The objective of TMP is to help you develop your approach to leadership as you evolve in your career – from a manager of programmatic matters or as a functional manager of, say, finance, marketing or operations – to the more comprehensive role as a general manager or chief executive officer, in other words, “Top Management.”
The course recognizes that Top Management’s role is endowed with a responsibility to ensure that all units of an organization execute toward an end that is articulated in a business strategy. Top Management succeeds or fails based upon its ability to develop and articulate strategy and on how well it is able to design organizations; lead people within the organization; influence parties outside the organization; and make effective business decisions to execute strategy. The challenges are daunting – until they are studied and understood – when they are recognized merely as being difficult, but also potentially rewarding.
This course is one in which you will have a chance to study the challenges that confront Top Management and to formulate approaches to those challenges so that you will not be daunted when you face them.
The course emphasizes: (1) Experience of a GM or CEO – vicariously through cases, simulations and interactive discussion; and (2) Retention of those experiences – through reflection until you can put them into action – all to help you to (3) Navigate a career progression to get from where you are now to a GM or CEO position. Grades are based upon: class participation, individual assignments, a group assignment and maintenance of a learning journal. There is no final exam.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Matt joined the management faculty in May 20l3, providing leadership lectures to MBA and Executive MBA candidates, as well as Columbia Business School's Senior Executive Program participants.
Fusing theoretical knowledge with practical experience gained from a three decade-long navy career, Matt's lecture analyzing leadership techniques used during - and leadership lessons derived from - "Operation Tomodachi," a joint...