The Accelerated Development Program 

The Accelerated Development Program offers a powerful solution: maximum exposure to key business concepts and strategies in an intensive, multimodular format consisting of three academic modules on Chicago Booth campuses in Hong Kong, London, and Chicago; one field immersion module in New Delhi; and four online modules. ADP’s modular format means you can apply new knowledge to the workplace in real time as the program progresses.

To apply to this program, visit the Northwest Executive Education website.

As an executive ready to lead your organization in these challenging times and take that next step in your career, you need access to the latest thinking and tools to competitively position yourself and your business—for today and for the future. You need to continue your focus on daily operations and ensure the viability of your organization but enhance your social capital as well as future growth prospects. You will learn advanced management concepts and tools from world-renowned faculty at one of the world's most prestigious and highly acclaimed business schools.

By attending this program, you will:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding and gain insight into the critical functional areas within a company.
  • Learn how to manage across functional areas and lead cross-functional teams.
  • Strengthen strategic decision-making skills and enhance strategic thinking.
  • Build and learn to shape organizational culture and structures that create value.
  • Network and establish long-term relationships with key executives from other organizations.
  • Learn strategic tools and techniques to manage future growth.
  • Position yourself to take on more strategic, general management roles.
  • Gain greater self-awareness and understanding of how you work with others.
  • Develop a persuasive leadership plan with the help of a professional coach.

Location

Hong Kong, London, and Chicago
Field Immersion Module: New Delhi


Northwest Executive Education is the program partner for the Chicago Booth Accelerated Development Program. You can reach Northwest by email at chicago@northwest.sg or phone at +91 8587878713-14-15. To learn more, please visit the Northwest website.

This program is designed for senior-level executives who are functional leaders and heads, keen to develop a wider general management perspective outside their traditional area of control and expertise. ADP participants represent a diverse range of industries, backgrounds, and nationalities, creating a dynamic environment for peer learning and sharing.

The program is suitable for professionals with significant experience and demonstrated career progression and success across levels, including:

•    CEOs, Directors, Presidents, etc.
•    CFOs, Head of Finance, Head of Investments, etc.
•    Leaders at Accounting and Auditing firms/partnerships
•    Senior functional managers, business heads, and Managers of managers
•    Individuals with outstanding careers and leadership roles in a variety of settings
•    A strong drive to succeed and aspirations for reaching beyond the obvious career milestones
•    Demonstrated ability to adapt, learn, and apply new knowledge in varied situations
•    A minimum of 10 years of work experience in functional, technical, or business roles
•    A graduate degree with a strong academic track record
•    Fluency in written and spoken English

Randall S. Kroszner

Deputy Dean for Executive Programs and Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics

Randall S. Kroszner is Deputy Dean for Executive Programs and Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics. Dr. Kroszner served as a Governor of the Federal Reserve System from 2006 until 2009. He chaired the committee on Supervision and Regulation of Banking Institutions and the committee on Consumer and Community Affairs. In these capacities, he took a leading role in developing responses to the financial crisis and in undertaking new initiatives to improve consumer protection and disclosure, including rules related to home mortgages and credit cards. He represented the Federal Reserve Board on the Financial Stability Forum (now called the Financial Stability Board), the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, and the Central Bank Governors of the American Continent and was a director of NeighborWorks America. Dr. Kroszner chaired the working party of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), composed of deputy central bank governors and finance ministers, on Policies for the Promotion of Better International Payments Equilibrium. As a member of the Fed Board, he was also a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee.

From 2001 to 2003, Dr. Kroszner was a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA). He was involved in formulating policy on a wide range of issues, including responses to corporate governance scandals, government-sponsored enterprise reform, pension reform, terrorism risk insurance, tax reform, currency crisis management, sovereign debt restructuring, the role of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and international trade and development.

Since 1990, Dr. Kroszner has taught at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Dr. Kroszner was Director of the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State. He served as editor of the Journal of Law & Economics and has been associate editor of a number of other academic and policy journals. He was a member of the board of directors at the National Association for Business Economics and the Financial Management Association.

Dr. Kroszner serves as the Chair of the Financial Research Advisory Committee of the Office of Financial Research of the U.S. Treasury. He is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Academic Advisory Council and of the board of advisors of the Paulson Institute. In addition, he is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is member of the board of trustees of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and a member of the board of directors of the Renaissance Society.

Dr. Kroszner has been a visiting scholar at the Securities and Exchange Commission, the IMF, the Stockholm School of Economics, the Stockholm University, the Free University of Berlin, Germany, the London School of Economics, and the American Enterprise Institute. He was the John M. Olin Visiting Fellow in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago Law School the Bertil Danielson Visiting Professor of Banking and Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics, and the SK Chaired Visiting Professor at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.

His research interests include regulation of financial institutions, international financial crises, the Great Depression, monetary economics, corporate governance, debt restructuring and bankruptcy, and political economy. His paper on managerial stock ownership (with Clifford Holderness and Dennis Sheehan) won the Brattle Prize for best corporate finance paper in the Journal of Finance. His book co-authored with Nobel laureate Robert J. Shiller, Reforming U.S. Financial Markets: Reflections Before and Beyond Dodd-Frank (MIT Press) appeared on the Washington Post’s Book World political best sellers list.

Dr. Kroszner is a frequent commentator in the international media. He provides advice to financial institutions, government organizations, and central banks throughout the world.

Douglas J. Skinner

Deputy Dean for Faculty and Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting
Douglas Skinner is a leading expert in corporate disclosure practices, corporate financial reporting, and corporate finance, with a focus on payout policy. His research addresses (1) the causes and capital market effects of managers' corporate disclosure choices (especially forward-looking information, including earnings forecasts, earnings pre-announcements, and guidance, corporate conference calls, etc.); (2) how the legal and regulatory environment affects managers’ corporate disclosures; (3) managers' incentives to use their discretion in the financial reporting process to manage reported accounting earnings ("earnings management"); (4) how stock prices respond to earning releases, especially for high growth companies ("earnings torpedoes"); and (5) the determinants of firms' payout policies, including whether and how much firms should pay out, the form of payout (dividends versus stock repurchases), etc. Professor Skinner also has research interests in Japanese accounting, auditing, and corporate governance practices.

Professor Skinner’s research is published in prominent accounting and finance journals, including The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Finance, and the Journal of Financial Economics. He is co-editor of the Journal of Accounting Research, and was previously co-editor of the Journal of Accounting and Economics.

Professor Skinner’s research has been prominently featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The Economist, The New York Times, and BusinessWeek.

In 2010, Professor Skinner was named one of the top business school professors in the world in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings. His teaching has included courses taught to undergraduate upper-classmen, full-time and part-time MBA students, executive MBA students, executives, consultants, and Ph.D. students. His teaching covers topics that include introductory financial accounting, intermediate financial accounting, corporate financial reporting and analysis, financial statement analysis, managerial accounting, corporate finance, and empirical methods in accounting research.

Prior to his appointment at Chicago in 2005, he was KPMG Professor of Accounting at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, where he had been on the faculty since 1989.

He holds a bachelor's degree in Economics with first class honors in Accounting and Finance from Macquarie University in Sydney and a master's degree and PhD in Applied Economics: Accounting and Finance from the University of Rochester. He has been a tenured full professor at Chicago Booth.

Pradeep K. Chintagunta

Joseph T. and Bernice S. Lewis Distinguished Service Professor of Marketing

Pradeep K Chintagunta is interested in empirically studying consumer, agent and firm behavior. He has studied packaged goods, pharmaceutical, technology and online markets to answer questions related to pricing, advertising and channels of distribution. More recently, he has started working in “development marketing” – studying the role of marketing in economic development. “I am interested in studying how marketing practices can impact small businesses and entrepreneurial enterprises in emerging economies and how we can leverage marketing knowledge to improve health outcomes.”

Chintagunta is on the advisory editorial board of Marketing Science, and is the Editor of Quantitative Marketing and Economics. His research has appeared in the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, Management Science, the International Journal of Research Marketing, the Journal of the American Statistical Association, and the Journal of Econometrics.

In addition to being a finalist for the O'Dell award in both 1996 and 2001, Chintagunta is the recipient of the Hillel J. Einhorn Award for Excellence in Teaching and has been named one of the Chicago Booth's top professors by BusinessWeek.

"Teaching across programs such as full-time, evening, weekend, XP, and international XP exposes me to a variety of perspectives and experiences that I can then integrate into my subsequent teaching and research." He hopes his students learn that there is always more progress to be made.

He earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Banaras Hindu University in 1984, a postgraduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management in 1986, and a PhD in marketing from Northwestern University in 1990. In addition to teaching at Chicago Booth, he has taught courses at the Harvard Business School and the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 1995.

Pradeep serves on the advisory boards of Operation ASHA and MuSigma. He collects vintage electronics, enjoys traveling, movies, and spending time with his family.

Jean-Pierre Dubé

Sigmund E. Edelstone Professor of Marketing and Charles E. Merrill Faculty Scholar
Jean-Pierre Dubé is the Sigmund E. Edelstone Professor of Marketing at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Professor Dubé is also director of the Kilts Center for Marketing at the Booth School and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. From 2008-2010, he was a research consultant for the Yahoo! Microeconomics Research group. He has been working as a research consultant with Amazon since 2018.

His research interests lie at the intersection of industrial organization and quantitative marketing. He has conducted empirical studies on the formation of consumer preferences for branded goods, price discrimination, advertising, food deserts and nutrition policy, and the role of misinformation in consumer demand. This empirical focus is also reflected in his MBA course on pricing strategies, which is designed to teach students how to apply marketing models and analytics to develop pricing strategies in practice. Several of his recent research projects are in collaboration with companies in the US and in China.

Dubé’s work has been published in the The American Economic Review, Econometrica, The Journal of Marketing Research, The Journal of Political Economy, Management Science, Marketing Science, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and The Rand Journal of Economics. He is an area/associate editor for The Journal of Marketing Research, Management Science, Marketing Science, and Quantitative Marketing and Economics. He was the recipient of the Chicago Booth class of 2016 Phoenix Award for service to the extracurricular and community activities of the graduating class, the 2008 Paul E. Green Award for Best paper in the Journal of Marketing Research and of the 2005 Faculty Teaching Excellence Award for Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs at the Chicago Booth. He was also the recipient of several MSI Research Grants, a Kauffman grant, and a Yahoo! Faculty Research Grant.

Dubé earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto in quantitative methods in economics in 1995, a master's degree in economics in 1996, and a PhD in 2000 from Northwestern University. He joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 2000.

Michael J. Gibbs

Clinical Professor of Economics

Michael Gibbs studies the economics of human resources and organizational design. He is co-author (with Edward Lazear) of the leading textbook in the field, Personnel Economics in Practice. The 3rd edition was published in 2014. It has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Bulgarian and Spanish. Gibbs's research has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics & Statistics, Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Accounting Review, and other journals. Professor Gibbs is a Research Fellow of the Center for the Study of Labor (IZA) and the Institute for Compensation Studies. From 2012-2015, he was Faculty Director of Booth’s Executive MBA program.

In 2007 Gibbs received the Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature from the American Accounting Association. He has received three Hillel Einhorn Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Gibbs earned an AB, AM and PhD in economics, all from the University of Chicago.

Scott F. Meadow

Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship
Since 1982, Scott Meadow has been a principal investor in the private equity industry. He is the 2011 recipient of the Richard J. Daley Award. The Daley Medal acknowledges a single individual who has given direct and extraordinary support to the state of Illinois by participating in or being an advocate for the venture capital and private equity industry.

Professor Meadow has held the position of Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business since 2000. He was awarded the 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 Phoenix Prize and The Faculty Excellence Award in 2010. He was designated by Business Week's "Guide to the Best Business Schools" (2003, 8th edition) and (2005, 9th edition) as one of the outstanding entrepreneurial professors in the country. Professor Meadow has taught 10000 students at Chicago Booth, in Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity, Commercializing Innovation (which he created), Introduction to Venture Capital (which he created), Entrepreneurial Finance & Venture Capital, and the New Venture Challenge, and is the faculty advisor for the Venture Capital Investment Competition. Scott is also on the Advisory Board and Steering Committee of the Innovation Fund at the University of Chicago.

Scott has over 30 years’ experience as a general partner with four venture capital and private equity firms including William Blair Venture Partners, The Frontenac Company, The Sprout Group, and most recently with the Edgewater Funds, where he remains an Associate Partner. Over the course of his career, Scott has approved hundreds of equity financings, been active in fundraising and has personally led, originated or created more than sixty investments including two dozen healthcare services companies, over a dozen consumer services and retail companies, as well as biotech companies and companies enhanced by the Internet and social media. Scott has been recognized by Venture One as one of the outstanding healthcare investors in the industry, and is a testifying expert witness in a broad range of commercial disputes involving entrepreneurship.

Representative investments include Coventry Corporation, HEALTHSOUTH, Sunrise Assisted Living, Sunrise International, Managed Health Network, Aspen Education Services, Seurat Therapeutics, Pathology Partners, Heritage Healthcare, MedPartners, The Sports Authority, CompUSA and Staples. Scott recently served on the board of directors of National Equipment Services (NASDAQ: NLEQ) during its emergence from Chapter 11 and Barrier Safe Systems. He has served on the Advisory Board of Invenergy, GenerationOne, Dais Corporation and Anka Associates, a private equity firm focused on Turkey.

Professor Meadow earned his A.B. Magna Cum Laude from Harvard College and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Gregory D. Bunch

Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Greg Bunch draws on a wealth of experience as an entrepreneur, manager, consultant, alderman, and teacher. He is the founder of Masterplan International Corporation, a strategy consulting firm. He was also a partner at Brandtrust, a brand strategy consultancy. Greg co-founded a healthcare software start-up in the Bay Area. He has served on corporate boards for financial services, healthcare, retail, franchising and marketing firms.

He works with Fortune 50 companies, family businesses and start-ups in the areas of innovation and strategy. He has worked with a broad array of companies including Abbott Labs, American Express, Danaher, Dover, ETS, Harley-Davidson, Hewlett-Packard, Kimberly-Clark, McDonalds, PepsiCo, State Farm and Yum! Brands.

Greg was an alderman in the City of West Chicago, serving on the infrastructure, public safety and development committees.

Greg has lectured nationally and internationally on topics related to strategy, creating customers, and innovation. He earned a bachelor's degree from Wheaton College in philosophy and an MDiv from Harvard University.

Kathleen Fitzgerald

Adjunct Associate Professor of Strategic Management

Kathleen Fitzgerald is known at the University of Chicago as a superb educator. She brings a remarkably wide array of experience as an educator and a practitioner to the classroom. She has taught courses in Investments, Corporate Finance, Financial Accounting, Money and Banking, International Finance and Financial Management.

She is currently teaching for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the University of Chicago Law School. Her past experience includes the University of Massachusetts, Rochester Institute of Technology, and several Universities in Barcelona, Spain.

Kathleen also holds the position of Director of Academic Support at the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business in Chicago, London and Hong Kong in which she prepares students of Chicago Booth Executive MBA program for the rigors of Chicago’s quantitative approach to finance, economics, statistics, and marketing.

Her professional experience includes auditing and tax consulting at Ernst & Young, LLP and forensic accounting consulting at Chicago Partners.

Kathleen graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics in 1990 and a MBA in 1994. She passed the Unified C.P.A. examination in 1994 and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

Hal Weitzman

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science

Hal Weitzman is executive director for intellectual capital at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. He is editor-in-chief of Chicago Booth Review and host of The Big Question, Booth's monthly video panel discussion series. He was a reporter and editor at the Financial Times from 2000 to 2012, the last seven years as a foreign correspondent in South America and Chicago. As well as the FT, his reporting has appeared in The Economist, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, New Statesman, The Irish Times, Slate and Politico.

Hal's experience in South America formed the basis for his 2012 book, Latin Lessons: How South America Stopped Listening to the United States and Started Prospering. His time as a reporter in Chicago led him to write 'Chicago's Decade of Innovation, 1972-1982', a chapter covering the development of financial derivatives, which was published in the 2010 book Regulated Exchanges: Dynamic Agents of Economic Growth.

Hal grew up in Wales. He was an undergraduate at Leeds, gained a master's at Oriel College, Oxford, and was a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

John Burrows

Senior Lecturer in Leadership, the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

John Burrows is senior lecturer in leadership at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy and an associate fellow at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. He also teaches healthcare leadership in a newy launched double masters degree program in health policy taught jointly by the University of Chicago and the London School of Economics & Political Science. Previously, he was an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Before entering academia, John’s career spanned the public, private, and NGO sectors. He originally came to the USA from the UK to volunteer at the Southern Center for Human Rights and the Mississippi Capital Defense Resource Project. During college he interned with other anti-death penalty groups and also at the Cato Institute, a think tank in Washington, DC. Later he joined Arthur Andersen’s Office of Government Service (OGS) and led engagements with the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

John later switched into the private sector, where he was a partner with the consulting firm Accenture and held senior roles in sales and marketing at enterprise software companies including Siebel and Oracle. He negotiated, sold, managed, and implemented complex, multi-national, multi-million dollar projects around the globe, and gained experience building and growing operations in the UK, USA, and Japan, grappling with all that that entails: BD, IJVs, M&A, etc. During his PhD studies John served as an advisor for Houses for Africa, a social enterprise firm based in Cape Town, South Africa.

At the University of Chicago and Oxford, John teaches leadership, negotiations, strategy, decision-making, and organizational psychology to MPP, MBA, and MA students, and to senior executives in open enrollment and custom executive-education programs. Custom executive education clients of John's include AbbVie, Alfa, American College of Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, Aon, BBVA, Brainlab, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), Civil Service Bureau of Hong Kong, Edelman, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), Kiewit, Kuwait University College of Business Administration, Merrill Lynch, State Farm, Syngenta, Trelleborg, and Workiva.

For three years now, John has also taught each cohort of the University of Chicago's International Innovation Corp (IIC) Fellows Program. The IIC recruits top-performing graduates of leading host-country universities and US based institutions and organizes them into teams of up to 3-5 Project Associates. Project Associates train for 5 weeks in skills required to translate their academic and professional knowledge into on-the-ground contributions. The IIC embeds each team within a government, non-profit, or foundation office in India or Brazil to work on an innovative development project with a discrete, tractable scope for 1-3 year projects. Last year, John taught in the University of Chicago Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program which offers top global undergraduate students a 4-week experience with rigorous training on data analytics and public policy.

John is a sought-after speaker across industries but especially within healthcare. He has presented to the American College of Surgeons (ACS), including to their Board of Regents, and delivered a grand rounds lecture to the University of Chicago’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. John has also delivered keynote speeches for the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) and the Association of Program Directors in Surgery (APDS).

John currently serves on the advisory board of Profitable Ideas Exchange (PIE), which builds communities of senior executive to tackle many of the world’s greatest challenges, and consults with clients across industries and geographies.

John received a Ph.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and an A.B. from Vassar College.

Susan Lucia Annunzio

President and CEO, The Center for High Performance

Susan Lucia Annunzio is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Center for High Performance (CfHP). She is a strategic advisor to CEOs of leading global companies on strategy attainment and business transformation. Susan partners with senior executives to increase their ability to simplify complex strategic decisions through enhanced collaboration and creativity. She is a globally recognized speaker and thought leader on shaping and maintaining high-performance business environments. She has a strong track record helping leaders maximize returns on strategic, financial and human-capital investments.

Previously, Susan ran the research-based high performance consulting subsidiary of Hudson Highland Group, Inc., a leading international professional staffing and talent management solutions firm.

Under her direction, Hudson Highland completed the most comprehensive global study of knowledge workers ever conducted regarding the factors that accelerate or stifle high performance. Susan has presented on this study at such prestigious venues as the World Economic Forum, The International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change at the University of Greenwich, and Vacature’s 2004 “Talent Economy” launch event in Belgium.

Susan has been an Adjunct Professor of Management at the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business. She has been a guest lecturer at INSEAD business school in Fontainebleau, France, Kellogg Graduate School of Management and Instituto Empressa in Madrid. She also has taught at General Electric’s Crotonville Corporate Training Center.

She is the author of Contagious Success (Portfolio, 2004), a dynamic management book that revealed a global standard for high performance. Contagious Success was voted Fast Company’s Readers’ Choice selection in January 2005. Additionally, Susan authored two more prominent business books: Communicoding (Fine, 1990; Penguin USA, 1991) and Evolutionary Leadership (Simon & Schuster, 2001; Fireside, 2002).

She has been a guest on numerous local and national television and radio news programs and has been quoted extensively in the business press, including The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, BBC, USA Today and Bloomberg.

Susan is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Executives’ Club of Chicago and the University of Chicago Women’s Business Group. She also works with the Metropolitan YWCA of Chicago and The United Way.

 

Sample schedule:

Module 1 (Pre-Program) 

Pre-program:

  • Ready yourself for the academic environment and build a common language
  • Read and formulate your thoughts on the case studies, articles, and preparation questions



Module 2 (On-Campus: Hong Kong)

Competitive Strategy

Learn how to make the best competitive decisions for your company based on concepts from microeconomics and game theory

  • Industry economics and profitability, game theory, and competitor analysis
  • Factors affecting firm efficiency, competitiveness, and profitability
  • Dynamics of price competition and how to shape it to your advantage
  • Strategic decisions around market entry and competitive resources

Strategy Formulation and Implementation

A stimulating strategy drives business. Therefore, the ability to formulate strategy is probably the most important skill any executive can possess. This module will improve the participant’s intuition about strategy and the confidence to predict future performance to maximize growth. This session is much more than a review of theories. Participants will generate real ideas that are immediately applicable to their particular situation.

  • Understanding the vital difference between goals, strategy, and management: Which are easy and which are difficult?
  • Separating business success into strategy, leadership, and luck: How to understand your role in each
  • The role of top management in setting strategy: What is the real challenge great strategists see?
  • Collecting data to build your strategy: How to decide which data are useful among the many sources
  • Thinking like a strategist: How is it that great strategists develop their ideas?
  • Great business success stories: How to understand the way executives influence outcomes with strategy
  • Focus as a growth strategy: Why financial markets value this approach
  • Understanding the limits of strategy: What to do when strategy is not able to help
  • What you can do to improve your “strategy sense”, How to see strategy ideas all around you
  • Expert decision making: creating and evaluating alternative solutions

Strategic Marketing and Data-Driven Decisions
Data and analytics have climbed to the top of the corporate agenda. And as data-driven strategies take hold, they will become an increasingly important point of competitive differentiation. This workshop will focus on:

  • Strategic marketing
  • Business model canvas
  • Data led decisions and use of data analytics

Innovation Mindset
Innovation can potentially benefit any firm in any industry. For some firms, innovation is a critical determinant of success. Learn how creativity and business innovation can be taught, practiced, and refined like other business processes.



Module 3 (Off-Campus)

Core Foundational Module - Financial Accounting (Online)
This Financial Accounting module is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of financial accounting in a management context. The module teaches participants how accounting systems are used to record the day-to-day economic activities of a business. Participants learn fundamental accounting concepts and then apply those concepts in a detailed examination of the financial statements used to describe the business. Throughout the module, participants are presented with real-world challenges that require them to interpret the financial data to find answers.

Financial Accounting (Live Online)
Accounting is often referred to as the ‘language of business.’ Learn how to use financial statements and accounting choices to evaluate a firm.

  • Financial statement analysis, forecasting, and working capital management
  • Revenue recognition, accounting choices, accruals, and cash flows
  • Drivers of Industry capital structures and estimating capital requirements
  • Financial analysis for decision making and performance evaluation

Live Faculty Interactions

Multiple live interaction sessions are scheduled at regular intervals to discuss the latest thinking, case study, research or a topic of contextual importance. Such topics could include:

  • Leadership Action Journal (Leadership check-in)



Module 4 (On-Campus: New Delhi)

Our partner, Northwest Education, shall deliver this workshop based module on contextual topics and skillset that add an important dimension in your continued growth as a senior executive.

India Immersion
The immersion is designed to expose participants to the culture and ethos of Indian industry and includes exposure to large corporates as well as fast-growing startups that are serving both local and global markets. Several of these would be led by Chicago Booth Alumni which promises to also expand the network for participants and bring them closer to the very tight-knit community across the globe.

Competitive Advantage through Operations
This workshop will cover the following key topics through case studies and hands-on simulations:

  • Creating competitive advantage through operations
  • Operations simulation
  • Problem solving methods and frameworks

Managing and Driving Corporate Performance
This workshop on driving corporate performance will focus on tools and techniques to measure and improve corporate performance and cover the following topics:

  • Measuring and driving corporate performance – The Balanced Scorecard approach
  • Balanced Scorecard simulation
  • Managing performance in portfolio companies for Corporate Groups and Private Equity investors


 
Module 5 (Off-Campus)

Financial Accounting (Live Online)

Accounting is often referred to as the ‘language of business.’ Learn how to use financial statements and accounting choices to evaluate a firm.

  • Financial statement analysis, forecasting, and working capital management
  • Revenue recognition, accounting choices, accruals, and cash flows
  • Drivers of Industry capital structures and estimating capital requirements
  • Financial analysis for decision making and performance evaluation

Core Foundational Module - Corporate Finance (Online)

This module provides a fundamental understanding of the principles, analytical tools, and knowledge needed to make good investment and financing decisions. The module introduces participants to finance ratios, forecasting methods, capital structure theory, and risk-return analysis and then asks them to apply these concepts in several different approaches to valuing a business.

Live Faculty Interactions
Continuing live interaction sessions are scheduled at regular intervals to discuss the latest thinking, case study, research or a topic of contextual importance:

  • Platform Strategy
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Coaching and Mentorship (Leadership check-in)

 

Module 6 (On-Campus: London)

Managerial Finance
Develop a financial approach to managerial decision making, set within the context of a firm's strategic objectives.

  • Investment and financial decisions—tying finance to the strategy of the firm
  • Capital markets and the corporate manager
  • Exploring capital structures, cost of capital, diversification, risk, capital budgeting, and acceptable ROI
  • Diverse financial approaches, including methods of valuation

Entrepreneurial Leader
Entrepreneurship has become core Management learning and most managers are also expected to be entrepreneurial leaders. It is imperative to understand how you can enhance your skills and think and act in a manner that enhances your own equity as well as that of the firm. It is also important to understand the venture capital and private equity landscape should you chose to become an entrepreneur or work for a fast-growing organization that has raised capital or even if you want to pursue M&A of such organizations. Participants can leverage new knowledge and techniques to assess the desirability and value of investment projects, corporate assets, and acquisitions.

  • Introduction to Venture Capital: A Toolkit for Analyzing and Financing Startups
  • Commercializing Innovation: Tools to Research and Analyze Private Enterprises
  • Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity
  • M&A

High-Performance Leadership
This module will teach you the theories and tools needed to create a high-performance work environment that drives financial results and innovation.

  • Learn what drives high performance in uncertain economic times
  • Explore how good leaders manage change
  • Learn how to optimize thinking during change
  • Take the CliftonStrengths profile to discover your strengths


 

Module 7 (Off-Campus) 

Core Foundational Module - Management Communications (Online)
This module provides participants with the skills and guided practice necessary to master important concepts in business communication. A special emphasis is placed on planning, writing, and presenting as students learn how to lead more effectively through well-organized and successfully-executed business communication strategies.

Live Faculty Interaction
Continuing live interaction sessions are scheduled at regular intervals to discuss the latest thinking, case study, research or a topic of contextual importance:

  • Management of Organization
  • Social Capital
  • Authentic leadership (Leadership check-in)

 

Module 8 (On-Campus: Chicago)

Strategic Risk Management and Financial Fragility

  • Analyze the sources of financial fragility
  • Learn the components of effective risk management

Negotiation and Decision-Making Strategies
Drawing on the latest research in the psychology of judgment and Decision Making Processes, you will learn how to negotiate hard with integrity, using the basic influence techniques used by professional negotiators. You will learn to recognize flaws in your negotiation and decision-making processes, develop frameworks for making sound decisions, and create a system to monitor, improve, and implement your skills. You will also learn techniques that will enhance your influence within your company and with your clients and vendors.

  • Develop insights on how to make intuitive decisions
  • Learn strategies for analysis and preparing for negotiations
  • Learn techniques for Creating Value
  • Know what information is needed to negotiate effective outcomes
  • Develop methods of achieving Goals in a Multiple‐issue Negotiation
  • Assess decision-making skills and develop plans to improve performance

Persuasive Leadership
Businesses don’t lead unless individuals lead. Leadership operates at many levels, including country, industry, business, product, and personal levels. In this session, participants will look at a number of tools and skills to grow their existing business or lead a new venture off the ground. They will explore the knowledge, skill, and discipline that build leadership abilities and will learn to tell compelling stories that allow people to follow the direction they set.

  • Recognize the leadership phases through which all companies progress and anticipate the hurdles that cause us to stumble
  • Develop the entrepreneurial mindset in taking your business to the next level
  • Begin incorporating the characteristics of entrepreneurial leadership into your own leadership identity
  • Identify and fortify your personal combination of knowledge, skill, and discipline to enhance your leadership abilities and potential
  • Learn to build your social capital by building your network
  • Improve your ability to lead conversations and run high impact meetings
  • Practice and apply three story tools that will hone your skill and discipline in telling the right stories at the right time for the right reasons
  • Develop an action plan to continue to lead more effectively and to grow your personal leadership capabilities for the business

Graduation: Chicago 

Date to be determined.

 
Upcoming Program Information

2020-21 Cohort: December 2020 – August 2021

To apply to this program, please visit the Northwest Executive Education website.