Harvard Business School IRC
The information below is based on the program offered in 2015, and does not reflect potential changes to faculty and course content for the 2016 course.
Economic growth in India is creating exciting new opportunities—and intense global competition. To stand out from the pack, Indian companies and multinational firms must be able to design innovative strategies and execute them successfully. In this program, you will improve your ability to capitalize on emerging industry trends, develop bold strategies, and confidently lead their implementation to drive organizational performance.
Providing a strong foundation for creating and executing successful strategies, this program explores how to foster a leadership style and organizational culture that contributes to long-term success. The HBS faculty will share their latest business insights and examine the best practices of leading companies across India and around the world. You will emerge fully prepared to deal with industry structural change, transform your organization, and secure a strategic edge for your company in the new economic climate.
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The program examines the successes—and failures—of businesses from India and around the world, providing a richer understanding of the factors contributing to a winning strategy. You will gain new insight into the market, your competitive advantage, the alignment of strategy and execution, and how to compete more successfully as you expand.
This leadership development program is designed for company presidents, chief executive officers, senior executives, and general managers who are responsible for developing and implementing strategies for doing business in India and around the globe. It is particularly well suited to executives at Indian companies focused on international expansion and to those at multinational or global firms seeking to enhance their strategy for India and beyond.
As part of Harvard's mission to build a truly global university, HBS has been cultivating stronger and deeper connections with India's business community for more than a decade. We began by conducting case studies on companies operating in India. Over time, our commitment has expanded to include development initiatives for faculty in India, specialized education programs, analysis of local business challenges through the India Research Center, and a state-of-the-art classroom at the Taj Lands End in Mumbai. HBS is dedicated to fostering a worldwide exchange of knowledge that will drive economic growth in India and around the world.
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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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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