BEYOND THE MBA: Executive education providers
The need for business education does not stop with obtaining a master’s degree in
business administration. In addition to offering robust MBA programs – both standard
and executive – business schools around the globe have designed courses, seminars and
other targeted programs for professionals at various stages of career development, from
junior managers to C-suite executives. And nearly all offer custom options, through
which they will create unique, tailored courses for corporate clients.
Listed below are examples of existing programs and courses available at leading
executive education providers in the United States, Latin America and Europe. For more
detailed information or for information about custom programs, please visit the website
of each institution or program.
Columbia Business School
Base: New York, NY
Programs: custom and open programs
Offerings include:
1. General Management Leadership: two-week offsite program focused on crossfunctional management. Tuition: $24,750.
2.Columbia Senior Executive Program: month-long intensive for top managers.
Tuition: four consecutive weeks for $46, or two two-week sessions for $50,000.
Duke Corporate Education
Base: Durham, North Carolina
Programs: custom education only
Offices: Durham; New York City; San Diego, California; London, United Kingdom;
Johannesburg, South Africa; Ahmedabad, India.
Partners: Duke University (parent); London School of Economics and Political Science;
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.
Duke University Fuqua School of Business
Base: New York, NY
Programs: Open programs
Offerings include:
1. Advanced Management Program: designed for executives with at least 15 years of
experience; two sessions of two weeks each, with a six-week virtual intersession in
between; $43,000.
2. Duke Leadership Program: weeklong intensive program with one-on-one
coaching: $8,500.
Harvard Business School
Base: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Programs: custom and open
Offerings include:
1. Agribusiness Seminar (for Latin America): four-day intensive program in São Paulo,
May 15-18, 2011. Tuition: $6,750
2. High Potentials Leadership Program: for high-impact, fast track individuals with
more than 10 years of experience and increasing responsibility. Weeklong session at
main campus. Tuition: $12,500
Florida International University
Base: Miami, Florida
Programs: open and custom (latter in English or Spanish)
Offerings include:
1. Advanced Management Program: for mid-career executives focusing on theory and
practice across major fields in 26 weekend sessions: $15,000.
2. Executive Leadership Development Leading Decisions Program: three-day intensive
for senior managers and higher: $6,750.
MIT Sloan School of Management
Base: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Programs: custom and open programs
Offerings include:
1. Business Dynamics: MIT's Approach to Diagnosing and Solving Complex Business
Problems: four-day intensive workshops: $7,590 (excludes accommodations)
2. Clean Energy Ventures: Creating Innovative New Businesses Through Entrepreneurial
Management: new program for senior corporate, government agency and other leaders.
Four-day intensive session: $9,950.
New York University Stern School of Business
Base: New York, NY
Programs: open and custom
Offerings include:
1. Leadership Training for High Potentials: two-day seminar: $2,500.
2. Leadership for Strategic Change and Growth: two-day seminar: $3,750.
Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
Base: Evanston, Illinois
Programs: custom and open
Offerings include:
1. New Leadership for the Family Enterprise: designed for the next generation of
executives of family-owned companies. Four-day program: $9,750.
2. Creating and Managing Strategic Alliances: four-day program designed for mid- to
upper-level managers: $5,900.
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Stanford, California
Programs: custom and open
Offerings include:
1. Executive Program in Leadership: The Effective Use of Power: weeklong program for
senior-level executives: $11,000.
2. Executive Program for Growing Companies: Two-week program with a general
management curriculum: $20,000.
Thunderbird School of Global Management
Base: Glendale, Arizona
Programs: open, online certificate and custom
Offerings include:
1. Advanced Management Program for Oil and Gas Industry Executives: two-week
industry-specific program for senior-level managers with 10 or more years in
management roles: $14,925.
2. Leading Global Projects for Strategic Results: three-day intensive: $3,700 at
Glendale/Phoenix campus; program also offered in Geneva, Switzerland.
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Base: Los Angeles, California
Programs: open and custom
Offerings include:
1. Mergers & Acquisitions: four-day immersion course emphasizes timely strategies:
2. Executive Program: designed for rising leaders with several years of management
experience, who direct specific functional areas. Consists of three intensive sessions
lasting three days each, with weekly evening sessions in between: $16,995.
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Base: Chicago, Illinois
Programs: open and custom
Offerings include:
1. Chicago Executive Institute: six one-week sessions held over one year, designed
for senior-level executives with at least 15 years management experience:
2. Strategic Business Leadership: Engagement, Performance, and Execution: fourday seminar designed for senior and upper-middle executives: $7,950.
University of Miami
Base: Coral Gables, Florida
Programs: custom and certificate-based
Offerings include:
1. Certificate in Administration and Business for the Executive Manager: 330 hours
of online course work followed by 35 hours of classes at the campus; offered in
2. Graduate Business Certificate Program: four three-credit business courses may be
taken individually but all four must be completed to receive certificate.
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business
Base: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Offerings include:
1. Global CEO program (formerly CEO program for Latin America). Three one-week
sessions (São Paulo in November 2011, Philadelphia in March 2012 and Shanghai in
June 2012. Joint venture with Spain’s IESE Business School and China Europe
International Business School (CEIBS)
2. High-Potential Leaders: Accelerating Your Impact: five-day intensive course
emphasizes effective leadership in global economy: $11,500.
University of Virginia Darden School of Business
Base: Charlottesville, Virginia
Programs: open and custom
Offerings include:
1. The Executive Program: month-long program for executives generally with at least 12
years of managerial experience; executives must be nominated by their employer as part
of application process: $43,000.
2. The Mind of the CFO: Becoming a Strategic Leader: four-day intensive course for
finance executives: $8,900.
ESAN (Escuela de Administración de Negocios para Graduados)
Base: Lima, Perú
Website: (English) (Spanish)
Programs: custom, short and long programs (international component)
Offerings include:
1. Specialization Program for Executives: 15 sessions, plus a workshop: $585.
2. High-Specialization Strategic Administration Program: Competitiveness and
Globalization: Eight-month program for small- and medium-sized business
managers with control over strategic growth. Classes each Tuesday and Friday
Accreditations: EFMD, Nibes, CLADEA
IAE Business School - Universidad Austral
Base: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Website: (Spanish) (English).
Programs: Open
Offerings include:
1. Management Development Program: Three-week Spanish-only course for
executives holding functional responsibilities in their organizations: $16,259
2. Small- and Medium-Sized Company Management: 20-day part-time course for
those with prior managerial experience and must be related to company ownership:
Accreditations: AACSB, Association of MBAs, Equis
INCAE Business School
Base: La Garita, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Programs: custom and open programs; seminars (in Spanish); in-company
Offerings include:
1. Young Executives Program: six-day intensive program for those starting their
career or recent university graduates seeking decision-making skills, in Spanish:
2. Advanced Management Program: Month-long program offered in July 2011, in
Spanish, with a focus on global polity, economics, business strategies and
leadership: $10,850.
Accreditations: AACSB, Equis, SACS
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez- Centro de Educación Ejecutiva (CEE-UAI)
Base: Santiago, Chile
Programs: custom and open programs
Offerings include:
1. Diploma in Financial Investment Management: Tuesday and Wednesday evenings
from April 18 through November 30, 2011, with examinations on Saturday
mornings totaling 192 hours. $7,100.
2. International Senior Management Program (PIAD): five-day intensive program, in
Spanish. Designed for executives, entrepreneurs, managers, advisers and
consultants in large- and medium-size companies: $1,980.
Universidad de Chile-Facultad Economía y Negocios
Base: Santiago, Chile
Programs: custom and open programs
Offerings include:
1. Diploma In Organizational Dynamics: 129 total hours with classes held Tuesday
and Thursday evenings, starting April 12: $6,657.
2. Diploma In International Taxation: 150 total hours in sessions held Monday and
Wednesday evenings, from July 20, 2011. For professionals in auditing, accounting,
law, engineering, and commercial and business executives.
Universidad de los Andes-Managerial Development Program
Base: Bogota, Colombia
Programs: Custom, corporate and open programs, administered through the
international division of the School of Management for Executive Education.
Offerings include:
1. Top Management Program: delivered in day sessions held twice a month in a 10month period. Designed for executives who wish to strengthen managerial abilities
with a strategic and global perspective.
2. Managerial Development Program: Short courses, Management courses and
Advanced Management courses, offered on an annual basis.
Partners: International University Consortium for Executive Education –UNICON
Accreditations: AACSB, Equis, SACS
Universidad Panamerica (IPADE)
Base: Mexico City
Programs: custom and open
Offerings include:
1. Senior Executive Program: three one-week modules. For senior managers with more
than 15 years experience in an international context: $28,000, including tuition, materials,
most meals and accommodation. In partnership with Spain’s IESE and Argentina’s IAE.
2. Top Management Program: two half days a week for nine months. Three different
formats, depending on experience and role: $13,600 to $30,000.
Partners in Latin America: IESE, IAE, IESA, PAD, IDE
London Business School
Base: London, England
Programs: Custom and traditional programs
Offerings Include:
1. Accelerated Development: two sessions of two weeks each designed for technical
or functional specialists who wish to make a transition to a broader management
role; 10-15 years' relevant management experience recommended.
2. Emerging Leaders: three-week program for high-potential technical or functional
specialists taking on first management role who have some decision-making
responsibility but limited people-management experience.
HEC Paris
Base: Paris, France
Programs: Custom and open programs
Offerings include:
1.Creating Value through Strategic Financial Management: three-day Englishlanguage intensive in Paris for mid- to upper-level executives from a nonfinancial background: €3,600.
2. Managing Across Culture: two-day English-language intensive course in Paris
for executives and international project managers: €1,800.
Accreditations: AACSB, Equis, Association of MBAs
Esade Business School
Base: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Programs: Custom and open programs
Offerings include:
1. Advanced Management Program: four-week Spanish-language program for
top-level business executives; offered in Spanish in Barcelona and Madrid: €24,850.
2. Program for Management Development-International Edition: two
weeklong Spanish-language intensive sessions in Barcelona designed for managers
seeking international experience, with five days in Madrid and five days in
Washington, D.C.: €28,380.
Accreditations: AACSB, Equis, CEMS
IE Business School
Base: Madrid, Spain
Programs: open, custom, online and in-company
Offerings include:
1. Senior Program of Executive Coaching and Management: Approximately 216
hours divided into 90-minute sessions for professionals with a minimum of
five years' management experience, in Spanish: €15,000.
2. Effective Management for Security Professionals: Four-day intensive
program designed for mid-to-senior level security managers, conducted in
English: €4,500 (€3,600 additional for ASIS member fee).
Partners: Northeastern University
IESE Business School — University of Navarra
Base: Barcelona, Spain
Programs: open programs, including short courses in either English or Spanish;
custom education
Offerings include:
1. Senior Executive Program (SEP) for Latin America: three one-week sessions held
in Miami and New York.
2. Program for Management Development (PMD): four one-week sessions held in
Barcelona, New York and Madrid: €35,000.
Partners: IPADE of Mexico and IAE in Argentina.
Base: Fontainebleau, France
Programs: custom and open programs
Offerings include:
1. Management Acceleration Program: three-week sessions for early career highpotential executives: €16,000.
2. Learning To Lead: three-day sessions for those making the transition to
leadership, held at all campuses: €3,900.
Other campuses: Singapore, Abu Dhabi
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