Today's executives lead within a global context. To meet the demands of an ever more international, interconnected economy, Harvard Business School Executive Education embraces a global perspective in all its programs.
Learning Across the Globe
Our faculty have multiple global affiliations, from previous international business experiences, and current board affiliations to research projects and consulting arrangements with organizations on every continent. The international experiences of our faculty inform every class with diverse perspectives that reflect different cultures and various national business practices. Our explicitly international courses are complemented by the global reach in our general curriculum: each year, approximately 25 percent of new Executive Education case material is based on international or global companies.
Each Classroom is a Microcosm of the World
We carefully assemble each program class to reflect the global nature of the economy. More than 64 percent of our Executive Education participants come from outside North America and include executives from every continent. The diversity of our classrooms encourages the exchange of different points of view and helps inform each case discussion with unexpected perspectives.
Pioneer Efforts: Global Research Centers
To support expanded research and the development of new cases, Harvard Business School sponsors Global Research Centers in Asia, California, Europe, India, Japan, and Latin America. Each center is both an incubator for scholarship, and a hub for encouraging productive relationships among business, government, and higher education.