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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)

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

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. To successfully complete the course and receive your certificate of completion, you will need to attend all sessions and complete the pre-work for each session.

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

Topics covered in this course

  • Building Market Leadership
  • Buyer Behavior
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Customer Lifeitme Value
  • Go-to-Market Trends & Tech Innovations
  • Advanced Presenting Skills
  • Gaining First-Hand Experience Running a Simulated Business
  • Making Decisions That Impact Key Functional Areas
  • Analyzing Environments to Develop & Implement a Business Plan
  • Transitioning From Silos to Cross-Functional Alignment
  • Turning Disruption Into Opportunity
  • Building Competitive Advantage
  • Understanding Your Value Chain 
  • Strategic Growth & Trade-Offs
  • Connecting Plans to Results
  • Importance of Strategic Execution
  • Strategizing on Multiple Levels (Firm, Product, Market, etc.) 
  • Capital Budgeting & Decision Making
  • Profitability Index
  • Opportunity Cost
  • Shareholder Value & Rights
  • Risk and Net Present Value
  • Forecasting Cash Flows
  • Payback Period
  • Debt vs Equity
  • Bonds
  • Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
  • Venture Capital
  • Understanding Agile Principles
  • Creating a Culture of Continous Improvement
  • Optimizing & Streamlining Processes
  • Creating Lean Supply Chains
  • Operational Flows & Efficiency
  • What Marketing Means Today
  • Segmenting, Targeting
  • Positioning & Customer Insights
  • Product Development
  • Brand Strategies
  • Digital Marketing
  • Market Research & Idea Testing
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Service Excellence 


Course Leaders

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Alex Boussetta


Alex Boussetta

Alex Boussetta consults with a wide variety of organizations on process improvement, implementing Agile development practices, managing turnarounds and continuous improvement deployments., 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 Director, Global Supply Chain and Devices Quality at Blackberry. Alex holds a Masters in Engineering Project Management. He has been teaching Operational Excellence and Lean Six Sigma at McGill University since 2003. 

He also hold a VIP award for his project management and design work at General Electric, a Five Star Award from BlackBerry for product and services breakthroughs, and McGill Dean’s Service Award for Outstanding Contribution.

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Sujata Madan


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.


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Louis Gialloreto


Louis Gialloreto

Louis Gialloreto MBA, LLM, MRAeS, CM is the Executive Director of McGill Executive Education and has 20+ years corporate managerial and executive experience in the airline, financial services, retail and wholesale distribution sectors. He also has 30+ years of experience as a Professor of Marketing @ McGill and other North American and international universities in addition to having consulted to or taught executives from over 250 different organizations worldwide and published over 50 articles in addition to a book on Airline Management. Louis governance experience includes positions on corporate advisory Boards plus having served on several public sector Boards including as Chair, Treasurer, and lead on the strategy.

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Jared Lee


Jared Lee

Jared Lee is a senior consultant who provides training to executives of various organizations as well as professional and graduate students. He has led workshops, seminars, and guest lectures at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management, Max Bell School of Public Policy, Queen's University's Smith School of Business, and Concordia University's John Molson Executive Centre. Topics have included strategic thinking, problem-solving, design thinking, innovation, structured communication, business presentations, data analysis, data visualization, and change leadership.


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John-Paul Ferguson


John-Paul Ferguson

John-Paul Ferguson is an accomplished keynote speaker and executive educator as well as an award-winning business school professor. He is currently the Academic Director of the MBA program at McGill University. Formerly a professor at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, John-Paul holds a Ph.D. from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. For more than a decade, John-Paul has studied trends in organizational diversification, careers, employment, and strategy. He has published widely on these topics in leading academic outlets. His work on the changing nature of employment composition in the USA has been cited in the New York Times and viewed more than a million times on YouTube. In 2015 he received the Labor and Employment Relations Association’s John T. Dunlop Prize for outstanding research contributions in work and employment research from an early-career professor. Drawing on his research and teaching experience, John-Paul has delivered keynote presentations, executive training programs, and consulting services to organizations in North America and Sub-Saharan Africa. His clients have ranged from small firms to multinationals like General Motors and included healthcare and government organizations as well as for-profit companies. He was a pioneer instructor in Stanford’s Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, where he taught strategy and organization design to dozens of business owners from 23 countries. He teaches in the MBA, Ph.D., and undergraduate programs at McGill. In recognition of his teaching excellence, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Stanford GSB in 2015.


The Mini-MBA Series

This program is part of the McGill Mini-MBA Series. Each cycle is 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

 June 26th, 2024 ⁠–⁠ 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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