The VU’s Executive Education designs and delivers learning initiatives that transform individuals and organizations. We go beyond connecting theory to practice. We connect theory to your practice so you can connect ideas to your business. Our Advanced Management Program and Custom Programs provide the dynamic learning environment and concrete tools necessary for executives to maximize their potential as leaders, articulate a well-defined vision, and energize their organizations for today and the future. Our global team of world-leading academics and industry experts will work with you to find the perfect solution for your business - and give you outstanding support before, during and after your program.

Advanced Management Program (AMP)

Program Details

This three-week Advanced Management Program (AMP) is an intensive and reflective learning experience that focuses on individual personal transformation as a senior organizational leader through three themes: individual transformation; organizational transformation; and managing change and the future. Participants will also benefit from discussions and exchange with top faculty members and outstanding speakers from Victoria University – The School of Management. The strength of this program lies in unveiling of new management worlds, allowing participants to explore facets of leadership they never expected.

Program Structure

The program includes 6 modules : (the order of the modules may change without prior notice)

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Strategic Marketing for Global Business
  • Performance Direction and Management
  • Negotiation Dynamics
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Managerial Accounting

Benefits for the Participant and the Organization

  • Gain new perspective and insight to drive personal improvement
  • Deeper self-awareness helps you become a more effective and engaging leader
  • Developed advanced and practical management tools, formed their own theoretical frameworks for management and mastered effective, strategic models
  • Time to learn about and reflect on global trends that will shape the future competitive, economic and social environment
  • Understand more fully the organization wide impact of your decisions
  • An international perspective - In the last session of the VU AMP classes comprised between 25 and 30 participants of about 8 different nationalities representing a wide diversity of companies, sectors and cultural backgrounds.
  • A comprehensive development process for experienced managers to reach a higher level of performance and contribution
  • Increases the leadership talent pipeline to support growth and succession planning
  • Executives with increased self-confidence, better fit to assume leadership responsibilities
  • Injects the latest thinking on key strategic topics that underpin organizational success
  • A flexible senior program with real flexibility built around the time pressures of a senior role.
  • Well-networked executives for enhanced business opportunities internationally
Key Competencies
  • Achieve and deliver results
  • Organizational sensitivity
  • Strategic thinking
  • Change orientation
  • Perspective taking
  • Leadership presence
Participant Profiles

To ensure optimal learning experience amongst the participants, VU welcome a diverse group of participants from different countries, sectors and professions. Ideal candidates for this AMP program are CEO, COO, Managing Director, Commercial Director, General Manager, Director of Finance, IT Director, Marketing Director, Sales Director, and Heads of Business Units. Typically, participants come from organizations with annual revenues in excess of CHF5 million and have approximately 10 years’ management experience. Be proficient in English as all classes and reading materials are in English.

Program Date : TBA
Length : 3 weeks
Location : Neuchâtel, Switzerland / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Beijing, China

Program Fee

Program Fee includes tuition, case licensing fees, lunches, stationery, other course materials, and interpretation and translation fees if required. The full fee must be paid no later than 20 days before the start of the program. Applications made within 20 days of the start of a program require immediate payment. Please note that the program, faculty, dates and fees are subject to change.


VU Custom Programs

The VU custom programs team provides the personalized attention that creates strong partnerships. Most of our clients continue to work with us over a period of years, so we learn and grow together, allowing us to make continuous improvements to our leadership development initiatives. The VU custom programs team spends the time to understand your business issues and strategic objectives. We bring together subject expertise from across VU to co-create leadership development experiences that align content, faculty, and learning methods with your needs and objectives. You bring your company's imperatives, culture, and purpose. Together, we collaborate to tailor the program to address your organization's own challenges and goals and we'll do it all with the full understanding that you want your investment to return value to your organization.

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