Global Leadership Executive Program

Carnegie Bosch Institute's flagship program for senior executives working in multinational organizations.


Date: May 30 - June 15, 2017

Location: Carnegie Bosch Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Fee: $25,900 

Please note: Companies sending three or more participants, organizations with fewer than 500 employees, non-profits and the government sector receive a 10 percent discount. Fees include tuition, 360° feedback, executive coaching, course materials, campus athletic facilities, daily shuttle, transportation for organized social events and most meals. Accommodations are not included, as all participants stay in a nearby hotel at a preferred group rate, which is charged separately.

For questions, contact our program coordinator at or +1-412-268-6261.

Today’s global economy and increasingly complex world require organizations and their leaders to develop the specific skills to anticipate, adjust and adapt to this rapidly changing business landscape. The Global Leadership Executive Program is Carnegie Bosch Institute’s demanding flagship program, enabling participants to make a greater impact on the success of their multinational companies.

The intensive program integrates three focus areas in an international context: Managing the Business; Managing Yourself; and Managing and Leading Others. The program addresses key issues of strategy, business and leadership. By learning and working together with peers from other functional areas, industries and cultures, participants gain different perspectives of topics with broad economic and international scope. The program is delivered in an intensive on-campus module over nearly three weeks, followed by interactive webinar modules and additional coaching after the program.

Learning occurs in a highly interactive setting that incorporates thought-provoking lectures, case studies, small group workshops and computer-based simulations. Innovative project work with real-life business partners on strategic challenges is integrated with improvisational theater sessions applied to leadership communications. Personal growth is an important element of the program, with 360 degree feedback, several assessment tools and professional coaching integrated into the curriculum. Emphasis throughout the Global Leadership Executive Program is on shifting the learning from classroom concept to relevant application in the real world.

  • Curriculum

    The following topics are typically covered over the course of the program. The ever-evolving global marketplace drives final program content. 

    • Leading highly effective teams for business success
    • Global strategy
    • Innovation and sustainable competitive advantage
    • Value-driven finance for executives
    • Market leadership and global marketing strategy
    • Entrepreneurship and lean innovative thinking
    • Developing and communicating a leadership point of view
    • Leadership techniques from performing arts — agile problem solving, effective communication and creativity for the business setting
    • Multicultural management
    • Leveraging generational diversity
    • Power in informal networks — leading beyond hierarchy
    • Managing and leading change
    • Leading through adversity — resilience as a leader
    • Work/life in balance
    • Mindfulness for leaders
    • Emotional intelligence
    • 360 degree feedback
    • Individual executive coaching

    After-Program Support: After the on-campus module, the program integrates interactive webinar sessions and an additional individual executive coaching session after re-entry into work. 

    The program includes thought-provoking lectures by leading international faculty, case studies, team assignments that require experiential application of knowledge, small group sessions and workshops and computer-based simulations. In addition to state-of-the-art training methods in the classroom, several modules take participants beyond the classroom to provide a unique and transformative learning journey.

    • Innovative Project Work: Participants work as part of multicultural and cross-functional executive teams with a regional business partner to address a current strategic challenge, providing an opportunity to apply program learning and rapidly prototype solutions in a practical, real-world setting.
    • 360° Feedback and Executive Coaching: An important learning tool is the personal input participants receive throughout the program, including various assessment tools, 360 degree feedback, peer-to-peer feedback and professional executive coaching strengthening their personal leadership development. By learning about themselves and their interaction with others, participants enhance their understanding of the people dimension of business to become more impactful leaders.
    • Improvisational Acting: Working with a professor and theatre director from Carnegie Mellon’s renowned Entertainment Technology Center, participants use lessons and techniques from improvisational theatre to build their skills in agile problem solving, effective communication and creativity for the business setting.
  • Participants

    The Global Leadership Executive Program has been specifically designed to meet the complex needs of mid- to senior-level executives in multinational companies who currently hold, or aspire to, a key role in a global operation. Participants typically have 8-15 years of management experience. They come from around the world with different cultural backgrounds. Participants represent a wide-ranging cross section of functional areas, including executive management, strategic planning, finance, human resources, legal, marketing, sales, operations, research & development, product engineering and manufacturing, among others.

    Participants represent diverse industries, cultures and companies. Past participants have come from:

    Companies Aricent, Bayer, BMW Group, Boeing, Bosch Group, Caterpillar, Coal India, Cognizant, Coromandel, Eicher Motors, Enzen Technologies, Genpact, iBanx, IBM, Joy Mining, Kennametal, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd., Komatsu Ltd., Mahindra & Mahindra, NEC Corporation, Nissan, NTT East Corporation, ProMetal RCT, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Qatar Telecom, Renault, Rinnai Corporation, Scania, Seagate, Sun Microsystems, SupplyOn AG, Swiss Automotive Group AG, Syngene International, Tata, Toyota Motor Corporation, Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles, Vulcano Termodomésticos SA
    Industries Aerospace & Defense, Agro Industry, Automotive, Building Technology, Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Goods & Electronics, Energy & Mining, Finance & Banking, Heavy Industry, Information Services, Industrial Technology, Media, Security Systems, Service Industries, Telecommunications
    Countries Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Panama, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
  • Faculty

    Faculty of the Global Leadership Executive Program represent the best and brightest of industry and academia, aligning each session’s objective with the threads of the overall program. Recent faculty include the following:

    Sean Ammirati
    Partner, Birchmere Ventures; Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, Carnegie Mellon University

    Dr. Michael Forlenza
    Leadership Development Coach, DPL Coaching & Consulting

    Brenda Bakker Harger
    Director of the Interactive Theatre Company and Professor of Entertainment Technology, Carnegie Mellon University

    Antje Ireland
    Leadership Coach

    David W. James
    Principal Consultant, Organisation Coach Ltd

    Dr. Robert Kelley
    Adjunct Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University; President, Consultants to Executives and Organizations

    Dr. David Krackhardt
    Professor of Organizations and Public Policy, Heinz College and Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University

    David L. Lamont
    Associate Teaching Professor of Business Strategy and Director of Management Game, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University

    Dr. Lance Secretan
    Founder & CEO, The Secretan Center, Inc.

    Dr. Paul Stoltz
    CEO, PEAK Learning, Inc.

    Dr. Vikas Tibrewala
    Consultant and Independent Educator (formerly INSEAD)

    Dr. Fons Trompenaars
    Founder and Managing Director, Trompenaars Hampden-Turner

    Dr. Bruce Tulgan
    Chairman and Founder, Rainmaker Thinking Inc.

    Sylvia B. Vogt
    Adjunct Professor of Management,Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University; Executive Coach

    Tim Zak
    Associate Teaching Professor, Director of the Institute for Social Innovation, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University

    Carnegie Bosch Institute reserves the right to make faculty substitutions.

  • Program Details

    Program Dates: May 30 - June 15, 2017

    Location: Carnegie Bosch Institute, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (USA)

    Limited Enrollment: To ensure a productive personal and interactive atmosphere, we limit enrollment to 36 participants. This group size guarantees a high return on your investment. Due to the limited group size, we recommend registration as early as possible. This program may fill up before the deadline.

    Language Proficiency: All sessions are conducted in English.

    Application Process: Participant admission is based on an application process that ensures the best possible peer group parity. Applicants submit their application and information online, followed by a recommendation letter from their supervisor. This letter serves to assess expectations for the applicant’s professional and personal development, as well as the impact on the business following the program. Accepted participants will be notified thereafter. All correspondence related to the application process is treated confidentially.

    Accommodations: Participants stay in comfortable hotel suites reserved by Carnegie Bosch Institute. Accommodation is not included in the program fee and is billed separately at a preferred group rate o($2,600 for 2017, TBD for 2018) for the whole length of the program.

    Enrollment Fee: The participant program fee ($25,900 for 2017, TBD for 2018), per person covers tuition, 360° feedback, executive coaching, course materials, campus athletic facilities, daily shuttle, transportation for organized social events and most meals. Companies sending three or more participants, organizations with fewer than 500 employees, non-profits and the government sector receive a 10 percent discount.

    Cancellation Policy: With written notice of cancellation received 45 days in advance of the program start date, a full refund minus a US $1,000 administrative fee will be provided. With less than 45 days notice, a refund of 50 percent will be provided. Feasible substitutions may be an option at the discretion of Carnegie Bosch Institute.

    Program Preparation: As a way of effectively preparing for the program, creating common ground among participants and laying the groundwork for spirited discussion, some pre-readings are required. Program participants are also required to collect confidential 360 degree feedback from their supervisors, peers and colleagues via a secure online portal. Participants are encouraged to discuss their goals and expectations for program participation, both before and after the program, with their supervisors and their organization’s leadership team.