McGill Analytics Leadership Program

Create competitive advantage through business data


Decision-making through smart managerial practices is not enough in today’s data-driven workplace. As companies gain the ability to measure more and more details of their business, leaders must learn how to think and drive performance in a new era of data analytics, competitive intelligence and value creation impacting every function of the business.

This new four-day program has been created specifically for senior-level managers with a strategic role looking for a next generation leadership development experience. The program looks at leadership through the lens of big data and business intelligence to help people more confidently solve problems, manage risks and create competitive advantage for their organizations. Throughout the program, participants apply a strategic framework to real-life business issues that they bring to the program. Starting with a one-on-one pre-program coaching session to determine a business challenge, participants will learn what metrics should be tracked, how data should be managed, what analytic tools can be leveraged, and what processes turn data into value-creating business transformation. Participants will benefit from experienced advice from a quality faculty team and peers on the program to increase relevance and impact of their leadership agenda back in the workplace.

Key Benefits & Takeaways

  • Create value and impact by working on your own real life business challenges
  • Gain the strategic perspective to capitalize on data
  • Enhance the rigor and quality of your organization’s decision-making capability
  • Use big data and analytics to improve your strategy and execution
  • Use big data analytics to improve or develop new offerings, processes and better target customers
  • Revolutionize your business model to use real-time feedback and intelligence
  • Maximize relevancy through a unique blend of learning and personalized coaching
  • Who Should Attend

    This program is designed for senior-level managers, in both B-to-C and B-to-B organizations, who are looking to improve business and create value through evidence based decision-making. Specific participant profiles include managers that are responsible for marketing, operations, finance, human resources, customer service, data science and strategy as well as those with job titles that include CEO, CMO, CTO, COO and Digital Officers. Those who are new to business analytics will also benefit from this program.

    The content applies to all types of organizations including, but not limited to, health care, public service, financial and professional services, manufacturing and retail.

    What is the Registration Fee?

    The registration fee includes facilitation by our highly-rated faculty members, a comprehensive workbook, results-oriented exercises, seminar supplies, meal service (breakfast, lunch and breaks) and a certificate of completion from the McGill Executive Institute.

    Note that our programs are certified for Quebec’s 1% training obligation and the McGill Executive Institute is a qualified training provider under most provincial job grant programs which can contribute to your training costs.

    Individuals wishing to maintain their Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) offered by PMI® can submit an application to receive 7 PDUs for each day of learning (subject to PMI® approval).

    Program in Detail

    This blended, action-oriented program features one hour of one-on-one coaching with a professor before the face-to-face session. You will come into the main session with a real-life business challenge from your organization and work through a strategic roadmap going from a problem or opportunity to planning, analysis and business transformation. Over four days you will gain exposure to a team of professors, guest experts and exchanges with fellow participants. Small group work, real issue projects, best practice study and reflection sessions add immediate value from start to finish.

    A check-in desk on the 6th floor will be open from 8:30 a.m. and the seminar will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

    Candidates are encouraged to register online and supply a current resume that shows both your academic and professional experience via email at

    For more information, please contact;

    Kika Armata
    T 514-398-5296 or toll-free at 1 888 419 0707

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