Advanced Management Course (AMC) - Calgary

Mini-MBA for experienced managers


This practical and highly interactive program advances through the major disciplines of management in greater depth and with a strategic perspective. The “learning by doing” format includes a realistic business simulation enabling you to respond concretely to complex management decisions and take away ideas that will have immediate impact on the job. This is also an opportunity to gain or renew contacts with leading management decision-makers, learning from peer story-telling and gaining new perspectives from the faculty team. A proven and popular seminar for more than 50 years.

Delivered in Montreal, Toronto (Mississauga), Ottawa, and Calgary the format fits well with the workday of busy professionals from both private and public sectors.

See a detailed schedule at the bottom of this page

Key Benefits & Takeaways

  • Provides a condensed and up-to-date set of advanced management practices
  • Enhances abilities to formulate and communicate key strategies
  • Offers ideas to streamline management processes and set meaningful KPI’s and goals
  • Integrates late-breaking market, competitive and organizational issues to manage change
  • Includes personalized faculty discussions to assist in implementing solutions
  • Makes newly learned skills actionable through a realistic and engaging business simulation
  • Benchmark yourself and connect with peers from diverse industries/organizations

This program is designed for business leaders and experienced corporate decision makers who manage at regional, national and international levels. Participants require strong management experience and/or an MBA academic background. This program is an outstanding next step for participants of our Executive Development Course (EDC).

Please contact us to make sure that this seminar is right for you.

The registration fee includes facilitation by our highly-rated faculty members, comprehensive workbooks, results-oriented exercises, seminar supplies, meal service (breakfast, lunch and breaks) and a certificate of completion from the McGill Executive Institute. Ask us how you could qualify for a special Mini-MBA Series Certificate.

Topics covered during the program

This section employs an advanced computer simulation that challenges you to integrate, apply and test the concepts developed during the course. You develop strategies with your team and compete against other teams while enhancing skills in operational finance, strategic pricing, marketing and negotiations.

Challenge ideas and explore opportunities in your organization in consultation with our course leaders. This session provides an opportunity to integrate and apply the tools and strategies discussed in the program to your own business.

  • Understanding strategic issues raised by globalization processes
  • Gaining competitive advantage in global markets
  • Initiating strategic change in large, mature organizations
  • Managing innovation by balancing market risk and technological uncertainty
  • Assessing leadership styles and organizational approaches to strategic change
  • Creating strategic change in your organization
  • Acquiring effective techniques to analyze your firm’s financial operations
  • Integrating financial data with operations
  • Employing activity-based management
  • Applying life-cycle and target-costing
  • Using financial and non-financial performance indicators
  • Benefiting from capital investments
  • Optimizing organizational capabilities

Taking a holistic view of key management challenges and bringing all the elements of your business together to create value.

  • Transitioning from silos to cross-functional leadership
  • Using business models for value creation
  • Understanding the interplay between strategies

Team Building and Presentation Skill will be part of the Business Simulation experience.
Use your team’s business simulation performance as a live HR learning laboratory.

  • Strategic considerations for your tactical approaches
  • Competing to win
  • B2B marketing
  • Marketing Planning
  • Effective differentiation
  • Brand management
  • Build market leadership
  • Optimizing and managing all processes around your “value stream”
  • Defining benchmarks in business excellence
  • Employing effective operations strategy
  • Understanding supply chain flows
  • Efficient business processes: models and tools

Review our yearly Mini-MBA options.

2018 Schedule

Monday 7 May, 09:00 - 17:00 – Opening session
Tuesday 8 May, 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 9 May, 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10 May, 09:00 - 17:00

Monday 4 June, 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 5 June, 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 6 June, 09:00 - 19:00
Presence Required: Thursday 7 June, 09:00 - 19:45 – Closing Cocktail and Ceremony

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4,625.00 CAD


Marriott Courtyard Calgary Airport
2500 48th Avenue N.E.,
Calgary, AB T3J 4V8

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This was an incredibly valuable and well-designed course. I would highly recommend it to people who would like to gain broader knowledge and understanding of business but do not have the time to follow an MBA.
Abbott Laboratories Ltd.