Melbourne Business School Short Courses Advanced Management Program

Advanced Management Program

Boost your effectiveness as a senior executive with an integrated view of you, your organisation and the future.

Expand your understanding of emerging workplace challenges and how to manage for the future with the most comprehensive short course we offer.

The Advanced Management Program will give you powerful insights and skills that can be applied instantly in the workplace to lead in a complex, ever-evolving business environment.

Designed for senior executives and delivered by our world-class academic faculty, the course focuses on building a high-performance organisation and enhancing your personal leadership abilities.

Who Should Attend?

General managers

  • Preparing for a C-suite role
  • Preparing for a managing director role in a high-growth business
  • Wanting to advance their skills in their current role

C-suite executives

  • Wanting to advance their skills in their current role
  • Managing a high-growth business
  • Who have recently moved into their role

CEOs or managing directors

  • Managing small-to-medium enterprises

Key Takeaways

Build better teams

  • Develop global teams and partnerships
  • Strengthen cross-cultural mindsets
  • Foster collaboration across functional and enterprise areas

Drive change for the future

  • Lead change and innovation in complexity and disruption
  • Engage in futures thinking and enterprise modelling

Harness your leadership power

  • Build your leadership story and vision
  • Activate your personal leadership style and self-awareness
  • Analyse your relationship habits
  • Communicate to persuade and influence

Influence optimal performance

  • Improve decision-making across the enterprise
  • Ensure levers, such as HR, marketing and strategy, deliver results
  • Establish a culture of performance and accountability
  • Motivate and develop your team to high performance

Topics Covered

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Enhancing personal leadership

Leverage your personal brand and understand how to be a unique and strong leader in today's corporate world
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Building organisational transformation

Understand the building blocks required to achieve organisational transformation and how to harness them effectively

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Developing and challenging strategy

Learn how to create an effective strategy and test if it's the right guiding principle you need for your goals as a senior leader
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Getting value out of marketing

Understand how to align marketing and strategy and where to look to demonstrate value and impact, which are often hard to measure
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Managing for the future

Prepare for complexity and disruptive change, digital shift and associated business opportunities; lead change to support futures thinking and innovation

Key Facilitators

Mark Grant

Mark Grant


Mark is a former investment banker and CEO who brings extensive industry experience to his role as an executive coach. His expertise is in working with senior leaders on their personal development.

Don O'Sullivan

Don O'Sullivan


Don is a marketing and brand expert who studies the impact that marketing activities have on company performance. He has worked with brands including Johnson & Johnson, NAB and Nestle.

Geoff Martin

Geoff Martin


Geoff worked at the highest levels of international finance before becoming an academic focusing on risk-taking by executives. Has has received several research excellence awards from the University of Melbourne.

Jill Klein

Jill Klein


Jill is an expert in decision-making and resilience, whose work draws on her family's experiences during the Holocaust. She has held positions at Kellogg Graduate School of Management and INSEAD.

Jen Overbeck

Jennifer Overbeck


With a PhD in social psychology, Jennifer specialises in organisational behaviour, negotiation and people management, and conducts research into the ways in which power is used in the workplace.

Mark Alexander

Mark Alexander


Mark is a data and artificial intelligence expert who has worked with Microsoft, Medibank and Melbourne Business School's Centre for Business Analytics, as well as a consultant for Boston Consulting Group.

This is a residential program in which participants stay on campus and engage in workshop activities after hours. The program fee covers tuition, meals and accommodation.

Applications typically close six weeks prior to commencement, however, to secure your place we encourage you to apply early. Applications received less than six weeks prior to commencement will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 will be required to confirm your booking. 

Read our full terms and conditions and other frequently asked questions for more information.

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