McGill Online Mini-MBA

Make change happen. Reach new heights. Accelerate your career.

Online Information Session
 June 20, 2023
  12:00 pm ET

Join us online to learn more about the Mini-MBA Series, the curriculum, and the upcoming Online Mini-MBA programs. Advisors will be on hand to answer any live questions regarding the program.

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McGill Online Mini-MBA

The mini program with a big impact

McGill’s Online Mini-MBA allows you to gain key insights and MBA essentials in a flexible, personalized and highly interactive learning environment. Our online learning platform offers an unparalleled experience which seamlessly flows between asynchronous and real-time instructor led learning.

Discover the power of our virtual social community, research-based curriculum and immersive action-learning approach. Gain the skills you will need to navigate disruption and inspire change. Join the ranks of trendsetters worldwide who are eager to challenge the status quo. Make change happen. Reach new heights. Accelerate your career

Why Enroll in the McGill Online Mini-MBA?

The online Mini-MBA makes it easy to access a top-tier curriculum and strengthen your peer network from anywhere across the globe. Every learning experience is built around the following fundamental design principles:

  • Learner-centered: Our immersive and relevant outcome oriented, action learning approach ensures that objectives are achievable and that frameworks presented are immediately applicable to your work or life.
  • Immersive and Collaborative: Our platform effectively incorporates peer-to-peer sharing and collaboration to provide you with a variety of perspectives, encourage deeper understanding and to help strengthen and build stronger connections within your professional network.
  • Personalized Journey: Set your own goals and leverage one-on-one coaching to enhance and accelerate your professional development.

The Online Mini-MBA Series


Executive Development Course (EDC)

Mini-MBA – Understanding the full picture of business

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Advanced Management Course (AMC)

Mini-MBA – Managing your organization effectively and efficiently

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We can help you decide where to begin based on your requirements and experience. Get in touch with a Learning Advisor.

Is a Mini-MBA for you?

Whether you’ve been recently promoted to a management position and want to brush up on your knowledge, or you want to take your career to the next level, these learning experiences will give you the tools and confidence to stand out. We’ve designed this program specifically for all managers and professionals in corporate, government and nonprofit roles who are looking for immediate results and don’t wish to invest time and money on a full MBA.

Think a Mini-MBA is for you? Then it probably is! We can help you decide which cycle is right for you.

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Mini-MBA Certificates

Following the completion of each cycle, you will receive a prestigious Certificate of Completion stating that you’ve successfully completed one cycle of the Mini-MBA Program.

The McGill Executive Institute offers special recognition in the form of an additional Mini-MBA Series Certificate when you complete all three cycles of the Mini-MBA Series (in any order). This attests that you have fulfilled the entire McGill Mini-MBA Program—an important distinction and impressive addition to your CV, LinkedIn profile and more.


Most participants have at least 5 years of work experience and tend to be mid- to upper-level managers and professionals from every type and size of organization. Note that you will be assigned to a group of peers with different experiences in order to make the most of your learning opportunities.

The Executive Development Course (EDC) is open to managers of all experience levels, and each class includes participants from a wide range of professional backgrounds, including engineering, project management, human resources, operations, sales, and more.

If you’d like to enroll in the Advanced Management Course (AMC), we suggest you complete Cycle I or have at least 10 years of managerial experience and be reasonably comfortable reading a financial statement.

Before taking the Integrated Management Thinking Course (IMT), you will ideally have completed Cycle II or have at least 15 years of management experience. There’s no need to have a business degree to enroll, and many participants find our Mini-MBA programs are excellent refresher courses to take several years after earning their degree.

  • Flexible Format; (120 min. modules; total of 6-8 hours per week); content is time released and stretched out over time to allow for application and transfer of new skills, tools and frameworks for best outcome.
  • Action-Learning Approach; Content, activities and experiences are relevant and immediately applicable to your day-to-day back at work.
  • Enriched Curriculum; new multimedia content created and curated to align with different learning styles.
  • Access to Alumni Network; the program fosters connection and engagement with a global peer community and program alumni.

Emphasis is placed on helping you reach your peak of excellence, gain confidence and accelerate your career goals. That’s why even MBA grads take the program to refresh and update their knowledge base, and specialized managers take it to broaden their expertise. Executives use our programs to develop strategic management skills and network with exceptional peers from a variety of industries.

You’ll be provided with a selection of cases to read before each course, and you are encouraged to think about and bring along any personal goals, questions, challenges, and objectives you may have. Remember: this is your learning experience and our goal is to ensure it’s relevant to your career.

Yes! Our programs often fill up one or more months in advance, so it’s in your best interest to register early. Please ensure full payment is made to secure your place in the program and receive your reading material, which is generally sent 2 weeks before the class begins.

This program does not include exams. Instead, you will complete the program with a group presentation to the faculty panel, after which you will receive your Certificate of Completion from the McGill Executive Institute.

Note that our programs are management development courses and not government-accredited ones, and we do not issue personal tax receipts.

Yes! The Mini-MBA Series can also be taken as an in-person experience. View the in-person program details here.

Online Information Session:
June 20, 2023 — 12:00 pm ET

Join us online to learn more about the Mini-MBA curriculum, the upcoming Online Mini-MBA program and the experiential learning opportunities they provide. Advisors will be on hand to answer any live questions regarding the program.

Register for information session

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