Keystone logo
McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management International Masters for Health Leadership
McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management

International Masters for Health Leadership

Montreal, Canada

18 Months


Full time

Request application deadline *

09 Sep 2024

CAD 58,000 **


* We admit on a rolling basis, up to a maximum of 50 students per cohort

** payable in 4 per-credit based instalment


Explore scholarship opportunities to help fund your studies


Transforming the Way Health Care is Managed

The International Masters for Health Leadership (IMHL) began in 2006 as part of the quest to become a world leader in healthcare management education. The IMHL is a collaborative effort of McGill's Faculties of Medicine and Management that builds upon the two Faculties' worldwide reputation and acts as an agent of change in health care.

Why the IMHL

The program's distinctive approach enables people in the health professions to maintain their position in their organization during the entire program, returning to work between modules. Our unique pedagogy rests on the application to practice, in real-time, of concepts, theories, and frameworks delivered online and in the classroom. In addition, all of our content and programming are focused on the management and leadership of healthcare organizations. The IMHL believes that the greatest hope for the improvement of health lies in a deep understanding of how the entire health field works, coupled with a sophisticated appreciation of its management.

Discover more at our next Online Information Session

Benefits for Participants

The IMHL pedagogy allows the learning to be applied in real-time, between classroom modules, so that managerial practices can be developed and improved during the course of the program. The IMHL is designed to act as a catalyst for change in participants' organizations and communities.
The program encourages participants to share their experiences, delving into each other's issues to provide innovative solutions to the challenges they face in their respective work environments. Our participants report increased confidence in undertaking challenges they previously found daunting. Our innovative educational activities give our experienced participants the opportunity to be the initiators of change within their organization and their community. The written work during the course of the program can be presented at conferences.

Benefits for the Health Sector

A key principle of the program is "use work, don't make work". Participants bring their actual work challenges to the program, rather than using more traditional organizational case studies. Throughout the program, we encourage the application to the practice of the concepts, theories, and frameworks used in the classroom. In many organizations, our participants form teams so that the learning can be shared in the context of embracing challenges. The IMHL is an ongoing forum that addresses and advances issues of healthcare worldwide.

Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management (GCHM)

The McGill Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management (GCHM) is a joint initiative between the McGill Faculty of Science and the McGill Desautels Faculty of Management. The GCHM is an 8-month, 15-credit graduate certificate program which takes place entirely online.

This certificate provides the formal managerial training of healthcare professionals assuming leadership positions. Renowned McGill University professors will teach a curriculum that addresses the key competencies of the Leader Role in the CANMEDS educational framework of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Upon successful completion of the GCHM program, the 15 graduate credits can be brought forward for advanced standing in the International Masters for Health Leadership (IMHL) program at McGill University. Discover more at an Online Info Session.


Ideal Students


Program Tuition Fee

Program Outcome

About the School


Similar Courses

  • Master Health and Digital Transformation
    • Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Master in Health Psychology
    • Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Dual MPH in Health Policy - MSHA Program
    • Louisville, USA