Program Design & Modules

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Program Design & Modules2020-05-28T15:00:02+00:00

Program Design

Over 11 months, participants meet for long weekends (Thursday through Sunday) once a month, plus 2 1/2 intensive, residential weeks, to cover the 9 Executive MBA modules listed below. In addition to class meetings, participants can expect to spend 15-20 hours per week, on papers and assignments.

Participants then complete a final integrative project on their own, which typically takes an additional 4 months.

Each module is directed by a member of HEC Montréal’s or McGill University’s world renowned faculty. Teaching is done by a mix of professors at both universities, as well as guest speakers from the business community and other academic institutions.


Using an innovative approach, the program focuses on issues key to the participants and their organizations.

Five of the program modules are structured around Managerial Mindsets – drawing on the research and international leadership programs of Henry Mintzberg, McGill University’s bestselling author and renowned management thinker. They are The Reflective Mindset, The Analytical Mindset, The Worldly Mindset, The Collaborative Mindset and The Catalytic Mindset.

Issues relating to organizations will be covered in modules devoted to business challenges, more specifically the themes of value creation, future-readiness, and sustainability, after the module on managerial tools and practices lays the groundwork.

Program Overview