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Carlson General Management Program

Accelerate the trajectory of your high potential leaders and prepare them to take on enterprise-wide responsibility. The Carlson General Management Program is a senior-level development program designed to accelerate the pace at which rising leaders can successfully lead the business and lead others.

Program Details


Program spans 5 sessions over the course of 6 months. April 19-20, May 19, June 2-3, July 13, Sept. 29-30, 2022.

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In Person: Minneapolis, MN

About the Program

The Carlson General Management Program is our flagship program for senior-level leaders who are assuming enterprise-wide responsibilities. In this 6 month, transformative program, senior leaders will polish their understanding of business strategy and will acquire the soft skills required to lead in today’s environment of continuous disruption.

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The program is designed to fit the needs of busy professionals. Participants join their cohort at the Carlson Executive Education Center for three immersive modules as well as two live-online sessions alongside faculty and their peers. Accomplished Carlson Executive Education faculty will lead the cohort through discussion and provide subject matter expertise to help leaders apply course material directly towards their work. Surrounded by a close group of colleagues, participants will build relationships and expand their networks as they prepare to lead.


At the end of this prestigious program, participants will have enhanced their capacity to lead by acquiring a well-rounded understanding of business strategy and leadership skills. Course work covers navigating a digital-first world, building sound business strategy, providing financial accountability, creating customer-centric programs, leading change, ethical decision-making, enterprise-level collaboration, as well as leading inclusively, cultivating executive presence, and working with emotional intelligence.


Carlson Executive Education has selected the program faculty to facilitate a world-class, impact-generating learning experience. Our faculty have direct experience developing leaders to deliver value for their organizations.

Meet Program Faculty


  • Business Unit Leader
  • Division Leader
  • Vice President
  • General Manager
  • Senior Director

Key Benefits

  • Elevate leadership capabilities to drive organizational growth
  • Develop a global, enterprise mindset to lead across complex organizations and a changing business landscape
  • Explore vital topics including digital transformation, strategy & inclusive leadership
  • Apply new knowledge immediately and drive business impact
  • Gain exposure to new perspectives and diversity of thought
  • Connect with other influential leaders and gain valuable insights from other industries and perspectives

Additional Course Details

Module 1
April 19, 2022
Digital Transformation & AI
Demystifying Data Analytics
Leadership Agility
April 20, 2022
Business Strategy
Leadership Success Circle
Live Online Session
May 19, 2022
Working with Emotional Intelligence (8am-10am)
Module 2
June 2, 2022
Enterprise / Global Collaboration
Inclusive Leadership
Executive Panel
June 3, 2022
Financial Accountability
Live Online Session
July 13, 2022
Executive Presence (8am-10am)
Module 3
September 29, 2022
Customer Centricity
Leading Change
September 30, 2022
Leading Change
Business Ethics for Leaders
Leading Peak Performance
Ravi Bapna
Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Business Analytics and Information Systems; Associate Dean for Executive Education, Academic Director, Carlson Analytics Lab
Shalyma Cambridge
Carlson Executive Educators Network
Louellen Essex
Carlson Executive Educators Network
Theresa Glomb
Professor, The Toro Company-David M. Lilly Chair in Human Resources
Miquel Lladó
Carlson Executive Educators Network
Helen Moser
Senior Lecturer, Finance
Rand Park
Senior Lecturer
4-249 Carlson School
Amy Tolbert
Carlson Executive Educators Network
Connie Wanberg
Professor and Industrial Relations Faculty Excellence Chair
Aks Zaheer
Professor, Curtis L. Carlson Chair
Mary Zellmer-Bruhn
Professor, Department of Work and Organizations

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Program spans 5 sessions over the course of 6 months. April 19-20, May 19, June 2-3, July 13, Sept. 29-30, 2022.

Register by Credit Card Register by Invoice

Program spans 5 sessions over the course of 6 months. April 19-20, May 19, June 2-3, July 13, Sept. 29-30, 2022.

Register by Credit Card Register by Invoice