Advanced Management Course (AMC) — Toronto

Mini-MBA – Managing your organization effectively and efficiently


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 an immediate impact on the job. This is also an opportunity to gain or renew contacts with leading management decision makers, learn from peer storytelling, 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 completed our Mini-MBA Executive Development Course (EDC)

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The registration fee includes facilitation by our highly rated faculty members, digital course materials, results-oriented exercises, meal service (continental 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.

Topics covered in this course

  • Gaining first-hand experience running a simulated business
  • Making decisions that impact key functional areas.
  • Analyzing environments to develop and implement a business plan
  • Transitioning from silos to cross-functional alignment
  • Turning disruption into opportunity
  • Managing diverse workforces
  • Recruiting, retaining, and managing the new workforce
  • Creating organizational structures that optimize productivity
  • Understanding agile principles
  • Creating a culture of continuous improvement
  • Optimizing and streamlining processes
  • Creating lean supply chains
  • Operational flows and efficiency
  • High performance management analytics
  • Building market leadership
  • Buyer behavior
  • What marketing means today
  • Segmenting, targeting
  • Positioning and customer insights
  • Product development
  • Brand strategies
  • Digital marketing
  • Market research and idea testing
  • Pricing strategies
  • Techniques to analyze financial operations
  • Allocation of costs
  • Variance analysis
  • Governance and controls
  • Financing and costing your ideas
  • Squeezing maximum leverage from your assets and resources
  • Sourcing investment capital
  • Evaluating financial risk in your growth model
  • Building blocks of organizational effectiveness
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Handling difficult conversations
  • Values and authenticity
  • Mindfulness for managers
  • Positive workplace culture
  • Managing others remotely
  • 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.

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Online Information Session

 October 4, 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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Upcoming Sessions

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