Advanced Management Program

The WHU Advanced Management Program (AMP) is a five-day transformational learning journey! Each session of this inspirational leadership program is designed to challenge you as a senior leader! It provides an exciting opportunity to gain new insights from renowned experts coming both from academia and the world of business practice. The diversity of participants gives you the opportunity to interact with peers beyond your own industry background and to boost your personal network.

As an AMP participant you will embark on a learning expedition that tracks a course from lessons learned as a CEO through corporate transformation concepts, right up to the traits that define inspirational leaders. Generating an in-depth insight into your own leadership personality and conflict-resolution competencies will spark a true personal (r)evolution! Participants will engage in tailored learning interventions, including interactive classroom sessions, case studies, group reflection sessions, and peer-to-peer coaching – enabling you to develop the tools you need to excel and rise to a top executive position. Our program design ensures that you will take away insights that you can implement on the very next working day.

This empowering five-day management development program will begin with a deep-dive into strategic issues relevant to board-level executives from a range of different angles: a view on corporate transformation from a CEO’s perspective, concepts for strategizing in markets with disruptive competition, and tools for strategic negotiations applied to mergers & acquisitions deals. In addition, you will gain insights into stakeholder activism and an international comparison of corporate governance models. Further, you will be provided with an executive insight into data analytics and discuss the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.

Participants are encouraged to bring their individual strategic challenges into the classroom and discuss these with their peers and our program facilitators in a confidential and closed environment.

The second part of this exceptional learning journey will focus on inspirational leadership. Again, we will look at leadership challenges from different angles: What are the traits of an inspiring leader? How can I expand my inspirational leadership capabilities? What is the positive side of failure? How can I prevent organizations from falling into the acceleration trap and avoid a decrease in employee motivation? And finally, how do emotions interact with leadership and how can I boost my emotional intelligence?

Leadership classes are designed to challenge your view on leadership and your leadership style using a mixture of different methodological elements – interactive classroom sessions, peer-to-peer feedback, and individual and group reflections.

  • Enhance your strategic impact and discuss corporate transformation from a CEO’s point of view
  • Gain insights into data analytics and how to make strategic use of data intelligence
  • Prepare to compete in market environments with disruptive innovators
  • Boost your strategic negotiations skills, for example in M&A deals
  • Enhance your knowledge of differing international corporate governance models
  • Learn how to deal with stakeholder activism
  • Discuss the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation
  • Learn how to deal with failure and learn from it
  • Reflect on inspirational leadership and the power of emotions

The WHU Advanced Management Program is an intense five-day program specifically designed for Executives who have recently made a transition to a senior management position or board-level position, or who are preparing to do so in the near future. Participants will have more than ten years of leadership experience. Identified by their organization as future leaders, these executives are seeking a transformative learning experience among peers.


Ideal candidate profiles include:

  • Senior professionals who are in transition to a board-level position
  • Managing Directors and Business Unit Leaders
  • Advisory Board Members
  • Owners and board-level members of SME companies


This programs runs for 5 days at WHU campus Düsseldorf, Germany.

Dates: October 22 – 26, 2018


You will receive a WHU Certificate of Attendance after successfully completing the program.

Fees: €6,495 including tuition, session materials, case studies and most meals; excluding accommodation.

An early bird fee of €5,650 is available for those who apply until August 27, 2018.

Discount for InPraxi members available.

Multiple discounts are not permissible.

Please find detailed information on financing options here.

James Healy

Associate Olivier Mythodrama™

Prof. Dr.

Martin Högl

Institute for Leadership and Organization, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Prof. Dr.

Ayse Karaevli

Chair of Corporate Management and Change

Prof. Dr.

Karl-Ludwig Kley


Prof. Dr.

Miriam Müthel

Chair of Organizational Behavior

Prof. Dr.

Bolko von Oetinger

Honorary Professor at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Prof. Dr.

Serden Ozcan

Chair of Innovation and Corporate Transformation


Stefan Spinler

Director of the Kühne Institute for Logistics Management at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Yvonne Krack

Marketing Manager Executive Education



  • Advanced Management
  • Strategy
  • Leadership
2018-10-22 / 2018-10-26
Place Düsseldorf
Language English
Price 6.495 €

Scholarships for ambitious women

Are you looking for a new professional development opportunity? We offer two scholarships (25% discount) for visionary women who want to enhance their leadership skills in our Advanced Management Program at WHU! Please send your CV and a letter of motivation  to at the latest 2 weeks before the program starts.


What participants say:

Tillmann Kölle, Regional Sales Manager South
Lenze Vertrieb GmbH

The AMP has both inspired and challenged me and therefore has made an impact on my personal growth. In particular the exchange with other program participants in the AMP has been highly valuable.