International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM)

Engaging Managers Beyond Administration

Co-founded by Henry Mintzberg, the International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM) has been changing the course of management education and leadership development for over twenty years.

International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM)

Beyond administration, the International Masters Program for Managers is for experienced managers and leaders intent on enhancing their own practice of management. Over 16 months, you attend five 10-day modules designed and delivered by leading business schools in England, Canada, India, Japan, and Brazil.

Module One - Managing Self: The Reflective Mindset

Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster, UK

Your journey begins here at Lancaster University, where you’ll learn about and experience reflective approaches to managing and leading. Heading north to the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District at the end of the first week, you'll find the perfect setting for thoughtful reflection on yourself, your role and your experiences as a senior manager. As a group, you’ll participate in sessions on the Art, Craft and Science of Management, the Nature of Engaging Management and Impact, the Long Waves of Industry and Business, and Ethics and Virtues, before literally walking in the footsteps of the renowned writers, William Wordsworth and John Ruskin. Visits to UK companies develop your reflective and action learning mindset.

Module Two - Managing Organisations: The Analytic Mindset‌

Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Canada

Heading to Montreal, one of North America's most engaging cities and the home of IMPM co-founder Henry Mintzberg, you'll gather at one of Canada's leading universities, McGill. Here, you'll find the ideal location to explore analysis beyond techniques. Taking in sessions on big data, finance and marketing, you will also learn about the dark web and Henry Mintzberg himself will guide you through contrasting adhocracies with bureaucracies.

Module Three - Managing Relationships: The Collaborative Mindset ‌‌

Yokohama National University, Japan

Not surprisingly, Japan is where we probe into Managing Relationships through the collaborative mindset - across individuals in groups, divisions, in corporations and corporations in alliances. In this module, aside from focusing on the different forms of collaboration, you will also discover alternative models of human behaviour, the role of trust and culture in collaboration and how it is created in companies. Taking advantage of the proximity to China and Korea, faculty from these countries expand the Asian experience.

Module Four - Managing Change: The Action Mindset


Your penultimate module will set the tone for translating your learning into creating positive change in your own organisations. You will visit the renowned EBAPE/FGV school of administration in Rio de Janeiro, located in a culture that provides an excellent contrast between those who create change, and those who resist it. You will gain an insight into local companies, where trust and values in the workplace are influenced by culture and power.

Module Five - Managing Context: The Worldly Mindset

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore

India is your final base, perfectly positioned to broaden your understanding of stakeholder relationships and cultural differences. You'll experience India's incredible diversity through visits to a food market and a software campus, contrasting environments just a few kilometres apart. Your hosts, the Indian Institute of Management, will also introduce you to all aspects of enterprise, from financial markets and consumer behaviour to sustaining business growth.

Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

1001 Sherbrooke Street West, [Map], 6th Floor
Montreal, Quebec Canada H3A 1G5

Tel.: 514-398-7309
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International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM)

Are you ready to be transformed?

Learn more about how the International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM) develops leaders and transforms organizations. This unique program is designed around managerial challenges instead of functional silos and is taught by world-class faculty from five top management schools in five countries.

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