Executve Education

For over 60 years, HBS has pioneered Executive Education. Programs are now offered in China, Europe, India, and Latin America, as well as on the HBS campus.

Executive Education participants come from 115 countries, and two thirds of the participants hail from countries outside North America, bringing wealth of international perspectives to daily case discussions.

Comprehensive Leadership Programs


Advanced Management Program (AMP)
AMP is the world's leading general management offering for senior executives who are responsible for driving innovation and corporate performance. Designed to transform proven leaders into global executives ready for the highest roles, AMP encourages self-assessment and reflection, enhances your capacity to think strategically and lead effectively, and helps you formulate a proactive, competitive strategy for future success.

General Management Program (GMP)
Designed to transform accomplished functional leaders into outstanding general managers, GMP prepares you to assume new responsibilities. Throughout the intensive, cross-functional curriculum, lively exchange with faculty and peers will refine your judgment, enhance your skills, and increase your confidence as a generalist and leader. Results-focused, GMP presents a holistic picture of leadership with an emphasis on practical knowledge.

Program for Leadership Development (PLD)
Ideal for high-potential managers and functional specialists, PLD helps organizations prepare a new generation of leaders. As you master management fundamentals with talented peers, you develop the broad vision and management capacity required to excel in both decision making and execution. PLD offers opportunities for extraordinary personal and professional growth, preparing you to achieve sustainable competitive advantage for your company.

Global Executive Education Programs


Programs in China:

Designing and Executing Strategy - China
June 2016 (Harvard Center Shanghai)
Created for Chinese companies and multinationals, this new program shows you how to develop and implement winning competitive strategies. You will learn how to build stronger strategies through identification of your company's true competitive advantage and how to align your organization for strategy execution. The program is offered by HBS and Guanghua School of Management, Peking University.

Driving Corporate Performance: The Balance Scorecard - China
May 2016 (Harvard Center Shanghai)
Created for Chinese companies and multinationals, this new program shows you how to develop and implement winning competitive strategies. You will learn how to build stronger strategies through identification of your company's true competitive advantage and how to align your organization for strategy execution. The program is offered by HBS and Guanghua School of Management, Peking University.

Global CEO Program for China
March 28 - April 2, 2016 - Module 1 (CEIBS, Shanghai, China)
May 22-27, 2016 - Module 2 (IESE, Barcelona, Spain)
July 24-30, 2016 - Module 3 (HBS, Boston, MA, USA)

Enhancing leadership skills and strategic vision, this program prepares Chinese CEOs to build world-class enterprises in a global environment. Jointly developed by Harvard Business School, China Europe International Business School, and IESE Business School, the curriculum explores factors influencing business performance and examines the CEO's role as it relates to strategic, governmental, investor, market, societal, and trade union issues.

Growing and Leading a Professional Service Firm — China
July 2016 (Harvard Center Shanghai)
To take advantage of opportunities in China, professional service firms must navigate many obstacles in a complex and unfamiliar environment. Offered jointly by the Harvard Business School and the School of Management, Fudan University in Shanghai, this program explores the difficult balancing act required for company leaders who must consistently maintain fiscal discipline while exceeding client expectations, motivating staff, and formulating and executing long-term strategy.

Marketing Strategies in the Digital Age - China
August 16-19, 2015 (Harvard Center Shanghai)
In this program, you will explore if and how new digital technologies are impacting your industry and your company-and whether it's time to evolve your marketing strategy. You will improve your ability to design and implement more effective marketing strategies key to acquiring and retaining the right customers, building brand equity, and establishing competitive advantage.

Law Firm Leadership and Management — China
November 15-20, 2015 (Harvard Center Shanghai)
China's legal sector is changing fast, and growth opportunities abound for law firms with the right leadership. In a new program focused on law firm strategy and leadership in a Chinese context, you'll gain the insights, frameworks and tools that will help you design a winning strategy for your firm or practice, create an exceptional professional staff and firm culture, deliver excellent service, and lead your firm to new levels of success.

Senior Executive Program for China
August 16-22, 2015 - Module 1 (Tsinghua-SEM, Beijing, China)
October 18-24, 2015 - Module 2 (CEIBS, Shanghai, China)
December 6-18, 2015 - Module 3 (HBS, Boston, MA, USA)

Offering the latest thinking on China and the global marketplace, this leadership development program helps you build competitive advantage. Jointly developed by Harvard Business School; the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University; and China Europe International Business School, the program helps executives renew their perspectives, rethink their role, and manage more effectively.

Programs in Europe:

Leading with Impact
July 2016 (London, England)
Emphasizing introspection and personal discovery, this program enables you to fulfill and expand your emerging leadership potential. Through self-assessment tools and experiential learning, you examine your strengths and weaknesses while exploring best practices of extraordinary leaders. Delivering proven techniques and greater confidence, the program helps you manage your team more effectively and lead in the midst of adversity and change.

Programs in India:

Aligning and Executing Strategy — India
June 2016 (Mumbai, India)
Position your organization for long-term success in the global marketplace by integrating the design and execution of highly effective business strategies. In this intensive program, senior executives who do business in India will explore the core components of strategy building-among them competitive environment and competitive advantage. You will learn how to align your organization in order to optimize your strategy, capitalize on opportunities, and drive growth.

Building a Global Enterprise in India
April 2016 (Mumbai, India)
This program is designed for senior leaders who seek strategies to expand within and beyond this compelling market. Offered jointly by Harvard Business School and the India Research Center in Mumbai, the program marries on-the-ground, research-based knowledge of India with the global perspective of one of the world's leading business schools-a combination unavailable in any other executive education program.

Driving Growth Through Innovation — India
August 2016 (Mumbai, India)
Innovating new products and services in India can be complicated by an unpredictable market and unfamiliar culture. This program helps business leaders develop and market differentiated products and services by identifying and leveraging new opportunities. Participants leave with the latest tools and strategies to manage today's diverse risks and to position their companies for future success.

Improving Corporate Performance and Profitability — India
May 2016 (Mumbai, India)
Build a strategic advantage for your company by implementing powerful performance evaluation systems that drive performance and improve profitability. This leadership program explores how local and multinational companies manage operational risk and create corporate value in India and beyond. You will emerge with a blueprint for capitalizing on growth opportunities in challenging times.

Leading Growth Through Customer Centricity — India
March 7-10, 2016 (Mumbai, India)
Learn how to create a truly customer-centric organization that can help your business innovate, compete, and grow. Designed for senior executives operating in India and the surrounding region, this new program gives decision-makers new knowledge and tools for transforming an organization that sells products and services into one that delivers differentiated customer value-and sustainable business success.

Negotiations and Dealmaking — India
September 28 - October 1, 2015 (Mumbai, India)
Drive your strategy forward and create value for your firm through stronger negotiation skills that prepare you for any business situation. You will learn how to analyze each deal, overcome obstacles, adapt your strategies to changing conditions, and create value for all parties. Backed by proven negotiation framework, you can get better results-whether you are closing a routine sale or inking a high-stakes deal.

Corporate Social Responsibility - India
October 28 - December 19, 2015 (Mumbai, India)
With well-crafted CSR strategies, companies operating in India can drive sustainable business success, fulfill government mandates-and help to address the country's challenges. In this program, CSR decision makers and NGO executives will explore global best practices for aligning CSR strategies with company goals, integrating CSR throughout the organization, building productive partnerships, and maximizing business and social value.

Maximizing Your Leadership Potential - India
December 14-17, 2015 (Mumbai, India)
This program helps companies build visionary leaders who can manage disruptive change and exploit emerging opportunities in a shifting global economy. By exploring diverse approaches to complex leadership challenges, you will learn how to adapt your management style to the situation at hand, build more productive teams, and lead your organization to greater success across India and the globe.

Managing and Transforming Professional Service Firms — India
January 4-7, 2016 (Mumbai, India)
This program provides firms with proven approaches for managing client expectations, developing staff, and formulating business strategies. Offered jointly by Harvard Business School and the India Research Center in Mumbai, executives will leave the program well positioned to capitalize on growth opportunities in India and beyond.

Program in Africa:

Agribusiness Seminar — Africa
September 27-30, 2015 (Cape Town, South Africa)
Gain insight into global food and agribusiness and shape the industry's future as you convene in South Africa with fellow senior executives from every part of agribusiness. You will explore the impact of new technologies, business models, and rapid innovation on this complex sector, which is deeply interwoven with Africa's economic development, and in turn, expand your strategic vision and prepare to seize emerging opportunities.

Custom Programs


Harvard Business School works with companies on a one-to-one basis to create high-impact learning experiences that are tailored to the needs of each firm. Whether an organization is facing shifting market dynamics, new competitors, more demanding customers, or other strategic challenges, a custom program can be developed to strengthen the leadership capacity of executives individually and of the organization as a whole.