Accelerated Management Development Certificate Program

Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Stephen M. Ross School of Business

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Who should attend

  • People managers moving into greater organizational responsibility
  • Next-level leaders on the path to gaining additional management responsibilities
  • Functional and technical experts entering management roles
  • Motivated professionals looking to accelerate their career or switch career paths
  • Those without prior formal business education looking for an in-depth understanding of core business concepts
  • Individuals seeking professional or entrepreneurial growth

About the course

Strengthen your business acumen, discover new management insight, and advance your career in a personalized online learning experience.

Advance Your Career

The Accelerated Management Development Certificate Program (AMDCP) is ideal for directors, senior managers, and mid-career professionals seeking to upskill and broaden their business perspectives with the credibility and rigor that is synonymous with Michigan Ross. AMDCP enhances general management skills to accelerate your career trajectory and to reach new career goals with comprehensive course material and relevant specialty courses.

  • Online format, self-paced work + live faculty sessions
  • Rigorous, integrated coursework + certificate of merit
  • Personalized learning experience with specialty courses + individualized course activities
  • Gain actionable takeaways for immediate application

Accelerate Your Growth

Whether you want to enhance your performance in a current position, advance within your company, or gain new skills to lead in a new role, AMDCP will help you achieve your goals.

Achieve a Managerial Mindset

PROFICIENCY: Develop an in-depth understanding of core business concepts and gain knowledge of emerging topics.

APPLICATION: Learn a systematic approach to solving business problems and successfully apply it to real world scenarios.

MINDSET: Develop the capacity to reflect on your own behavior and understand its broader impact on your organization.

Achieve a Managerial Mindset

PROFICIENCY: Develop an in-depth understanding of core business concepts and gain knowledge of emerging topics.

APPLICATION: Learn a systematic approach to solving business problems and successfully apply it to real world scenarios.

MINDSET: Develop the capacity to reflect on your own behavior and understand its broader impact on your organization.

4 Foundamental Courses + 1 Speciality Courses = Accelerated Management Development Certificate

Foundational Courses

Four interdisciplinary courses lay the foundation for how to handle management challenges. Each course will use real examples, focus on decision-making, and ultimately lead you through a comprehensive journey of key management functions.

Analytical Thinking

Learn how to measure value generation at your organization. Develop a toolkit to make and understand key financial decisions at a firm.

Outcomes

  • Identify key value drivers in your business
  • Build a scorecard to track performance while understanding its tradeoffs
  • Distinguish between growth that can create vs. destroy value
  • Select investment projects at the individual project level and at the firm level
  • Explore how the capital markets work and how they affect your business

Value Driven Thinking

Explore value generation within your organization through your customers and your operations. You will learn modern marketing methods, work through operational decision making processes, and learn how to apply these concepts.

Outcomes

  • Identify opportunities for value creation
  • Develop a systematic plan for testing and improving value creation opportunities
  • Develop a strategic go-to-market plan for successful value creation
  • Structure operations to facilitate execution of go-to-market plan

Strategic Decission Making

Understand your firm’s strategic position through an economic lens. Build microeconomic foundations of markets and competition, and learn how to make strategic decisions that will build your competitive advantage.

Outcomes

  • Examine problems and make decisions through marginal analysis
  • Understand and analyze market dynamics and Identify sources of competitive advantage
  • Evaluate corporate scope of projects and opportunities
  • Develop a systematic strategic process

Peaple Driven Thinking

Understand what motivates people and how to design a system of empowerment. Discover your leadership style and learn how to effectively use it to manage people.

Outcomes

  • Understand how to self-coach the skills needed to lead yourself and others
  • Learn and practice techniques for creating high-value negotiations
  • Identify indicators of team effectiveness and learn skills to manage team dynamics
  • Understand how an organizational congruence framework can be applied to organizational architectures and change management

Specialty Courses

Personalize your learning experience to meet personal leadership goals and broaden your business perspective.

Specialty courses include the following topics:

Furure of Work

How can managers prepare their organization to create the workforce of the future?

This course will explore multiple forces of change, including demographics, technology, automation, and globalization. It will also blend theory and practice on topics covering human capital management, on-the-job training, empowerment, labor practices around the globe, and the impact of technology on the future of human capital.

Diversity. Equity. and Inclusion

What is the value of diversity and how can organizations benefit from it?

This course will provide a theory for why organizations need diversity and how they can maximize its benefits. The course will introduce practical tools that will help you and your organization design a diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) workplace. You will leave with a DEI action plan which you can apply to your own life and workplace.

Digital Transfotmation and Innovation

How can you capitalize on new digital capabilities within your organization?

This course will introduce you to the opportunities created by artificial intelligence, digital platforms, and big data. You will leave with applicable frameworks on how to use digital innovation to gain a competitive advantage.

Experts

Gretchen Spreitzer

Research Gretchen M. Spreitzer's research focuses on employee empowerment and leadership development, particularly within a context of organizational change and decline. Her most recent work is looking at positive deviance and how organizations enable employees to thrive. This work fits within...

Maxim Sytch

Maxim Sytch is an Associate Professor at the Department of Management & Organizations, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. Previously, he was a lecturer in the Department of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. His rese...

Sue Ashford

Research Susan Ashford's current research interests include leadership and managerial effectiveness, issue selling, self-management and organizational change. She has studied this work in the context of interpersonal relations, organizational change, and employee socialization, Dr. Ashford teache...

Wally Hopp

Wallace J. Hopp's research focuses on the design, control and management of operations systems, with emphasis on manufacturing and supply chain systems, innovation processes, and health care systems. He has won a number of awards, including the 1990 Scaife Award (with Mark Spearman, for the paper...

Francine Lafontaine

Research Francine Lafontaine's areas of interest are in the field of Industrial Organization, with a special focus on vertical relationships, including franchising and other forms of inter-firm contracting, and related antitrust issues. Her research is mostly concerned with the application of ...

Nigel Melville

Research Nigel P. Melville is an associate professor of information systems at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. Professor Melville has over 20 years of experience researching, teaching, and consulting on the topic of organizational transformation enabled by digital ...

Uday Rajan

Uday Rajan's research focuses on informational frictions such as adverse selection and moral hazard and their effect on market transactions, with recent work on the role of credit ratings in the financial markets and on bank regulation. Uday was a Vice President of Fixed Income Research at Drexel...

Jagadeesh Sivadasan

Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow EDUCATION PhD University of Chicago 2004 MBA Indian Institute of Management 1996 BTech Indian Institute of Technology 1994

S Sriram

Research Sriram’s research interests are in the area of brand and product portfolio management. On the issue of brand management, he has studied topics such as measuring and tracking brand equity and optimal allocation of resources to maintain long-term brand profitability. His recent research...

Yue Maggie Zhou

Maggie's research focuses on the theory of the firm, organization structure and institutions. Her recent studies investigate the role of complexity in setting limits to firm growth, competitive strategies, and organizational design. Her work has been published in the Strategic Management Journal,...

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