McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA: 5 years of impact on senior managers

April 3, 2014

The McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA celebrated its 5th anniversary in late March, saluting five years of meeting the development needs of experienced managers and giving them the tools to lead with impact. A total of 182 managers have now graduated from the joint program.

To mark this anniversary, McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA alumni affinity groups were launched, as a way of creating connections between the graduates from the different program cohorts, according to their fields of interest.

Note that participants remain in their jobs throughout the 15 months of the program. Classes typically meet Thursday through Sunday, once a month, with two residential modules of 7 and 10 days. The second residential module takes place abroad.

Reflecting the reality of Canadian business, the program is delivered in a bilingual format. Class presentations and group discussions take place in both French and English. Candidates must be able to understand both languages, but may contribute to discussions and write exams and papers in either English or French.


Back row: Carole Hennessy (Michel Patry’s wife), Michel Patry (Director, HEC Montréal), Michel R. Filion (Director, Marketing and Recruitment, McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA), Louis Hébert (Co-Director, McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA), Claude Gaudet (Louis Hébert’s wife), Marianne Vandenbosch (Administrative Director, McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA), Alain Pinsonneault (Co-Director, McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA), France Boudreau (Alain Pinsonneault’s wife) and Connie Todd (Peter Todd’s wife).

Front row: Nathalie Tremblay (Bernard Voyer’s wife), Bernard Voyer (explorer and guest speaker), Suzanne Fortier (Principal and Vice-Chancellor, McGill University), Peter Todd (Dean, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University).

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