The Advanced Management and Leadership Programme at RSM consist of four core modules and an impact project that need to be completed within a year. These elements combine to create an intellectually stimulating learning journey, and provide a set of tools that will help you develop the core elements of advanced leadership and management. Alongside the core modules is a personal impact project to consolidate what you learn by addressing a challenge or opportunity in your organisation. You’ll be mentored by our expert faculty. Choose your final elective to suit your current situation or development goals.
Learn how to bring out the best in yourself and others using a relationship-centric leadership approach. You will focus on the core skills you need to engage others, resolve apparently intractable dilemmas, create rapid change and unlock the collective intelligence within your organisation.
You learn specific tools to improve your ability to make clear choices and informed decisions. You will learn how to choose, prioritise and implement business strategies so they become action plans for teams and individuals. By thinking more strategically you will better assess your organisation’s capabilities and develop its competitive advantages.
Know what your business is worth and why. Learn to truly understand not only the crucial financial information within your business but also the implications of the decisions you must make. You will upgrade your understanding of finance issues which will enable you to set the right objectives at strategic levels and to create smart incentives that will deliver desired results.
Learn to understand and diagnose change, lead change, and implement change - by learning more about the change management process. This programme focuses on practical tools and theoretical foundations, as well as a confidential and safe forum for you to learn and exchange experiences.
You and your fellow participants are managers, directors and leaders of divisions or brands. You have a foundation in management experience and five years of managerial experience. You have responsibility for profit and loss and are involved in strategic decision-making. You will also benefit if you have been in a senior management position for some time and need to refresh or enhance your capabilities.
Participants will learn as much from each other as from the faculty. To ensure a diverse and high-quality group, all applicants to the programme will be required to undergo a short intake discussion with an RSM staff member. This way we can guarantee that the programme is suitable for you.
You should comply with the following requirements if you wish to take part in the Advanced Management and Leadership Programme:
You have a minimum of 5 years of managerial experience
You have profit and loss responsibility
You are involved in or have responsibility for strategic decision-making process in your organisation.
Your application will be final once we have informed you on the basis of the intake call that your application has been accepted.
The programme was a great journey where I found new ways of working, working more efficiently, and got to know new people from all over the world. The programme is given by enthusiastic and driven professors and assistants who are very inspiring. Every course is very interactive and challenges you to participate when you can. Every senior district manager at Shurgard gets the opportunity to follow the programme at RSM. The reason that we choose RSM is simple: the programme is clear and has modules that you can use directly in your work. I’ve learned a variety of things that I can directly apply in my work, such as the models that can be applied, the new knowledge I learned from my co-students, and the new insights into my work and my way of working. The modules on strategy and decision-making gave me insight on how to look at what’s happening at our HQ. Now I can add suggestions for these specific projects and subjects. All these new insights and challenges mean my work is becoming even more inspiring than it was before!
Diederik van Lieshout, senior operations manager, Shurgard Self Storage
RSM’s AMLP programme provided me not only with a broad and refreshing perspective on business and management, but also on how to more effectively engage with a diverse community of stakeholders. This boosted my confidence in being able to achieve my goals and future challenges. Each module explored new insights and new thinking patterns, and how to effectively apply them in my job. The role plays, strategy and leadership modules were practical in helping me prepare for work scenarios, to structure and build a new high-level approach to a new marketing segment, and to improve my personal effectiveness. I learned as much from the latest academic insights as from engaging with the diverse participants. This dynamic combination ensured all of us took away new skills and knowledge that each of us could immediately apply to our own field of work.
Steve Belgraver, Principal Service Manager, GTT
RSM provided a very pragmatic approach to helping business leaders deal with real, everyday issues and challenges. This gave me a hands-on perspective and tools I can use. The level and diversity of participants was especially energising and we could exchange different perspectives and views on the issues facing us. RSM’s location, reputation and experience contributed to a very positive learning experience, creating an atmosphere of trust that I regard as necessary for both learning and having fun!
Robert Lahr, Head OEM Sales, Siemens Nederland nv
A great learning experience! The programme combined new theoretical support and tools with discussions with like-minded professionals. I liked the different approaches within each module, the varied faculty and the focus on three core areas: leadership, finance and strategy. The modular flexibility suited me and it was good to network. Also, RSM’s reputation is appealing and delivered its promise. I’m certain that this will help me in my current role and support my development in the future.
Jolanda Landman, Regiomanager, ArboNed
I was looking for a top-class, internationally oriented management development programme, and I was interested in how a business school perspective could combine with the realities of business practice. I found the programme thoroughly met my expectations in both the quality of teaching and the usefulness of the tools provided. Expert faculty who knew their stuff provoked me to think and apply myself differently. I also enjoyed the variety of participants; it’s interesting to see how similar problems are approached within different industries.
Ronan Potter, Partner Acquisition Manager, Jumio Inc.
A team of RSM’s expert faculty teach the Advanced Management and Leadership Programme; they are listed below and you will usually take classes with at least two of them, depending on which modules you choose. Occasionally we may substitute other faculty members according to the content of the programme and their availability.
Tom Mom is professor of strategic growth and implementation at RSM, and academic director of RSM’s Executive MBA programme.
Justin Jansen is professor of corporate entrepreneurship at RSM.
Dirk van Dierendonck is a professor of HRM, organisational psychologist, and dean of faculty at RSM.
Eline Peeters is a senior trainer and executive coach with a broad expertise in the fields of leadership, personal effectiveness and communication.
Michael Page is professor of finance and management at Bentley University in the USA, and an extraordinary professor at Stellenbosch University Business School in South Africa.
The programme takes place in the Bayle building on the Woudestein Campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam.