Advanced Management Program

Unleashing the power and potential of exceptional leaders

If you've recently assumed enterprise-level responsibilities or are poised to do so, this immersive professional development experience will help you assess the impact of your leadership skills on your organization, prepare you to create markets, drive growth and equip you to lead your organization through the challenges and opportunities of the 21st-century global marketplace.

Unlike the "MBA refresher" offerings that require a six-to-eight week commitment, the Kellogg Advanced Management Program delivers intensely focused, extraordinarily rich, well-paced content.

A cross-disciplinary, multifaceted senior executive development experience

Led by cross-disciplinary group of senior Kellogg faculty members, all experienced in working with top-level executives, this highly participatory program is enriched by meaningful interaction with other C-level executives, board members and senior executives of major multinational companies. In addition to stimulating classroom sessions focused on cutting-edge business knowledge and insights, your experience will include:

  • Leadership coaching
  • Peer coaching
  • Simulations and experiential learning
  • Humanities and arts-based education
  • Participatory debates
  • Wellness workshops

You'll leave this program with a mastery of advanced business and leadership insights and the skills and confidence to apply them immediately in your organization.

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Who Should Attend

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. An 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.

Key Benefits

Develop Senior Executive Leadership Agility

  • Acquire requisite leadership abilities to foster talent, prepare for the unknown and identify and articulate a compelling vision.
  • Develop the insight and communication skills for collaborating across industries and geographies.
  • Prepare to lead high-performance teams, effective organizations and vibrant communities.

Hone Implementation Strategies

  • Engage in immersive action-learning experiences that synthesize 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.

Program Framework

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 these key areas:

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.

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.

Week 3 - Taking action
The final week synthesizes key lessons and frameworks into an individualized action plan.

Post-program, the Advanced Management Program’s network of instructors and global peers provides continuing guidance and support.

Admissions Criteria

All applicants to the Advanced Management Program 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. The Advanced Management Program 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 Advanced Management Program experience, to complete reading assignments, and to actively engage in group discussions and activities. Because the program is a 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.

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

It is expected that program 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. Travel expenses (including airfare) are the responsibility of the participant. Enrollment is not confirmed until full payment is received. Payment may accompany the application or an invoice may be requested. Full payment is due within 30 days of the invoice date. If the participant is enrolling within 30 days of the program’s start date, full payment is due immediately.

Enrollment in Kellogg programs is 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. 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.


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

Fred Harburg - Academic Director; Clinical Professor of Executive Education

Robert Hughes - Academic Director; Clinical Assistant Professor of Executive Education, Senior Program Director of Executive Education

Eric T Anderson - Hartmarx Professor of Marketing; Director of the Center for Global Marketing Practice

Stephen Alltop - Senior Lecturer, Conducting and Ensembles

Michelle L. Buck - Clinical Professor of Leadership, Kellogg School of Management

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

Carter Cast - Clinical Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Rives Collins - Associate Professor, Theatre

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

William Garrett - Chief Operating Officer; Clinical Professor of Management

Sanjay Khosla - Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Marketing

Harry M. Kraemer - Clinical Professor of Strategy, Kellogg School of Management

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

Thomas O'Toole - Clinical Professor of Marketing; Executive Director, Program for Data Analytics at Kellogg

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

Sergio Rebelo - MUFG Bank Distinguished Professor of International Finance; Professor of Finance

Mohanbir Sawhney - McCormick Foundation Chair of Technology; Clinical Professor of Marketing; Director of the Center for Research in Technology & Innovation

David Schonthal - Clinical & Associate Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Portfolio Director, Business Design – IDEO; Co-Founder and Board Member - MATTER

Joel K. Shapiro - Clinical Associate Professor and Executive Director for the Program on Data Analytics at Kellogg

Leigh Thompson - J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations Professor of Management & Organizations

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)

Brooke Vuckovic - Adjunct Professor of Leadership

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

Jim Woodrum - Clinical Professor of Executive Education; Managing Director of Executive Education

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

CPE Credits

Continuing Education Credit
This program is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and is recommended for 149.0 CPE credits.

Continuing Professional Education Information
The Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

All Kellogg programs that qualify for CPE credits do not have pre-requisites. Advanced readings and case preparation is required. A packet of course materials is emailed to all participants before the program begins.

All Kellogg programs are group-live or internet-based. Program level: Advanced. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints and refunds, please contact our office at 847-467-7000.

What Participants Say

“A great opportunity to learn from others and from experts in the field of leadership and business, and to dedicate time to developing your true leadership beliefs. A brilliantly planned and run program.”
Group General Manager, Orora Ltd.

“The experience that we, as senior executives, received was absolutely phenomenal. The three weeks of intensive learning and reflection have directly impacted my business strategy and planning...On top of the learning, I also built my professional network and made key contacts that helped me validate my business plan and also develop new customers for my start-up business.”
Senior Executive, Business Operations,Venture Capital Start Up Leader, GE Energy Management

“Kellogg affords a fantastic learning environment and forum for meeting and networking with other business leaders. All the faculty members that I met during the AMP are truly impressive and have made a profound impact on me...The design of AMP, the mix of lectures and experimental classes, made the difference between Kellogg's AMP and other programmes that I looked at. I hugely benefitted from being exposed to new ideas, thoughts, and ways of communicating.”
Attorney, Partner, Homburger, International Law Firm

"This program has, by far, exceeded my expectations. I have gained insights into my behaviour that I will use across all the areas of my life...[I was] exposed to a wide range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences to see leadership-in-action, and in the process, I have gained a whole new group of friends. This program was the best learning experience in my professional life...It left me confident and energized.”
Chief Information Officer, Jeronimo-Martins

2019 Session

Oct. 13 - Nov. 1, 2019

Start: October 13 at 12:00 PM

End: November 1 at 12:15 PM

Evanston campus

All applications to this program will be subject to review and approval by the program’s Academic Director. The program fee covers class materials, most meals and accommodations. Travel expenses, including airfare, are the responsibility of the participant.


Fee includes lodging and most meals

2020 Session

Oct. 18 - Nov. 6, 2020

Start: October 18 at 12:00 PM

End: November 6 at 11:30 AM

Evanston campus

All applications to this program will be subject to review and approval by the program’s Academic Director. The program fee covers class materials, most meals and accommodations. Travel expenses, including airfare, are the responsibility of the participant.


Fee includes lodging and most meals

Kellogg School of Management

James L. Allen Center
2169 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208