Competition is intensifying as both Indian companies and multinational firms look to build greater market share in India's growing economy. In this program, you'll gain a greater understanding of how to align execution with your strategy, achieve more under any economic conditions, and drive sustainable competitive advantage in the global economy. In addition, by learning how to adapt your leadership style as your company shifts from a regional to a multinational focus, you'll become better able to maximize growth, profit, and long-term success for your company.

What You Can Expect

Providing a strong foundation for creating and delivering successful strategies, this program explores how successful companies formulate strategy and translate it into organizational action. You will explore ways to achieve a competitive advantage in a global economy, forecast industry evolution, and recognize your current—and future—competitors. You will also be introduced to key concepts for translating this strategy into the critical tasks, metrics, and structure necessary for successful execution.

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Providing a strong foundation for creating and delivering successful strategies, this program explores how successful companies formulate strategy and translate it into organizational action. You will explore ways to achieve a competitive advantage in a global economy, forecast industry evolution, and recognize your current—and future—competitors. You will also be introduced to key concepts for translating this strategy into the critical tasks, metrics, and structure necessary for successful execution.

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Your Course of Study

Through faculty presentations, group exercises, and case studies on Indian companies—including Schindler India, Eli Lilly India, and Tata Consultancy Services—and other leading companies from around the world, you'll examine why some strategies succeed while others fail. In this dynamic program you'll learn how to develop and sustain competitive advantage, align business strategy with execution, navigate uncertain regulatory waters, and thrive in periods of uncertainty.

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Through faculty presentations, group exercises, and case studies on Indian companies—including Schindler India, Eli Lilly India, and Tata Consultancy Services—and other leading companies from around the world, you'll examine why some strategies succeed while others fail. In this dynamic program you'll learn how to develop and sustain competitive advantage, align business strategy with execution, navigate uncertain regulatory waters, and thrive in periods of uncertainty.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This leadership development program is designed for senior executives and general managers, including presidents and chief executive officers, who are responsible for developing and implementing sustainable strategies for doing business in India and around the globe. It is particularly well suited for executives at large established Indian companies focused on international expansion and for those at multinational or global firms seeking to enhance their strategy.

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This leadership development program is designed for senior executives and general managers, including presidents and chief executive officers, who are responsible for developing and implementing sustainable strategies for doing business in India and around the globe. It is particularly well suited for executives at large established Indian companies focused on international expansion and for those at multinational or global firms seeking to enhance their strategy.

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Harvard Business School in India

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.

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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.

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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
William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus. Member of the Strategy Unit; and faculty chair of "Designing and Executing Strategy—China" and "Aligning and Executing Strategy—India." Read Full Bio
Thomas Henry Carroll Ford Foundation Adjunct Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Strategy Unit; faculty chair of "Corporate Level Strategy" and "Global Strategic Management." 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
William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus. Member of the Strategy Unit; and faculty chair of "Designing and Executing Strategy—China" and "Aligning and Executing Strategy—India."

David J. Collis

Thomas Henry Carroll Ford Foundation Adjunct Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Strategy Unit; faculty chair of "Corporate Level Strategy" and "Global Strategic Management."

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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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