Who should attend
- Business Unit Leader
- Division Leader
- Vice President
- General Manager
- Senior Director
About the course
Accelerate the trajectory of your high potential leaders and prepare them to take on enterprise-wide responsibility. The Carlson General Management Program is a senior-level development program designed to accelerate the pace at which rising leaders can successfully lead the business and lead others.
The Carlson General Management Program is our flagship program for senior-level leaders who are assuming enterprise-wide responsibilities. In this 6 month, transformative program, senior leaders will polish their understanding of business strategy and will acquire the soft skills required to lead in today’s environment of continuous disruption.
The program is designed to fit the needs of busy professionals. Participants join their cohort for three immersive modules as well as two live-online sessions alongside faculty and their peers. Accomplished Carlson Executive Education faculty will lead the cohort through discussion and provide subject matter expertise to help leaders apply course material directly towards their work. Surrounded by a close group of colleagues, participants will build relationships and expand their networks as they prepare to lead.
At the end of this prestigious program, participants will have enhanced their capacity to lead by acquiring a well-rounded understanding of business strategy and leadership skills. Course work covers navigating a digital-first world, building sound business strategy, providing financial accountability, creating customer-centric programs, leading change, ethical decision-making, enterprise-level collaboration, as well as leading inclusively, cultivating executive presence, and working with emotional intelligence.
Carlson Executive Education has selected the program faculty to facilitate a world-class, impact-generating learning experience. Our faculty have direct experience developing leaders to deliver value for their organizations.
- Elevate leadership capabilities to drive organizational growth
- Develop a global, enterprise mindset to lead across complex organizations and a changing business landscape
- Explore vital topics including digital transformation, strategy & inclusive leadership
- Apply new knowledge immediately and drive business impact
- Gain exposure to new perspectives and diversity of thought
- Connect with other influential leaders and gain valuable insights from other industries and perspectives
Education M.A. and PhD University of Minnesota Expertise Collaboration in teams, strategic partnerships and across borders Svjetlana Madzar is a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship Department at CSOM. Her interests focus on collaboration within and across firms, and glo...
Professor and Industrial Relations Faculty Excellence Chair; Chair, Department of Work and Organizations Department of Work and Organizations Education BS 1988 Psychology Moorhead State University MS 1990 Industrial/Organizational Psychology Iowa State University PhD 1992 Industrial/Organiz...
Education PhD 1992 Strategic Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology PGDBA (MBA) 1975 Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad BA 1973 Honors, Economics St. Stephen's College, Delhi University Expertise Interfirm networks, location, geography and knowledge transfer The performanc...
Theresa Glomb Professor, The Toro CompanyDavid M. Lilly Chair in Human Resources Department of Work and Organizations Education BA 1993 Psychology DePaul Univ. MA 1995 Industrial/Organizational Psychology Univ. of IllinoisUrbana Champaign PhD 1998 Industrial/Organizational Psychology Univ. ...
Dr. Ravi Bapna is the Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Business Analytics and Information Systems, Associate Dean for Executive Education and the Academic Director of the Carlson Analytics Lab at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Bapna''s expertise lies in helping companies le...
Rand Park Senior Lecturer Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship Education AB 1987 English University of Georgia MA 1990 English University of Georgia JD 1993 Hamline University School of Law PhD 2018 Organizational Leadership and Policy Development University of Minnesota Expertise ...
Areas of Interest Strategy General Management Leadership and Executive Coaching Breaking paradigms Miquel Lladó is Lecturer in the Department of Strategic Management and Academic Director of Custom Programs at IESE. He holds a Degree in Economics and Business from the University of Barcelona.He ...
Louellen Essex is an Educator in the Carlson Executive Educator’s Network at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Dr. Essex focuses on training and organizational development, leadership, communication, team building and conflict resolution. She holds a PhD from the Universi...
Amy S. Tolbert, Ph.D., CSP develops multicultural organizations and individuals by bringing you cutting-edge topics, such as, multicultural and diversity initiatives, sales education and training, leadership competency development, managing to style, and creating breakthrough teams. She is princi...
Kristin Pardue is the Co-Founder and CEO of Rêve Consulting. She is a corporate veteran, entrepreneur, and social change leader. Kristin spent the first two chapters of her career working for General Mills, General Electric, and Carlson in finance, operations, and strategy roles. In 2009, she fol...
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