Kellogg Senior Management Program

Kellogg Senior Management Program will help you re-examine and refine your thinking about what it means to be a growth-minded leader. You will ask yourself powerful questions and gain an expanded perspective essential for success at the top. You will leave equipped to thrive in today’s fast-paced, interconnected economy with the tools, insights and frameworks you need to ignite growth and propel your organization forward.

Key Benefits

  • Develop skills to transition to a business leadership role and lead transformation in your organization
  • Deepen your understanding of customer and market insights to lead your organization to growth
  • Enhance skills to innovate new business models and implement change in your organization
  • Immerse yourself with sessions in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois
  • Apply your learning at your workplace through project work, guided by expert Kellogg Faculty
  • Learn from world-class Kellogg Faculty who are thought leaders in their fields
  • Become eligible for Kellogg School of Management Executive Education alumni benefits and membership in the global Kellogg alumni network

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Participant Profiles

Participants might come from large or medium sized firms who are focused on transformation and corporate innovation within existing industries. The Senior Management Program will help talented leaders prepare to take on larger marketing transformation roles. All the key elements of the experience—the faculty, the content, peer interactions and application exercises etc. are designed specifically for participants with:

  • A minimum of 10+ years of work experience
  • International exposure is preferred
  • Confident fluency in written and spoken English
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Program Curriculum

  • Strategy

    • Competitive Strategy
    • Enterprise Strategy Formulation and Execution
    • Pathways to Organic Growth
    • Organizing for Growth
    • Focused Growth – Fewer, Bigger, Bolder
    • Strategy Alliances and Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Managing Business Cycles
  • Innovation

    • Innovation Strategy
    • Design Thinking
    • Innovating Across Business
    • Perspectives on Business Innovation
    • Overcoming Orthodoxies
  • Leadership

    • Leading Contagious Change
    • Engaged: The Art and Science of Sustaining Motivation
    • Values Based Leadership
    • Leading in Complex Environments
    • Transformational Leadership / How Managers become Leaders
    • The Authentic Leader
    • Global Negotiation Skills
  • Customer Insights

    • The Customer – Focused Enterprise
    • Finding Growth through Customers and Market Insights
    • Client Insights and Analysis
    • Creating Remarkable Customer Experiences
  • Data And Digital

    • Why Analytics is a Leadership Problem
    • Differentiating Good Analytics from Bad Analytics
    • Leading with Big Data and Analytics
    • Digital Marketing
    • Digital Disruption and Digital Business Design for Growth
    • Story Telling with Data Visualization
    • Data-Driven Decision-Making, Scenario Planning and Business Analytics
    • AI for Business
  • Finance

    • Value Creation and Value Metrics
    • Working Capital Management
    • Logic of Finance and Project Analysis
    • Strategic Cost Management
Note: The list of topics is not exhaustive and is subject to change.


  • Gregory Carpenter

    Gregory Carpenter

    James Farley/Booz Allen Hamilton Professor of Marketing Strategy; Faculty Director, Kellogg Markets and Customers Initiative (KMCI)

  • Steven L. Franconeri

    Steven L. Franconeri

    Professor of Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences; Professor of Management & Organizations

  • Kent Grayson

    Kent Grayson

    Associate Professor of Marketing; Bernice and Leonard Lavin Professorship

  • Sanjay Khosla

    Sanjay Khosla

    Adjunct Professor of Executive Education

  • Harry M. Kraemer

    Harry M. Kraemer

    Clinical Professor of Strategy

  • Loran Nordgren

    Loran Nordgren

    Associate Professor of Management & Organizations

  • Thomas F. O’Toole

    Thomas F. O’Toole

    Clinical Professor of Marketing; Senior Fellow

  • Mohan Sawhney

    Mohan Sawhney

    McCormick Foundation Chair of Technology; Clinical Professor of Marketing; Director of the Center for Research in Technology & Innovation

  • David Schonthal

    David Schonthal

    Clinical Associate Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  • Leigh Thompson

    Leigh Thompson

    J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations; Professor of Management & Organizations; Director of Kellogg Team and Group Research Center

  • Robert Wolcott

    Robert Wolcott

    Clinical Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Co-Founder and Executive Director, Kellogg Innovation Network

  • Edward Zajac

    Edward Zajac

    James F. Bere Professor of Management & Organizations

  • Joel Shapiro

    Joel Shapiro

    Clinical Associate Professor and Executive Director for the Program

  • Nicholas A. Pearce

    Nicholas A. Pearce

    Clinical Associate Professor of Management & Organizations

  • Craig Garthwaite

    Craig Garthwaite

    Associate Professor of Strategy

  • Ned Smith

    Ned Smith

    Associate Professor of Strategy

  • Robert Schieffer

    Robert Schieffer

    Adjunct Professor of Executive Education

  • Sergio Rebelo

    Sergio Rebelo

    Tokai Bank Chair in International Finance


Dates & Fees

Dates Length Location Tuition Fees
Jun 10 – 14, 2019 5 Days Evanston, Illinois $28,000
Jun – Sep,2019 Online
Sep 9 – 13, 2019 5 Days Chicago, Illinois
Sep – Nov, 2019 Online
Dec 2 – 6, 2019 5 Days Evanston, Illinois
Deadline Application Fees
Round 1 February 4, 2019 $500
Round 2 March 4, 2019 $600
Round 3 April 8, 2019 $800
Round 4 May 6, 2019 $900