The Harvard AMP after 40 years

Jeffrey Berman (Assistant Professor, Salem State College, USA)
Stephen J. Wall (Personnel Manager, Union Carbide Corporation, USA)

Journal of European Industrial Training

ISSN: 0309-0590

Publication date: 1 July 1983


The Harvard Advanced Management Programme (AMP) is the oldest, largest and most elite of the university executive development programmes. It grew out of the need to re‐train large numbers of executives as the economy shifted from a peace‐ to a war‐time footing in the early 1940s. The programme became so popular that it spawned over 30 other executive development courses at other top business schools, as well as countless specialised short university courses for executives. After the war, the AMP helped executives regain a peace‐time perspective. The AMP has been going strong since then and at present counts thousands among its alumni. The current fee is above $17,000 for the 13‐week session, space is limited and admission is competitive.


Berman, J. and Wall, S.J. (1983), "The Harvard AMP after 40 years", Journal of European Industrial Training, Vol. 7 No. 7, pp. 17-21.

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