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


Andrew Mikhail is a strategy and leadership advisor and facilitator who has spent the last decade working with blue-chip organisations. Andrew has the ability to effectively turn academic theory into practical and applicable business strategies. At MGSM, Andrew teaches MBA courses on strategy and organisational behaviour. He also teaches on several open-enrolment and customised executive education programs focusing on strategy and leadership.

Jennifer Harrison combines a passion for finance with a talent for facilitation and teaching. She is a former senior investment banker who worked in corporate finance and advisory positions in Sydney and London. Her unique professional toolkit has been developed over 25+ years of service to business and finance. Jennifer enjoys working on consulting projects where she can take the discipline of finance into broader corporate decision-making situations.

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.

Sarah Duffy holds a PhD in marketing from the University of New South Wales. She has worked as a marketing professional and continues to work as a consultant with a strong practical background in strategy and brand marketing. Her professional work has
informed her focus areas of research and teaching, including tackling the fundamental issue of how marketing impacts society. This has led to research and publishing that concerns marketing and public policy as well as issues of fairness and sustainability.

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