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General Management Program Certificate


As an established entrepreneur or a successful senior executive, you’ve already proven yourself through your business accomplishments and professional journey upward. But, you may be asking yourself, what’s next? The General Management Program (GMP) is a unique opportunity for successful executives to accelerate their potential by infusing new knowledge and to prepare for new challenges ahead. With the help of our professional executive coaches, the program allows you to tailor your learning journey to your specific needs.

At the completion of the program, you will acquire more than just management skills; you will possess a richer understanding of global business, relevant strategies for growth, and new ways to apply this knowledge to propel you and your organization to success.


Companies need executives who are exceptional leaders—and who know every part of the business. Whether you have overall profit and loss responsibility or simply want to take your business leadership and management ability to the next level, the General Management Program (GMP) provides an accelerated journey of personal and professional growth.

Preparing you to contribute beyond your field of functional expertise, this career-changing learning experience will expand your leadership skills, business acumen, global perspective, and professional network. The highly integrated modular format of this business management program blends full-time, personalized learning on campus with practical application on the job, maximizing your learning—and your return on investment.

Key Benefits

As your responsibilities grow, you need an in-depth knowledge of business operations, an end-to-end view of the business, and a multidisciplinary approach to leadership. The General Management Program empowers you with the skills necessary to identify, frame, and solve complex business problems, build cooperation among disciplines, and drive fundamental change across the organization. You will emerge better prepared to build winning strategies and strong teams, anticipate and respond to competitive threats, and contribute to your company's growth on a more strategic and senior level.


  • Add more value to the business by broadening your cross-functional perspective

  • Lead with greater confidence and vision as you set the strategy and align the organization

  • Keep growing as a leader by building on powerful insights gained through professional coaching

  • Formulate a detailed personal action plan to address your strategic and leadership challenges

  • Build enduring bonds with accomplished peers who span functions, industries, and countries

  • Take advantage of lifelong learning resources as a member of the global HBS alumni community

Who Should Attend

This flagship program is designed for participants with at least 15 to 20 years of experience, including:

  • General managers in any industry who have overall profit and loss responsibility

  • Executives whose cross-functional role is significantly expanding

  • Executives who will soon become business-unit, divisional, or regional leaders

Participating Companies Have Included:

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Your leadership transformation continues via USILD leadership Network programs that help you advance your career.


Learning and Living at USILD

When you participate in an Executive Education program, you enter an immersive experience where every aspect of the learning model has been carefully designed to facilitate your growth. Your learning will take place on your own, in your living group, and in the larger classroom, driven by the renowned USILD case method.

Usild Leadership Network Member Status

Upon completing the General Management Program, you will become a lifetime member of the USILD  Member of Leadership community—gaining exclusive access to our vast global alumni network and an array of resources that facilitate lifelong learning, growth, and success. Learn more.

Admissions Criteria and Process

We admit candidates to specific sessions on a rolling, space-available basis, and encourage you to apply as early as possible. Although the General Management Program has no formal educational requirements, admission is a selective process based on your professional achievement and organizational responsibilities.

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Program content, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change. In accordance with Harvard University policy, USILD does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities.

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