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Carlson General Management Program

Accelerate the trajectory of your top talent 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


This 6.5-day program spans 5 months (November 7-8, December 14, January 16-17, February 15, March 12-13) 

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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 6.5-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.

Forming strategic vision, leadership agility, driving results, leading the future



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.

Learn how you can customize this program for your organization.


Program Contact
Contact Carmen Eide
Associate Director of Business Development


  • Senior leaders aspiring to enterprise-wide responsibilities
  • Directors
  • Vice Presidents
  • General Managers

Key Benefits

  • 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
Michael Fritz
A program like this helps hone our leadership skills —to get us to that next level.
– Michael Fritz, Director of Product Management, Pentair
Aric M.
There are some cutting-edge things that are hitting companies and this [program] was a great way for me to become much more knowledgeable about them.
– Aric Melzl, Brand Executive, Consumer Goods
Lynn Andrews
It's important for me to get away and brush up on skills, talk about current issues, and get refreshed so I can go back to my team and lead change in a way that they can identify with.
– Lynn Andrews, General Manager, American Precision Avionics

Participant Perspective

Participants share their experience in the program and explain how their learning has led to growth, for themselves and their teams. 

Faculty Perspective

Prof. Theresa Glomb and Prof. Aks Zaheer discuss the shift in mindset that leaders must undergo as they take on more enterprise responsibilities. 


Module 1: Forming Strategic Vision
November 7-8, 2023
Business Strategy

Leading Peak Performance

Customer Centricity

Enterprise / Global Collaboration
Live Online Session I: Executive Presence
December 14, 2023
Learn how to structure your presentations, deliver with impact, and authentically demonstrate your main points in a concise and effective manner.
Module 2: Driving Results
January 16-17, 2024
Financial Accountability

Executive Panel

Supply Chain Leadership

Business Ethics for Leaders
Live Online Session II: Leadership Agility
February 15, 2024
Understand how to lead by example and invest in self-leadership. Create a participative culture and rethink basic assumptions. Develop emotional resilience and a capacity for dialogue in order to build support.
Module 3: Leading the Future
March 12-13, 2024
Digital Transformation / AI / Demystifying Data Analytics

Leading Change

Inclusive Leadership

Leadership Success Circle


Ravi Bapna
Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Business Analytics and Information Systems; Academic Director, Carlson Analytics Lab

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 Glomb
Department Chair & Professor, The Toro Company-David M. Lilly Chair in Organizational Behavior

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
Carlson Executive Educators Network

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
Senior Lecturer

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.

Helen Moser
Senior Lecturer, Finance
Helen has served in multiple finance roles including CFO, chief credit officer, commercial lender, controller, and commercial credit analyst. She began teaching undergraduate courses in the evenings while working in the banking industry.
Hari Nair
Carlson Executive Educators Network

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.

Abdul Omari
Carlson Executive Educators Network

Dr. Abdul M. Omari is the founder of AMO Enterprise, which focuses on leadership development and the inseparable ties to equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Rand Park
Senior Lecturer, Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship

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 Sinha
Professor, Department Chair, and Elmer L. Andersen Chair in Sustainable Supply Chain

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 Tolbert
Carlson Executive Educators Network

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
Professor and Industrial Relations Faculty Excellence Chair

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
Professor, Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Strategic Management

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.

Mary Zellmer-Bruhn
Associate Dean of MBA and MS Programs, Professor
Dr. Zellmer-Bruhn is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and Chair of the Work and Organizations Department of the Carlson School of Management.

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This 6.5-day program spans 5 months (November 7-8, December 14, January 16-17, February 15, March 12-13) 

Register by Credit Card Register by Invoice

This 6.5-day program spans 5 months (November 7-8, December 14, January 16-17, February 15, March 12-13) 

Register by Credit Card Register by Invoice