Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations: EMBA McGill-HEC Montreal Scholarship for Managers of Indigenous Origin

Montreal – March 30, 2017 – The application period for the 2017 EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal Scholarship for Managers of Indigenous Origin is open. The EMBA is a 15-month bilingual Executive MBA program, in English and French, designed for managers and entrepreneurs to develop their management and leadership knowledge while remaining in their jobs.

This $ 50,000 scholarship, offered annually, supports managers of indigenous origin in Canada as they pursue their academic and professional journey.

“Diversity of experience and perspective is one of the core values of our program. Facilitating the presence of these scholarship recipients in the classroom is therefore very important because they bring different perspectives and experiences. However, since the launch of this scholarship program, in December 2013, we have received very few applications. We really hope to receive more in the coming years, “explains Professor Alain Pinsonneault, co-director of the McGill-HEC Montréal Executive MBA.

Past scholarship recipients believe that the program had an important impact on their lives, on their organizations and on their communities:

Manon-Jeannotte-Scholarship-EMBA-McGill-HEC-Montreal« L’EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal m’a aidé à comprendre le milieu des affaires. Il m’a permis de cerner des problématiques que je ne voyais pas nécessairement avant. Le programme a eu un impact majeur sur moi. Aujourd’hui, à titre de chef élue, j’espère que ce que j’ai appris pourra aider ma communauté et les autres communautés autochtones du Canada, dans les nombreux défis auxquels nous devons faire face. Je crois que notre survie passera, entre autres, par le développement des affaires et une meilleure compréhension du monde des affaires en général. » Manon Jeannotte (Scholarship recipient 2014)

Manon Jeannotte graduated from the EMBA program in 2016 and was elected as the Chief of the Gespeg Micmac Nation during her EMBA experience.

jason-annahatak-scholarship-EMBA-McGill-HEC-Montreal“The EMBA program at McGill-HEC Montréal is an unparalleled opportunity for managers to expand their knowledge and go where it would otherwise not be possible. The program is even more pertinent for aboriginal managers because as dedicated workers for the betterment of our people, we rarely work for non-aboriginal organizations. The EMBA gives you the chance to work with top influencers of other organizations and explore their best practices without leaving our own aboriginal organizations. Students in the program include lawyers, soldiers, HR specialists, physicians, entrepreneurs, accountants, engineers, and other amazingly diverse professionals who you get a chance to work with as equal collaborators. This mix and collaboration is unheard of in the natural working world. ” Jason Annahatak (Scholarship recipient 2016)

Jason Annahatak is a current program participant (Graduated in February 2018) and Director, Post-Secondary Student Services, for the Kativik School Board.

How to apply

Intermediate and senior managers, professionals and entrepreneurs of indigenous origin are invited to apply to the program and to indicate their interest in the scholarship in the application form by June 1, 2017. The selection committee will review each application taking several factors into consideration.  These include, among others:

  • Capacity for leadership, intellectual curiosity and ability to reflect;
  • An undergraduate degree, although extensive management experience may allow some candidates without a completed undergraduate degree to be accepted to the program;
  • At least 10 years of work experience, including 5 years in a management position;
  • Capacity to speak and write in either English or French and a spoken and written understanding of the other language.

To apply or to request additional information, please contact Michel Filion at 514-340-6537 or by e-mail at .

About the McGill – HEC Montréal EMBA Program

The McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA Program, a partnership between McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management and HEC Montreal, is a program for seasoned managers and entrepreneurs who continue working while they participate in the 15-month program. The program welcomes approximately forty participants annually.  Classes typically meet Thursday through Sunday, once a month. Reflecting the reality of Canadian business, the program is delivered in a bilingual format. The program is practice-focused and builds on Henry Mintzberg’s managerial mindsets.