Dare McGill MBA

Because business
as usual isn’t.

McGill MBA Full-Time Program

Our one-year and two-year program options take the student's needs into account.

Employers are seeking a set of skills that most MBA programs have historically neglected to teach, like AI, financial technology, data analysis, and design thinking. Our MBA program focuses on these.

Choose a path length

One year or two? Choose between our 48-credit (MBA General) and 54-credit (MBA Internship) programs, keeping in mind that every student begins at the same time and takes the same number of classes. The difference in credits comes down to the time you spend in the internship, not the classroom. The 48-credit program can be completed in 12 months. The 54-credit takes 20 months, though many students accelerate it to finish in 16.

Option Fall Winter Summer Fall Winter

1 year 48 credits

Core

Electives

Electives

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2 year 54 credits*

Core

Electives

Internship*

Electives

Electives

*Internship can be completed in any term after the core


When the market speaks, we listen

With flexible specializations, our students can personalize the content of their degrees to gain a competitive edge. 


Program Breakdown

Base Camp

Our intensive, one-week workshop ensures that everyone begins their MBA with a basic level of quantitative competency.

→ Business Math
→ Financial Accounting


The Core - Diversify Your Learning Experience

The McGill Desautels’ MBA program integrates sustainability into our core courses, from accounting to operations. We strive to provide an outstanding learning experience for the next generation of changemakers through interactive lectures and case studies which form the basis of our foundational courses:

Business Fundamentals   Leadership 

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Accounting: MGCR 640

Finance: MGCR 642

Leadership & Professional Skills: MGCR 618

Operations: MGCR 617

Marketing: MGCR 638

Real Time Decisions: BUSA 695

Economics: MGCR 613

Strategy: MGCR 622

 

Statistics: MGCR 614

Organizational Behaviour: MGCR 639

 

Information Systems: MGCR 620

 

 

Module 1

MGCR 640 Accounting and Financial Reporting: 1.5 credits

Covers the use of internally generated accounting information for decision making, planning and control purposes as well as the concepts and techniques involved in developing and interpreting accounting information that is relevant and useful for managers. Includes ethical issues pertaining to business and accounting.

Term: Fall 2021
Instructor: Philippe Levy

MGCR 617 Operations Management: 1.5 credits

A comprehensive introduction to the fundamental decisions and tradeoffs associated with the management of a firm's production and service activities will be examined. It is a study of how production and service systems can be effectively designed, utilized and managed in order for them to compete successfully on the basis of different parameters.

Term: Fall 2021
Instructor: Mehmet Gumus

MGCR 613 Managerial Economics: 1.5 Credits

How economic systems and markets work, a command of how concepts and models developed by economists can be used in managerial decisions, a familiarity with the more practical aspects of competitive behaviour and the structure of competition, and a good appreciation of issues arising in the development of corporate goals and strategies. The use of economic analysis in strategy formulation.

Term: Fall 2021
Instructor: Sujata Madan

MGCR 614 Management Statistics: 1.5 Credits

The use of up-to-date statistical analysis to extract information from a set of data. The emphasis will be placed on the application and interpretation of results rather than on formal statistical theory; the challenge will be in the selection of the appropriate statistical methodology to address the problem and an understanding of the limitations of this answer. Full integration of the use of statistical software with statistical analysis.

Term: Fall 2021
Instructor: Mehmet Gumus

MGCR 620 Information Systems: 1.5 Credits

Overview of the information systems issues that influence the management of organizations. Understanding (as opposed to computation) the impact of information technology on firm operations and the benefits and limitations of information technology, as it relates to the essential core knowledge needed for day-to-day managerial activity. Includes sessions dedicated to green IT as well as sustainability and IT.

Term: Fall 2021
Instructor: Kunsoo Han

Module 2

MGCR 642 Financial Reporting: 1.5 credits

Managing financial resources, students will learn how discounting and capital budgeting techniques help managers decide which projects should receive funding. Also the limitations of Net Present Value analysis and ways to adjust decisions to accommodate these pitfalls. How to value these instruments and the important role they play in risk-taking.

Term: Fall 2021
Instructor: Benjamin Croitoru

MGCR 638 Marketing Management: 1.5 credits

A comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles of marketing. The primary focus is on understanding customers and creating value by offering solutions to their problems that can be branded, communicated and distributed using an omnichannel approach. Appreciate Marketing importance for business, and how to design winning marketing plans for organizations.

Term: Fall 2021
Instructor: Demetrios Vakratsas

MGCR 622 Organizational Strategy: 1.5 credits

Organizational strategy concerns the process through which managers favourably position their business or unit against competitors, with customers, and in accordance with societal needs. This course emphasizes the skills managers need to assess strategic threats and opportunities, match them with internal competencies to develop a strategy, devise action plans to realize the strategy, and continually develop capabilities to keep the organization viable. Coinciding with the heightened awareness of responsible management, this course covers social responsibility and ethics within strategic management.

Term: Fall 2021
Instructor: Robert Nason

MGCR 639 Managing Organizational Behaviour: 1.5 credits

Explores social processes that affect human behaviour and decision making, and tactics for building and managing an organization that help such processes work for rather than against you. Considers advantage, and the link between organizational design and capabilities. Covers different organizational designs for optimizing different types of innovation, grapples with the coordination/motivation tradeoff, explores how organizations try to use culture to relax that tradeoff, distinguishes between formal and informal structures and power, and ties these ideas together when designing and leading teams. Includes specific topics regarding the intersection of organizational behaviour and sustainability.

Term: Fall 2021
Instructor: John-Paul Ferguson

Module 3

MGCR 618 Leadership & Professional Skills: 1.5 credits

Management Core: An introduction to the leadership and professional skills needed for success in the 21st century in a rapidly changing global environment. Topics covered include self-awareness, personal branding, models of leadership, leading teams, influencing others, critical thinking, professionalism, making effective presentations, and job search skills.

Term: Fall 2021
Instructor: Brian Rubineau

BUSA 695 Real Time Decisions: 1.5 credits

This course provides an integrative perspective of the topics in the first year core that builds on progressive stages of integrative understanding, from basic management skills looking inward to basic and specialized management skills looking both inward and outward. The emphasis is on pedagogic tools which focus on a holistic view of the organization, forcing understanding of the management of the enterprise from multiple perspectives and the resolution of conflicting viewpoints. Includes emphasis on sustainability cases including developing a monetization strategy to enter the carbon offset market and a commercialization strategy for a biotech start-up with applications to the pharma industry.

Term: Winter 2022
Instructor: John-Paul Ferguson

Experiential Learning

Bringing learning to life in a real-world setting

10-day international study trip: Improve your global fluency through company visits and networking events in a foreign context (4.5 credits).

Internships: Build practical work experience to leverage in your future career (6 credits).

Exchanges: Gain a new perspective by studying at another top business school overseas (12 credits).

Practicum: Complete a specialized project under the guidance of an accomplished faculty member (6 credits).


Specializations

Specializations allow students to tailor their studies to their specific career goals and interests. Students may choose from over 50 management electives courses, they also have the option of pursuing an independent research project in collaboration with a faculty member. 

Finance

Emphasizes on how firms raise capital and on the optimal allocation of capital for investments. Students gain expertise in three subfields of finance - banking, corporate finance and investments. They gain an understanding of the functions related to corporate fund management and investment decision-making. This specialization prepares students for multiple careers, including investment banking, corporate finance, corporate treasury, asset management or risk management, among others.

Students must complete 15 credits from the list of courses below.

At least 12 credits from:

FINE 622 Modern Corporate Finance 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

FINE 646 Investments & Portfolio Mgmt 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

FINE 541 Course not available

FINE 620 Corporate Mergers 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

FINE 630 Fixed Income Markets 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

FINE 635 Course not available

FINE 639 Derivatives & Risk Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

FINE 645 Money and Capital Markets 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

FINE 648 Applied Corporate Finance 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

FINE 660 Course not available

FINE 664 Mng Pension & Retirement Funds 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

FINE 665 Invest. Strat. & Beh. Finance 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

FINE 691 Advanced Topics in Finance 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

FINE 692 Advanced Topics in Finance 3 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

FINE 693 Global Capital Markets 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

FINE 694 International Corp. Finance 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

At most 3 credits from:

ACCT 618 Financial Rep: Structure&Ana 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BUSA 692 Advanced Topics in Mgmt 3 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Only Topic: Merger and Acquisition Strategy

INSY 642 Tech. and Tools for Analytics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

INSY 690 Advanced Topics in Mgmt IS 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Only Topic: Big Data and Business Intelligence

 

This list is tentative and subject to revision

Marketing

This specialization focuses on the development of skills in understanding customers and markets, creating value through products and services, evaluating the effectiveness of marketing programs, and managing customer relationships. It emphasizes understanding the market and stresses the formulation of successful marketing strategies in all types of environments. Just as consumer product companies market their goods, government agencies, non-profit institutions and other public organizations provide services which have to be marketed. Marketers must carefully define the product, inform consumers about it, present it in the best manner and decide on a price. The manner in which these activities are carried out is at the heart of an organization’s strategy. This concentration prepares students for multiple careers, including brand and product management, advertising, market research, project management or marketing and general consulting. 

Students must complete 15 credits from the list of courses below.

At least 12 credits from:

MRKT 658 Marketing Intelligence 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MRKT 652 Competitive Marketing Strategy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MRKT 645 Winning at Brands 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MRKT 652 Competitive Marketing Strategy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MRKT 654 Course not available

MRKT 655 Marketing Planning 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MRKT 657 Customer Insights 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MRKT 659 Course not available

MRKT 690 Advanced Topics in Marketing 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MRKT 691 Advanced Topics in Marketing 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MRKT 698 Course not available

At most 3 credits from:

INSY 645 Course not available

INSY 690 Advanced Topics in Mgmt IS 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Only Topic: Big Data and Business Intelligence

ORGB 633 Managerial Negotiations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

This list is tentative and subject to revision

Global Strategy and Leadership

Drawing on a variety of cross-disciplinary courses, including strategy, organizational behaviour, entrepreneurship and international business, this concentration provides students with an integrated perspective on leading and shaping strategy to address today’s global business issues. Students develop the skills valued by employers in consulting, strategic planning, business development, project management, and related fields. Among the issues covered are how to take a firm international, how to lead and manage talent, how to manage a multicultural workforce, how to launch a new venture, how to negotiate effectively, and how to promote sustainable development.

Students must complete 15 credits from the list of courses below.

At least 12 credits from:

MGPO 630 Managing Strategy & Innovation 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 669 Managing Globalization 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 683 International Business Policy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ORGB 680 Talent Mgmt in a Global World 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ORGB 685 Cross Cultural Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BUSA 614 Govnce of Corp: Contemp Issues 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BUSA 640 Launching New Ventures 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BUSA 660 CEO Insights 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BUSA 690 Advanced Topics in Mgmt 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BUSA 691 Advanced Topics in Mgmt 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BUSA 692 Advanced Topics in Mgmt 3 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

INDR 633 Creating Wealth & Prosperity 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 615 Consulting for Change 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 630 Managing Strategy & Innovation 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 637 Cases in Competitive Strategy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 638 Course not available

MGPO 640 Strategies for Sustainable Dev 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 645 Strategy in Context 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 651 Strategic Mgmt:Dev Countries 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 669 Managing Globalization 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 683 International Business Policy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ORGB 633 Managerial Negotiations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ORGB 640 The Art of Leadership 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ORGB 680 Talent Mgmt in a Global World 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ORGB 685 Cross Cultural Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ORGB 690 Advanced Topics in OB 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

At most 3 credits from:

ACCT 618 Financial Rep: Structure&Ana 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MRKT 652 Competitive Marketing Strategy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGSC 602 Strategic Mgmt of Operations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

This list is tentative and subject to revision

Business Analytics

The Business Analytics concentration equips students with the ability to apply data analytic techniques and tools to make better managerial decisions and drive superior business performance. Students will gain the ability to transform data into a powerful strategic asset. Students completing this concentration will have training in various methods and tools for analytics, and gain a comprehensive understanding of the strategic use of analytics for businesses.

Students must complete 15 credits from the list of courses below.

At least 12 credits from:

INSY 642 Tech. and Tools for Analytics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2017 Course Title: INSY 690 Big Data and Business Analytics

MGSC 640 Fund. of Decision Analytics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

INSY 609 Technology Project Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

INSY 652 Predictive Analytics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

INSY 653 Analytics for Dig Bus Models 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

INSY 691 Advanced Topics in Mgmt IS 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGSC 650 Operations and Risk Analytics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGSC 656 Analytics Consulting 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGSC 690 Selected Topics in Mgmt Sci 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

At most 3 credits from:

MRKT 658 Marketing Intelligence 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MRKT 690 Advanced Topics in Marketing 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Only topics: Internet Marketing Analytics and Strategies &

Decision Making For Convergence Insights, Analytics, and Innovation

FINE 646 Investments & Portfolio Mgmt 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ORGB 690 Advanced Topics in OB 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Only topic: People Analytics

 

This list is tentative and subject to revision

Entrepreneurship

The new inter-disciplinary specialization in entrepreneurship draws from strategy, marketing and analytics.

This program appeals to students who:

  • Have a concept, process, or product idea and are looking to explore the commercialization process
  • Have a general interest in entrepreneurship
  • Wish to pursue a career in a small or medium-sized growth company or non-profit
  • Are interested in bringing the entrepreneurial spirit to a large corporation as an “intrapreneur”
  • Are looking to strengthen their soft skills in team building, communication, and leadership

Students must complete 15 credits from the list of courses below.

MRKT 652 Competitive Marketing Strategy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BUSA 664 Creating the Small Business 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BUSA 665 Managing the Small Enterprise 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BUSA 691 Advanced Topics in Mgmt 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Topic: Technological Entrepreneurship

MGPO 645 Strategy in Context 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ORGB 680 Talent Mgmt in a Global World 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

INSY 642 Tech. and Tools for Analytics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ORGB 690 Advanced Topics in OB 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

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