Management Training Courses: FAQ
Q: How does the executive education work?
- Each participant has an advisor as opposed to a teacher. The advisor's role is to help facilitate the participant's professional learning and development. In part, the advisor serves as a guide, coach or mentor. Sometimes the advisor will validate participants management thinking and sometimes s/he will act as an opposition party who will critique, question and debate their management decision making. In either case, this is done to help the participants test and develop their critical thinking, decision making methods and communication skills.
- All courses are a combination of seminars and presentation materials. They provide a summary of the essential concepts, a selection of practical case-based readings, and project work with emphasis on critical thinking, decision making and managerial planning.
- There are no Q&A tests, instead the participant is assigned a real-world application project such as developing a new strategy or a business plan for a company of participant's choice.
Course Delivery Method
- Customization Request: Agreeing with the advisor on the learning focus, course expectations, type of industry/company and assessment project
- Reading Assignment: Understanding essential concepts (Knowledge transfer)
- Case-study Assignment: Management issues analysis (Learn by example)
- Project Assignment: Real-world best practices application (Knowledge creation)
- Advisor Feedback: Reviewing participants work and providing improvement advice (Development)
How Long Does It Take?
- For the accelerated classroom option, each course can takes 5 days to complete. A General Management program takes 3 months.
- For online distance learning each course takes 2-4 week to complete. A General Management program takes 6-12 months. The time variation depends on the participant s knowledge and experience.