The General Management Program (GMP) incorporates new curriculum innovations with the best features of two previous programs—The General Managers Program™ (TGMP) and the Program for Management Development (PMD). Read what a leading executive has to say about the impact TGMP had on him and his organization.
Harvard Business School's reputation as an outstanding academic institution is well known, but it wasn't until I attended The General Manager Program (TGMP) in 2005 that I truly understood the intensity of the learning experience it offers. The program far exceeded my expectations.
Two of its most impressive aspects were the quality and accessibility of the professors. In addition to being distinguished academicians and skilled educators, they infused their teaching with a great deal of real-world experience. Their openness to different points of view and willingness to really get to know and learn from the participants made a big difference.
In addition, the curriculum was superb. It focused on the building of competencies critical to the success of any executive with broad general management responsibilities. All of the topical areas were linked so that everything came together to form a cohesive, big-picture view.
The program content and faculty-participant interaction were supported by a learning environment that other schools would be hard-pressed to duplicate. Working in carefully designed living groups, participants were able to learn an immense amount from one another—their peers in variety of industries across the globe. The relationships I formed during my time on campus continue to evolve, providing me with an invaluable network that I can leverage at any time for support and guidance.
TGMP was just the beginning of my journey of lifelong learning and, all in all, was one of the most rewarding experiences of my career.