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CHICAGO BOOTH ACCELERATED DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

PROGRAM DETAILS

August 2021 - April 2022
Chicago, New Delhi and London
Program Fee: USD 28,000

The Chicago Booth Accelerated Development Program (ADP) is a premier global executive development program from one of the best business schools in the world.

The Chicago Booth ADP is a rigorous learning journey across 8 modules spread over 9 months and gives you access to the latest management thinking and tools. It is taught by an award-winning faculty at the Chicago Booth School of Business and accomplished senior business leaders. It creates an amazing opportunity to build a strong personal brand and competitively position yourself and your organization. ADP actively engages you in a collaborative learning environment with accomplished peer group in Chicago, New Delhi and London.

The Chicago Booth Accelerated Development Program is designed for the global executive with a focus on delivering impact and leveraging the significant history of the Accelerated Development Program delivered across the globe, including London, Singapore, and India. The program is tailored for busy schedule of senior professionals and is blended in design, with academic on-campus modules and off-campus experiences with online learning and live interactions to complement the on-campus experiences. You will build a global community of like-minded leaders and will become part of the Global ADP Network for life.

You emerge from the Accelerated Development Program as a senior leader, well placed to have a significant impact on your organization, well connected to Chicago Booth and benefitting from the deep global connections and reach of the University of Chicago.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

Apart from becoming part of your own cohort community and building an enviable network of accomplished peers globally, upon completion of the program, you will join the Chicago Booth Executive Education Network, a global network of accomplished senior executives.

Upon completion of the program, you will receive:*

  • The Accelerated Development Program Certificate from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive Education.
  • Inclusion in the Global ADP Network along with access to an online directory of all ADP participants across the globe.
  • A Lifelong email address (@chicagoboothexec.org) – this does not expire.
  • Access to select Booth-sponsored global and regional events, conferences, and seminars.
  • Access to select Booth online publications such as Chicago Booth Review, etc.
  • Access to the Chicago Booth ADP / Executive Education LinkedIn groups.

*All benefits subject to change

CHICAGO BOOTH RANKINGS

#1

Fulltime MBA
(Economist, 2019)

#1

Best Business Schools
(U.S. News, 2019)

#1

Executive MBA
(U.S. News, 2019)

#2

Part Time MBA
(U.S. NEWS, 2019)

CHICAGO BOOTH ADVANTAGE

We are the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the second-oldest business school in the world. Since 1898, we have produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Our rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms our students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges.

IDEAS COMPETE, PEOPLE COLLABORATE

Consistently ranked among the top programs in the United States and worldwide, Executive Education at Chicago Booth is where intellectual rigor, engaged teaching, and cutting-edge research meet. We create and learn in an exhilarating climate of constructive discourse. Our executive participants have transformational experiences that turn them into more empowered, impactful leaders.

MAKE THE CHICAGO APPROACH™ YOUR OWN
INQUIRY. INSIGHT. IMPACT.

Three words that describe the power and outcomes of a distinctive way of learning, analyzing, and interacting. The way we generate, refine, and apply ideas sets Chicago Booth apart from other business schools and distinguishes our students for the entirety of their professional lives.

CONNECT WITH WORLD-CLASS FACULTY

Chicago Booth has one of the most highly-regarded faculty of any business school in the world. As part of the University of Chicago, which is home to an extraordinary 92 Nobel laureates, Chicago Booth currently has nine Nobel laureates as faculty. Accomplished teachers and active consultants, our faculty members offer a blend of academic excellence, rigorous scholarship, real-world relevance, and practical application to provide participants with unparalleled opportunities to expand their horizons.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This program is designed for senior executives who are functional leaders and heads, keen to develop a wider general management perspective outside their traditional area of control and expertise. ADP participants represent a diverse range of industries, backgrounds, and nationalities, creating a dynamic environment for peer learning and sharing.

The program is suitable for professionals with:

  • Significant experience and demonstrated career progression and success across levels, including:
    • CEO’s, Directors, Presidents, etc.
    • CFO’s, Head of Finance, Head of Investments etc.
    • Leaders at Accounting and Auditing firms/partnerships.
    • Senior functional managers, business heads and Managers of managers.
    • Individuals with outstanding careers and leadership roles in a variety of settings.
  • A strong drive to succeed and aspirations for reaching beyond the obvious career milestones.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt, learn, and apply new knowledge in varied situations.
  • A minimum of 10 years of work experience in functional, technical, or business roles.
  • A graduate degree with a strong academic track record.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

CLASS PROFILE

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CURRICULUM

During Chicago Booth ADP, you will learn advanced management concepts, latest management thinking and tools from world-renowned faculty at one of the world’s most prestigious and highly acclaimed business schools. From the first day onwards, you will have the opportunity to apply new concepts to your organization’s challenges during the off-campus modules that enhance learning and application, and then confer with the professors and your peers about the results during on-campus modules.

By attending this program, you will:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding and gain insight into the critical functional areas within a company.
  • Learn how to manage across functional areas and lead cross-functional teams.
  • Strengthen strategic decision-making skills and enhance strategic thinking.
  • Build and learn to shape organizational culture and structures that create value.
  • Network and establish long-term relationships with key executives from other organizations.
  • Learn strategic tools and techniques to manage future growth.
  • Position yourself to take on more strategic, general management roles.
  • Gain greater self-awareness and understanding of how you work with others.

Chicago ADP Curriculum

MODULE 1 (Pre-Program)

  • Ready yourself for the academic environment and build a common language
  • Read and formulate your thoughts on the case studies, articles, and preparation questions
  • Consider your personal learning objectives in order to maximize program experience and return on learning.

MODULE 2 (ON-CAMPUS: CHICAGO)

Learn how to make the best competitive decisions for your company based on concepts from microeconomics and game theory.

• Industry economics and profitability, game theory, and competitor analysis
• Factors affecting firm efficiency, competitiveness, and profitability
• Dynamics of price competition and how to shape it to your advantage
• Strategic decisions around market entry and competitive resources

A stimulating strategy drives business. Therefore, the ability to formulate strategy is probably the most important skill any executive can possess. This module will improve the participant’s intuition about strategy and the confidence to predict future performance to maximize growth. This session is much more than a review of theories. Participants will generate real ideas that are immediately applicable to their particular situation.

• Understanding the vital difference between goals, strategy, and management: Which are easy and which are difficult?
• Separating business success into strategy, leadership, and luck: How to understand your role in each.
• The role of top management in setting strategy: What is the real challenge great strategists see?
• Collecting data to build your strategy: How to decide which data is useful among the many sources.
• Thinking like a strategist: How do great strategists develop their ideas?
• Great business success stories: How to understand the way executives influence outcomes with strategy.
• Focus as a growth strategy: Why financial markets value this approach.
• Understanding the limits of strategy: What to do when strategy is not able to help
• What you can do to improve your “strategy sense”. How to see strategy ideas all around you.

Data and analytics have climbed to the top of the corporate agenda. And as data-driven strategies take hold, they will become an increasingly important point of competitive differentiation. This workshop will:
•    Provide participants with analytic frameworks for evaluating marketing strategies and tactics
•    Use the Chicago Booth Approach to Marketing
•    Use analytics to demonstrate the return on marketing investment to assist in the accountability of marketing

Innovation can potentially benefit any firm in any industry. For some firms, innovation is a critical determinant of success.

• Learn how creativity and business innovation can be taught, practised, and refined like other business processes.

MODULE 3 (OFF-CAMPUS)

Accounting is often referred to as the ‘language of business’. Learn how to use financial statements and accounting choices to evaluate a firm.

•    Financial statement analysis, forecasting, and working capital management.
•    Revenue recognition, accounting choices, accruals, and cash flows.
•    Drivers of Industry capital structures and estimating capital requirements.
•    Financial analysis for decision making and performance evaluation.

Multiple live online sessions are scheduled at regular intervals to discuss the latest thinking, case study, research or a topic of contextual importance. Such topics could include:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Personal Leadership Action Plan (Leadership check-in)

MODULE 4 (ON-CAMPUS: LONDON)

Develop a financial approach to managerial decision making, set within the context of a firm’s strategic objectives.

• Investment and financing decisions—tying finance to strategy of the firm.
• Capital markets and the corporate manager.
• Exploring capital structures, cost of capital, diversification, risk, capital budgeting, and acceptable ROI.
• Diverse financial approaches, including methods of valuation.

Sharpen comprehension of insights including M&A and risk management at a top level. Participants can leverage new knowledge and techniques to assess the desirability and value of investment projects, corporate assets, and acquisitions.

  • Financing pre-deal risk analysis.
  • Overall capital structure design.
  • Choices among financial instruments to implement desired capital structure.
  • Restructuring and acquiring companies.

Entrepreneurship has become core management learning and managers are expected to be entrepreneurial leaders. It is imperative to be prepared to think and act in a manner that enhances your own equity as well as that of the firm. It is also important to understand the venture capital and private equity landscape should you chose to become an entrepreneur or work for a fast-growing organization that has raised capital or even if you want to pursue M&A of such organizations. Participants can leverage new knowledge and techniques to assess the desirability and value of investment projects, corporate assets, and acquisitions.

  • Look at the best practices of the entrepreneur as they manage all functional areas and the techniques utilized to make decisions with very limited information.
  • Illustrate how business models of other companies can be used to understand the key drivers of a proposed business concept.
  • Discuss the microeconomics of entrepreneurship and learn lessons that apply to the corporate environment.
  • Overview of the M&A process.

Tasked with creating value while managing change, today’s leader’s need to tackle complicated problems in innovative ways. Built on the largest performance study ever conducted, you will learn the theories and tools needed to create a high-performance work environment that drives financial results and innovation.

You will:

  • Create a plan to eradicate the barriers to high performance in a business unit.
  • Identify, replicate, and nurture high-performance behaviors and workgroups throughout the organization.
  • Learn tools that build performance drivers.

MODULE 5 (OFF-CAMPUS)

This module provides a fundamental understanding of the principles, analytical tools, and knowledge needed to make good investment and financing decisions. The module introduces participants to finance ratios, forecasting methods, capital structure theory, and risk-return analysis and then asks them to apply these concepts in several different approaches to valuing a business.

Continuing live online sessions are scheduled at regular intervals to discuss the latest thinking, case study, research or a topic of contextual importance:
•    Financial Accounting
•    Platform Strategy
•    Behavioral Economics
•    Coaching and Mentorship (Leadership check-in)

MODULE 6 (BUSINESS IMMERSION: NEW DELHI)

Our partner, Northwest Education, shall administer and coordinate this field immersion module on contextual topics and skillsets that add an important dimension in your continued growth as a senior executive.

The immersion is designed to expose participants to the culture and ethos of the rapidly growing Indian economy and Industry. This includes exposure to large corporates as well as fast-growing startups that are serving both local and global markets. Several of these will be led by Chicago Booth alumni which promises to also expand the network for participants and bring them closer to the very tight-knit community across the globe.

This workshop on driving corporate performance will focus on tools and techniques to measure and improve corporate performance. It will cover the following topics:

  • Measuring and driving corporate performance – The Balanced Scorecard approach.
  • Balanced Scorecard simulation.
  • Managing performance in portfolio companies for Corporate Groups and Private Equity investors.

Case competition will draw upon and hone the application of your acquired knowledge and enhanced leadership abilities. Your team skills will be put to the test as your group takes on a real business, marshals fact-based decision-making and devises a unique, practical solution to its challenges.

MODULE 7 (OFF-CAMPUS)

This module provides participants with the skills and guided practice necessary to master important concepts in business communication. A special emphasis is placed on planning, writing, and presenting as students learn how to lead more effectively through well-organized and successfully-executed business communication strategies.

Continuing live online sessions are scheduled at regular intervals to discuss the latest thinking, case study, research or a topic of contextual importance:
•   Management of Organizations
•   Social Capital
•   Authentic Leadership (Leadership check-in)

MODULE 8 (ON-CAMPUS: CHICAGO)

  • Analyze the sources of financial volatility and the regulatory responses that are fundamentally reshaping financial markets and institutions around the world. Will these changes raise or lower the chance of another crisis? What are the key financial fragilities that still exist? What lessons can be drawn from recent crises for better preparing for and managing through the next crisis?
  • Evaluate the key sources of macroeconomic volatility and risk.

Drawing on the latest research in the psychology of judgment and Decision-Making Processes, you will learn how to negotiate hard with integrity. Become a more effective negotiator by developing your “tool kit” of negotiation tactics and strategies.
You will:

  • Develop insights on how to make intuitive decisions.
  • Learn strategies for analysis and preparing for negotiations.
  • Understand different strategic choices (and interpersonal skills) that drive relative success at the bargaining table
  • Know what information is needed to negotiate effective outcomes.
  • Engage in a variety of negotiation simulations and receive immediate feedback
  • Assess decision-making skills and develop plans to improve performance.

Businesses don’t lead unless individuals lead. Leadership operates at many levels, including country, industry, business, product, and personal levels. In this session participant will look at a number of tools and skills to grow their existing business or lead a new venture off the ground. They will explore the knowledge, skill, and discipline that build leadership abilities and will learn to tell compelling stories that allow people to follow the direction they set.

  • Recognize the leadership phases through which all companies progress and anticipate the hurdles that cause us to stumble.
  • Develop the entrepreneurial mind-set in taking your business to the next level.
  • Begin incorporating the characteristics of entrepreneurial leadership into your own leadership identity.
  • Identify and fortify your personal combination of knowledge, skill, and discipline to enhance your leadership abilities and potential.
  • Improve your ability to lead conversations and run high impact meetings.
  • Practice and apply three-story tools that will hone your skill and discipline in telling the right stories at the right time for the right reasons.
  • Develop an action plan to continue to lead more effectively and to grow your personal leadership capabilities for the business.

DISTINGUISHED FACULTY

Core Chicago Booth Faculty. One Program. Four Global Locations.

Fiercely independent thinkers, our faculty members constantly test ideas – with colleagues in their field as well as those from other disciplines. They appreciate and seek out divergent perspectives because they recognize that open inquiry makes knowledge richer.

Our faculty will engage you in a learning environment where the principal modes are discourse and discussion. They will ask you and your peers to take an active role in uncovering the ideas and facts that lead to new solutions.

OUR FACULTY

Because of our dedication to academic inquiry and elevation of the idea, you’ll find faculty who are leaders in their areas of study and have the accolades to prove it. Top researchers, they are sought after to share their insights in the boardroom, courtroom, with the media, and in testimony before congress.

You’ll also find them approachable, willing to continue the dialogue, and offer feedback. Program faculty, who you’ll be engaging with inside and outside the classroom, may include:

RENOWNED SPEAKERS

Distinguished speakers deepen the learning experience at Chicago Booth ADP and give you first-hand insights into how top leaders overcome critical challenges. Prominent achievers who shared their insights at Chicago Booth ADP in previous years:

  • CHICAGO ADP: Raghuram Rajan
    Katherine Dusak Miler Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, Former Governer Reserve Bank of India
  • CHICAGO ADP: Marc Knez
    Clinical Professor of Strategic Management, Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Manoj Kohli
    Executive Chairman, SB Energy (SoftBank Group)
  • CHICAGO ADP: Madhav Rajan
    George Pratt Shultz Professor of Accounting & Dean, Chicago Booth School of Business
  • CHICAGO ADP: Sonny Garg
    Global Lead for Energy Solutions, Uptake
  • CHICAGO ADP: Luis Miranda
    Ex-President; CEO, IDFC Alternatives

 

CAREER ADVANCEMENT

As a senior executive, you have aspirations to continue your career growth either in your current organization or explore other opportunities, using ADP as a launch-pad to a successful transition outside your organization. You require career support based on industry, organization, function, and level of seniority, to ensure that you are able to reach your desired goals. Northwest Education aims to add value through several interventions focused on providing the requisite support as you develop your plans and execute them.

On your request, a Northwest Executive Coach will work with you to help develop that through detailed interaction and relevant questions, to help guide your thought process as you prepare for the next step. This interaction is broad-ranging and is meant to address the gaps in your profile and leadership journey as well as develop measures to improve performance at work, and in advancing your career, within or outside the organization.

Northwest support includes:

The Executive Coach provides guidance on improving your profile by focusing on the nuances of a good resume as well as a ready format for you to highlight your achievements. The coach shall also give you pointers to develop and maintain a strong profile on active professional networks, such as LinkedIn.

All of your efforts lead to the final step of you being interviewed by target organizations. If you have an upcoming interview and require additional support for preparation then on your request, the Northwest team shall conduct interview practice sessions with you to prepare you and help position yourself in the best possible manner for the role within the organization.

ADMISSIONS

Chicago Booth Accelerated Development Program (ADP) follows a rolling admissions (first come, first served) process and participant applications are evaluated as soon as they are received. The step-by-step process is outlined below.

Online Application

You can apply to the program online by submitting a short online application form. We do not accept any paper applications.

Resume

Keep a resume in word or PDF format ready to be submitted (via upload) along with your application form.

References

We require details of two professional references who are ready to discuss your candidacy with us in great detail.

Essay

One essay is required –

  • What are your long term (5-10 years) career aspirations? How will the Chicago Booth ADP help you achieve these?

Document Submission

Applicants are required to submit scanned copies of academic documents (degrees, diplomas and transcripts). This is to facilitate an evaluation of the candidate’s profile and relative positioning vis a vis the rest of the class.

Interview

All shortlisted candidates will be interviewed before they are accepted into the program. These interviews may be conducted in person or over the telephone.

KEY DATES

Round Deadline Date Application Fee
Early Round 26th June 2021 USD 250

Please Note:

  • The early application and acceptance round increases your chances of acceptance in the program by 50%
  • Considering the limited seats in the program and rolling admission process (first come – first serve), it is always more beneficial for candidates to apply as soon as possible. 
  • Your application can be placed on the waiting list. If you are not offered final admission for the current program, you might be offered a place in the next year’s program. In this case, your application fee will then be considered for the next year’s program. 
  • Application fee is refunded only in the case an applicant is not offered an admission to the program. 

PROGRAM FEES

The program fee for the Chicago Booth Accelerated Development Program is USD 28,000 inclusive of all taxes. It covers teaching fees, all academic materials, lunches and select dinners. The fee does not include transport expenses (domestic and international), any associated visa fees etc. and accommodation for modules and/or workshops in Chicago, New Delhi and London. It also does not cover any other expenses that are not expressly mentioned above.

 

PROGRAM EXPERIENCE

Chicago Booth has been offering executive education programs for several decades and is a trusted partner of senior executives across the globe for meeting their continued learning needs. The Chicago Booth Accelerated Development Program is now a global brand and the program conforms to the highest standards of quality and is taught by some of the best faculty in the world. Chicago Booth Accelerated Development Program promises a truly world-class learning experience to participants joining the program.

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PARTICIPANT EXPERIENCE

 

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Learning Experience

The testimonials here capture the experience of programs and participants in Chicago Booth Accelerated Development Program, who are all taught by the same world-class faculty and conducted on Chicago Booth’s global campuses.

“ The experience is intellectually stimulating, thought-provoking, and at the same time, offers great practical application. I have expanded my network by meeting new people at the Accelerated Development Program and had so much fun along the way!”

Pam Jackson, Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, UK

“The most memorable moments in the program for me were interactions with the Chicago Booth family – inspirational industry leaders, accomplished faculty and entrepreneurs; the opportunity to experience global campuses and the relationships I have built with my peer group.”

Prashant Kukreti, Head of Enterprise Risk, Corporate Compliance & Ethics, Target, India

“ As well as being a world-class general management program taught by extraordinarily knowledgeable faculty, Accelerated Development Program is a fantastic networking opportunity. It’s a chance to create relationships with people you are less likely to otherwise meet; and to collaborate and share best practices with experienced leaders from a really interesting mix of industry and geographical backgrounds.”

Carl Segerstrom, Global Talent Management, Merck & Co, Switzerland

“During my corporate career spanning more than 20 years, a lot has changed in the business context. It was the right time for me to learn new management concepts, best practices, get global exposure, and be prepared to mentor others. Chicago Booth Accelerated Development Program was perfectly designed, covering all aspects of business and a complete package for an executive to be successful in today’s world.”

Niranjan Mishra, President (CMO), JK Cement, India

WHO WE ARE

About University of Chicago

University of Chicago (UChicago) is an intellectual destination, which attracts outstanding participants to its international campuses thereby enabling companies to deal with global challenges without difficulty.

UChicago is well known for its:

Transformative Education: The core curriculum at UChicago challenges the conventional thinking of the participants and encourages new ways of thinking leading to positive social impact.

Groundbreaking Research: UChicago is known for its research in the various fields from engineering, technology, medicine to business. Their research has had an impact around the globe, leading to such breakthroughs as discovering the link between cancer and genetics, establishing revolutionary theories of economics, and developing tools to produce reliably excellent urban schooling.

Commitment to Enrich Society: Being the second largest employer in Chicago, our reputed faculty, outstanding participants and staff encompass a dedicated team constantly working towards the purpose of the university.

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