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.

Business demands true leaders, not just managers. The Advanced Management and Leadership programme developed by RSM Executive Education at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is an intensive 11-day modular management programme taught in English that will sharpen your critical thinking skills and enable you to enhance your impact as a leader.

Real issues

Based on real issues, economic realities and global shifts and megatrends, AMLP will challenge the way you view yourself and the way your organisation operates. The programme requires you to take a step back from day-to-day tasks so that it can equip you with new skills and knowledge to adapt, thrive and succeed. With 11 days of classroom experience spread over three modules, and additional pre- and post-programme support and activities, this intensive journey will expose you to the best thinking in the field, and enable you to dramatically enhance your leadership skills and impact.

You’ll return to your workplace refreshed, re-energised, and ready to deal with any future challenges that come your way.

You can choose three from a range of four subjects that will equip you with the skills and knowledge to adapt, thrive and succeed:  The Challenge of Leadership, Make Strategy Work, Rules for Effective Decision-Making and Finance for Senior Managers.

Key benefits

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 11 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).

  • 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 11-day modular programme if you have been in a management position for some time but need to refresh or upgrade your capabilities.

  • “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. 

  • The RSM Advanced Management and Leadership Programme is led by:

    Prof. Tom Mom
    Tom Mom is professor of strategic growth and implementation at RSM, and academic director of RSM’s Executive MBA programme. He teaches strategic management and entrepreneurship in executive education, PhD and MBA programmes. Tom is also active in research and advisory projects for companies and governments in areas such as new business development, strategic growth, and strategy implementation. His research has appeared in leading academic journals, as well as in managerial journals such as MIT Sloan Management Review and California Management Review. Read more

    Prof. Justin Jansen
    Justin Jansen is a professor of corporate entrepreneurship at RSM. He received his PhD cum laude from Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2005. His research addresses strategic leadership, organisational learning and absorptive capacity, organisational ambidexterity, and corporate entrepreneurship. He has appeared in academic journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management Studies, Leadership Quarterly, Management Science and Organization Science. Read more

    Prof. Dirk van Dierendonck
    Dirk van Dierendonck is an organisational psychologist and professor of human resource management at RSM. His expertise includes topics such as stress, wellbeing, happiness, servant leadership and leadership development. Dirk’s aims to encourage people to become the best they can be uses 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. He teaches courses at undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate level.

    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 a professor of management specialised in optimising organisational performance based on social and human capital development. He has theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of finance and management education. In finance, Michael’s expertise includes measuring corporate value and risk, assessing portfolio performance and efficiency, ordinary equity research, and corporate finance. Throughout his 25-year academic career, he has maintained his applied focus with significant commercial consulting and leadership experience, including involvement with all aspects business school life within government and private sectors.

  • On this page you will find practical information about the 11-day Advanced Management and Leadership Programme.


    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.


    The programme is a total of 11 days. You can choose from four different modules. Participation in The Challenge of Leadership is mandatory. You can choose in which order you complete the modules.

    If your preferred combination of dates and modules is not shown below, please contact Carolina Ospina to create your own personal schedule.

    Start 18 April 2018 > Apply now
    Start with Decision-Making module
    Module Decision-Making: 18 – 20 April 2018
    Module Finance:                 28 - 30 May 2018
    Module Leadership:           25 - 28 September 2018
    Return day Leadership:     16 November 2018

    Start 18 April 2018 > Apply now
    Start with Decision-Making module
    Module Decision-Making: 18 – 20 April 2018
    Module Leadership:           25 - 28 September 2018
    Module Strategy:                29 - 31 October 2018
    Return day Leadership:     16 November 2018

    Start 28 May 2018 > Apply now
    Start with Finance module
    Module Finance:            28 – 30 May 2018
    Module Leadership:      25 - 28 September 2018 
    Module Strategy:           29 - 31 October 2018 
    Return day Leadership:16 November 2018

    Start 5 September 2018 > Apply now
    Start with Decision-Making module
    Module Decision-Making: 5 - 7 September 2018
    Module Leadership:           6 - 9 November2018    
    Module Finance:                 21 - 23 November 2018
    Return day Leadership:    16 November 2018

    Start 25 September 2018 > Apply now
    Start with Leadership module
    Module Leadership:       25 - 28 September 2018
    Module Strategy:            29 - 31 October 2018
    Return day Leadership:16 November 2018
    Module Finance:             21 - 23 November 2018


    € 11,700 (excl 21% VAT) including course materials, lunches, and snacks. This fee does not include hotel accommodation.
    10% discount for EUR and RSM alumni

    Cancellation policy

    Cancellation notices must be received by email: The following cancellation fees apply:

    • More than 14 days before the programme’s start date: 25% of the programme fee will be charged
    • Between 14 and 7 days before the programme’s start date:  75% of the programme fee will be charged
    • 7 days or fewer before the programme’s start date: 100% of the programme fee will be charged
    • Cancellations received on or after the programme’s start date: 100% of the programme fee will be charged.


    The participant can be substituted by someone from the same company on the same course without extra costs.

    General terms and conditions

    Please click here to view RSM Executive Education’s general terms and conditions.


    The programmes take place at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Bayle Building, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam.

    Hotel accommodation

    If you require hotel accommodation in Rotterdam, we recommend Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark, adjacent to the university.