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Advanced Management Achievement Course (AMAC)

CMI Level 8 Certificate in Strategic Direction and Leadership

The Advanced Management Achievement Course is a 3-week highly specialised programme designed for officers moving into management and executive careers. Through a mix of taught sessions, in-company visits and guest speakers, you will develop the confidence and management tools to take the next step into a new and unpredictable commercial environment.

The course has a long and successful track record in helping officers make the transition from your military career to the business world on leaving the Armed Forces. It shares the language, concepts and practices of business which are often unfamiliar to our delegates.

In the final week everyone takes part in a business simulation, where you will work in small teams to compete in an interactive game bringing everything together you have leant in your time with us.

In the supportive environment generated by our programme team and your fellow delegates, your new knowledge will inform key decisions you make on your next steps after the military.

The Benefits

You will leave the programme with:

  • An in-depth understanding of how business operates
  • The skills to communicate effectively in a business environment
  • An appreciation of marketing in both service and industrial contexts
  • The ability to comprehend and use financial data
  • Experience of the cutting edge thinking of experts in their field
  • A powerful network of fellow participants to call upon in your new career
  • The confidence to seek an executive or managerial role in any business.

The programme offers long-term benefits for individuals, organisations and communities and promotes a lifelong connection with Alliance MBS.








The Delegates

All the delegates on AMAC have military careers, whether they are still serving or have recently left the forces.
AMAC is specifically designed to support the ranks of

ArmyRoyal Air ForceRoyal Navy
Field Marshall
Lieutenant Colonel

Marshall of the Royal Air Force
Air Chief Marshall
Air Marshall
Air Vice-Marshal
Air Commodore
Group Captain
Wing Commander
Squadron Leader

Admiral of the Fleet
Vice Admiral
Rear Admiral
Lieutenant Commander

Graduate entry officers with the rank of Captain, Flight Lieutenant or Lieutenant may also apply.







The Programme

The programme examines key business themes to prepare delegates with a full picture of the economic environment.

These topics include: Strategy, Marketing, Human Resources, Economics, Financial Accounting and Management, Business Management including Change Management and topical business issues.

In the first week an overview is given of the basic concepts within each subject area. During the second week ideas are further developed and an understanding of their application to business discussed.

During the third week the relevance of pre-course knowledge and course learning within the business context is more fully realised, and the application of ideas by business managers in management situations is explored.

Access to structured industrial research together with organised visits provides essential learning in an environment which is ideal for the transition to a non-military management career. The teaching style is open and proactive with a mixture of lectures, tutorials, case studies, group work and research time.

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The Team

Alliance Manchester Business School has some of the most highly-regarded experts in business management. By working closely with industry, the team can solve real problems, predict future trends and drive change in business and management.

Our highly experienced team ensures everything about your programme runs smoothly. From booking on to the course to your business simulation exercise, they aim to make your Alliance MBS experience as enjoyable and stress free as possible.

Our Experts - Lucy Daly
Dr Lucy Daly
Programme Director
Email Lucy >>
0161 275 0530

Our Team - Lea Reilly
Lea Reilly 
Programme Co-ordinator
Email Lea >>
0161 275 6361




Key features

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Nearly 3,000 officers since 1993

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CMI Accredited Level 8

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Business simulation

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Russ Haines testimonial

"An excellent programme which lived up to the reputation it has earned amongst the resettlement community. An invaluable start to life outside the military and within the commercial sector."

Russ Haines, AMAC, Institute of Leadership and Management

Previous role: Lieutenant Commander, Royal Navy, Current role: Business Development Manager

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