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Accelerated Management Development Certificate Program

Strengthen your business acumen, discover new management insight, and advance your career in a personalized online learning experience.

Start Date: May 24, 2021 or September 2021      Duration: 6 months (5 courses, 4 weeks each)     
Commitment:
5-7 hours/week      Program Fees: $9,000

Advance Your Career

The Accelerated Management Development Certificate Program (AMDCP) is ideal for directors, senior managers, and mid-career professionals seeking to upskill and broaden their business perspectives with the credibility and rigor that is synonymous with Michigan Ross. AMDCP enhances general management skills to accelerate your career trajectory and to reach new career goals with comprehensive course material and relevant specialty courses.

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 Online format, self-paced work + live faculty sessions

Rigorous, integrated coursework + certificate of merit

Personalized learning experience with specialty courses + individualized course activities

Gain actionable takeaways for immediate application

Accelerate Your Growth

Whether you want to enhance your performance in a current position, advance within your company, or gain new skills to lead in a new role, AMDCP will help you achieve your goals.

Who Should Apply:

  • People managers moving into greater organizational responsibility
  • Next-level leaders on the path to gaining additional management responsibilities
  • Functional and technical experts entering management roles
  • Motivated professionals looking to accelerate their career or switch career paths
  • Those without prior formal business education looking for an in-depth understanding of core business concepts
  • Individuals seeking professional or entrepreneurial growth 

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Exceptional Online Experience

Integrated Course Design

Four integrated core courses are paired with a specialty course for a comprehensive approach that includes Assurance of Learning.

Peer-Learning Community

Enjoy camaraderie and professional networking with a cohort of business leaders from around the world.

Real-World Application

Actionable takeaways and strategic frameworks that can be immediately applied to real issues in the workplace. 

Subject Matter Experts

Michigan Ross experts are available to help students successfully complete their courses by explaining concepts and offering their support.

Live Sessions

Each course features a capstone live synchronous session where you synthesize and apply your new learning with Michigan Ross faculty experts.

Certificate/Badging

Receive a badge after each course to share on social media and a certificate of merit upon completion of the program.

Achieve a Managerial Mindset

PROFICIENCY: Develop an in-depth understanding of core business concepts and gain knowledge of emerging topics.

APPLICATION: Learn a systematic approach to solving business problems and successfully apply it to real world scenarios.

MINDSET: Develop the capacity to reflect on your own behavior and understand its broader impact on your organization.

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Foundational Courses
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Specialty Course
Accelerated Management Development Certificate

Foundational Courses

Four interdisciplinary courses lay the foundation for how to handle management challenges. Each course will use real examples, focus on decision-making, and ultimately lead you through a comprehensive journey of key management functions.

checklist iconLearn how to measure value generation at your organization. Develop a toolkit to make and understand key financial decisions at a firm.

Outcomes

  • Identify key value drivers in your business
  • Build a scorecard to track performance while understanding its tradeoffs
  • Distinguish between growth that can create vs. destroy value
  • Select investment projects at the individual project level and at the firm level
  • Explore how the capital markets work and how they affect your business

checklist iconUnderstand your firm’s strategic position through an economic lens. Build microeconomic foundations of markets and competition, and learn how to make strategic decisions that will build your competitive advantage.

Outcomes

  • Examine problems and make decisions through marginal analysis
  • Understand and analyze market dynamics and Identify sources of competitive advantage 
  • Evaluate corporate scope of projects and opportunities
  • Develop a systematic strategic process

checklist iconExplore value generation within your organization through your customers and your operations. You will learn modern marketing methods, work through operational decision making processes, and learn how to apply these concepts.

Outcomes

  • Identify opportunities for value creation 
  • Develop a systematic plan for testing and improving value creation opportunities
  • Develop a strategic go-to-market plan for successful value creation
  • Structure operations to facilitate execution of go-to-market plan

checklist iconUnderstand what motivates people and how to design a system of empowerment. Discover your leadership style and learn how to effectively use it to manage people.

Outcomes

  • Understand how to self-coach the skills needed to lead yourself and others
  • Learn and practice techniques for creating high-value negotiations
  • Identify indicators of team effectiveness and learn skills to manage team dynamics
  • Understand how an organizational congruence framework can be applied to organizational architectures and change management

Specialty Courses

Personalize your learning experience to meet personal leadership goals and broaden your business perspective.

Specialty courses include the following topics:

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How can managers prepare their organization to create the workforce of the future? 

This course will explore multiple forces of change, including demographics, technology, automation, and globalization. It will also blend theory and practice on topics covering human capital management, on-the-job training, empowerment, labor practices around the globe, and the impact of technology on the future of human capital.

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What is the value of diversity and how can organizations benefit from it?

This course will provide a theory for why organizations need diversity and how they can maximize its benefits. The course will introduce practical tools that will help you and your organization design a diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) workplace. You will leave with a DEI action plan which you can apply to your own life and workplace.

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How can you capitalize on new digital capabilities within your organization? 

This course will introduce you to the opportunities created by artificial intelligence, digital platforms, and big data. You will leave with applicable frameworks on how to use digital innovation to gain a competitive advantage.  

Award-winning Ross Faculty

Expert Michigan Ross faculty convert research-based insights into actionable outcomes. They embody our commitment to build a better world through business and empower today’s leaders.

Gwen Yu
  • Arthur Andersen Professor of Accounting
  • Associate Professor of Accounting
Sue Ashford
  • Michael & Susan Jandernoa Professor of Management and Organizations
  • Chair of Management & Organizations
Lindred Greer
  • Associate Professor for Management and Organizations
  • Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow
Wally Hopp
  • C.K. Prahalad Distinguished University Professor of Business and Engineering
  • Professor of Technology and Operations
  • Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering
Francine Lafontaine
  • Associate Dean for Business + Impact
  • William Davidson Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
  • Professor of Economics, LSA
Nigel Melville
  • Associate Professor of Technology and Operations
Uday Rajan
  • David B. Hermelin Professor of Business Administration
  • Professor of Finance
Jagadeesh Sivadasan
  • Jack D. Sparks-Whirlpool Corporation Research Professor of Business Administration
  • Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
Gretchen Spreitzer
  • Associate Dean for Engaged Learning & Professional Development
  • Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration
  • Professor of Management and Organizations
S Sriram
  • Professor of Marketing
  • Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Faculty Fellow
Maxim Sytch
  • Associate Professor of Management and Organizations
Yue Maggie Zhou
  • Associate Professor of Strategy
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Share Your Success

Solidify your managerial ability and achievements with credible recognition from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Program participants will receive a social media-friendly badge after each course and a certificate of merit upon successfully completing the requirements of the program. 

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