Business Case Development
30 Jan - 27 Feb 2024 | Hybrid Live & Asynchronous
Registration Open | Closes 26 January 2024
Focused on enabling leaders within industry business operations to collaborate, develop, plan and brief a business case.
A joint training initiative between McMaster University and Women In Aerospace Canada - the Business Case Development (BCD) course uses an industry-led approach bringing together senior business leaders to instruct, mentor and share first-hand experience.
Participants will view asynchronous lessons crafted by senior leaders on developing strategies to develop a business case, decision-making techniques & execution methodologies, and strategies on risk mitigation.
At the conclusion of the 4 week course, participants can attend a live group-mentorship session to gain insight into prevalent challenges faced by engaging with senior industry leader mentors.
This course is designed for leaders in aerospace looking to enhance stakeholder engagement and buy-in through developing and presenting a robust business case.
BCD Course Approach
30 Jan 24 | 1:00-2:00 pm Est | Live | Orientation Session
4 Weeks | Access & View 15 x Industry-Led Video Micro-Lessons
27 Feb 24 | 1:00-2:30 pm Est | 1.5 hr | Mentorship Session
Hybrid Live - Async Teaching
Industry-Led asynchronous learning enhanced with live mentorship to address real-time challenges faced.
Earn a McMaster Certificate
Walk away with a joint WIA | McMaster Certificate and practical skills to think and problem-solve like a leader.
Skilled Industry Experts
Hear from academic instructors and experienced industry experts across disciplines.
Grow your professional network by connecting with like-minded business leaders across multiple industries.
Learn strategies used by senior leaders in aerospace on crafting and presenting a business case.
Understand approaches to conduct group-based decision-making, and course of action selection.
Learn about the design thinking methodology and tools to enhance stakeholder engagement.
Incorporate risk mitigation strategies based on organizational complexity.
See examples of business cases from multiple aerospace sectors.
Live Mentorship Session
Course Content Breakdown
30 Jan - 27 Feb 24
| Asynchronous Self-Paced
Access & view 15 x 15-20 min micro lessons crafted by leaders in industry on the following competencies.
Business Case Development Strategies.
Group-Based Decision-Making Techniques.
Intent Execution & Course of Action (COA) Development.
Risk Mitigation Strategies.
Preparing & Briefing a Business Case.
Business Case Examples.
27 Feb 24
1:00 - 2:30 pm Est
| Online Live
Group-Mentorship Session (Live). Participants will engage with an industry leader mentor over three 20 minute break out room sessions to gain insight into prevalent challenges faced.
Who Should Attend?
Employees taking on a new leadership role
Directors, Senior Managers
Managers or Supervisors
Skilled workers that may act in a leadership role within their teams
Speakers & Mentors
Learn directly from senior industry leaders on the Enhanced Leadership Skills Course.
Participants should have relevant work experience or education in their industry field; a college or university education is an asset but not required.
Please contact the Program Lead if you have specific questions about the background knowledge required to maximize your benefits from the program.
Tuition & Fees
Please note costs noted below are in CAD dollars, and do not include the 13% HST - Harmonized Sales Tax charged for Canadian Applicants.
Southern Ontario Aerospace Subsidy Initiative
We would like to acknowledge the Government of Canada's support through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) for the Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative (ARRI). The ARRI project has enabled a 90% subsidy cost reduction opportunity for qualifying members who work in a small to medium enterprise and support the Southern Ontario Aerospace sector. We are also pursuing other subsidy options for our participants; please contact the Program Lead for more information.
Ontario Coalition of Indigenous Peoples | Southern Ontario Aerospace Subsidy Initiative
In partnership with the Ontario Coalition of Indigenous Peoples (OCIP), The ARRI project and OCIP have enabled up to a 100% subsidy cost reduction opportunity for qualifying members who are located within the Southern Ontario sector. Please complete the registration form with your selected courses and a member of OCIP will contact you to determine eligibility.
Southern Ontario Aerospace Subsidy Cost
Qualifying Association Members
McMaster Alumni, Staff
Industry Operations Leadership & Management