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Microfinance takes a leading role on the world stage—and in an Executive Education program.

HBS and the leading microfinance organization ACCION International collaborated on an Executive Education custom program for leaders of organizations that make small loans to poor entrepreneurs, primarily those in the developing world. The HBS — ACCION Program on Strategic Leadership for Microfinance is the first of its kind to provide high-level management and industry training to chief executive officers, executives, and key sector protagonists in this increasingly important industry. In April 2007, the program welcomed its second cohort of nearly 70 people from around the world.

Annual Social Enterprise Executive Education Programs

  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Strategies to Create Business and Social Value
  • Governing for Nonprofit Excellence: Critical Issues for Board Leadership
  • Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management

“Success in the last decade has been driven by the ability of microfinance institutions to manage operations well — tapping into capital markets and then deploying that capital in very large numbers of small transactions. In the next decade, these institutions will go from managing operations to leading strategically under conditions of very rapid change.”

Senior Lecturer Michael Chu

HBS classroom

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