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Business Unit Management & Scaling


Serial 1 - 11, 18, 25 Sep 2023 | Three Days | Online Live

Registration Closed | Closes 08 Sep 23

Serial 2 - 23 Jan, 30 Jan, 06 Feb 2024 

| Three Days | Online Live

Registration Closed | Closes 03 Nov 23

Focused on enabling leaders with the skills and insight needed to maneuver, sustain, scale and efficiently execute an industry business unit (IBU).

The Business Unit Management & Scaling course uses an industry-led approach bringing together senior business leaders to share best practices, lessons learned, tools & techniques. Participants will gain insight into the anatomy of an IBU, supply chain management, the digitization of industry operations, and organizational change management. They will understand key strategies and techniques for scaling a business unit while enabling resilient operations.

This course is designed for new or experienced managers, supervisors, senior managers and directors seeking to sustainably execute or scale business unit operations.

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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.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of enabling adaptive change and management approaches to defeat organizational complexity.

  • Receive insight from senior leaders on applied and tested business unit scaling strategies.

  • Understand the anatomy, key functions and department roles within a business unit.

  • Develop an understanding of how to sustain and manage disruptions across logistics operations.

  • Understand how to enhance and sustain quality function operations within a business unit.

  • Develop best practices to enable efficient audit preparation and readiness. 

  • Understand how to leverage digital transformation strategies to enable scaling operations.

  • Learn from senior leaders' best practices to enable effective contingency planning.

  • Gain insight into the strategies and opportunities that automation provides to enable scaling operations.

  • Understand how to enable resilient operations.


Hours of Training


Days Live




Course Content Breakdown

Day 1

9:00am - 4:30pm Est

Day 2 

9:00am - 4:30pm Est

  • Gain an understanding of how to secure operational continuity and incorporate best practices to prepare for an audit.

  • Understand how to scale an industry business unit through a quality function.

  • Develop an understanding of how to scale operations leveraging the logistics function and supply chain.

  • Understand how to enable operational resilience.

Day 3 

9:00am - 4:30pm Est

  • Learn best practices to enhance contingency planning from senior industry leaders.

  • Understand how to enable business unit scaling operations leveraging augmented & mixed reality.

  • Understand the opportunities and applications afforded through automation to enable scaling operations. 

  • Learn first-hand from a panel of senior leaders - the key strategies, solutions and risks experienced through scaling operations.


Learn directly from senior industry leaders on the Business Unit Management & Scaling Course; you will learn firsthand insights to lead resilient operations.

Who Should Attend?

  • Directors, Senior Managers, Supervisors, Managers, Lead Hands, Officers, Senior NCO’s, Small to Medium Sized Business Owners, and Consultants. 

  • Participants with relevant work/technical/leadership experience looking to obtain an industry leadership university credential.

Upcoming Course Date

Serial 1 - 11, 18, 25 Sep 2023 | Three Days | Online Live

Registration Closed

Serial 2 - 23 Jan, 30 Jan, 06 Feb 2024  | Three Days | Online Live

Registration Closed

Seat Capacity Limited

Speakers are subject to change based on availability.

Admission Details

Participants should have relevant work or training 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.

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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

Subsidized Cost

$200 CAD

Qualifying Association Members

$1500 CAD

McMaster Alumni, Staff

$1500 CAD

Regular Cost

$2000 CAD

Business Unit Management & Scaling Course Brochure

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Apply Now

Apply for the Business Unit Management & Scaling Course on our New Registrant Application Page

Program Lead

Industry Operations Leadership & Management

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Ashan Corea

McMaster University

W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

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