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Management Academy

Management Academy exists to enhance the value and productivity of key business managers through personal development, collaborative learning, tools and techniques, networking and mentoring, transforming them into stronger leaders for their organizations and the community.

Our 23-24 Program Year has begun! Take a look at our Management Academy 14 Class Directory here!

Our 24-25 Program Year Applications are NOW CLOSED! Our Selection Process will begin in April 2024 and applicants will be notified of their acceptance status in May 2024.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Program Director, Sam Cooper at

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Annual ten-month program designed for leaders who manage significant, high-impact teams. Management Academy functions in a classroom setting and exists to enhance the value of even the best leaders. By exposing class members to local thought leaders and analyzing results-driven systems, Management Academy serves as the premier business leadership training academy in our area.


Program Content

Over ten years ago, a steering committee of local, experienced business leaders came together and created a syllabus outlining the essential skills they wanted to offer the managers and leaders in their organizations. From this brainstorming session, Leadership Greater Huntsville's Management Academy emerged.

Management Academy program days are organized  around a different management or leadership topic each month. The content is presented through panel discussions, slide presentations, case studies, book reviews, storytelling, and skills exercises led by local business and community leaders who are subject matter experts in their fields.


Application & Selection

Applications for MA-15 are now closed. Please check back for next year's program dates to be sure that you can commit to this time away from business and family. Note that all class members are expected to attend all sessions in their entirety. Applicants are typically notified of their acceptance into the class on or before July 15 of the application year.


Management Academy Class 15

Monday, August 12, 2024
Tuesday, August 13, 2024

Tuesday, September 10, 2024

Tuesday, October 15, 2024

Tuesday, November 12, 2024

Tuesday, December 10, 2024

Tuesday, January 14, 2025

Tuesday, February 11, 2025

Tuesday, March 15, 2025

Tuesday, April 18, 2025

Tuesday, May 6, 2025


Target Candidates: Business managers, entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, civic volunteers, and leaders of all levels.


Tuition: $3,350



For more information, contact Sam Cooper at or 256-631-9973.



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"Management Academy provided invaluable leadership tools which helped me as I transitioned into a business unit leadership role at my company, and couldn’t have come at a better time.  I found the Management Academy sessions in effective communication, motivation, team-building, and ethics particularly helpful and gained an incredible amount of insight from experienced leaders who had faced similar leadership challenges.  I’ve taken other leadership training in the past, but Management Academy was much more useful because we were learning from experienced leaders who were knowledgeable of our industry."


- Brady Porter, Management Academy Class 8, Director of Applied Engineering & Testing at Torch Technologies.