EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal Scholarship for Managers of Indigenous Origin

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EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal Scholarship for Managers of Indigenous Origin2019-02-21T15:33:18+00:00

EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal Scholarship for Managers of Indigenous Origin


The McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA is awarding a $ 50,000 scholarship to managers of indigenous origin to cover part of the program’s tuition fees. Scholarship recipients participate in the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA program, a 15-month bilingual MBA program in French and English, during which they and other leaders and entrepreneurs will develop their management and leadership skills while remaining in their jobs.


The objective is to support managers of indigenous origin in Canada as they pursue their academic and professional journey, but also, to bring different perspectives and experiences to the class.

How to apply?

The first step is to send a Curriculum Vitae for pre-assessment to cv@embamcgillhec.ca . It is important, when sending the document, to indicate your interest for the scholarship.
This step must be done before May 1, 2019.

The selection committee will review each application taking into account several factors, including:

  • Leadership, intellectual curiosity and thinking skills;
  • Obtaining an undergraduate degree, although extensive management experience may allow some applicants without a completed undergraduate degree to be part of the program;
  • Work experience of at least 10 years, including 5 years in a management position;
  • An understanding (reading and speaking) of French and English

Candidates will then be contacted to schedule the submission of an application and an interview.

Scholarship recipients:

  • Marjolaine Tshernish, Directrice générale, Institut Tshakapesh
  • Monika Ille,Executive Director of Programming and Scheduling APTN ( Aboriginal Peoples Television Network)
  • Kakwiranó:ron Cook, Special Advisor, Indigenous Initiatives, McGill University
  • Jason Annahatak, Director, Post-Secondary Student Services, Kativik Ilisarniliriniq
  • Manon Jeannotte, Consultante en développement des affaires et gouvernance des Premières Nations


« 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 holder 2014)

«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 holder 2016), Director, Post-Secondary Student Services, Kativik Ilisarniliriniq


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.