Integrated Management Thinking (IMT) — Toronto

Mini-MBA capstone experience for decision-makers

Overview

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.

Montreal, Toronto

The registration fee includes facilitation by our highly rated faculty members, comprehensive workbooks, results-oriented exercises, seminar supplies, meal service (breakfast, lunch and breaks) and a certificate of completion from the McGill Executive Institute. Ask us how you could qualify for a special Mini-MBA Series Certificate.

Online

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. Ask us how you could qualify for a special Mini-MBA Series Certificate

Topics covered in this course

  • Create an organizational culture of innovation
  • Understand breakthrough, continuous, and incremental innovation
  • Value Innovation – a roadmap and tools for creating new opportunities
  • Commercialize innovation
  • Define change management
  • Explore the driving forces of successful change initiatives
  • Handle change anxiety
  • Identify key change behaviours linked to business results
  • Sustain change
  • Convince a panel of venture capitalists that your growth strategy, new product or service idea is worth their attention
  • Build a strong business case – tips and techniques
  • Present with confidence and power in the boardroom
  • Gain buy-in when presenting your idea
  • Profit from advice for implementing your action plan back on the job
  • Develop new products and services – perspectives
  • Understand growth options – organic, joint venture, alliances, M and A
  • Establish the best ratio of speed vs. quality growth (sustainability)
  • Create your new integrated business model
  • Clarify the stages of the creative thinking process
  • Think outside the box and problem solving
  • Brainstorm
  • Implement creativity and thinking skills in the workplace
  • Finance and cost your innovation
  • Squeeze maximum leverage from your assets and resources
  • Source the right types of investment capital
  • Evaluate financial risk in your growth model

Course Leaders

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 both a large American 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 & design to create value and sustainable competitive advantage for their organizations. He also advises technology companies on how to best tailor their solutions to address needs that best align with the ever-changing market needs. He recently worked with a team of computer vision (AI) researchers as retail strategy & global commercial lead and has advised on several retail innovation labs including CieTech as well as the recently announced Bensadoun Retail Management School at McGill University. He holds a Bachelors in Commerce (Marketing) from Concordia University and an MBA from Queen’s University.

Don Melville

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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 Faculty of Management and teaches on a variety of senior executive education programs. He also holds an MBA degree from McGill University.

 

Jerry Remillard

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Jerry Remillard

Jerry Remillard specializes in team dynamics and 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 own 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.

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.

 

Sujata Madan

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Sujata Madan

Sujata Madan is a McGill professor 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 2010-2011.