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Creating Sustainable Value

In a world that is rapidly changing, the demands placed on senior executives are constantly increasing. Lifelong learning has become imperative for everybody, and particularly for those responsible for strategy, implementation, and are accountable for stakeholders and shareholders. The Advanced Management Programme at Frankfurt School equips you with the must-have knowledge, skills and competencies to lead individuals and strategy and people with foresight, confidence and responsibility into the future.

Are you an impactful leader who aspires to become a global change maker and lead the transformation of your organisation and industry? Join the AMP to reinvent yourself, broaden your network, and take the next step in your career. Understand the geopolitical, economic, social and environmental forces that are affecting businesses in the 21st century. Amplify your capabilities to think strategically and drive performance. Reassess and refresh yourself as a leader as well as your impact on your organisation.

Meet the Faculty

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"Purposeful communication is a relevant strategic tool for all leaders. In my course we approach communication holistically and understand it’s strategic value for leaders. Persuasive communication skills not only fire up employees and lead them to get work done, but also improve the capacity of leaders to negotiate effectively with stakeholders. "
Prof. Dr. Selin Atalay, Professor for Marketing, FS

"In my session, we will talk about how to design the roadmap for your organization’s digital transformation."
Prof. Dr. Daniel Beimborn, Professor for Business Informatics, Universität Bamberg

"I observe that optimizing organization design to improve group decisions is an untapped source of value in most companies. In my lecture I focus on good versus bad decisions and I provide tools to make “good decisions”. And I would further emphasize that it is an exciting topic of increasing importance as AIs and humans jointly adapt to each other. "
Prof. Dr. Thorbjørn Knudsen, Professor for Strategic Organisation, FS

"Managers face multiple dependencies on external influences, especially ever new regulatory requirements. In my lecture we will focus on these dependencies and discuss strategies to cope with them. During the lecture I would like to make experiences in the management of the interfaces of politics, society and economy tangible with practical examples and enable a look into the toolboxes of the actors. As a participant you will benefit from the combination of strategic concepts and practically experienced examples, especially in crisis management."
Prof. Dr. hc. mult. Roland Koch, Professor of Management Practice in Regulated Environments, FS

"My lecture aims at inspiring leaders to introduce state-of-the-art performance measurement and strategy execution. We will explore innovative best practices to capture sustainable performance and to convey purpose throughout the organization and beyond."
Prof. Dr. Matthias Mahlendorf, Professor of Managerial Accounting, FS

"In my lecture I focus on how to use finance to create value, and how this value creation is affected by ESG issues. With my lecture I like to convey that any good strategy needs to be translated into sound financial decisions. My aim of the lecture of the AMP programme is to be accessible also to managers that so far had little to do with corporate finance. Participants in my lecture will benefit from getting a hands-on knowledge in corporate finance and ESG. "
Prof. Dr. Zacharias Sautner, Professor of Finance, FS

"In my session, we will explore how executives can best deal with innovation projects that are loaded with strong uncertainties. We will discuss how to value and manage experimentation, and how to evaluate the success of a firm’s innovation endeavors."
Prof. Dr. Jochen Schlapp, Associate Professor of Operations and Technology Management, FS

"Many companies claim to be customer-centric, but few truly are. During the AMP we will focus on understanding how creating value for and from customers are complements and not opposites and how this is key to successful customer-centric management."
Prof. Dr. Christian Schulze, Associate Professor of Marketing, FS

"In my lecture I focus on key aspects of good governance. With my lecture I like to convey better corporate behavior. Participants in my lecture will benefit from the correct approach to an important topic. "
Prof. Christian Strenger, Center for Corporate Governance, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

Your Advantages

  • Connect with renowned faculty and experienced practitioners.
  • Inspire and be inspired by other leaders across industry boundaries.
  • Reflect on the major challenges for yourself, your organisation, and your business.
  • Learn about the latest research insights and best practices.
  • Transform yourself from impactful leader to global change maker.

Course Structure

Advanced Management Programme at Frankfurt School as an overview

Programme Content

The Frankfurt School Advanced Management Programme is an accelerated learning journey for the senior leaders who want to shape tomorrow. The programme consists of four compact modules on our campus in Frankfurt and a “Global Leadership Series” of short online events with prolific expert speakers from around the world.

The last module concludes with a graduation ceremony and a gala dinner. Your partners and other significant others are welcome to join. Details will be announced in due time.

The programme is held in English.

Module Features:
  • Classroom sessions: interact with hand-selected Frankfurt School faculty and learn from their latest cutting-edge research.
  • Small-group learning: engage in inspiring exchanges and discuss at eye level with other senior leaders.
  • Your leadership story: share your personal leadership successes and receive valuable input for your leadership challenges.
  • Evening events: continue the conversation beyond the classroom and build strong networks.
  • Graduation ceremony and gala dinner: celebrate the completion of the programme together with your peers and your loved ones.

Discovering 21st Century Management (Module 1)

The 21st century offers many unprecedented challenges for businesses and top executives. Societal, geopolitical, environmental, and technological disruptions are chasing each other at an ever-increasing pace. Get up to date, equip yourself with critical insights about the most important forces and trends, and start creating the agenda for yourself and your company.

Module highlights:

  • Future of Management: a “sneak preview” to the challenges that likely await top executives in the future.
  • Social and environmental trends: thorough strategic understanding of the main forces that are shaping the world of business and beyond.
  • Global geopolitics: how might the new world order look like? Which set up of policy barriers and regulations must be initiated to react to potential impacts of global geopolitics?
  • Economic Perspectives: macro-economic challenges for the Eurozone and the world economy.
  • Emerging technologies: discover the value creation opportunities of technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence.

Building Future Businesses (Module 2)

Senior executives like you are entrusted with making the critical decisions that shape the future of your company, industry or even economy. Whether overall strategy, disruptive competitive moves, innovative business models, new organisational forms, operational designs, or creative solutions – the responsibility rests with you. How can you make the right choices and build strong and trendsetting businesses today that will thrive tomorrow?

Module highlights:

  • Executive decision-making: benefit from the latest research on high-quality individual and organisational decision-making in complex settings.
  • Competitive strategy: discuss contemporary approaches for competitive success, in particular around technology and sustainability.
  • Entre- & Intrapreneurship: establish the success factors for strategic innovation that delivers results.
  • Digital company: appreciate the importance of wise IT decisions such as cloud, data, or cybersecurity for company success and resilience.

Transforming People and Organisations (Module 3)

Whether you lead in a traditional or emerging industry, in a mature company or a young start-up – a rapidly changing environment requires every executive to ask the hard questions and rethink their organisation. The answers to these questions will likely initiate the difficult and demanding journey of simultaneous change and transformation on many fronts – people and culture, supply chain and operations, governance and finance, data and digitalisation, to name a few. What are the essential personal competencies and organisational competencies? What does the transformation of people and organisations entail?

Module highlights:

  • Executive Leadership: gain inspiration about leading yourself, your team, and your organisation in a world in which digitalisation fundamentally changes human interaction.
  • M&A: uncover strategies and practices of (re)building robust business portfolios and economically healthy organisations.
  • Changing Cultures: the dos and don’ts of successful change processes and digital transformations.
  • Storytelling & Persuasion: take your personal persuasion skills to the next level by using emotional and cognitive factors to analyse and understand the decisions made by others.

Creating Sustainable Value (Module 4)

Responsible management and stakeholder capitalism entail that executive goal systems increasingly include social and environmental dimensions in addition to financial results and economic value. At the same time, leading diverse stakeholders and managing the organisation towards achieving these goals is not becoming any easier in the proverbial VUCA world. How can you be the strategic leader who drives sustainable value with self-aware, high-performance leadership and by aligning external and internal stakeholders, driving triple-bottom-line business performance, and steering your organisation through the inevitable ups and downs?

Module highlights:

  • Executive Agenda: gain first-hand insights about effective boardroom work as well as personal power and networking.
  • Implementing Shared Value Creation: create performance systems that are aligned with your economic, social, and environmental strategies.
  • Risk and Crisis Management: research and best practice of strategic risk management and effective leadership in crises.
  • Leading for Good: discover the intrinsic link between ethics, responsibility, and sustainability on the one hand and high-performance leadership for superior value creation on the other hand.

Global Leadership Series
Prof. Dr. Horst Löchel Advanced Management Frankfurt School

The Rise of China and the Consequences for West? Prof. Dr. Horst Löchel, Frankfurt School

The Rise of China and the Consequences for West

The economic comeback of China in the last 40 years is one of the most important events of our times. It positions China as a challenger and strategic rival of the USA and the ‘West’ in general. China’s rise is not only an economic challenge but also a geopolitical one, which can be clearly seen by China’s reaction of the Russian invasion in the Ukraine. Furthermore, given the authoritarian political system of the country as well as the refusal of the Western culture by the ruling party, China can be also seen as a system rival. Overall, China can be treated as a partner, a competitor as well as a system rival from a Western perspective, which makes the relationship highly complex.

The discussion will concentrate on the question how to deal with the strategic rivalry between the USA and China from a European perspective.

Dr. Horst Löchel is Professor of Economics, MBA Programme Director and Head of the Sino-German Centre at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. He is also member of the Board of Directors at the Shanghai International Banking and Finance Institute (SIBFI) as well as an alumnus of the "Global Colloquium of Participant Centered Learning" of Harvard Business School, Boston, and appointed as EPAS reviewer of EFMD, Bruessels. From 2009 to 2011 he was appointed as the Director of the German Centre of Banking and Finance at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, China, where he was also a visiting professor of economics until 2020. He was in charge of the EU – China BMT project funded by the European Commission on behalf of Frankfurt School and CEIBS between 2008 and 2012. Read more

Shamil Idriss Advanced Management Programme Frankfurt School

Peril, Peace & Profit - Shamil Idriss, CEO Search For Common Ground

Stability is a prerequisite for a healthy business environment. And yet, after 50+ years of improvement after World War II, the global trendlines on several key indicators of stability - rates of violent conflict, support for democratic institutions, levels of inter-communal polarization - have deteriorated over the first two decades of the 21st century. Today's business leaders must understand these trends lest the enterprises they lead fall victim to them. More challenging, as good business practice increasingly seeks to maximize stakeholder value - and not solely shareholder value - the debate over what impact the private sector is having on peace and stability is one that business leaders avoid at their peril.  

Shamil Idriss is CEO of SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND, the world’s largest dedicated peacebuilding organization employing over 1,000 staff working in 30 countries. Nominated for the Nobel Peace prize in 2018, Search for Common Ground works to end violent conflict and to build healthy, safe, and just societies all over the world across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. Prior to his current role, Idriss was the CEO of Soliya, where he led a public-private sector coalition to establish the field of virtual exchanges. In 2005, he was appointed by then-UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan as Deputy Director of the UN Alliance of Civilizations. Read more

AMP Speaker

Mastering the Augmented Enterprise: Doing AI Well – Dr. George A. Tilesch President of the PHI Institute for Augmented Intelligence

In 2022, the question for the C-Suite is not whether they should use AI to compete successfully - but how to do AI well. Top executives seek an AI-augmented enterprise strategy and results that are bulletproof with clear ROI and futureproof by being built responsibly.  
The AI Age is Now. How will you thrive? AI is deeply and speedily transforming enterprises, industries and the economy. According to the majority of the C-suite, AI is now mainstream, representing a fundamental shift. A successful AI strategy should be treated as a natural extension of your business strategy. AI is the first-ever moral technology that needs us to become better humans to be able to control it. The human factor should be the starting point in embracing AI technologies at any corporation. With human-centric, responsible AI adoption strategies companies can build long-term capabilities and avoid the moral obstacles manifesting in talent, revenue and reputation risks.

Dr. George A. Tilesch is President of the PHI Institute for Augmented Intelligence, specialising in global AI strategy, ethics, policy, talent, and governance. He is a senior global innovation and AI expert, executive, and consultant, primarily in the transatlantic space. For over 20 years, Dr. Tilesch has been active as a cross-sector and cross-industry conduit between AI ecosystems worldwide and as a trusted advisor for world leaders. His global senior executive and strategy consulting leadership track record span decades with government leaders on all continents (US, EU, Dubai); Microsoft, Ipsos, and Fortune 50 Tech corporations; international organizations and global think tanks (World Economic Forum, Club de Madrid); startups/scaleups; and global social innovation leaders. Dr. Tilesch is also the co-author of the 2020 book BetweenBrains: Taking Back our AI Future. He is the AI Ambassador of the John von Neumann Computer Society and is on the Board of Advisors for Harvard's Experfy Future of Work platform.

Key Facts


You will receive a certificate of completion. There will be no examinations.

Participation Profile

C-Suite, Managing Directors, Partners, Entrepreneurs, General Managers, Senior Executives.

The AMP is ideal for experienced leaders in senior executive and management roles with domestic, international or global responsibilities. A typical participant would have more than 15 years of work experience, with at least 5 to 10 years at a senior leadership or management level.

To offer you an enriching and inspiring learning experience on the highest executive level, participation in the AMP is by application and admission only. Our admissions team will carefully evaluate your application based on work experience, current position and responsibility, and carefully select only those candidates who assure a coherent group composition.

While the Advanced Management Programme does not require any specific prior educational or academic qualification, it also serves as an excellent refresher to an earlier MBA or Executive MBA degree and constitutes a well-suited complement to more functionally-oriented Executive Education Programmes.


The Advanced Management Programme consists of 12 days, organised in 4 modules. An optimal time structure for senior executives is provided in 3-day sessions, including weekends. Between on-campus lectures and discussions, the AMP is complemented by our online Global Leadership Series. Benefit from successful and experienced speakers and take your chance to participate in a lively discussion during these online sessions.

Module 1


Module 2


Module 3


Module 4



Total fee EUR 21,500 (Including: programme as described above, global leadership series, networking events and activities, lunches and coffee breaks, graduation ceremony, excluding: accommodation and travel expenses).

AMP Scholarship

Frankfurt School awards attractive scholarships with the aim of enhancing the diversity of our Advanced Management Programme (AMP). We provide financial support to candidates who contribute to the diversity of the programme such as:

  • Women in leadership
  • Executives working for NGOs & Non-Profit Organisations
  • Start-up founders, entrepreneurs

Please note that we grant scholarships on an ongoing basis, therefore we recommend that you apply early. Your scholarship application can only be considered if the online form is completed within the online application process.