Comprehensive course analysis
Who should attend
The Advanced Management Program is designed for senior-level executives within two reporting relationships of the C-suite or executive committee in their organizations.
This program is specifically for:
- Executives with proven leadership of large organizations who hold positions one or two levels from the CEO and have been identified as central to the company's succession plan
- Executives who hold C-suite level positions at mid-size companies with significant opportunities for growth
- Executives with at least 20 years of work experience including significant management experience as a senior-level executive or company officer
- AMP regularly includes presidents, chief executive officers, heads of major business units, members of executive committees and operating divisions
About the course
Demands on senior leaders have never been greater. In an atmosphere of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, you need to act more decisively and think more strategically. Pivots are required and disruption can’t take you by surprise. You must possess a level of foresight, agility, and resilience that your predecessors never imagined.
Wharton’s Advanced Management Program (AMP) will prepare you to meet those demands and give you the knowledge, skills, and instincts to reach new career heights. In five dynamic, transformational weeks, your greatest potential will be tapped. In addition to learning the latest business practices, insights, and trends, you will examine yourself as a leader, exploring your strengths and challenges, developing a leadership philosophy and greater leadership presence, and deepening your emotional intelligence. Through your investment in AMP, you can expect both professional and personal breakthroughs.
Highlights and Key Outcomes
In the Advanced Management Program, you will:
- Develop a highly informed global perspective that will help your organization seize new opportunities and compete successfully well into the future
- Turn the latest theories and best practices in marketing, finance, strategy, and innovation into actionable strategies
- Lead with greater purpose and presence to better meet strategic objectives and inspire others
- Deepen your self-awareness through individual and peer coaching, faculty mentoring, and a powerful off-site leadership retreat
- Master key leadership skills including negotiating and harnessing the power of emotional intelligence
- Build a strong global network of peers who will be an enduring source of support, advice, and personal connection
- Receive Wharton alumni status upon completion of AMP, becoming part of a global alumni network with more than 99,000 members
A hallmark of Wharton Executive Education is its focus on hands-on learning. Decades of research confirm that lessons are best retained and ingrained when they involve immersing students in powerful, memorable stretch experiences. The program includes intensive simulations and group work, and during the on-campus weeks, a wide range of activities that build leadership and promote teamwork.
During the Advanced Management Program, you will become part of an exclusive community of highly experienced senior leaders from around the world. Your cohort is limited in size to build camaraderie and maximize the peer-to-peer learning exchange as a wide range of sectors, industries, and companies are represented within the group. Together, in a setting designed to foster collaboration and connection, you will explore the latest research and best practices in every business discipline, discussing challenges and trends with Wharton’s world-renowned expert faculty, CEOs, and other senior leaders on the front lines of business today.
Unlike similar programs, there are no elective sessions in Advanced Management Program: participants come ready for an active experience and a high level of engagement with fellow participants. You will share your current leadership challenges, and put your knowledge and skills to the test in a variety of stretch experiences and simulations designed to engage and educate. The connections you forge will become a lifelong personal and professional network, keeping the Advanced Management Program experience relevant well into the future.
Mindfulness and Reflection
Wharton’s whole-person approach also includes addressing the community, social, and physical aspects of senior leadership. You will work in a small group on a social enterprise project that taps your collective business acumen, expertise, and connections to address a pressing societal need. You will experience executive mindfulness and self-reflection sessions designed to help you improve focus and engagement and better manage yourself both personally and professionally.
Through guided reflection you will think deeply about how to reenter your organization. With an emphasis on being a true leader of leaders, you will determine how you can best leverage what you learned in the program to develop those working for you. Faculty will share their greatest challenges and triumphs, including the training of NASA astronauts and elite military forces and leading teams to the summit of Mount Everest.
Summer Advanced Management Program, which consists of five consecutive weeks on campus, includes a two-day, off-site retreat designed to deepen your thinking on leadership and reflection on the program’s lessons and the ways in which you will personally apply them.
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