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Advanced Management Program: The Global Experience

Unleashing the Power and Potential of Exceptional Leaders

Kellogg Executive
Leadership Institute
Introducing the Kellogg Advanced Management Program: The Global Experience, an immersive program that prepares high potential executives to excel at the top levels of the organization.

What distinguishes the Global Advanced Management Program from other programs?
  • While other offerings demand a commitment of six to eight consecutive weeks, the Kellogg Global Advanced Management Program’s innovative schedule is designed to accommodate participants’ other responsibilities. Executives are never away from their company for more than two weeks at a time, and virtual coaching before, during, and after sessions helps to support ongoing development.
  • Unlike many programs, which tend to be “MBA refreshers,” the Global Advanced Management Program is tailored to help executives redefine what it means to be a leader, orient them to ask powerful questions and expose them to the perspective needed to be successful at the top level of an organization.
  • Advanced Management Program: The Global Experience is the only program of its kind that offers an immersive experience in a major global market (China in 2017). Through hands-on learning and insight from stakeholders on the ground, participants will gain a nuanced understanding of global markets and customers beyond what can be gathered through typical business travel.

Kellogg offers the same strong core leadership content in an alternative scheduling option. If you prefer a multiple-week program, you might consider our Advanced Management Program: Intensive. Please call us at 847.467-6018 or email us at if you would like a personal consultation.

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Upcoming Sessions

  • Apply Online

    Weeks 1&2: October 9-21, 2016
    Week 3: March 12-18, 2017 – China
    Week 4: June 25-30, 2017
  • Apply Online

    Weeks 1&2: October 8-20, 2017
    Week 3: February 2018, Global Week
    Week 4: April 22-27, 2018
The program features Kellogg’s top faculty who have extensive experience working with senior executives. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to interact with CEOs, board members and other senior executives of major multinational companies. The program focuses on four areas:
  1. Week 1 - Leadership skills. Participants will build on their strengths, address weaknesses and develop the dexterity to manage enterprise-wide responsibilities while staying true to themselves.
  2. Week 2 - Change management. Building on the insights gathered in Week 1, participants learn to apply these skills to drive change throughout the organization—such as engaging with the board and leading cross-functional teams.
  3. Week 3 - Global markets and customers. With an immersive in-country experience in a select global market and meetings with local business leaders, participants will gain a greater understanding of the unique attributes of customers in markets around the world.
  4. Week 4 - Taking action. The final session synthesizes key lessons and frameworks into an individualized action plan. Post-program, the Global Advanced Management Program’s network of instructors and global peers provides continuing guidance and support

The Advanced Management Program: The Global Experience offers a dynamic and rich learning environment combining traditional classroom methods with non-traditional experiences such as:

  1. High impact action learning projects
  2. Leadership coaching
  3. Simulations and experiential learning
  4. Global perspectives taught in context at a global, off-site location
  5. Wellness workshops
  6. Humanities and arts-based education
  7. Participatory debates
  8. In-depth company visits with executive leadership

Principal candidates for the program are experienced senior executives with a minimum of 20 years of business experience, including five to 10 years in a general management or senior functional role. A Global Advanced Management Program participant will be poised to or have just taken on enterprise-level responsibilities. These high potential executives need to "look over the horizon" and anticipate business challenges and opportunities in a global marketplace.

Federal Government leaders should consider this program as part of their ongoing professional development. The curriculum in this program supports the Executive Core Qualifications.
The program addresses advanced themes in executive leadership:

Develop Senior Executive Leadership Agility
Acquire requisite leadership abilities to foster talent, see beyond the horizon, and identify and articulate a compelling vision. Develop the insight and communication skills for collaborating across boundaries. Prepare to lead high-performance teams, effective organizations and vibrant communities. 

Drive Innovation and Identify Growth Opportunities

Develop the broad organizational perspectives and capabilities needed in a world of uncertainty and disruption. Learn how to identify, develop and scale the “next big idea” while staying highly attuned to shifts within markets and among customers. Leverage innovation to create new opportunities, drive growth, forge new business models, and position your organization for success in the marketplace.

Hone Implementation Strategies
Complete an immersive action-learning experience that synthesizes program insights and strategies. Learn how to equip your organization for 21st-century challenges and opportunities by creating structures, developing partnerships and building connections within a broader ecosystem.

Deepen Your Understanding of the Global Market
Engage in an unparalleled learning experience set in a select global market. Through interactions with thought leaders and business leaders, gain unique perspectives on cross-cultural, geopolitical, strategic and operational issues, and equip your organization to thrive in the global marketplace.

Key features set this program apart from others:

  1. This is an engaging learning environment in which each participant applies the Global Advanced Management Program learning directly to their current role. The conceptualization of personal projects begins during pre-work, is refined and supported during the program through coaching and personal reflection, and is implemented during breaks between weeks as well as post-program.
  2. The Global Markets week is a unique 7-day program providing a framework of academic lessons and cross-cultural context for analyzing the nuance of business in global markets.

All applicants to the Advanced Management Program: The Global Experience must be sponsored by their organization. A sponsor is someone who is familiar with the applicant's background and motivations for attending the program. The sponsor should be the person to whom the candidate reports, the organization's chief human resource officer, or the person responsible for management development.

Admissions Decisions and Process
An admissions committee thoroughly reviews each application and considers the nature and scope of the applicant's responsibilities. For the benefit of the class, sponsoring organizations, and the program, the committee seeks to admit people with comparable management responsibilities who have diverse skills and experiences.

Class size is limited to maximize classroom and study group participation, so early application is encouraged. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed upon submission until the program fills. For your convenience, you may apply on-line or download an application and fax or email it to us.

Strong English language speaking, reading, and writing skills are imperative to completely immerse in the Kellogg Global Advanced Management Program experience, to complete reading assignments, and to actively engage in group discussions and activities. Because this is a rigorous program and includes emphasis on building a strong business network, the faculty will expect participants to contribute fully to classroom and study group discussions. The Test for English for International Communication (TOEIC) is not required.

The Kellogg School of Management awards a certificate upon the successful completion of the Global Advanced Management Program. Along with the certificate, participants also receive benefits as executive education alumni of the Kellogg School of Management.

It is expected that participants will immerse themselves completely in the experience and be free of all other duties. Participants are expected to attend all sessions except in the case of an emergency.

Program Fee
The program fee covers class materials, most meals and accommodations at the Allen Center and in business-class hotels during Week 3. Travel expenses (including airfare) are the responsibility of the participant. Payment is due in US dollars upon receipt of invoice.

Enrollments in Kellogg programs are highly competitive, and seats will not be guaranteed until your payment is received.

It is expected that applicants have their own health insurance valid in the United States and during Week 3 travel. The University is not responsible for medical expenses incurred by participants during the program.

Cancellation Policy
Because attendance at a Kellogg executive program requires significant advance preparation and demand often exceeds capacity, it is important that you contact us in a timely manner if you must cancel or defer your attendance. To receive a full refund of program fees, notice of cancellation must be received more than 30 days in advance of the program start date. Participants who cancel less than 30 days in advance will not receive a refund but may nominate an acceptable substitute or attend a future session of the same program within one year.

• Q: Where is the program held?

The four-week Advanced Management Program is offered in two locations: Evanston, Illinois and a global site. Three weeks will take place at the James L. Allen Center on Northwestern University's Evanston campus. Participants will also experience a week at a global location that will be determined annually. Past locations for the Global Markets week have included China and Brazil.

• Q: How will I manage the program and my job?

The Global Advanced Management Program is a 4-week program structured in mostly non-consecutive weeks over a six month engagement with Kellogg. This gives participants the flexibility needed to attend the sessions without the strain of being physically away from their current position for an extended period of time. The first two weeks are held consecutively to immerse participants in an academically rigorous environment and to develop familiarity with fellow participants and Kellogg faculty.

• Q: What are the English language requirements of the program?

Strong English language speaking, reading, and writing skills are imperative to completely immerse in the program experience, to complete reading assignments, and to actively engage in group discussions and activities. Because the Global Advanced Management Program is rigorous and includes emphasis on building a strong business network, the faculty will expect participants to contribute fully to classroom and study group discussions. The Test for English for International Communication (TOEIC) is not required.

• Q: Will I receive Kellogg alumni status upon completion of the program?

Yes, upon completion of the Global Advanced Management Program you will receive Kellogg alumni status that offers select lifelong benefits.

• Q: What is the application deadline?

Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. It is best to apply at least three to six months in advance of the start of the program to enable you ample time to prepare for your time out of the office and program pre-work, including individual assessments.

• Q: Whom can I contact for additional questions?

If you have any further questions about Kellogg’s Advanced Management Program: The Global Experience, please contact:

Ms. Jane Wuellner 
phone: 847.467.6018

Diana Cordova - Academic Director; Clinical Professor of Executive Education and Academic Director of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute (KELI)

Fred Harburg - Academic Director; Clinical Professor of Executive Education; Executive Director of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute (KELI)

Stephen Alltop - Senior Lecturer, Conducting and Ensembles

Sally Blount - Dean, Kellogg School of Management; Michael L. Nemmers Professor of Management & Organizations

Michelle L. Buck - Clinical Professor of Management & Organizations

Gregory Carpenter - James Farley/Booz Allen Hamilton Professor of Marketing Strategy; Director of the Center for Market Leadership; Faculty Director, Kellogg Markets and Customers Initiative (KMCI)

Carter Cast - Clinical Associate Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Sunil Chopra - IBM Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems; Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

Rives Collins - Associate Professor, Theatre

Janice C. Eberly - James R. and Helen D. Russell Professor of Finance; Faculty Director, Kellogg Public-Private Initiative (KPPI)

Jean Egmon - Clinical Professor of Management; Director of Kellogg Action Learning Experiences (KALE)

Martin Eichenbaum - Professor of Economics, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Executive MBA, Kellogg School of Management

Timothy Feddersen - Wendell Hobbs Professor of Managerial Politics; Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

Lisa A Fortini-Campbell - Adjunct Professor of Executive Education

Thomas N. Hubbard - Elinor and H. Wendell Hobbs Professor of Management; Professor of Strategy

Sanjay Khosla - Adjunct Professor of Executive Education

Harry M. Kraemer - Clinical Professor of Strategy

Liz Livingston Howard - Clinical Associate Professor of Management; Director of Non-Profit Executive Education

Victoria Medvec - Adeline Barry Davee Professor of Management & Organizations; Executive Director of the Center for Executive Women

J. Keith Murnighan - Harold H. Hines Jr. Professor of Risk Management; Professor of Management & Organizations

Mitchell A. Petersen - Glen Vasel Professor of Finance; Director of the Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital

Holly Raider - Clinical Professor of Management; Managing Director of Executive Education

Sergio Rebelo - Tokai Bank Chair in International Finance; Professor of Finance

Leigh Thompson - J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations; Professor of Management & Organizations; Director of Kellogg Team and Group Research Center; Professor of Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences (Courtesy)

Brian Uzzi - Richard L. Thomas Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change; Co-Director, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO); Faculty Director, Kellogg Architectures of Collaboration Initiative (KACI); Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, McCormick School (Courtesy); Professor of Sociology, Weinberg College (Courtesy)

Robert Wolcott - Clinical Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Co-Founder and Executive Director, Kellogg Innovation Network

Jim Woodrum - Clinical Assistant Professor of Executive Education

Edward Zajac - James F. Bere Professor of Management & Organizations;

Florian Zettelmeyer - Nancy L. Ertle Professor of Marketing; Faculty Director, Program on Data Analytics @ Kellogg, KMCI

What Past Participants Say

  • "From the beginning, I felt like I was in excellent hands with the people responsible for the program. Any questions in advance, just the logistics, everything works just perfectly. You come here with a good feeling because you know there's people that care."
    Rene Marty, CEO - UBS Swiss Financial Advisers AG
  • "It's one of the most diverse groups that I've been with any time in my life. And what's unique about that is that you learn so much from so many different perspectives and dimensions, even on a single matter where you're from as leaders, and as you grow, we are all facing the same challenges. ….. it has been an amazing journey with these groups of professionals."
    Sharon Wood, Quality Assurance Senior Exec – HEB
  • "These leaders….they're very diverse. They have unique experiences, but the commonality throughout them is really introspection...they're extremely authentic and have these experiences that are very powerful, that incites our own soul searching."
    Lei Schlitz, - Group President, Food Equipment, ITW

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