About Us

Founded in 1956, the McGill Executive Institute provides business seminars and custom executive education, to professionals who want to take their careers to the next level. Each seminar is delivered by top McGill faculty members as well as outside specialists and dedicated McGill staff whose in-depth expertise brings a level of real-life experience to every program.

You will leave with the confidence and skills you need to excel in today's dynamic business environment.

Milestones


  • #1 in Canada

    McGill University has been ranked #1 in Canada for 12 consecutives years

  • Top Education for Top Companies

    In the past decade, MEI has provided learning solutions for talent in 44 of the Top 50 Companies in Canada

  • Longest Running Mini-MBA

    In 2015, MEIs Mini-MBA Series became the longest running and largest management program of its kind in North America, reaching participants from coast to coast.

  • A+ Education

    In the past five years, our seminars have received A+ rating in learner satisfaction, client service, and referral to others

  • Bilingual Learning

    MEI is one of North America's only universities offering fully bilingual executive education solutions (90% of MEI faculty members are bilingual and one fifth of custom programs were delivered in French only)

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Our Mission and Values



We enable managers and executives to improve their performance, achieve their fullest potential and shape the future of business.

Exceptional leaders value lifelong learning. As a client-focused organization, we support you every step of the way with relevant, experiential and research-proven learning solutions that are transferable to your day-to-day reality.

Knowledge alone is not enough to create lasting change in behaviour or business results. Meaningful learning and development are best realized when collaboration and co-creation flourish. With a history of excellence spanning over sixty years in executive education, the McGill Executive Institute adheres to four core values that drive our strategy and the work we perform:

Empowerment

  • Strengthen confidence and competence by interacting with top faculty and industry peers
  • Determine relevant learning outcomes by deeply understanding the context and goals
  • Make change last with a toolkit of practices and follow-up touchpoints for positive results

Excellence

  • Put quality and professionalism at the heart of everything we do
  • Commit to timely, best-in-class solutions tied to innovative research and proven results
  • Keep our promises and adhere to the highest ethical standards

Collaboration

  • Embrace the diversity of people, cultures, and perspectives to enrich our mission
  • Support a collaborative working environment
  • Understand that teamwork based on fairness, trust, and humility lead to great achievements

Agility

  • Embrace new ideas and opportunities to learn, grow and innovate
  • Adapt and respond quickly to changing client and market needs
  • Leverage global expertise and knowledge

Why should you put your trust in us?

McGill University is ranked number 1 in Canada and among the best in the world.

With some 300 buildings, 40,000 students, 250,000 current alumni, and a reputation for excellence that reaches around the globe, McGill has carved out a spot among the greatest universities in the world.

Thanks to our exceptional education standards, our students and graduates have realized achievements that have forever changed the world. These include astronauts, Nobel Prize winners, Grammy and Juno winners, a Giller Prize-winning novelist, world-renowned actors and singers, the author of Canada’s national anthem, and Prime Ministers. We are also proud to be the source of key researches and discoveries in a wide range of fields such as medicine, management, science and many more.

Our outstanding customer service ratings live up to our reputation and ranking. The experienced logistics team here will ensure that all details, requests, and questions are taken care of from beginning to end.

McGill Executive Institute has extensive experience when it comes to identifying the specific ways to improve thinking and behaviour in order to make a positive impact on your company. Our highly interactive class settings, real-life issues, and post-classroom initiatives are created to ensure that what you learn here is successfully applied when you return to work.

Our faculty members and experts are selected for their innovative thinking, cutting-edge concepts, hands-on business experience, and ability to communicate with all audiences—from young professionals to CEOs in a wide range of industries.

By providing integrated services like needs assessment, consulting, coaching, and training, we have shaped a successful way to understand the needs, preferences, and culture of clients like you so we can adapt our classroom experience accordingly. This enables us to create a lasting partnership with you and your company so we can target your specific goals and challenges and help you continue to succeed.

As one of the top 20 business schools in the world, McGill University and McGill Executive Institute benefit from a strong international reputation, attracting participants from all over the globe. Every member of McGill Executive Institute faculty possesses solid international business proficiency, bringing a strong global perspective and vital real-life experience to every program.

BENEFIT FROM OUR EXPERIENCE


200+
faculty & experts
50,000+
alumni from open enrollment seminars
80+
countries of origin

We are with you from beginning to end


Welcome to the McGill Executive Institute (MEI)

McGill University’s hub for executive education.


I believe that the purpose of learning for working adults is to change in order to feel more confident and capable in whatever aspect of professional life they want to pursue more successfully. This might include making the most of new opportunities, updating skills to take on a new job role, reversing old habits, becoming more efficient and productive, and conquering ambitious goals. While we are well known for developing the potential of “executives” including senior managers and board members, we also offer a wide range of lifelong learning solutions for younger managers, professionals and high-potentials.

My role is to guide and support faculty and staff who are experts at human potential. We place a strong emphasis on upfront needs analysis to understand just what are the desired learning and business goals for you and/or your team. From there, we source outstanding faculty who bring you meaningful learning moments grounded in innovative research, tied to outcomes, and aligned with your day-to-day reality. Finally, we use a variety of delivery and follow-up methods so that learning translates to action and is sustained back in the workplace.

The choice of where to go and who to trust has never been greater in a world where learning is everywhere – at work (internal training sessions, communities of practice, mentorships), in the community (academic institutions, consulting firms, professional associations), and, of course, through endless online and digital options. I hope that MEI becomes a value-added part of that mix for you and that we earn your trust as a personalized knowledge partner.


Eric Saine
Executive Director - McGill Executive Institute