Senior leaders in Asia face the dual challenge of dealing with unique country and regional competitive dimensions, while trying to integrate and coordinate with units and entities in the larger global environment. They also face the twin tensions of delivering results against specific responsibilities and integrating and coordinating across various activities, departments, and units. The Senior Executive Program in Asia takes a strategic and practical approach to these challenges. As a consequence, the content is both focused on Asia and at the same time includes broad topics, including strategy, financial analysis, human resource management, technology and strategic marketing.
Who Should Attend
This program is targeted at leaders in Asia who have increasingly broad responsibilities. This includes company presidents, division heads, regional presidents, regional functional and business executives, as well as country managers and other general managers.
As a participant in this program, you will broaden your knowledge of country, regional and functional dynamics, and deepen your capabilities in meeting strategic and leadership challenges. Specifically, this program will enable you to better:
- Meet unique challenges in the Asia region and at the same time integrate effectively with other parts of a global business
- Enhance your firm's competitive advantage
- Increase your firm's value proposition to customers and improve customer satisfaction
- Align organizational strategy and structure
- Lead organizational change and transformation
- Attract top talent, and develop their full potential
- Utilize technology for great productivity and advantage
- Analyze decisions and alternatives incorporating both financial and non-financial tools
- Address various stakeholders' concerns such as shareholders, communities, governments, and employees
Consistent with all of the University of Michigan's senior leadership programs, this program has an accelerated pace and high intensity. Formal classes meet each day from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. In addition, there will be outside of classroom readings, case preparations, group discussions and projects. These activities typically take between two to three hours each day. However, in order to encourage overall mental and physical health, two hours each day (4-6 PM) are designated as free time. There are a variety of activities at the hotel and surrounding area for you to enjoy.
Participants in our senior leadership programs consistently comment that one of the most valuable aspects of the program is the intense and enjoyable interactions with the diversity of other participants and our faculty. Consequently, the overall atmosphere of the program is one of active involvement, discussion, questioning, and the sharing of experiences. Our selective admission standards take into account the experience level of each applicant so that the program is rewarding for all executives. In addition, we rotate discussion and case study groups so that the level of diversity and interaction is maintained throughout the 9 days while allowing participants to get to know and work with an optimal number of others in the program.
In this program we will use a variety of teaching methods. These include case studies, computer simulations, video presentations, lectures, small-group discussions, and individual and group exercises. We also organize several outside classroom activities in order to facilitate greater interaction and team spirit among the participants and faculty.