This program is now closed to the general public but is still being offered to Indigenous organizations and communities in partnership with the School of Continuing Studies’ Indigenous Relations Initiative (IRI). Please visit our IRI Partners Page for more information or to contact us for details on how to partner with us.


Certificate (Cert.) Indigenous Business Management

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Courses & Workshops

CMSC 000 Foundations of Mathematics. (3 credits)
First-degree equations and applied word problems, polynomials, factoring, fractions, exponents, roots and radicals, inequalities, quadratic equations and functions, composite and inverse functions, arithmetic and geometric sequences and series.
Required Courses
CACC 220 Accounting Concepts for Managers. (3 credits)
Fall 2019, Winter 2020
This course covers concepts in managerial and financial accounting, develops an understanding of cost behaviour, budgeting and financial statements, and provides practice in financial decision-making skills.
CCLW 300 Public Administration and Law for Indigenous Peoples. (3 credits)
This course focuses on the development, implementation and administration of government policies and its role in enhancing community economic development. The course will focus on approaches, practices and multi-disciplinary skills needed for efficient and ethical administration, the laws and regulations governing these practices, and ways to develop effective relationships with industry and government.
CENT 307 Creating a Business Plan. (3 credits)
The importance of creating a business plan for entrepreneurs is discussed. The elements of a solid plan and components that should be included are explained. The foundations of preparing a tailored business plan and the key to making an effective presentation are also covered.
CGMG 210 Fundamentals of Project Management. (3 credits)
Fundamental principles and best practices of project management essential to the successful development of projects or other complex undertakings within an organization; includes methods for defining, planning, and scheduling activities and resources.
CGMG 282 Introduction to Business. (3 credits)
A broad introduction to business based on the functional areas: accounting, finance, human resources management, industrial relations, marketing, production, and general management. For each area lectures introduce basic concepts, which students apply to cases that depict the complexity of decision-making in the business world.
CGMG 305 Managing in Public and Non-Profit Organizations. (3 credits)
This course provides learners with the knowledge, competencies and aptitudes necessary for managing and leading both private businesses and organizations in the not-for-profit sector. Topics include governance, community services, community systems, management vs leadership style, and understanding the differences between strategic and operational planning, with an emphasis on financial and human resource management.
CGMG 318 Selling Models and Business Negotiation. (3 credits)
Fall 2019
Application of selling models to effectively harness digital media to convert online prospects into customers and retain them using Internet resources. Strategies to build long-term partnerships with online and traditional customers and promote new ventures through search engine optimisation (SEO) to achieve business and marketing objectives. Application and practice of the business negotiation process and strategies for traditional and online stakeholders.
CMRK 235 Digital Media Marketing. (3 credits)
Electronic marketplaces and their evolving role in Internet business. New channels of marketing, including social media, advertising and communication. Planning, executing, and managing e-commerce. Web analytics, customer analysis, search engine optimization, search engine marketing and issues of permission and privacy.
CORG 225 Foundation of Organizational Behaviour and Administration. (3 credits)
This course covers diverse theories and applications such as perception, motivation, decision-making, team dynamics, negotiation, conflict management, leadership, and organizational culture. Levels of analysis are on the individual, team and organizational level.
CPRL 221 Professional Communication and Networking. (3 credits)
Fundamental theories and practices of communication and networking (internal and external) in the workplace. Writing, speaking, presentation and team interaction skills.
"I loved being able to attend class online from home. It’s delivered in a way that meets the needs of First Nations communities. Band offices, tribal buildings, and administrators all have people in place with the knowledge and skills to facilitate McGill’s program."
Myrna-Lynn. G
Certificate in Indigenous Business Management


Indigenous Relations Initiative
680 Sherbrooke St. West, Montréal
Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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