Executive Development Program - The Transition to General Management


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Program Description

The Executive Development Program is designed to prepare successful functional level executives for general management responsibilities. This intensive two-week program is taught by an outstanding group of professors from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. The program's core faculty members have extensive experience and expertise in global business and teaching executives.

The program's participants are an international group of experienced managers. The general age range of the group is 35 to 55 years old. They come from large publicly-held companies, private corporations, and smaller organizations. The class participants represent a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, services, finance, transportation, healthcare, not-for-profit, and government.

During this program you will learn

-- The difference between managing and leading.

-- How different leadership styles can be appropriate for different situations.

Insights into how you and others make formal and intuitive decisions.

-- Strategies for learning more effectively from experience.

-- Frameworks that foster more effective decision making.

-- Insights into the processes of negotiations and new ways for structuring these.

-- A framework for analyzing competitive strategies and how industry structure impacts strategic leverage.

-- How organizations achieve competitive advantage.

-- How to link goals, strategy, and management.

-- The fundamental terminologies and methodologies of financial and managerial accounting.

-- How to use financial information in managerial decision making.

-- How to evaluate and forecast financial performance and capital requirements.

Who Should Attend

Participants in EDP have been identified by their organizations as executives who will assume greater responsibilities within their companies. They usually have expertise in one or more functional areas or may already be leading organizations that are in the process of expanding. Participants usually hold such titles as division manager, country manager, business unit manager, group product manager, sales or marketing manager, R&D or engineering manager, director of strategic planning, director of manufacturing, or director of human resources or personnel. Participants also include entrepreneurs, presidents, and owners of small companies with growth potential.

Participants should be sponsored by their employing organization and have a minimum of eight years’ business experience with some managerial and leadership background required. The candidate’s level and type of experience will be important characteristics for the EDP admissions committee. The admissions committee considers the overall character of the class, as well as the individual candidate’s qualifications because peer-group interaction and learning are essential to this premier educational experience.

Program Outline

Executive Decision Making and Negotiation

Leadership and Creating High Performance

Strategy and Marketing

Financial Analysis and Forecasting

Last updated Apr 2018

About the School

Since 1898, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Our rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms ... Read More

Since 1898, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Our rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms our students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. We are proud to claim: an unmatched faculty, degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents, a global body of nearly 42,000 accomplished alumni, strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, we share the university's core values that shape our distinctive intellectual culture. At Chicago Booth, we constantly question test ideas and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Six of our faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - a record no other business school has matched. This same culture transforms our graduates into business thinkers superbly equipped to analyze and solve the greatest business challenges. Read less
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