Foundations of General Management

Foundations of General Management

Foundations of General Management is designed to prepare General Managers or functional managers  - ready to step up to a cross-functional role - to face the challenges of leadership today.

The six-day immersive residential experience provides hands-on, practical education across six core topic areas. Each of these sessions are presented by a leading practitioner and educator and supplemented with guest presenters.

Over 1,000 managers have participated in this MGSM program as part of their transition from functional to general management.

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Date Time Location Enrol
3 - 8 March 2019ResidentialNorth Ryde CampusRegister
8 - 13 September 2019ResidentialNorth Ryde CampusRegister

Cost: A$9,990.00

MGSM Wallet points: 16

Who is it for?

This program is designed for:

  • Recently appointed General Managers
  • Mid-level managers aiming to proceed to a higher level of management
  • Functional managers needing to broaden their skills
  • High-level executives looking to increase their knowledge and broaden their management skills
  • Business managers needing to focus on individual development
  • Managers seeking to build core business skills and expertise

Benefits and outcomes

Participants will learn how to:

  • Develop relevant, new skills and knowledge to use within general management roles
  • Embrace a new level of confidence and competence to tackle complex business problems
  • Address new perspectives, developments and issues


Graham Millett has more than twenty years of senior managerial experience in the retail, property and aviation industries. He has worked in Australia, Europe, the United States and Asia and this international experience enables him to place strategic issues in a regional and global context. He has taught for major companies including Woolworths, Pfizer, Westpac, Veolia, Cochlear, Coca Cola Amatil, Premium Wine Brands, Country Energy, AMP Capital Investors, Deutsche Bank, McDonalds, Canon, and the Toll Group.

Vito Mollica is a lecturer and consultant with diverse experience across Australia and Asia. He specialises and teaches in financial management, including teaching business managers who may lack a finance background the fundamental financial principles to make better decisions. At MGSM, his research centres on securities market design, asset selection criteria, quantitative investment research and residential property price dynamics.  Vito has consulted to companies including Credit Suisse, Macquarie Bank, RP Data, Reserve Bank of Australia, ASX, AFMA, and Financial Services Council.

Andrew Heys, throughout his 15 year consulting career, has worked with a diverse array of blue chip Australian and international clients.  His experience includes negotiation skills training, corporate communication, strategic planning, dispute settlement and organisational development. He now teaches units in the MBA focusing on people management and negotiation.

Helen Campbell has over 15 years of experience in change management. Through a successful career as a change manager, facilitator, program manager and consultant, she has developed an impressive track record of achievement. She contributes change management expertise to a variety of organisations to enable them to build change management capability and develop strategies that realise benefits more readily.

Lara Moroko has 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, which underpins her diverse consulting experience. Working in investment and retail banking, construction, technology, public utilities and health-care, Lara has consulted in the areas of business, marketing and brand strategy.

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