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MDM Program


ASA University's Master of Distribution Management (MDM) Certificate Program

ASA University’s premiere leadership program, the Master of Distribution Management Certificate Program, has offered unmatched flexibility and affordability for members to develop strong, action-oriented leaders for over a decade.

By contextualizing the realities of leadership within our industry, the MDM program is uniquely tailored for our industry – and its challenges. The MDM program delivers practical distribution mastery along with leadership vision.

This 12-month program provides a full exploration of the key areas of leadership needed to be successful in today’s competitive industry. Eleven critical chapters will address: Change Management, Leading Effectively, Communication, Managing Conflict, Organizational Effectiveness, Embracing Culture, Strategic Decision-Making, Diversity and Inclusion, Key Financial Metrics, Visionary Thinking, & Succession Planning

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The 12 month MDM Program Includes:

Essentials of Practical Leadership in Wholesale-Distribution

Set the stage with foundational concepts based in the realities of our industry with this new core book written by industry leaders.

Virtual Peer-to-Peer Sessions

Each month, come together with your fellow leaders-in-training via Zoom sessions to discuss topics learned after each chapter is complete.

Supplemental Training

Dig deeper into core topics with elective training opportunities for independent study approved by your mentor; minimum of 10 hours.

Demonstrate Mastery

Complete a scenario-based assessment to demonstrate mastery core concepts.

Project Capstone

Working with a mentor at your business, identify a real-life business initiative that you will tackle using the skills learned in MDM.


MDM Certificate Program Overview At-A-Glance:

New classes start every quarter. Contact us for more details.
Cost: $995 per student


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