The Advanced Management Program 

This senior leadership program awards Chicago Booth alumni status.

 

Disruptive forces are accelerating the way organizations innovate and operate, placing extraordinary demands on senior business leaders. Successful leaders now need the highest form of leadership to drive growth from new possibilities and cultivate a sustainable future. The Advanced Management Program (AMP) is designed for senior executives who desire to increase their impact and are serious about taking their organizations—and themselves—to the next level through agile and innovative leadership. Executives leave with razor-sharp business judgment and the skills and confidence to make high-stakes decisions and create lasting value.

Program benefits include:

  • A flexible schedule. Unlike most other senior management programs, AMP offers a customizable, flexible format that allows you to start the program at any point in the year—and an individualized curriculum tailored to your business goals.
  • A customized curriculum. AMP consists of three core leadership-focused sessions and three elective sessions. Choose electives that fit your development needs—including new electives in Chicago, London, and Hong Kong.
  • Immediate Application. You'll gain frameworks to learn rapidly from your experiences, and you'll discuss results with Booth faculty, an executive coach, and peers, maximizing the program’s return on investment. You'll receive one-on-one coaching and gain a supportive community that helps you achieve fulfillment as a leader of your organization and community.
  • Earn Chicago Booth alumni status upon completion of the program.

 

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The environment for senior business executives is more competitive than ever. By teaching not what to think but how to think, The Advanced Management Program (AMP) is designed to give you a competitive edge in an unknown future, for the entirety of your career.

In AMP, executives are immersed in a collaborative environment, in which our world-class faculty provide frameworks and tools developed at Chicago Booth that can be immediately applied in their various leadership roles. Their professors, executive coach, and fellow classmates offer new perspectives, challenge their thinking, and offer meaningful feedback, all with the goal of increasing their ability to effectively lead their organizations.

By attending this program, you will:

  • Develop a structured method for learning from your experience and generating insights.
  • Gain new perspectives on your organization, the industry in which you compete, and the challenges you face.
  • Become more reflective and critical in your thinking and encourage the same of your colleagues.
  • Learn how to better position your organization for growth in a rapidly and continually evolving business landscape.
  • Learn how relationships, self-awareness, and leadership agility determine your competitive advantage.
  • Discover how to balance your roles as a representative for your interests, your company's interests, and the interests of your profession and community at large.

Format

AMP's format of three elective courses, combined with the three cohort core sessions, provide Chicago Booth AMP participants with flexibility and a customized learning experience unlike any other top business school:

  • Three week-long core sessions: Focus on different aspects of enterprise leadership (see Program Outline section for more detail)
  • Three elective sessions: Allow for a laser-focused, individualized curriculum for each executive’s experience and interests. In the elective sessions, executives will deepen their knowledge across key functions such as corporate strategy and finance.

Location & Schedule

The flexible schedule allows you to start the program at any point during the year and attend elective sessions around your schedule. Electives can be attended prior to the core sessions.

Core sessions location and schedule:

The three core sessions are held at our Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago on set dates. Each core session is five days in duration.

  • Introductory Session: 'Leader as Person'
  • Midcourse Session: Leader and the Organization
  • Capstone Session: Leader and the Community

Elective sessions location and schedule:

Electives are held-year round, and allow for flexibility in scheduling, which is critical for senior executives. Most electives are held at the Gleacher Center in Chicago; you can also take select electives at Booth's Chicago, London, and Hong Kong campuses, providing a unique opportunity to broaden your global perspective. Please refer to the "Program Outline" section to view dates and location for each elective.

Benefit from Executive Coaching

Between sessions, you will engage in coaching to support your rapid leadership development. You’ll have the opportunity to continuously try new skills and techniques in the workplace and the classroom while receiving valuable feedback from your coach and peers. This unique approach helps you solidify the abundant classroom learnings and apply the learnings effectively to your career.

Coaching includes:

  • 1-on-1 coaching calls with an executive coach to discuss your successes and challenges in applying the course frameworks.
  • Group coaching sessions where you'll discuss your learnings with an executive coach along with peers in your cohort, giving you the opportunity to receive peer feedback and develop your own trusted advisory network.
  • Coaching sessions include a stakeholder assessment where you'll incorporate feedback from colleagues of your choice to identify growth opportunities. With this confidential survey, you can explore how to implement feedback and growth opportunities from the safety of the classroom.

The ongoing dialogue created through the coaching and assessment is unique to AMP's culture of achieving rapid growth and learning from your own experiences.

What is New in AMP 2024?

Starting with the 2024 AMP cohort, participants will benefit from an improved program design that incorporates three significant updates:

  • New Global Electives: Choose from a range of new electives such as Strategic Organizational Management, Accelerated Valuation Program, Portfolio Management, and others. These electives have been carefully selected to give you the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in today's global business landscape. Plus, many of these electives also offer global campus options, giving you the chance to expand your horizons.
  • Personalized Coaching: In addition to group coaching, receive personalized, 1-on-1 coaching that integrates the program's core leadership curriculum. This coaching will provide you with valuable insights and guidance that will help you achieve your career goals.
  • Expanded Networking: Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be granted Chicago Booth alumni status, which will open up expanded networking opportunities -- allowing you to connect with other successful professionals and build your network.

The Advanced Management Program is designed for senior-level executives who have achieved rapid advancement in their careers, and are looking for a customized, flexible program that addresses their specific development needs and helps them lead their organizations more effectively.

Most participants are senior-level executives who hold leadership positions one or two levels from the CEO in large organizations or hold C-suite-level positions at midsize companies with significant opportunities for growth. The executives have often been identified as central to the company’s succession plan and serve as members of executive committees, heads of major business units, senior heads of functions, and senior members of the operating group. Positions include senior vice president, vice president, executive director, general manager, managing director, and C-suite.

Since the program is intense, it is vital that applicants possess a commitment to preparation and active engagement. Participants should also be ready to engage in various approaches to learning and being exposed to diverse frameworks and ideas. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required for successful participation in the program.

Harry L. Davis

Roger L. and Rachel M. Goetz Distinguished Service Professor of Creative Management Emeritus

Harry L. Davis studies leadership, strategy, creativity and innovation. His scholarly research has appeared in a number of top-tier academic journals, including the Journal of Consumer Research and the Journal of Marketing. Among his publications are "The Promising Start-up Within: A Guide to Internal Corporate Venturing," written with Russ Rosenzweig and published in The Virtual Strategist in October 2001, and "Purchasing Behavior in Embedded Markets," written with fellow Chicago Booth faculty member Jonathan Frenzen and published in the June 1990 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research.

Davis, who joined the faculty in 1963, has introduced many innovative executive education programs in the United States and abroad. These programs include the first core leadership program of any top-rated MBA program in the country and the Management Lab. Davis also helped Chicago Booth pioneer its first international campus in 1983 where he served as deputy dean for MBA programs until 1993. He was also professor of behavioral science for the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management in Brussels.

Davis is a trustee and member of the executive committee of the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, a national organization devoted to large-scale social research in public interest. He served on the boards of Golden Rule Insurance and Harnischfeger Industries and was chairman of the board of the Graham School of General Studies. Davis has consulted for many organizations, including ABB, the Boston Consulting Group, Monsanto, and the Terra Museum of American Art.

He earned a bachelor's degree in sociology in 1959 and an MBA in marketing in 1960 from Dartmouth College. He earned a master's degree in sociology in 1969 and a PhD in marketing in 1970 from Northwestern University.

Outside of academia, Davis enjoys classical guitar and passenger trains.

Nicholas Epley

John Templeton Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow
Nicholas Epley is the John Templeton Keller Professor of Behavior Science and Director of the Roman Family Center for Decision Research. He studies social cognition—how thinking people think about other thinking people—to understand why smart people so routinely misunderstand each other. He teaches an ethics and wellbeing course to MBA students called Designing a Good Life.

His research has appeared in more than two dozen empirical journals, been featured by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Wired, and National Public Radio, among many others, and has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Templeton Foundation. He has been awarded the 2008 Theoretical Innovation Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the 2011 Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology from the American Psychological Association, the 2015 Book Prize for the Promotion of Social and Personality Science, and the 2018 Career Trajectory Award from the Society for Experimental Social Psychology. Epley was named a "professor to watch" by the Financial Times, one of the "World's Best 40 under 40 Business School Professors" by Poets and Quants, and one of the 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics in 2015 by Ethisphere. He is the author of Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want.

Ayelet Fishbach

Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Marketing
Ayelet Fishbach studies social psychology, management and consumer behavior. She is the past president of the Society for the Science of Motivation and the International Social Cognition Network, and the author of GET IT DONE: Surprising Lessons from the Science of Motivation

Fishbach is an expert on motivation and decision making. Her groundbreaking research on human motivation has won the Society of Experimental Social Psychology's Best Dissertation Award and Career Trajectory Award, and the Fulbright Educational Foundation Award. She further received the Provost's Teaching Award from the University of Chicago.

Fishbach’s research has been published in many journals, including Nature, Psychological Review, Psychological Science, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Journal of Marketing Research, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Her research is regularly featured in the media, including the New York Times, Financial Times, WSJ, CNN, and NPR.

Fishbach earned a bachelor's degree with distinction in psychology in 1992, a master's degree summa cum laude in psychology in 1995, and a PhD magna cum laude in psychology in 1999, all from Tel Aviv University. She joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 2002.

Marc Knez

Clinical Professor of Strategic Management

Marc J. Knez studies strategic and organizational decision making, strategic planning, and market analysis. His academic research evolved from a focus on applying game theory and decision theory to strategic decisionmaking to a focus on market analysis, strategy development, and organizational structure. His work has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, the Journal of Business, and the Journal of Labor Economics. Among his articles are "Across the Board Incentives," Harvard Business Review (February 2002); "Direct and Indirect Bargaining Costs and the Scope of the Firm," the Journal of Business (April 2002); and "Firm-wide Incentives and Mutual Monitoring At Continental Airlines," Journal of Labor Economics (October 2001). All were written with Duncan Simester. He also has published in the Financial Times Mastering Strategy Series. Titles include "Game Theory in the Real World" and "Vertical Integration: Make or Buy Decisions" both written with Robert Gertner and published in November 1999.

Knez has been a full-time management consultant working with clients in financial services, telecommunications equipment, hospitality, and consumer products. During his time as a consultant, he was a senior vice president of Sibson Consulting and a Principal at the Capital H Group. He is currently on the board of directors of the Metropolitan Capital Bank.

He believes his past experience provides him with the ability to bring both perspectives to the classroom. He specializes in bridging the gap between academic research and applied decisionmaking in the context of strategic planning and technology strategy. He also has brought this perspective to executive education. He has taught executives at the Financial Management Program at General Electric, and the McKinsey & Co. mini-MBA program, as well as conducted customized education for Northrop Grumman, MTV Networks Asia, Metropolitan Life, and the William Wrigley Jr. Company.

Knez earned a bachelor's degree in economics at the University of Arizona and a PhD in decision sciences at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1991.

When not teaching or conducting research, Knez enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.

Nancy Tennant

Adjunct Professor of Leadership; CEO, Innovation Universe, and Vice President Global Innovation, Whirlpool Corporation, Emeritus

Dr. Nancy Tennant is a practitioner, professor, consultant, and best-selling author in innovation, leadership, and organization change. She offers a unique blend of theory and practice in her courses and workshops. She is one of the world's leading pioneers and experts in transforming companies by creating and implementing enterprise strategies that facilitate leadership and innovation. She is the CEO of Innovation Universe®. Businessweek named Dr. Tennant one of the 25 Innovation Champions in the world. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where she is co-developing an innovative Leadership Studio MBA course that teaches leadership agility throughout career transitions. She is also an instructor at The University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, where she co-founded the top-rated Certified Innovation Mentor and I-Mentor Boot Camp Programs. She is a frequent public speaker to "C" level audiences around the world including Dubai's Innovation Forum, Copenhagen Innovation Roundtable, Hamburg’s DRDS Design Research & Design Strategy Conference, Brazil's ANPEI, Kuwait’s Innovation Universe Workshop, London's Financial Times Workshops, Harvard University, Penn State University, Wharton School of Business, and NASA.

Dr. Tennant is the Vice President Emerita, Innovation and Leadership, at Whirlpool Corporation. At Whirlpool she reported to two Chairmen and CEOs for over 20 years, where she helped transform Whirlpool to achieve innovation from everywhere and everyone.

Her most recent book, Transform Your Company for the Innovation Universe: FRAME | GENERATE | EMBED | LEAD, (Moonfish Press, 2019), is equal part thesis, practicum, and memoir informed by her decades of learning and teaching innovation within companies. Her previous publications include the best-selling Unleashing Innovation: How Whirlpool Transformed An Industry, Snyder, Nancy Tennant and Duarte, D.L., 2008, Jossey-Bass/Wiley; The 5 Requirements of a Truly Innovative Company, Hamel, Gary and Tennant, Nancy, 2015, Harvard Business Review; Strategic Innovation: Embedding Innovation as a Core Competency In Your Organization, Snyder, Nancy Tennant and Duarte, D.L, 2003, Jossey-Bass/Wiley: and the best-selling Mastering Virtual Teams: Strategies, Tools, and Techniques that Succeed, Duarte, D.L. and Snyder, Nancy Tennant, 1999 & 2006, Jossey-Bass/Wiley.

Nancy earned a bachelor's degree in sociology and a master's degree in industrial relations from West Virginia University, respectively. She earned a doctorate in organizational behavior/human resource development from the George Washington University with her dissertation, "Global Integrating Mechanisms and Global Dominant Logic: Managers' Perceptions of Global Integration."

Hal Weitzman

Adjunct Associate 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.

His interests include rugby, tea, and gardening.

Becki Lindley

Executive Coach, Becki Lindley Coaching

Becki has 25+ years of corporate, consulting, and entrepreneurial success in generating revenue growth and assessing new products and markets. She has strong cross-functional experience and has worked with retail, consumer packaged goods, electronics, insurance, healthcare, higher education, software and real estate among other industries.

Becki is an accomplished facilitator and coach, skills honed working with groups and individuals in market research, business and higher education. She has been part-time faculty and coach at the Booth School of Business (Management Labs) and has led groups for Fortune 100 custom executive education programs at both Booth and Kellogg business schools.

Becki earned her M.B.A. with High Honors from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

The Advanced Management Program is comprised of three core sessions and three electives.

The Core Sessions

The core sessions establish an ongoing discipline of development through Booth's Learning from Experience (LfE) framework and methodology — providing the pathway to reach your leadership goals.

You will be able to:

  • Access and own more leadership qualities and skills for the varied roles a leader occupies daily and throughout their lives
  • Become more authentic and strategically agile in deploying these qualities when engaging with others
  • Lead successfully through a long and progressive career

1. Introductory Session: 'Leader as Person'

"As a senior leader, you are a role model — but what are you modeling?"

The purpose of this program is to increase your impact as a leader. Two critically important factors are a strong understanding of yourself, your strengths, and how to leverage them, and an equally strong understanding of those you interact with and how to engage and motivate them.

In this session, you will learn how increased self-awareness and greater leadership agility can enhance your ability to influence others at the right time in the right way. You will be introduced to new techniques for learning rapidly and effectively from your own experiences. You'll also improve your ability to communicate in an authentic and powerful way. You will learn how to leverage your network of connections and why some senior executives perform better than others.

2. Midcourse Session: Leader and the Organization

Just as personal agility is essential to your career success, developing organizational agility will increase your organization's competitive advantage. Building on the first core week, this session explores how your role as an effective leader is integrated into your organization and how you can drive change, develop a results-driven culture, and create value by identifying new opportunities in engaging and mobilizing your workforce.

3. Capstone Session: Leader and the Community

In today's global economy, risk and opportunity can come from events down the street or on other continents. This final core session explores how to balance your roles as a representative for your interests, your company’s interests, and the interests of your profession and community at large. You will also have an opportunity to think deeply about your future plans and your legacy as a leader.

Electives: Charting your own Course

The Advanced Management Program allows you to dive deeper into material that supports your business needs, professional development interests, and career goals.

Choose three electives to match your schedule and development needs. These electives have been carefully developed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in today's global business landscape. Plus, in addition to being offered in Chicago, some electives also offer global campus options (London or Hong Kong), giving you the chance to expand your horizons.

Here’s a representative list of AMP electives; click the program name for more information:

ELECTIVES

Finance 

Strategy, Innovation, and Analytics

Leadership & Management

Hong Kong campus programs

"Healthgrades recently ranked us #1 in Maryland for Orthopedic Surgery and Spine Surgery. I truly believe we wouldn't have achieved this without my participation in the AMP course. Our center has seen significant growth; it was fully built about a year and a half ago. We successfully merged three practices and are now planning to expand our footprint by another 50%. Additionally, we are recruiting more surgeons, neurologists, and pain specialists into our center."


—P. Justin Tortolani, MD, Director at the Spine Institute University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center and Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. 
Read more about Justin's AMP experience »


My AMP experience has been a personally transformative journey marked by deep self-reflection and introspection. As a result, I have discovered auto-imposed boundaries I was unaware of and practical tools to eliminate or shift them. After this program, I feel better positioned to be a better leader and hopefully a better person.

—Maria Gomez Barea, Chief Operations Officer, Servihabitat 


For me, the AMP program provided three things: The first, and perhaps the most expected, was the curriculum, content, access to academic experts, and healthy discussions around various relevant leadership topics.


The second, and perhaps the most meaningful, was an amazing cohort of global leaders with a vast degree of experience and expertise. These have become both personal and professional relationships that I am confident I will lean into for many, many years.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the program offers a moment of pause and reflection. Harry Davis described this as “time on the balcony,” upon which I was able to access my core self, my alignment with my visible self, and the pursuit of my best self. It was a truly rewarding experience.”

—Blair deVerteuil, President, Life Sciences, ATS Corporation 


What I enjoyed most about the program was how it got me to think about leadership differently. Often with learning, I expect to take away a tool or a learned skill, and this program felt more thought-provoking. I truly feel like I am accessing different parts of my brain when thinking through complex leadership challenges, which makes me a better leader. For that, I will be forever grateful. Thank you! 

—Matt Lyons, Executive Vice President, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.


This program has been life-changing in various ways. It inspired me to keep learning about myself, my role as a leader, and my purpose as a human being. I am impressed with the quality of the content, the faculty, the students, and even the food. I’ve been able to apply many of the things I’ve learned, the "LfE" is a powerful approach to self-development, the best I’ve experienced in my 20+ years as a business leader.

—Eugenio Calderon, Vice President, Illinois Tool Works Inc.


I really liked the group activities that were exercises to engage the whole team. This group worked well at being open and transparent, so I learned a lot from others to help myself. I am excited that I have all of these great resources in the form of a network and classwork to practice as I continue to rise in my company. I would tell a colleague that this is a great course to help reflect on oneself to become a better leader.

—Joe Newhart, Head of Value Added Sales & Marketing, JBS USA Holdings, LLC


Dividing the program into three sections was a great format. The sessions with the most interaction were more meaningful to me. The closeness of our group surprised me the most.

I’m taking many lessons and experimenting with the social/psychological behavioral elements, which I find fascinating. I would recommend this program to any company interested in investing in their senior leaders to create broader perspectives in all aspects of leadership.

—Heidi DeBenedetti, Chief Administrative Officer and Regional President, Gilbane Building Company 


AMP is highly interactive, and you don’t feel lost but part of the class from Day 1. The collegial relationships I made were genuine, with an avid learning spirit shared by all participants. It’s the best interactive and lively program with collaborative group work that offers real solutions to real-life corporate issues. It’s a must for any serious business leader to attend and be a recipient of the many learning processes.

—Terrence Chimanya, Managing Director, Seed Co Limited


The AMP provides the unique opportunity to learn from and collaborate with exceptional colleagues from around the world while gaining invaluable skills and insights about leadership from an incredible lineup of faculty and experts associated with the Chicago Booth School of Business. I am extremely grateful for my time in the program and proud to have participated.

—Nikki Richardson, Head of Corporate Communications, JBS USA Holdings, LLC


As a leader with a technical background and operational responsibility, the new ideas and leadership approaches were very impactful. Putting oneself in the role of a character, playwright, or director changed my perspective and allowed me to be more flexible and effective in my leadership.

Ryan Palazzo, President, Pipelines, Primoris Energy Services Corporation


I think we all came here to work on our professional skills, but will leave as better human beings. And that’s so valuable because you will not get that elsewhere. We are so lucky to have had the opportunity to meet, observe, and learn from Harry Davis, the epitome of being ‘a good person.’

—Andres Henao, Strategic and Business Development Director, SUPER DE ALIMENTOS SAS

Over the years, I've known and engaged with several undergraduate and graduate students from Chicago Booth; therefore, I just knew the level of rigor and the caliber of the other students would be unparalleled and provide the best experience.

Being able to make connections with fellow participants from all over has been great. I think the social capital piece is a huge part of the AMP experience.

—Kelly Jin, Vice President for Community and National Initiatives at the Knight Foundation. Read more about Kelly's AMP experience »


This program was exactly what I needed to help me transition to my new role. The lessons that I learned from AMP were immediately applicable in terms of developing strategy, evolving company culture, and driving bottom-line results. Not only have I benefited from world-class professors, I've also met an invaluable network of business leaders who have helped me to grow both personally and professionally.

—Elana Schrader, M.D., Vice President, Marketing Blue Cross and Blue Shield Florida


I had the option of attending any of the top-tier business schools, but for me, Chicago Booth was the only choice. Booth has an excellent reputation for providing students with cutting-edge information that can be immediately applied...For anyone who’s interested in remaining on the leading edge of the most current business information, and who wishes to engage in data-driven discussions with proven business leaders, Booth’s Advanced Management Program is a great program to take.

—Bill Mairson, Deputy Principal Associate Director at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Read more about Bill's AMP experience »


The faculty are top-notch and really know how to connect with the vast variety of students in each class. They become part of our team over the many months of the program and are always willing to discuss specific issues, connecting the topics with our real-world situations.

—Michael McKelvy, President and CEO of Gilbane Building Company. Read more about Michael's experience » 


Chief Learning Officer/Executive Sponsor Perspective

Kiewit has a long history of developing our leaders. You have to continuously sharpen the edge of the saw with external perspectives, methods of thinking and approaches to business. When we know that someone is going to have a senior role in our organization, we use the Advanced Management Program as a way to sharpen that saw and give them that external perspective and experience.

The people we've put through the program speak very highly that they're growing, they're being challenged, and ultimately they're able to come back and apply those skills. More importantly, as executive leaders of the business, we can see a difference in the individuals. It forces them to step outside their comfort zone, so you see a higher level of confidence. They have the ability to look at problems differently, in nontraditional ways. They've been able to interact with a different network of people and had the ability to think about work in a setting with little or no risk so that when they come back they've had the time to step out of their normal day-to-day work and can respond to it with a lot more confidence.

—Michael G., Vice President of Human Resources, Kiewit

Upon successful completion of the program, you will also be granted Chicago Booth alumni status and join a powerful global network. With more than 56,000 alumni living and leading in 120 countries, Booth’s MBA alumni community extends around the globe and into every industry and function. You'll join an elite network of senior leaders, as countless Booth alumni are in C-suite and senior leadership roles within their organizations.

In addition to alumni status, you'll receive select Chicago Booth alumni benefits, gaining access to professional growth and lifelong learning opportunities.

Furthermore, you will earn a Chicago Booth Executive Education certificate upon successful completion of this program. You'll join Booth's Executive Education network, which represents 31,000+ executives across 140 countries. You will also receive a digital badge that can be shared among your social networks, including LinkedIn.

To apply for the program, candidates must submit:

1. A completed application.

2. A resume or CV.

3. A letter of recommendation from a member of the sponsoring organization's executive management*, describing the applicant's background and motivation for enrolling in the program, as well as why the applicant would benefit from attending.

4. Payment commitment form signed by the applicant and member of sponsoring organization.

Once your application has been received in full, the Booth team may schedule an interview to discuss your application and candidacy for the program.

We take a holistic approach to admissions, taking into consideration career progression and achievement, commitment to the program, appreciation for Chicago Booth's approach to business education, and ability to contribute to the Chicago Booth community.

*If self-sponsoring, equivalent professional reference

Admissions Timeline

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

2024 cohort: To ensure your place in 2024 cohort and to receive advanced preparation materials in a timely manner, please submit your application by our Round 1 deadline of May 17, 2024.  Applications received less than 6 weeks prior to the start of the program's first core session (for 2024: July 29, 2024) will be considered if space is available.

Admissions FAQ

Do you offer scholarships or financial aid?
Unfortunately not. Nor can we facilitate student loan requests. This program is often paid by participants’ employers; participants can also self-sponsor.

I already have an MBA, master's in finance, or other graduate degree. Can I apply to this program?
Yes. Participants come from a variety of academic backgrounds, and participants with an advanced degree can benefit from this program. Participants may have received a business education earlier in their career, and as they gain seniority, discover they need a customized, cutting-edge toolkit designed for senior executives so that they can continue to meet their career goals.

Does this program count toward an MBA degree?
No — this program, designed for busy senior leaders, is different from an MBA or EMBA in that it offers and more concentrated focus. You will emerge from this program as part of the prestigious Booth alumni network; however, this program does not confer credit that can be used toward a degree program.

Are there any language requirements?
Proficiency in written and spoken English is required for successful participation in the program.

Is a test score needed to apply?
A GMAT/GRE score, executive assessment, or other entrance exam is not needed to apply.

Where can I find additional information about traveling to Chicago Booth's campuses?
Information about planning your stay in Chicago, London, or Hong Kong can be found here. General information about the Chicago program experience is available here.

I have additional questions or need assistance with my application. Who can I contact?
Please contact our Enrollment Advisors at exec.ed@chicagobooth.edu or +1 312.464.8732. They are happy to assist.


UPCOMING PROGRAM DATES

2024 Cohort Information
  • Introductory core: July 29 - August 2, 2024
  • Mid-core: November 11-15, 2024
  • Capstone core: March 3-7, 2025
  • Elective sessions are held year around

Apply for the 2024 cohort here.



2025 Cohort Information

Core session dates:
Core session dates to be announced. The Introductory core session is expected to be held in July 2025, Mid-core session in November 2025, and Capstone core session in March 2026. All core sessions are held in Chicago.

Elective session dates:
Electives are held year-round. Applicants may start their 2025 AMP journey with an elective as soon as their application is accepted (as soon as summer 2024). Please view the "Program Outline" section on this page for elective dates and details.

2025 Applications

Booth is now accepting applications for the 2025 cohort. Applications received through August 2024 will receive the Early Acceptance price of $66,000 USD.

Apply for the 2025 cohort here.