At a Glance

Next Available Program
September 7 - October 18

Time Commitment
30 hours (5 hours/week)

Program Duration
6 weeks

Yale School of Management and IMD Business School Certificate of Completion

Who Should Attend
Senior Leaders, Mid-level & Team Leaders, Project Managers, Directors

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About the Program

Leading and Managing Globally, a 6-week leadership development program, delivers participants the ability to use informal authority to create alignment and change and to lead effectively within a matrixed global organization.

Executives acquire the global mindset and competencies needed to effectively lead in this world, from bridging cultural divides, to recognizing more deeply the sources of organizational power and information flow, to overcoming barriers to change.

Key Takeaways

  • Identify sources of informal power and leverage your network of relationships to influence those sources
  • Improve management of global virtual teams across cultural, language and time differences
  • Overcome resistance to change, and achieve team integration and alignment within complex matrixed structures
  • Manage interdependence between organizational units and foster knowledge flows across company silos

Program Structure

  • 6 week duration, 30 hours to complete requirements
  • 10 hours of on-demand, HD lectures
  • Professor interactions, group learning, and optional coaching sessions
  • Facilitated intra-company team meetings
  • Final project, which integrates weekly activities

2020 Program Dates

February 2020 April 2020 July 2020 September 2020 October 2020
Program Start February 24 April 27 July 13 September 7 October 26
Program End April 5 June 7 August 23 October 18 December 6
February 2020
Program Start: February 24
Program End: April 5
April 2020
Program Start: April 27
Program End: June 7
July 2020
Program Start: July 2020
Program End: August 23
September 2020
Program Start: September 7
Program End: October 18
October 2020
Program Start: October 2
Program End: December 6

Experienced Faculty

  • James Baron

    William S. Beinecke Professor of Management

    Professor James Baron’s research interests include human resources; organizational design and behavior; social stratification and inequality; work, labor markets, and careers; economic sociology; and entrepreneurial companies.

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  • Martha Maznevski

    Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Faculty Director for Executive Education

    Professor Martha Maznevski is an expert in global teams, leadership, culture, and identity. She has been published widely on these topics, and also works closely with leaders and their companies around the world on innovative approaches to leadership.

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Success Stories


I liked the way in which the program was broken up from a technology perspective, and how the content was in meaningful and appropriately-sized portions. The course was very organized and the content was relevant. It gave a good balance of information from an academic perspective and was immediately applicable.

Sales Director
Financial Services Company


The whole program set up is outstanding. I loved the lecture sessions. Professors have a profound knowledge about the topics and exert a huge capability to pass on this knowledge to the class. The balance between video lectures, classes on a weekly basis, and identifying a topic highly related with a day-to-day problem and something highly linked with the business is definitely very adequate to the training and creates an extra motivation to the person taking the course.

Engineering Manager
Chemicals Company


The structure of this course was fantastic. Lectures were broken down into easy-to-manage segments to facilitate more effective learning. I loved everything about this program and hope to be able to take more courses like it in the future.

Operations Manager
Machinery Company


How many hours per week am I expected to devote to the program?

Our programs are designed for busy professionals. Participants are expected to spend 4-5 hours each week watching video lectures and completing assignments. There are also live online sessions most weeks, which last 1-1.5 hours each.

How long does the program last?

Our leadership development programs last 6 weeks. Additionally, you will complete a short orientation prior to the official start of the program.

Will I receive a grade or university credit?

Upon successfully completing the program, you will receive a certificate of completion from the sponsoring business school. ExecOnline provides non-degree programs for which no grades or university credits are provided.

Who takes ExecOnline programs?

Our programs are designed for busy leaders—managers, directors, VPs, and C-suite—with the drive and desire to solve their organization’s critical business challenges. Our short, focused programs allow you to develop solutions for both near- and long-term challenges—without disrupting your day-to-day responsibilities.

Will I apply my learnings to real-world work objectives?

Yes. You will develop a project of your choosing that addresses your organization’s critical business challenges. At the completion of the program, you will have produced an implementation-ready project, designed to make a fiscal and business impact.

Do you have an alumni program?

Yes. You can stay connected to ExecOnline through our alumni group, which allows you to interact with peers to generate support and networking opportunities.

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