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IMPM: A Life-changing Experience

Hear from Professor Henry Mintzberg on what sets the International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM) apart from all the rest.

The key is the power of learning from other managers and the convergence of diverse perspectives; the effect is life-changing.

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Published: 29 May 2018

Catching up with renowned management thinker Henry Mintzberg

Professor Henry Mintzberg recently sat down with Professor Karl Moore on his CEO Series show to explore his approach to Management education via the IMPM and IMHL programs, as well as the profound societal impact the program participants are making.  

Published: 4 May 2018

IMPM participant awarded North-South Prize

IMPM participant Dr Abbas Gullet, Vice President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Secretary-General of Kenya Red Cross Society, is one of two laureates of the 2017 North-South Prize of the Council of Europe.

This award honors individuals who have dedicated their lives to promote humanitarian work and foster human solidarity.

Abbas graduated from Cycle 1 of the IMPM.

Published: 12 Apr 2018

Brazil’s BNDES promotes IMPM participant

Brazil state development bank BNDES appointed Ricardo Ramos (IMPM Cycle 18) to take over as chief executive, bringing his experience in capital markets monitoring to the new role.

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Published: 11 Apr 2018

Yokohama National University joins IMPM as partner institution

Founded 22 years ago by Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg, the International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM) has announced that Japan’s Yokohama National University (YNU) has joined as a partner institution to deliver the Collaborative Mindset Module. 

Published: 2 Mar 2018

IMPM alumna soars to new heights

Christina Foerster (IMPM, Cycle 16) has been appointed as the new CEO of Brussels Airlines, becoming the first woman to head a Lufthansa Group airline.

To her new role, Foerster brings considerable experience in the aviation industry, having served the Lufthansa Group in various roles, including general manager product management intercontinental, vice president network and fleet development, and senior vice president network, group & alliance development.

Published: 7 Feb 2018

Do you understand the worth of having a global overview?

After 22 years of leading a company, Isabelle Graveline (IMPM’17) attended the International Masters Program for Managers at Desautels to broaden her perspectives on management.

She discusses the importance of gaining hands-on experience in companies that operate in different countries and the lack of female representation in prominent positions.

Published: 23 Jan 2018

IMPM alumnus named executive chair of board at Arianne Phosphate Inc.

Arianne Phosphate Inc. has named Dominique Bouchard (IMPM’00) as executive chair of its board of directors. Mr. Bouchard has been a member of the company’s board since 2013 and his new position follows his previous role as executive vice-chair.

Published: 19 Dec 2017

Executive education for a global mindset

A piece for Financial Times explores the value that EMBA programs bring to seasoned leaders looking to break out of their comfort zone.

One such leader is Isabelle Graveline (IMPM'17), who shares how the International Masters Program for Managers’ partnership with schools across the globe helped broaden her perspective on management.

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Published: 16 Oct 2017

The Desautels professor who is taking on the MBA

Henry Mintzberg is looking beyond the MBA. For years, the Desautels Professor railed against what many in the corporate world see as the ultimate form of business education.

Published: 9 May 2017

Taking on a major drought with solar power

Farmers in the coastal Kenyan county of Kilifi are locked into a drought that has so far killed over 20,000 livestock. And now the Red Cross is coming to the rescue. A new, solar-powered water delivery system has been set up to tap the area’s major pipeline and deliver water to pumps in villages throughout the area. The system reduces delivery interruptions caused by power outages, as well as the long walks that residents had to take to access the old system’s collection points....

Published: 30 Mar 2017

Au programme, développement personnel et ouverture d’esprit

Learning through sharing in the IMPM 

Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg criticized the failures of MBAs in his 2004 book, Managers Not MBAs. And if that was his initial volley on the subject, then the International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM) is his manifesto....

Published: 21 Mar 2017

IMPM student’s worldview changed in India

IMPM student Isabelle Graveline says that the programme’s Indian module has changed her approach to business — and life. She saw how Indian businesswomen were using micro-finance to improve their lives, and visited a $1.5 billion biopharm company, started in its founder’s garage in 1978, where “the biggest stakeholders are the employees.” For Graveline, “the firm’s focus on meeting its workers’ expectations really resonated with me.”

Published: 20 Mar 2017

McGill University named on list of 150 most international schools

McGill and four other Canadian universities placed in the top 50 on Time Higher Education’s The World’s Most International Universities list for 2017. The rankings heavily favour schools with a tendency to ignore borders when setting up research collaborations and to have large populations of foreign staff and students.

Published: 2 Feb 2017

Minister Lebouthillier Announces Consultations with Charities to Clarify the Rules for their Participation in Political Activities

The Government of Canada recognizes that charitable organizations are valuable contributors to public debate and public policy, which is why the Government has made a commitment to clarify the rules that govern their participation in political activities....

Published: 29 Sep 2016