sharing format, assisted by outstanding professors with real-world experience. Delivered in Montreal, Toronto (Mississauga) and Online, the format fits well with the workday of busy professionals from both private and public sectors.

Key Benefits and Takeaways

  • Explore trends in leadership, innovation, finance, entrepreneurship, and growth strategies
  • Capture advanced-level insights often found in the final “integration” phase of leading MBA/EMBA programs
  • Learn to better analyze your options and make more successful decisions
  • View your business through multiple lenses, ensuring greater harmony among functions and units
  • Test your ability to launch new ideas, gain buy-in, and take action on projects
  • Network and share ideas with an exceptional peer group from diverse industries

This program is designed for managers and executives who have at least 15 years’ managerial experience and/or have completed the Advanced Management Course (AMC). For those who received an MBA degree seven or more years ago, this is a perfect opportunity to update knowledge, and to gain exposure to late- breaking benchmarks and best practices.

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

The registration fee includes facilitation by our highly rated faculty members, course materials, results-oriented exercises, meal service (breakfast, lunch and breaks), and a certificate of completion from the McGill Executive Institute.

Topics covered in this course

  • Create a culture of innovation
  • Breakthrough, continuous and incremental innovation
  • Value innovation: tools for creating new opportunities
  • Commercialize innovation
  • Sustainability and corporate social responsibility
  • Business model canvas
  • Understand growth options: organic, joint ventures, M&A and alliances
  • Take risks and balance quality vs. speed to market
  • Stages of creative thinking
  • Intro to design thinking
  • Team ideation
  • Brainstorming and value creation
  • Build a strong business case: tips and techniques
  • Create your new integrated business model
  • Convince business leaders that your growth strategy or new idea is worth their attention
  • Finance and cost your ideas
  • Leverage your assets and resources
  • Source investment capital
  • Evaluate risk in your growth model
  • Drive forces of successful change
  • Link change behaviours to business results
  • Spark change in both small and large/mature organizations
  • Navigate change anxiety
  • Personal resilience and self development planning

Course Leaders

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Nathalie Duchesnay


Nathalie Duchesnay

Nathalie Duchesnay is a seasoned strategic advisor with both academic and corporate leadership experience. She has been a course lecturer at McGill University since 2001 and currently teaches in the MBA program at the Desautels Faculty of Management. Nathalie is well versed in designing and executing transformational strategies in the context of digital disruption, mergers and acquisitions, and organizational restructuring. She was a senior manager at Deloitte Monitor and has held executive positions in strategy and innovation at CN and SAQ where she led programs to redesign the customer experience while adopting an Agile approach. Nathalie has an MBA degree from McGill.

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Dror Etzion


Dror Etzion

Dror Etzion is an associate professor of strategy and organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management and joined McGill in 2008 after completing his Ph.D. studies at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. He is a widely published researcher and thought leader in the area of managing for sustainability to yield impactful outcomes, recruit diverse stakeholders, and foster creativity. Previously, Dror worked for 5 years in the Israeli software industry, and also spent a year at The Natural Step, an international non-profit research and consultancy organization focused on sustainable development.


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Sujata Madan


Sujata Madan

Sujata Madan is a professor at McGill University, teaching in the areas of corporate finance, portfolio management, microeconomics and international business. With a degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, she worked with the Boston Consulting Group and Citibank prior to joining McGill in 1994. Sujata was awarded the Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching for the 2010-2011 academic year.

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Don Melville


Don Melville

Don Melville is an expert in strategy and competitive advantage. In his prior roles as Director at Secor and Senior Consultant at CapGemini, he led a number of activities aimed at achieving strategic excellence for multinational corporations. He is currently a faculty member in the areas of finance, strategy and organization at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management. He also teaches on a variety of senior executive education programs. Don holds an MBA degree from McGill University.


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Jerry Remillard


Jerry Remillard

Jerry Remillard specializes in team dynamics and the implementation of business strategies in the workplace. He is a coach, trainer and consultant, acquiring his corporate skills and knowledge in such well-known corporations as Kraft Foods, Domtar, and Catelli. Through McGill and his firm, JR Management, Jerry’s particular interest lies in helping managers at all levels translate “what needs to be done” into “how to get it done.” He holds a B.A. with a minor in psychology and an MBA in Marketing and is a graduate of Corporate Coach University.


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.

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Online Information Session

 February 16, 2022 ⁠–⁠ 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

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

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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.

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