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  • Start dates

    2 September 2024

  • Applications close

    16 August

  • Duration

    1 year

    (15-16 days + Impact Project)

  • Programme fee

    € 16,500 (excl 21% VAT)

  • Languages


  • Format

    In person

Are you ready to take the next step in your management career by develping new insights, perspectives and innovative ways of working? The RSM Advanced Management and Leadership Programme (AMLP) will help take your leadership abilities to the next level. With this intensive management course, you will become more confident, more strategic, and ready to be an agent of change in your organisation. 

This course is offered by Rotterdam School of Management b.v.. For more information about the legal structure of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, visit this page.

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Your catalyst for an exceptional management career

  • #1 in the Netherlands.

    RSM is the best business school in the Netherlands, and one of the highest ranked in Europe.

  • Learn to step up as a leader.

    Through a blend of theoretical and practical methods, this management programme will grow your toolkit to become a steward of transformation.

  • Make your mark in your organisation and in your industry.

    Experience a truly impact-driven programme centred around RSM's mission of becoming a force for positive change. 

  • Develop a holistic understanding of management and business.

    RSM’s faculty are experts in a wide range of industries, and their insights will widen your perspective so you may excel as a leader.

Learning goals

By participating in this programme you will gain the skills and capabilities to adapt, thrive and succeed. 

  • Develop greater self-awareness and confidence in your own leadership style – understand how it works and its underlying principles.  
  • Strengthen your knowledge of key and trending strategic, financial and leadership concepts.  
  • Master leading-edge models and practices that you can apply immediately.  
  • Acquire new knowledge and insights from a network of peers.  
  • Gain entry to the benefits and privileges of RSM’s alumni network.  

Your management programme curriculum

Find out more about the content of AMLP

The Advanced Management and Leadership Programme at RSM consists of four core modules and a challenging, yet rewarding impact project that must be completed within a year. These diverse learning methods 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.

  • Leading self
  • Leading others
  • Leading 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.

  • Strategic thinking
  • Strategic change
  • Leading strategically

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.

  • Financial reporting and analysis
  • Capital budgeting and corporate finance
  • Value based management and valuation

This programme on leading and managing change will bring you hands-on knowledge about the complexity and messiness of change, and how to lead it effectively. You will learn you how to manage uncertainty and to make it easier for your staff to adapt to change. 

  • Understand change
  • Diagnose change
  • Lead and implement change

For whom

Explore if this advanced management programme is for you

Your roles

  • Senior manager
  • Division leader
  • Director

Your responsibilities

  • Managing and coordinating a team
  • Leading on decisions and strategy
  • Managing profit and loss in your department

Admission requirements*

  • Minimum 5 years managerial experience
  • Profit and loss responsibility
  • Involved in strategic decision making process

*Your application will be final once we have informed you on the basis of the intake call that your application has been accepted. If you have only some experience, or are new to managing teams, we advise you to look at our Diploma Programme in General Management instead. 

Read what previous participants are saying

Ivin Mauricio

Head of Customer Care Netherlands & Sweden at CWS

"Leadership is a conversation and by truly listening and going through the change process rigorously you will have the greatest chance of successfully leading change. All of us – the professors and students – made sure we fostered a safe environment in which we could dig deep, learn, and grow together. After each module I left invigorated and confident with what I had learned and experienced.”

Yulia M. Efimova

Senior Global Regulatory Affairs Lead at dsm-firmenich

Having started it during a company merger, the Advanced Management and Leadership Programme (AMLP) offered me a brilliant upgrade in management and leadership skills that captured the essence of how to lead. I enjoyed the modules, unlocked my skills and improved my confidence. Diverse modules shed light on various leadership angles. It enhanced self-awareness and interpersonal skills and gave real-time insights for practical application. I learned to not just embrace change but to lead it. Post-AMLP, I confidently navigated the merger, grateful for RSM's expertise and the professionalism of their lecturers. If you’re ready for a leadership leap, AMLP is the transformative step you need.

Maarten de Booij

CEO at De Leeuw van Putten

Choosing AMLP was a strategic decision; its comprehensive format seamlessly blended business theory and practice. Engaging exercises pushed me beyond my comfort zone, while camaraderie with diverse professionals created a rich, confidential learning space. As the oldest participant at 65, even with 18 years as a CEO, I gleaned fresh insights, proving the course's timeless value. The impact project honed my focus on immediate company needs, and learning alongside professionals, at various stages in their careers, added a unique dimension. A transformative experience worth every moment—I highly recommend AMLP for continuous growth and leadership excellence.

Jolanda Landman

Regiomanager at ArboNed

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.

Your expert management faculty

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.

Prof. Tom Mom

Tom Mom is professor of strategic growth and implementation at RSM. His expertise is at the crossroads of strategic management and entrepreneurship; his research includes strategic renewal and execution, scale-ups, and ambidexterity. He has advised companies and governments on strategic renewal, new business development, strategic growth, scaling-up, and strategy implementation.

Dr Barbara Banda

Barbara Banda is highly skilled coach for senior leaders and is a visiting faculty member at RSM. She’s a specialist in delivering education for leadership development, business strategy and organisational change, and has led large-scale strategic change projects for multinationals, government departments and non-profits. She has a PhD in Management Learning from the University of Oxford.

Prof. Justin Jansen

Justin Jansen is professor of corporate entrepreneurship at RSM. His research focuses on strategic leadership, start-ups, and long-term viability. He has developed management training in identifying new growth paths, innovation, and operational excellence. Justin is scientific director of the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, and also a consultant, speaker and advisor to various organisations.

Prof. Dirk van Dierendonck

Dirk van Dierendonck is a professor of HRM, organisational psychologist, and dean of faculty at RSM. His expertise includes servant leadership and leadership development, wellbeing, happiness and burnout. Dirk translates academic knowledge into practical tools for HR professionals, and his research has been published in leading journals on management, organisational behaviour and human resource management.

Eline Peeters

Eline Peeters is a senior trainer and executive coach with a broad expertise in the fields of leadership, personal effectiveness and communication. She believes that development starts with consciousness and is nurtured by experience. That’s why she finds focus on both awareness and experimentation essential. Eline facilitates and challenges people to expand their comfort zone in matters of leadership by using appreciative inquiry and curiosity. 

Prof. Michael Page

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. His expertise is in management education, and in finance. His 35-year academic career includes commercial consulting and leadership, and all aspects of business school life. He has held several strategic leadership and management positions.

More information

Programme dates

2 September 2024 - 30 September 2025

Programme fee


€ 16,500 (excl 21% VAT) for five modules (including course materials), the impact project, lunches, and snacks. This fee does not include hotel accommodation.

A programme for your entire team

All of our short courses can also be delivered as personalised in-company training to groups of employees from the same organisation. This enables us to develop a comprehensive programme that focuses on your organisation’s own unique situation and issues. 

Frequently asked questions


Core modules
Opening session: 2 September 2024, 15:00 - 16:00 CEST (online)

Module 1: The Challenge of Leadership: 10 - 13 September 2024
Module 2: Make Strategy Work: 9 - 11 December 2024
Module 3: Leading Change: 12 - 14 May 2025
Module 4: Finance for Senior Managers: 25 - 27 June 2025

Elective modules
Leading with Presence 30 - 31 January 2025
Digital Strategy 10 - 12 March 2025
Storytelling for Business Success 13 - 14 March 2025
Leading with Decision-Driven Analytics 1 - 3 April 2025

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) offers a dynamic learning environment for professionals looking for new skills and knowledge in business and management education. 

  • RSM is consistently ranked among Europe’s top business schools.
  • World-class professors and a globally oriented faculty deliver business leaders with an innovative mindset.
  • A prestigious Triple Crown accreditation puts RSM among the top 1% of business schools worldwide.
  • With our no-nonsense approach, RSM's goal is to give you the tools to put your new skills and knowledge directly into practice, for real impact.
  • It’s about you: during your programme you can discuss your specific business challenges and receive personal coaching.
  • You will meet a new network of peers in an RSM programme: extend your network, share experiences and become inspired by your fellow participants.

This programme takes place in Bayle building on the Woudestein Campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam, just 15 minutes by public transport from Rotterdam city centre. Our modern and lively campus has innovative study facilities, sustainable design, and calming green spaces.

Class sizes are usually between 12 to 24 people, but it does depend on the programme. We aim for a balance between allowing capacity to guarantee individual attention, and achieving a good group dynamic and networking opportunities.

Yes. Alumni from RSM and Erasmus University Rotterdam receive a 25 per cent discount. RSM alumni are those who have completed either a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, PhD or at least one executive education programme of more than 40 hours duration. Participants of open programmes of less than 40 hours do not receive a discount. Companies sponsoring several participants may also be offered a special price.

These programmes are excluded from this alumni discount:

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Excellence Programme
  • Leadership Challenges with Data Analytics
  • Urban Digital Innovation Executive Leadership for a Green Deal
  • Executive Master in Customs and Supply Chain Compliance
  • Business Valuation
  • Port Executive Leadership Circle
  • Corporate Communication programmes
  • Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship programmes
  • RSM Customised Programmes
  • Programmes offered outside RSM Executive Education

Programme fees include tuition, programme materials, plus lunch and refreshments throughout the programme. Hotel accommodation is not included, unless mentioned otherwise in the programme information.

If you require hotel accommodation, we recommend the Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark Hotel and the Bilderberg Park Hotel. Both hotels are located in Rotterdam, accessible to the university, and participants can benefit from special rates.

Please note that due to high demand, we advise you to book your hotel stay for any program as early as possible with a flexible rate.

Our general terms and conditions apply when you register for an open programme. Please review them to learn more about our policies for cancellation, deferral and substitution.

If you have more general questions, we recommend you explore our more in-depth FAQs page. If you are looking for personal advice, then please contact one of our advisors using the contact form below.

Manjeet Kaur

Programme advisor

It's my priority to help you identify how you can meet your professional objectives, so reach out and let's make a plan for your personal development.

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