Open Program

Advanced Management Program

Choose the key areas you need to develop as you look to take the next step in your leadership journey.

Its flexible structure puts you in the driving seat. This program will give you everything you need to take you to the next stage of your career and beyond.

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Advanced Management Program

Program Overview

The Advanced Management Program focuses on developing key skills and knowledge across four key themes which give you the critical leadership and management expertise you need to prepare for continued advances in your career.

The four key themes that the Advanced Management Program covers are:

  • Setting direction
  • Providing leadership
  • Making the most of people
  • Driving growth and realizing results

The AMP design is unique in the industry. Each theme is made up of several modules, which you choose from depending on your particular development needs.

You select at least one module from each theme, and complete between 16 and 21 days of learning, depending on your goals.

We recognize that the demands on today’s leaders are tough. We therefore allow up to two years to complete the program.

Content and Structure

Pre-program

You will:

  • Speak to our Program Advisors: to discuss your development needs and how the AMP can meet these for you
  • Submit your completed application form: this will book you onto the Ashridge AMP
  • Speak to your Program Director: to discuss the best modules to fit your needs and develop a plan for your learning days
  • Speak to your Personal Development Assistant (PDA): who will work with you to schedule module dates around your diary to build your program. They will be your first point of contact for all queries during the AMP
  • Start your program: your AMP officially starts with the commencement of your first module.

During your program

  • Ashridge AIMS 360° feedback questionnaire: many AMP participants undertake the Ashridge Leadership Process as their first module and complete the Ashridge Inventory Management Styles (AIMS) 360° questionnaire as part of this module. If you do not choose this as your first module you will complete the AIMS 360 before your first module
  •  Executive coaching: you will be introduced to your Ashridge executive coach during your first module. Your coach will help you analyse the findings of the 360 report. They will also support you throughout all your AMP modules
  • Your virtual learning portal: this online tool provides details of all pre-work, joining instructions, module materials and other learning resources
  • Your AMP modules: Our teaching approach is practical, interactive and supportive. Every module is delivered using a variety of methods from classic taught sessions to working with actors, full-day business simulations, experiential exercises and peer group feedback
  • Action plan: At the end of each module you will leave with an action plan to put into immediate practice. Module follow-up activity may include virtual learning sessions, personal coaching and emails from the tutors to gauge your progress and help you apply your learning.

AMP modules diagram

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Post-program

  • Towards the end of your Advanced Management Program you will be offered the chance to re-do the AIMS 360 questionnaire. The results will help you quantify your learning development journey and adjust your action plan. This will be discussed during a 90 minute one-to-one session with your executive coach
  • You will become a member of the Ashridge alumni network, which is an excellent opportunity to continue your personal development and networking
  • You are also given continued access to your online program portal and Virtual Ashridge content for six months after your final module. Ongoing support and further learning opportunities are available with Ashridge Momentum
  • As an Advanced Management Program alumnus, you have the opportunity to take your executive learning a degree further by studying the Ashridge Masters in Management qualification at no extra cost*.

*Conditions apply, please ask our Program Advisors for more information.

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Program fee

£18,450 + VAT

2017 fee: £22,500 + VAT

Book before 31 December 2016 to pay the 2016 fee.

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Who is it for?

You are likely to be:

  • A business unit manager, country manager or business unit head
  • A high-potential mid-level manager who is new to general management
  • A senior functional or technical specialist in transition to general management
  • A specialist working across functional boundaries
  • A project manager working on large/ complex projects across teams, functions or borders.

Benefits to you and your organization

  • The multi-modular design means you can choose modules specific to your needs so the learning experience is highly tailored to address the challenges of your organization
  • Thanks to the structure you are only out of the office for short bursts, with time between modules to put your learning into practice and refine your development goals. This helps make the learning stick
  • The AMP extends your network further: the multi-modular design enables you to meet many more participants than any other equivalent business school program
  • It gives you the opportunity to benchmark yourself against peers in other organizations and industries
  • You gain fresh insights and perspectives on similar challenges faced by other program participants which you can then apply to your situation
  • It equips you with practical skills to make you more effective in your daily job
  • You develop greater self-awareness and an understanding of the impact of your behavior on others         
  • You deepen your understanding of strategy and finance and improve your commercial skills
  • You sharpen your expertise across the operational areas of your job, including working with people, executing strategy and delivering results
  • It helps you identify how to grow your organization by bringing innovation to life, and turning customer focus into a business advantage.

Faculty Team

Paul Griffith

Paul Griffith

MEng, MBA, ACGI, MCIM

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Colin Williams

Colin Williams

MBA, Dip MRS, MHCIMA

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Pam Jones

Pam Jones

BA (Hons), MBA

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