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New for 2023: The Management Acceleration Programme offered in a blended format
Same content. Same learning. Same impact. New Design. More flexibility.
Revamped and brand new, the Management Acceleration Programme will be offered exclusively in a blended format from January 2023.
Providing you with the same deep, rich learning experience that you get on the full on-campus programme, the new blended format offers the convenience of a flexible format and allows you the time to embed your learning.
Taking place over a total of approximately 2,5 months, with live virtual classes, on-demand, asynchronous learning and on-campus teaching, you will leave with new insights, knowledge, ideas and inspiration as well as renewed confidence.
See how it works below.
Move into management. Become a leader
If you have already spent some years working as a high-performing functional expert and are ready to move forward in your career, then the Management Acceleration Programme is for you. This programme helps you to expand your business expertise, strengthen your knowledge and skill sets, and gives you the confidence you need to take that next step.
The Management Acceleration Programme equips you with the relevant perspectives and skills to work effectively across functions and cultures. It will reinforce your ability to both lead and follow in today’s constantly changing, high-pressure and volatile business world.
How you benefit
- More competent as a manager. Become a more competent and confident manager with new insights, knowledge and skills.
- Lead effectively and responsibly. Enhance your ability to lead mindfully, effectively and responsibly with or without formal authority.
- Creating long-term value. Stay more focused on creating value and grounded in long-term purpose.
- Part of a strong international network. Join a community of international high-potentials that will support you long after the programme is over.
- Ongoing personal and professional development. Develop clear aims and plans for your ongoing personal and professional development.
The Management Acceleration Programme is designed for individual contributors who aspire to – or have recently gained – management responsibilities. The programme also welcomes functional experts whose success depends on understanding the business as a whole and individuals with potential for future senior management roles.
This programme qualifies for the INSEAD Certificate in Global Management.
To me, this is a uniquely powerful programme because it not only allows participants to acquire knowledge and skills that are critical for leaders today, but it also provides a space for them to learn how to use that knowledge and those skills in an authentic and personal way. It is a privilege for me to be there to help guide them through the programme; A programme that is often truly transformational for those who decide to join.
I love being immersed in the community that the Management Acceleration Programme brings together. It is incredibly diverse and yet bound by a shared intent. They are all emerging leaders. They are facing delicate transitions in their professional and personal lives. They all hope to craft careers and life trajectories that are both successful and meaningful. And they are eager to share a learning journey with supportive peers, and with the INSEAD faculty and coaches. I am inspired by the participants’ commitment to acquire new knowledge, to examine the ways they think and act, and to learn from and with each other – ultimately, to become the best managers and leaders they can be.
What makes the Management Acceleration Programme special is the depth and breadth of the developmental journey that unfolds over the 3 months of the programme. Participants make great strides towards their career and personal goals. They gain the knowledge and skills to work confidently across functional and national boundaries, and form valuable bonds with a global community that spans industries and continents. The insights, tools and connections the Management Acceleration Programme equips them with, help participants be authentic and effective leaders in their organisations and communities once they return home.
The Blended Format. How does it work?
The blended Management Acceleration Programme journey begins with your typical pre-programme readings so as to get you up-to-speed before the programme starts.
Thereafter, you move onto the first module, which will be delivered in a live virtual format over 7 half days. This Module consists of a programme intro with the programme director, followed by sessions on finance and accounting fundamentals for rising managers.
Before moving into Module 2, you will take part in 8-10 weeks of on-demand, asynchronous learning covering marketing and strategy content.
The Programme concludes with a six and a half day on-campus Module with the programme director and is mostly focused on experiential learning. This ranges from sessions on organisational behaviour to coaching, workshops and outdoor activities.
Upon completion of the programme you will become an Alumus/a of INSEAD, integrating a worldwide network.
The blended learning journey
The Management Acceleration Programme features a rigorous selection process that is designed to put together a diverse class of talented and accomplish individuals from every function, every industry and from all over the world.
“We like to think that the learning happens in the classroom but that’s not how learning happens when you return from a programme. When you leave a programme, you leave with two things: you leave with a set of insights. You also leave with a set of questions.”
“Simulations allow us to acquire skills in an environment that is safe; that is risk free. It allows us to focus on the learnings rather than the results.” Henrik Bresman, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Programme Director of the Management Acceleration Programme, on why we use simulations on programme.
“The buzz that you get on the INSEAD campus. You can just feel this energy. It’s just an amazing experience and it’s very enriching.” Nick Kennedy shares his experience of being on campus and on the Management Acceleration Programme.
“I was looking for something where I could have a view on the complete spectrum of business administration.” Saloua Essalhi on how she found herself in a bubble at INSEAD, going on a journey with 40 other likeminded people.
“I was looking for an executive education experience focused not just on the technical side of things, but also, and especially, on leadership and organisational activities.” Manuel Pincetti talks about his transformational experience at INSEAD.
"The real key to leading a diverse team is to build a common story that can bind that team together…It needs to be a thing everyone can identify with regardless of their diverse backgrounds.” Jennifer Petriglieri, Programme Director, Management Acceleration Programme
“A leader is not someone who sits a certain place or acts a certain way, but is a person who is willing, able and entrusted to articulate, embody and help realise a story of possibility for a group of people at a point in time.” Gianpiero Petriglieri, Programme Director, Management Acceleration Programme
“The first way is to build a bridge of identification with people. When people identify with you, they see a piece of themselves in you which makes them more likely to trust you and work with you towards a common goal.” Jennifer Petriglieri, Programme Director, Management Acceleration Programme
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On-Demand Webinar/Information Session:
INSEAD General Management Programmes
The transition into general management and into management roles is not an easy one. It requires a transformation of thought and mindset. The skills that made you successful in your career to date, might not be the ones needed going forward.
During the information session, you will hear from past participants Julia Darvill and Ghada Othman and will learn more about our portfolio of general management programmes which are designed to give you the skills, the tools and the confidence needed to move into management and leadership roles with ease.
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