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Management Accelerator

Growing into senior leadership roles
Designed for high-performing, early- to mid-career managers (non-executives, typically three to five levels below the C-suite) aspiring to take the challenging leap into senior leadership. This program focuses on building the core management and leadership capabilities as well as the cross-functional knowledge needed to lead successful businesses and teams.

These programs are changing lives. The content was thought provoking, the time together was rich in reflection and I came away from the program energized and ready to apply different leadership.

— Retail leader

Timing and delivery

Participants will learn through a variety of digital formats including courses, workshops, and small-group-based activities. The time commitment is 45 hours over six months, with an average of 1.5 to 2 hours per week.

Learning objectives

  • Strengthen core business acumen across nine different functional topics (for example, strategy, finance, operations, and risk) that can be applied across industries and contexts.
  • Learn practical tools to overcome common mindset challenges, and build the management muscle through problem solving and strategic thinking.


  • Build a broader network with other fellow Black senior executives and benefit from ongoing program alumni connectivity.
  • Join the McKinsey ecosystem of webinars, roundtables, and other executive events.

95% recommendation rate

This program is based on a successful management program in our Ability to Execute suite.

Excellence in Learning

The Management Accelerator is based on two McKinsey capability building programs, both of which received coveted gold awards from Brandon Hall Group’s Excellence in Learning program.

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Our Black Leadership Academy program is designed for cohorts of individuals through their organization; it is not designed to be accessed directly by individuals. If you are inquiring on behalf of your organization or are already enrolled in Black Leadership Academy, please contact us.