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)
Today's challenging economy calls for global executives who can lead strategically, responsibly, and ethically. In response, AMP provides the latest management concepts and tools to transform senior executives into indispensable leaders. Participants leave with a broader vision of success-equipped to make the tough decisions required to manage through the downturn and position their organizations for growth and profitability.

General Management Program (GMP)
Today's challenging economic climate calls for multifaceted leaders who have a more holistic view of business, who can spot emerging opportunities, and who can navigate through periods of decline as well as growth. In response, GMP helps participants master new skills, explore diverse perspectives, and develop new leadership styles-transforming them into outstanding business leaders who have the judgment, confidence, and skills to lead their organizations in all economic environments.

Program for Leadership Development (PLD)
Investing in the next generation of leaders is critical to sustain competitive advantage through the downturn-and achieve corporate growth over the long term. PLD equips functional managers with the advanced decision-making and execution skills they need to excel as multifaceted leaders. Participants emerge well equipped to take on greater cross-functional responsibilities-and ultimately drive performance throughout the organization.

Global Executive Education Programs


Programs in China:

Agribusiness Seminar - An Asian Offering
May 18-21, 2014 (Harvard Center Shanghai)
HBS brings its pioneering Agribusiness Seminar to China, helping global agribusiness leaders develop new strategies for a changing industry. This premier forum explores global food, fiber, and fuel system dynamics. Through structured learning, idea exchange, and networking, you explore the latest industry challenges and innovations, preparing you to position your organization for future success.

Designing and Executing Strategy - China
April 21-25, 2014 (Harvard Center Shanghai)
Discover how to create strategic alignment by exploring the vital connections between company strategy, economics, and control systems. A collaboration between HBS and Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, this program helps executives design, implement, and manage systems that focus an organization on business goals and in turn, improve performance and enhance corporate value.

Driving Corporate Performance - China
March 2-5, 2014 (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.

Financial Strategies for Cross-Border Expansion — China
July 9-12, 2014 (Harvard Center Shanghai)
For Chinese firms expanding internationally, this program delivers perspective and proven frameworks for making key financial decisions. Exploring challenges including funding cross-border growth, leveraging global capital markets, and acquiring companies from different cultures, you will develop the skill and confidence to help your business compete and succeed on a global stage.

Global CEO Program for China
April 6-11, 2014 - Module 1 (CEIBS, Shanghai, China)
May 18-23, 2014 - Module 2 (IESE, Barcelona, Spain)
July 20-25, 2014 - 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 13-18, 2014 (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.

Senior Executive Program for China
August 10-16, 2014 - Module 1 (Tsinghua-SEM, Beijing, China)
October 19-25, 2014 - Module 2 (CEIBS, Shanghai, China)
December 7-18, 2014 - 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:

Intellectual Property Strategy
June 1-4, 2014 (London, England)
To succeed in a highly competitive global economy, companies must be able to safeguard and maximize their intellectual property. By examining recent trends in European and international IP law, this program provides a blueprint for integrating IP management with corporate strategy. You will gain the legal and strategic perspectives to manage, protect, and increase the value of your firm's IP assets.

Leading High-Performance Healthcare Organizations
June 23-27, 2014 (Paris, France)
With a focus on strategy, this program helps healthcare executives around the world enhance leadership skills while improving operations and clinical outcomes. You will examine best practices for optimizing medical advances and information technology, implementing new models of care delivery, and enhancing processes and budgetary controls. Cross-industry insight helps you overcome barriers to innovation and improve the performance of your organization.

Leading with Impact
June 30 - July 4, 2014 (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.

Navigating the New Global Economy
December 3-6, 2013 (London, England)
Prepare your organization to respond to the opportunities and challenges that arise across the globe as macroeconomic trends bring about shifts in the traditional world order. In this leadership program, you will explore the key financial, institutional, and political issues that are shaping developments in both emerging and developed economies around the world.

Programs in India:

Aligning and Executing Strategy — India
May 2014 (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 28 - May 1, 2014 (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 4-7, 2014 (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 26-29, 2014 (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.

Leadership and Corporate Accountability — India
November 18-21, 2013 (Mumbai, India)
Explore the legal, ethical, and financial demands that affect managerial decision-making in today's highly complex economic environment. Designed for executives at the divisional level and above, this interdisciplinary program examines a range of leadership issues related to management and governance systems. You will emerge better prepared to make ethically responsible, financially sound decisions.

Leading Growth Through Customer Centricity — India
March 6-8, 2014 (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.

Managing and Transforming Professional Service Firms — India
January 15-18, 2014 (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.

Managing Family Businesses for Generational Success — India
June 23-26, 2014 (Mumbai, India)
Position your family business for success in India by building strengths, relationships, performance, and a comprehensive succession plan. In this leadership program, family teams explore the unique communication and interpersonal needs of family-run enterprises. You will emerge better prepared to position your business for long-term success.

Maximizing Your Leadership Potential — India
December 4-7, 2013 (Mumbai, India)
This new 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.

Programs in Latin America:

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.