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Who should attend
Professionals from any educational background with a proven track record in their business. Participants are typically: leading a business unit or a regional subsidiary; in charge of a new product, market, or major project initiative; employed by companies operating globally or regionally; confident in their English-speaking capabilities.
About the course
Succeed in the transition to general management responsibility The Executive Transition Program consists of three non-consecutive weeks of study and has been designed for experienced functional-level executives transitioning to an increased level of general management responsibility. Advancing to the next level of leadership implies the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competencies as much as fundamental changes in behaviors and attitudes. We invite new and future general managers to participate in this intense learning and development intervention, which will help them to succeed at the next level and remain personally fulfilled.
General managers have to evaluate the potentially conflicting interests of the various functions. In order to decide each time which of these have priority, they have to go beyond functional jargon and be able to ask critical questions.
- Preparing to assume complex roles as general manager
- Learning new capabilities, tools, and concepts
- Building the confidence and competence to lead others
- Preparing to manage across national borders
- Joining the exclusive ETP Salon and gaining access to the growing group of alumni
- Business function fundamentals
- Core managerial competencies
- General management perspectives
- Executive transitions
Urs' focus in research and teaching is in the domain of Business ethics. Sometimes he also moves into the areas of Strategy and Change Management. He truly enjoys the opportunity and privilege to regularly discuss with executives the dilemmas that they really face in their daily life. Urs joined...
Christoph Burger is senior lecturer and senior associate dean executive education at the European School of Management and Technology. Before joining ESMT, he worked five years in industry at Otto Versand and as vice president at the Bertelsmann Buch AG, five years at consulting practice Arthur D...
Linus Dahlander is an associate professor with tenure at ESMT Berlin. He joined ESMT in January 2011 as an assistant professor. Linus received his PhD in Technology Management and Economics from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden in 2006. From 2006 to 2008, Linus was an assistant professor...
Olaf Plötner is a professor at ESMT. He joined ESMT as one of the first faculty members and managing director of ESMT Customized Solutions GmbH in 2002. From 2011 to 2017, he was the dean of executive education at ESMT and developed the school to a top-ten institution in this field, based on the ...
Harald Hungenberg studied business administration at Justus Liebig University Gießen and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA, from 1982 to 1988. He then worked as a research associate at the Institute for Corporate Planning (IUP) Gießen/Berlin. Between 1990 and 1993, he was a...
Matt Bothner joined ESMT European School of Management and Technology in 2011 as a professor and the first holder of the Deutsche Telekom Chair in Leadership and HR Development. His current research addresses the measurement and consequences of social status in several empirical settings, includi...
Jan Hagen is an associate professor at ESMT. Jan’s research and teaching focus is on leadership. He is particularly interested to understand how teams and organizations deal with errors. Apart from journal articles he published the book Confronting Mistakes – Lessons from the Aviation Industry wh...
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