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General Management Seminar

Executive Education Program in German

General Management Seminar (GMS.61)

Module 1
Dates 29. Aug - 4. Sep 2021
Duration 6 Days
Hirschburg / Königswinter
Module 2
Dates 4. - 9. Oct 2021
Duration 6 Days
Schloss Hohenkammer / Bayern, GER
Module 3
Dates 8. - 13. Nov 2021
Duration 6 Days
Berlin
18,500 €

Succeed in the transition to General Management

General managers operate in the area of conflict between the interests of customers, suppliers, employees, investors and the society. In addition, globalization, digital transformation and environmental protection regulations are changing technologies and social processes at great speed.

For innovative and international companies, global competition offers both opportunities and risks. As a leader, you are expected to identify trends, plan strategically, motivate employees, ensure the financial stability of your company, respond appropriately to sudden challenges such as the Corona pandemic as well as to think innovatively and act in a socially responsible manner.

Our program prepares you to take on these broad responsibilities. You will learn how to address both the technology and innovation dynamics of our time as well as the cost pressures. You will learn how to develop strategies, initiate change processes, control risks, lead confidently and assume your corporate and social responsibility.

You will improve your strategic thinking by occupying a position on the board of directors in a business simulation. The essential aspects of team leadership and development will be demonstrated during a full-day outdoor training.

Participation in General Management Seminar has been a milestone in the careers of many of our alumni, because apart from the skills they have gained, they have been provided with a network of peer leaders and experts from academia and practice.

The seminar cycle comprises three modules of six days each.

  • Your Profile

    • The program is aimed at executives with performance responsibility who are about to assume or have recently assumed a position as general manager. Previous participants have included managing directors, board members and executives from the areas of development, communications, IT, production and engineering, sales, marketing, controlling, finance, HR and the legal department.
  • Benefits

    • Identify key stakeholders and their interests
    • Think and act across functions
    • Develop and implement corporate strategies
    • Shape and implement change processes
    • Assume responsibility for economic, ecological and social actions
    • Manage and motivate employees
  • Topics

    • Corporate management
    • Strategic management
    • Financial management
    • Innovation and technology
    • Social responsibility
    • Leadership
    • Change management

Your Profile

  • The program is aimed at executives with performance responsibility who are about to assume or have recently assumed a position as general manager. Previous participants have included managing directors, board members and executives from the areas of development, communications, IT, production and engineering, sales, marketing, controlling, finance, HR and the legal department.

Benefits

  • Identify key stakeholders and their interests
  • Think and act across functions
  • Develop and implement corporate strategies
  • Shape and implement change processes
  • Assume responsibility for economic, ecological and social actions
  • Manage and motivate employees

Topics

  • Corporate management
  • Strategic management
  • Financial management
  • Innovation and technology
  • Social responsibility
  • Leadership
  • Change management

General Management Seminar (GMS.61)

Module 1
Dates 29. Aug - 4. Sep 2021
Duration 6 Days
Hirschburg / Königswinter
Module 2
Dates 4. - 9. Oct 2021
Duration 6 Days
Schloss Hohenkammer / Bayern, GER
Module 3
Dates 8. - 13. Nov 2021
Duration 6 Days
Berlin
18,500 €
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Meet our teaching staff

The programs have been 
designed – and will be led –
by ESMT faculty members 
and ESMT visiting faculty. 
They will also guide and 
advise you throughout 
your studies.

Urs Müller

Affiliate Program Director, ESMT Berlin and and Associate Professor of Practice at SDA Bocconi

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Pellens

Visiting Lecturer, ESMT Berlin

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Johannes Habel

Visiting Lecturer, ESMT Berlin and Associate Professor, Bauer College of Business, University of Houston
Testimonial
Testimonial

General Management Seminar is a very balanced, intensive program that comprehensively prepares participants for the leading and management of a modern organization in a very short period of time.

Barbara Gerold-Wolke, Head of Donations, Ärzte ohne Grenzen e. V.
More Offers

Postgraduate Diploma in Management

This program can also be taken as part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Management curriculum. Bring your career to the next level and gain the formal recognition of your professional development with this university-level certificate.

Earn your certificate

Women's Scholarships

In order to increase the proportion of women in management positions, ESMT awards two full and two partial scholarships. The scholarship for the General Management Seminar is aimed at experienced female managers who have demonstrated entrepreneurial initiative in the course of their careers and can show visible success in their area of responsibility.

Learn more
Your Program Advisor

Contact

​​​​​​​Beatrix Becker
Manager Business Development, ESMT Berlin

Phone: +49 30 21231 6205

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