About the Program
The Carlson General Management Program is our flagship program for senior-level leaders who are assuming enterprise-wide responsibilities. In this 6.5-day program (across 5 months), participants will immerse themselves in far-reaching leadership topics, polish their understanding of business strategy, and acquire the soft skills required to lead in today’s environment of continuous disruption.
The program utilizes a holistic approach to leadership with a focus on:
- Leading the Business: Business Strategy, Customer Centricity, Financial Accountability, Supply Chain Leadership, Digital Transformation / AI / Analytics
- Leading and Influencing Others: Leading Peak Performance, Enterprise / Global Collaboration, Leading Change
- Leading Self: Executive Presence, Business Ethics for Leaders, Leadership Agility, Inclusive Leadership, Leadership Success Circle
The program is designed to fit the needs of busy professionals. Participants join their cohort for three immersive modules as well as two live online sessions alongside faculty and their peers. 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. Coursework covers navigating a digital-first world, building sound business strategy, providing financial accountability, creating customer-centric programs, leading change, ethical decision-making, and enterprise-level collaboration, as well as leading inclusively, cultivating executive presence, and working with emotional intelligence.
- Senior leaders aspiring to enterprise-wide responsibilities
- Vice Presidents
- General Managers
- Elevate leadership capabilities to drive organizational growth
- Develop a global, enterprise mindset to lead across complex organizations
- Explore vital topics including digital transformation, strategy, and inclusive leadership
- Connect with other influential leaders and gain valuable insights from other industries and perspectives
- Apply new knowledge immediately and drive business impact
Leading Peak Performance
Enterprise / Global Collaboration
Supply Chain Leadership
Business Ethics for Leaders
Leadership Success Circle
Dr. Bapna currently serves as the Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Business Analytics and Information Systems and the Academic Director of the Analytics for Good Institute at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. He has also served as Chief Data Scientist at Mississippi River Capital LLC, a Minneapolis-based hedge fund.
Theresa M. Glomb is the Toro Company-David M. Lilly Chair in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She received her PhD and AM in Social, Organizational, and Individual Differences Psychology from the University of Illinois in 1998 and her BA in Psychology from DePaul University in 1993.
Miquel Lladó is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Strategic Management at IESE Business School, University of Navarra. He holds an Advanced Degree in Economics and Business from the University of Barcelona.
Svjetlana Madzar is a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship Department at CSOM. Her interests focus on collaboration within and across firms, and globally. She teaches courses such as Management of teams, Strategic alliances, and Competing globally across several programs, including Global EMBA and DBA China.
Hari Nair is Vice President, Corporate R&D, Fabric & Home Care Learning Lab at Procter & Gamble. He is also a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Rand Park is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship. Prior to his faculty appointment at the Carlson School in Fall 2013, he was the Vice President of Development for the Minnesota Private College Council.
Kingshuk K. Sinha is a Professor and Chair of the Supply Chain and Operations Department and is the holder of the Elmer L. Andersen Chair in Sustainable Supply Chain. He also serves as a Graduate Faculty in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
Amy S. Tolbert, PhD, CSP develops multicultural organizations and individuals by bringing you cutting-edge topics, such as multicultural and diversity initiatives, leadership competency development, managing to style, and creating breakthrough teams.
Connie Wanberg teaches classes involving human resources management, leadership, industrial/organizational psychology, and organizational behavior. In her role as a researcher, she is internationally known for her work on unemployment, job search, and careers.
Aks Zaheer is Professor and Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. He earned his PhD in Strategic Management from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India, and his undergraduate degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi.