Executive Education

The Accelerated Development Program

Develop critical business understanding and leadership skills over ten months, with three academic in-class modules in Hong Kong, London, and Chicago.

To apply for 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 also need to focus on daily operations of your function as well as ensure the viability of organization for the foreseeable future. How do you gain the critical insight you need without too much time away from work?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 also need to focus on daily operations of your function as well as ensure the viability of organization for the foreseeable future. How do you gain the critical insight you need without too much time away from work?

The Chicago Booth Accelerated Development Program (ADP) offers a powerful solution: maximum exposure to key business concepts and strategies in an intensive format over 9 months, with three academic on-campus modules on Chicago Booth campuses in Hong Kong, London, and Chicago; and three off-campus modules that include workshops, live online interactions and online learning to strengthen business fundamentals. The modular format means you can apply the new knowledge to the workplace in real time as the program progresses. 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.

FEE
US $25,000
Accommodations not included

DURATION
2017 cohort: May 2017 – December 2017

2018 cohort: please check back soon for 2018 dates.

LOCATION
2017 cohort: New Delhi, Hong Kong, and Chicago

2018 cohort: Hong Kong, London, and Chicago

CONTACT
For inquiries, contact Abhilash Misra at (+91) 982.043.6660, or Abhilash.Misra@ChicagoBooth.edu

Northwest Executive Education is the program partner for the Chicago Booth Accelerated Development Program (ADP). You can reach them by email at chicago@northwest.in or by phone at +91 8587878713-14-15 or visit the program website here.

 SCHEDULE: THE ADP EXPERIENCE (May 2017-December 2017 cohort)

Programs:
Dates: Topic: Duration: Location:
Module 1 (Pre-Program) Starts on admission to program Financial Accounting 6 weeks Online
Model 2 (On-Campus) May 15-19, 2017 Competitive Strategy, Strategy Formulation and Execution, Financial Accounting, Analysis and Reporting, Strategic Business Leadership

5 days Chicago Booth campus, Hong Kong
 
Module 3
(Off-Campus)


June 2017 Network Leadership 1 session Live online
June 2017 Leadership Check-In 1 1 session Live online
July 2017 Platform Strategy 1 session Live online
July 22-23, 2017 India Innovation Forum 2 days Bangalore, India
Aug 2017 Psychology of Management 1 session Live online
Sept-Oct, 2017 Management Communications 6 weeks Online
Sept 2-3, 2017 Workshop: Competitive Advantage through Operation 2 days UChicago Center, New Delhi, India
Sept 2017 Leadership Check-In 2 1 session Live online
Module 4 (On-Campus)
Oct 9-13, 2017
Negotiations and Decision-making Strategies,
Risk Management & Financial Fragility, Innovation Mindset,
Interaction with Booth Alums in Chicago
5 days
Chicago Booth Campus, Chicago
Module 5 (Off-Campus)
Oct 2017
Entrepreneurial Strategy
1 session
Live online
Oct-Dec, 2017
Corporate Finance
6 weeks
Online
Nov 11-12, 2017
Workshop: Strategic Marketing and Data Driven Decisions
2 days
UChicago Center, New Delhi, India
Nov 2017
Leadership check-in 3
1 session
Live online
Nov 25-26, 2017
Workshop: Measuring and Driving Corporate Performance
2 days
UChicago Center, New Delhi, India
Module 6 (On-Campus)
Dec 11-15, 2017
Managerial Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, The Corporate Manager, Persuasive Leadership

5 days
UChicago Center, New Delhi, India
 Dec 15,2017
 Graduation Ceremony
Evening UChicago Center, New Delhi, India
 

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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.

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

•    CEOs, Directors, Presidents
•    CFOs, Head of Finance, Head of Investments
•    Senior functional managers, business heads, and manager of managers
•    Individuals with outstanding career 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

SCHEDULE FOR 2017 COHORT

MODULE 1 (OFF-CAMPUS)

Pre-Program (Online Module)

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


MODULE 2 (ON-CAMPUS: HONG-KONG)


Competitive Strategy, Strategy Formulation and Execution
•    Learn how to make the best competitive decisions for your company based on concepts form 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

Financial Accounting, Reporting and Analysis
•    Introduction to the fundamental concepts of financial accounting in a management context.
•    Learn accounting systems used to record the day-to-day economic activities of a business.
•    Fundamental accounting concepts applied in a detailed examination of the financial statements used to describe the business.

Strategic Business Leadership
•    Practice leadership agility, enhance your ability to read organizations, and hone your skills in strategy execution.
•    Identify initiatives that create value
•    Manage across organizational boundaries
•    Structure your business to deliver more value


MODULE 3 (OFF-CAMPUS)


Multiple live interaction sessions are scheduled at regular intervals to discuss the latest thinking, case study, research or a topic of contextual importance. Apart from regular leadership journey check-ins, such topics could include:
•    Network Leadership
•    Platform Strategy
•    Psychology of Management

INDIA INNOVATION FORUM
As a program participant you will get exclusive access to India Innovation Forum (IIF). IIF is a unique event organized by Northwest, which brings together prominent stakeholders in innovation ecosystem such as Entrepreneurs, VC and PE investors, thought leaders and corporate leaders who are pushing the envelope in the most impactful manner. To learn more about speakers, agenda and view pictures from IIF, please click here.


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.

WORKSHOPS
Our partner, Northwest Education, shall deliver workshops on contextual topics or a skillset that add an important dimension in your continued growth as a senior executive.

Competitive Advantage Through Operations
This workshop will cover following key topics:
•    Creating competitive advantage through operations (Case study discussion)
•    Operations simulation
•    Problem solving techniques


MODULE 4 (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
•    Learn how 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.
•    Develop insights on how to make intuitive decisions
•    Learn strategies for analysis and preparing for negotiations
•    Know what information is needed to negotiate effective outcomes

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


MODULE 5 (OFF-CAMPUS)

LIVE ONLINE INTERACTIONS

Continuing live interaction sessions are scheduled at regular intervals to discuss the latest thinking, case study, research or a topic of contextual importance:
•    Entrepreneurial Strategy
•    Leadership Journey

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.

WORKSHOPS
Our partner, Northwest Education, shall deliver workshops on contextual topics or a skillset that add an important dimension in your continued growth as a senior executive.

Measuring and Driving Corporate Performance
This workshop on driving corporate performance will focus on tools and techniques to measure and improve corporate performance, it would cover 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

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


MODULE 6 (ON-CAMPUS: NEW DELHI)

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 strategy of the firm
•    Capital markets and the corporate manager
•    Exploring capital structures, cost of capital, diversification, risk, capital budgeting, and acceptable ROI

Corporate Manager
•    Sharpen comprehension of insights including M&A and risk management at a top level.
•    Financing Pre-Deal risk analysis
•    Overall capital structure design
•    Choices among financial instruments to implement desired capital structure
•    Restructuring and acquiring companies

Persuasive Leadership
•    Learn which tools and skills will grow your existing business or lead a new venture off the ground.
•    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
•    Learn to build your social capital by building your network


GRADUATION: NEW DELHI
December 15, 2017