Executive Education

Global Senior Management Program – Chicago and Madrid

Gain a global perspective and international network in this two-part management program co-created by Chicago Booth and IE Business School.

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As a senior leader, you need a global strategic vision to navigate your firm through the challenges of the international playing field. The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the IE Business School have partnered to create a one-of-a-kind opportunity for senior managers to develop a global understanding, advanced leadership skills, and international growth strategies in a two-part program hosted on the Chicago and Madrid campuses. 

The Global Senior Management Program (GSMP) combines the academic rigor and cutting-edge research of these top-ranked business schools with real-world relevance and applicability to enhance your leadership skills and analytic abilities for today's global markets.

Senior leaders will hone their skills in this intensive program through a variety of experiences including lectures, case discussions, simulations, self-assessments, and meetings with outstanding business leaders.

By attending this program, you will:

  • Expand your current view of the global business world and discover how to draw on international perspectives to better forecast future trends.
  • Cultivate the advanced management skills needed to develop innovative strategies and implement change in global organizations.
  • Explore the latest research and advancements in strategy, finance, operations, marketing, and human capital.
  • Build your international network with fellow business leaders, industry leaders, and internationally renowned faculty.

Module 1: Chicago Booth campus, Chicago
Module 2: IE Business School, C/Serrano 99, Madrid

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Pradeep K. Chintagunta

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

Pradeep Chintagunta teaches topics relating to marketing management, market strategy, marketing research, and a doctoral seminar on marketing models at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He was named a top professor at Chicago Booth in 2002 by Bloomberg Businessweek.

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Nicholas Epley

John Templeton Keller Professor of Behavioral Science and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow

Professor Epley has been a member of the Chicago Booth faculty since 2005. He conducts research in the areas of experimental study of social cognition; perspective taking; and intuitive human judgment. Most of his research investigates people's abilities to read others' minds, from knowing how one is being judged by others to predicting others' attitudes, beliefs, and underlying motivations, and the implications of systematic mistakes in mind reading for everyday social interactions.

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Marvin Zonis

Professor Emeritus

Marvin Zonis is cofounder and chair of DSD, a software development company, and a member of the board of directors of CNA Financial. He holds PhD in political science from MIT.

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Gregory D. Bunch

Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship

Greg Bunch brings years of practical experience as a general manager and entrepreneur to his classes. He is the founder and president of Masterplan International Corporation. Bunch works with Fortune 50, family, and start-up businesses in the areas of innovation and strategy. He was also a partner at Brandtrust, a brand strategy consultancy. Some of the companies he has worked with include: American Express, Danaher, ETS, Harley-Davidson, Hewlett-Packard, Kimberly-Clark, McDonalds and YUM!

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Ram Shivakumar

Adjunct Professor of Economics and Strategy

Ram Shivakumar specializes in industrial organization, financial economics, and corporate strategy. His research has appeared in the Journal of International Economics, the Canadian Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Industrial Economics.

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John Burrows

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

John Burrows teaches general management, leadership, and negotiations for Chicago Booth Executive Education. Previously, he served as partner with Accenture and held senior roles in sales and marketing at enterprise software companies including Siebel and Oracle. His teaching and research interests include organizational design, workforce analytics, social network analysis, and social capital. He holds a PhD in behavioral science from University of Chicago and an MBA from Chicago Booth.
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Susan Lucia Annunzio

President and Chief Executive Officer

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.

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Gareth Jones

Professor of Leadership, Visiting Professor of IE Business School

Gareth's career has spanned both the academic and business worlds. He began as a University academic in Economic and Social Studies at the University of East Anglia before moving to the London Business School, where he joined the Organisational Behaviour Group.

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Mia de Kuijper

Professor of Scenario Planning & Power Nodes, IE Business School

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Edgar Mayoral

Professor of Implementing an Internationalization Strategy, IE Business School

Edgar Mayoral combines an extensive academic background in strategy with a wide professional experience in the banking sector. He teaches General Management, and Strategy Implementation courses to the Executive MBA in IE Business School, as well as Executive Education advanced programs.

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Joseph Pistrui

Professor of Corporate Entrepreneurship, IE Business School

Joseph Pistrui is the Associate Dean for Executive Education at IE Business School based in Madrid, Spain. Additionally, Joseph serves as the Executive Director of International Custom Programs, and is a professor of the Department of Entrepreneurial Studies at IE. Joseph is also a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, where he lectures and researches issues related to new enterprise formation as part of the LSE’s Department of Management.

I'm amazed at the quality of the professors. Many of them are best-selling book authors. The way the teaching has been approached is very interactive and challenges a lot of the conventional norms and conventional thinking.

Shahril Azuar Jimin, CEO, Etiqa Takaful Berhad

The reason I decided to pursue this program was that I got an invitation for next year for my 10th reunion meeting of my MBA. It shocked me that it is already ten years since I did my MBA so I decided to look for a way of pushing forwards, getting senior managers as peers and to get what is going into the classes and concepts to be prepared for the next ten years. This is why I am here and I was picking from top universities around the world and what a great combination between Chicago and IE Business School. These two weeks have been lovely.

—Christian Ponce, CEO, Diners Club Peru

I started my company, the Grupo Lauman, when I was 17. We are the owners of the El Financiero, the most important newspaper in Mexico and have a partnership with Bloombergand we have created the TV Channel from financials and business from Mexico to LATAM. I came to IE Business School because I don’t have time for an MBA. My personal experience is that I feel now clearer in my way of thinking and where I am driving my company, my group and the people working with me and now I understand better the route I will follow for the next couple of years.

—Manuel Arroyo, President, Grupo Lauman

The main reason for me to attend this program was to refresh my skills and learn about best practices in terms of organization or leadership and be prepared to embrace the industry shift and new industry trends in my core business. It has been a very rewarding, enlightening experience to learn from peers that are coming from all over the world but also to learn from fantastic lectures from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and IE Business School.

—Yanik Cantieni, Managing Director, Automotive Industry

I decided to join this program because I was looking for professional and personal development. I have found that this program has been very meaningful and that I have fully achieved my goals. Topics and professors are excellent but I would highlight colleagues and the team as the best part of it. We all are very different but we can complement each other so well that this has been an amazing experience.

—Paula Aranegui, Online Manager, Meetic

The GSMP has helped me understand how I can shape the future of my organization by changing the way I manage and being able to respond to new challenges in the market. Also it’s helped me focus on how I can lead my team and help them perform better.

—Robin Bew, Editorial Director & Chief Economist, Economist Intelligence Unit

I would recommend this program to anyone who really wants to gain global insights. In every sense of the word, the Global Senior Management Program is indeed as global as it could possibly be.

—Victor Eromosele, General Manager Finance/CFO, Nigeria LNG Limited

These have been two intensive weeks dedicated to important things and not just the urgent ones, which is what we usually do. The topics are amazing and the right ones.

—Fernando Olalla Merlo, MD /CFO & Head of HR, Deutsche Bank

In the increasingly globalized knowledge-driven economy, it’s very important to get the frameworks to analyze, assimilate and utilize the knowledge content available around us. I spent time with some of the finest professors I could ever think of, learned some incredibly useful frameworks to understand the business around me.

—Narayan Raja Venkateswar, Head Sales, Marketing, M&A, Xchanging

To have the faculty from the United States during the Chicago experience and then having the faculty from Spain and other countries in Madrid has been extremely enlightening and rich. It’s exceeded my expectations.

—Carolina Pulido Guerrero, Corporate Channel Category Sales Development, Nestle Colombia

The Global Senior Management Program is aimed at members of the management committee and administrative councils, presidents, company owners, managing directors, vice presidents, country managers, and other senior managers who are responsible for creating a strategic vision with an international focus. Participants will be carefully selected in order to form a group with similar concerns, while maintaining a balanced mix of business sectors, international vision, and cultures.

Program Outline

Chicago Module

  • Competitive Strategy
  • Designing a Good Life
  • Competitive Advantage of Social Capital
  • Implementing a Global Marketing Strategy
  • Going Global: The Context of the 21st Century Economy
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Strategy

Madrid Module

  • Implementing an Internationalization Strategy
  • The 21st Century Leadership Challenge
  • Building a High-Performance Environment
  • Managing Stakeholders and Corporate Reputation
  • Design Thinking
  • Scenario Planning and Power Nodes
  • Leading Your Most Talented Employees

Upcoming Courses

Date Fee  
Module 1: May 3-8, 2020
Module 2: September 20-25, 2020
19,500 euro Learn More & Register »

Fee does not include accommodations.

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