Advanced Management and Leadership Programme

Advanced Management and Leadership Programme

Are you ready to develop your career by finding new insights, perspectives and ways of working? The RSM Advanced Management and Leadership Programme (AMLP) will help take your leadership abilities to the next level. Develop yourself, and develop your organisation.

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Learning objectives

By participating in this programme you will:

  • develop greater self-awareness and confidence in your own leadership style – how it works and why it works
  • enhance and update 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.
  • The Advanced Management and Leadership Programme at RSM offers a choice of four modules; leadership, strategy, executive decision-making and finance. You will follow three of these, taking 10 days in total. 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. The whole programme can be completed within six months, and you must complete The Challenge of Leadership module in order to gain your diploma.

    • 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
      • Leading change

      More information on Leadership

    • 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

      More information on Finance

    • 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

      More information on Strategy

    • Learn all the decision-making skills that will help you focus on your markets, make strategic progress, and influence consumers. This programme focuses on managerial thinking and reasoning that uses recent developments in big data and artificial intelligence (AI).

      More information on decision-making

  • Participants in the Advanced Management and Leadership programme are usually managers, directors, project managers, and leaders of divisions or brands. You will benefit from the complete 10-day modular programme if you have been in a management position for some time but need to refresh or upgrade 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 budget responsibility and have financial impact in your organisation
    • You have responsibility in the 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.

    Prof. dr Tom Mom
    Tom Mom is professor of strategic growth and implementation at RSM, and academic director of RSM’s Executive MBA programme. His expertise is at the crossroads of strategic management and entrepreneurship, and includes strategic renewal, strategy execution, scale-ups, and ambidexterity. In addition to research, he teaches strategic management and entrepreneurship in RSM’s executive education, PhD and MBA programmes, and carries out advisory projects on strategic renewal for companies and governments plus new business development, strategic growth, scaling-up, and strategy implementation. His research has appeared in leading academic journals and managerial journals.

    Prof. dr Justin Jansen
    Justin Jansen is professor of corporate entrepreneurship at RSM. His award-winning research and publications provide new perspectives into the roles of leadership, start-ups, organisational ambidexterity, corporate entrepreneurship, and new developments to improve long-term viability and performance. Justin is scientific director of the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, and is on the editorial board of several academic publications. He is also a consultant, speaker, and advisor to various companies and government agencies. He has developed management training in how organisations can identify and implement new growth paths, strategic leadership, and combine innovation and operational excellence.

    Prof. Dirk van Dierendonck
    Dirk van Dierendonck is a professor of HRM, organisational psychologist, and dean of faculty at RSM. He also co-founded the Erasmus Centre for Leadership. Dirk’s expertise includes servant leadership and leadership development, wellbeing, happiness and burnout. He encourages people to become the best they can be, using an evidence-based approach grounded in psychology and management. His research has been published in leading journals on management, organisational behaviour and human resource management. Dirk translates academic knowledge into practical tools for HR professionals, such as EU-funded projects about cultural diversity, age management and artful leadership.

    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. She searches for what drives behaviour by exploring convictions and values.

    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; measuring corporate value and risk, assessing portfolio performance and efficiency, ordinary equity research, and corporate finance. Throughout his 35-year academic career, he has applied his expertise through commercial consulting and leadership, and in business school life within the public and private sectors. He has held several strategic leadership and management positions. Michael serves on advisory boards for seven education institutions.

  • Schedule your own development track. To receive your diploma programme, you need to complete three courses. Each course is three to five days long. The whole programme can be completed within six months, and you must complete The Challenge of Leadership module in order to gain your diploma.


    We run modules throughout the year. The start date depends on the choice of your first module 
    > Apply now for 2021


    € 11,900 (excl 21% VAT) for three modules including course materials, lunches, and snacks. This fee does not include hotel accommodation.

    10% discount for alumni from Erasmus University Rotterdam and RSM. More information about the discount.

    General terms and conditions

    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.


    The programme takes place in the Bayle building on the Woudestein Campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam. 

    Hotel accommodation

    We recommend Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark Hotel, adjacent to the university and less than five minutes’ walk from campus. Participants benefit from special rates.

  • The Advanced Management and Leadership Programme runs on several dates. Please select the programme that suits you best from the dates below: