As global competition intensifies, companies are turning to business executives with the leadership skills and global vision to create and sustain a strategic advantage. The Advanced Management Program (AMP) enhances your ability to build and manage a high-performing organization that drives change and innovation. By exploring the financial factors shaping the world economy, you'll gain new strategies for driving profitability in any global climate.

What You Can Expect

AMP is a life-altering and career-changing program designed to accelerate your personal and professional growth. Through a fully immersive format, AMP empowers you to think globally and compete strategically. Each year, the HBS faculty reframes the program to reflect the current challenges and emerging opportunities created by disruptive innovation, socioeconomic trends, and market volatility. For eight uninterrupted weeks, you will explore leadership in customer and product markets, changing geopolitical influences, and current capital markets. You will return to your organization with the skills, insights, and confidence to lead change, drive innovation, and sustain a competitive advantage.

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AMP is a life-altering and career-changing program designed to accelerate your personal and professional growth. Through a fully immersive format, AMP empowers you to think globally and compete strategically. Each year, the HBS faculty reframes the program to reflect the current challenges and emerging opportunities created by disruptive innovation, socioeconomic trends, and market volatility. For eight uninterrupted weeks, you will explore leadership in customer and product markets, changing geopolitical influences, and current capital markets. You will return to your organization with the skills, insights, and confidence to lead change, drive innovation, and sustain a competitive advantage.

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Your Course of Study

An integrative and cumulative learning experience, AMP blends the cross-functional perspectives of different domains to give you the broader and deeper vision of a senior leader generalist. As economies, trends, global challenges, and world markets change, AMP adapts its curriculum. The HBS faculty builds upon each week's case studies and then synchronizes the content in week seven to illustrate how these ideas interconnect—all within the context of today's rebalancing global economy. An intensive one-day course may feature three case studies on the same company, with the CEO on hand to provide an insiders view.

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An integrative and cumulative learning experience, AMP blends the cross-functional perspectives of different domains to give you the broader and deeper vision of a senior leader generalist. As economies, trends, global challenges, and world markets change, AMP adapts its curriculum. The HBS faculty builds upon each week's case studies and then synchronizes the content in week seven to illustrate how these ideas interconnect—all within the context of today's rebalancing global economy. An intensive one-day course may feature three case studies on the same company, with the CEO on hand to provide an insiders view.

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Who Is Right for the Program

AMP brings together an elite group of proven business leaders—senior executives who hold leadership positions one or two levels from the chief executive officer, and have been identified by their organizations as central to the company's succession plan. Ideal candidates include members of executive committees, heads of major business units, senior heads of functions, and senior members of the operating group. Most participants come from organizations with annual revenues of more than $250 million and have 20 to 25 years of work experience, including significant time as a senior executive or company officer.

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AMP brings together an elite group of proven business leaders—senior executives who hold leadership positions one or two levels from the chief executive officer, and have been identified by their organizations as central to the company's succession plan. Ideal candidates include members of executive committees, heads of major business units, senior heads of functions, and senior members of the operating group. Most participants come from organizations with annual revenues of more than $250 million and have 20 to 25 years of work experience, including significant time as a senior executive or company officer.

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Alumni Status

Upon completing AMP, you are granted HBS alumni status and gain exclusive access to our vast global alumni network and an array of resources that facilitate lifelong learning, growth, and success.

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Upon completing AMP, you are granted HBS alumni status and gain exclusive access to our vast global alumni network and an array of resources that facilitate lifelong learning, growth, and success.

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Comprehensive Leadership Programs Summary

Compare the key features of Harvard Business School's three comprehensive leadership programs—the Advanced Management Program, the General Management Program, and the Program for Leadership Development.

A limited amount of partial scholarship funding may be available for qualified applicants from not-for-profit organizations. To be considered, you must complete and submit your application and include a request for funding. For more information, please contact Ms. Kathryn Venne, Portfolio Director.

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Compare the key features of Harvard Business School's three comprehensive leadership programs—the Advanced Management Program, the General Management Program, and the Program for Leadership Development.

A limited amount of partial scholarship funding may be available for qualified applicants from not-for-profit organizations. To be considered, you must complete and submit your application and include a request for funding. For more information, please contact Ms. Kathryn Venne, Portfolio Director.

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Investment in the Future

Since its founding in 1945, AMP has shaped more than 20,000 visionary business leaders. This leadership development program changes the way you assess, manage, and solve problems. More important, AMP enhances your capacity to lead strategically in every area of your organization.

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Since its founding in 1945, AMP has shaped more than 20,000 visionary business leaders. This leadership development program changes the way you assess, manage, and solve problems. More important, AMP enhances your capacity to lead strategically in every area of your organization.

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Faculty

Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Faculty Chair
Jaime and Josefina Chua Tiampo Professor of Business Administration. Head of the Organizational Behavior Unit; and faculty chair of the "Advanced Management Program"; and faculty cochair of "Leading Growth Through Customer Centricity—India." Read Full Bio

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Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

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Faculty Chair
Jaime and Josefina Chua Tiampo Professor of Business Administration. Head of the Organizational Behavior Unit; and faculty chair of the "Advanced Management Program"; and faculty cochair of "Leading Growth Through Customer Centricity—India."

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Admissions

Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Programs, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change.

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