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Move into management. Become a leader

If you have already spent some years working as a high-performing functional expert and are ready to move forward in your career, then the Management Acceleration Programme is for you. This programme helps you to expand your business expertise, strengthen your knowledge and skill sets, and gives you the confidence you need to take that next step.

The Management Acceleration Programme equips you with the relevant perspectives and skills to work effectively across functions and cultures. It will reinforce your ability to both lead and follow in today’s constantly changing, high-pressure and volatile business world.

How you benefit

  • More competent as a manager. Become a more competent and confident manager with new insights, knowledge and skills.
  • Lead effectively and responsibly. Enhance your ability to lead mindfully, effectively and responsibly with or without formal authority.
  • Creating long-term value. Stay more focused on creating value and grounded in long-term purpose.
  • Part of a strong international network. Join a community of international high-potentials that will support you long after the programme is over.
  • Ongoing personal and professional development. Develop clear aims and plans for your ongoing personal and professional development.

Participant profile

The Management Acceleration Programme is designed for individual contributors who aspire to – or have recently gained – management responsibilities. The programme also welcomes functional experts whose success depends on understanding the business as a whole and individuals with potential for future senior management roles.

Alumni status

On leaving the Management Acceleration Programme, you will become a full member of the INSEAD alumni community, which is open exclusively to graduates of our world-famous MBA and other degree programmes, as well as selected former Executive Education participants.
This elite worldwide network consists of over 57,000 alumni in around 172 countries, many with very active National Alumni Associations. As part of the alumni community, you benefit from lifelong networking and professional development opportunities, including regional events, refresher programmes and reduced rates for all Executive Education.


This programme qualifies for the INSEAD Certificate in Global Management.

The Blended Format. How does it work?

The blended Management Acceleration Programme journey begins with your typical pre-programme readings so as to get you up-to-speed before the programme starts.

Thereafter, you move onto the first module, which will be delivered in a live virtual format over 7 half days. This Module consists of a programme intro with the programme director, followed by sessions on finance and accounting fundamentals for rising managers.

Before moving into Module 2, you will take part in on-demand, asynchronous learning covering marketing and strategy content.

The Programme concludes with a six and a half day on-campus Module with the programme director and is mostly focused on experiential learning. This ranges from sessions on organisational behaviour to coaching, workshops and outdoor activities.

Upon completion of the programme you will become an Alumus/a of INSEAD, integrating a worldwide network.

The blended learning journey




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INSEAD General Management Programmes


The transition into general management and into management roles is not an easy one. It requires a transformation of thought and mindset. The skills that made you successful in your career to date, might not be the ones needed going forward.

During the information session, you will hear from past participants Julia Darvill and Ghada Othman and will learn more about our portfolio of general management programmes which are designed to give you the skills, the tools and the confidence needed to move into management and leadership roles with ease.

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Julia Darvill
Managing Director, UK, Puratos
Alumna of the Transition to General Management programme
Ghada Othman
Cluster Director, Strategy & Marketing, MEA & Turkey, Kone Corporation
Frederique Arlaux
Programme Advisor, INSEAD Executive Education
Alex MacDougald
Partnerships and Product Marketing Manager, INSEAD Executive Education

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We offer a variety of General Management programmes. From high potentials to general managers to senior leaders, our programmes support executives through the key transitions of their careers. View the comparison grid below to find out which general management programme best matches your needs.

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