Will Lynch CBE’s experience
Director Strategy and Client Engagement, Barclays Corporate Banking
Advanced Management Achievement Course (AMAC)
A highly specialised programme designed for military officers moving into management and executive careers.
The Advanced Management Achievement Course (AMAC) is a three-week highly specialised programme offering practical, interactive sessions which will help you develop the confidence and management tools to take the next step in your career.
I resigned from the Army in July 2017 having served in operational roles throughout my 24 year career. I had no exposure or understanding of commerce or how to run a proper bottom line driven budget.
I did extensive research before deciding to do AMAC at Alliance Manchester Business School as I wanted an experience that would give me an insight into commercial decision making and budget planning. I also wanted to go somewhere that had an understanding of my military background and would be an enjoyable experience in a major business city.
Attending AMAC provided exactly the type of experience that I was after. I finished the course with a vastly improved understanding of how businesses make decisions and a much improved understanding of how to run an effective budget. It was also a really enjoyable experience to be among many of my peers and I personally learned a great deal from my course mates.
I would definitely recommend attending AMAC as a stepping stone to transitioning from the military to a civilian job. It gives a great insight into business language and ways of working and was thoroughly enjoyable as well.