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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.
Learn while you work: access to online learning NEW!
To further embed your learning, the Management Acceleration Programme now includes optional online learning. Should they wish, participants are able to enrol on our Open Online Programme, Design Thinking and Creativity for Business.
To help organisations address today’s business challenges in innovative ways, business leaders are seeking to develop their creative and design thinking skills. Indeed, as you move up the organisation and into management, thinking creatively is an essential skill that can help you innovate in any organisational context. By elevating your creative skills, you will return to work able to develop and support a creative culture within your organisation.
Design Thinking and Creativity for Business will help you integrate creative and design thinking with your business thinking for successful innovative problem-solving.
The online programme will take place after the face-to-face component and should be attended within 18 months after completion of the face-to-face modules.
Post-Programme Weekly Online Learning Journey
Each week of content follows a very clear path to facilitate learning for busy executives. The platform allows participants to learn at their own pace during each week, by viewing the content, completing assignments and engaging in discussions, taking on average 3-5 hours per week to complete.
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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