Program Announcement

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.

India is one of the world's most compelling markets, providing exciting business opportunities for Indian firms and multinational companies alike. To drive growth in this market, leaders must have an understanding of India's evolving business environment. In this program, Tarun Khanna, emerging-market expert and coauthor of the book Winning in Emerging Markets, will lead a dynamic exploration of how organizations can overcome cross-border issues, take advantage of opportunities, and expand operations globally.

What You Can Expect

Drawing on lessons from companies in India and other rapidly developing regions, this executive leadership program explores how local and multinational companies can position their organizations to succeed in all types of market conditions.

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Drawing on lessons from companies in India and other rapidly developing regions, this executive leadership program explores how local and multinational companies can position their organizations to succeed in all types of market conditions.

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Your Course of Study

Through cases based on established companies from India, South Korea, China, Brazil, and the United States, you'll examine how business leaders are capitalizing on market trends and building enterprises that can compete on a global stage. You'll emerge with the skills and frameworks needed to design strategy, improve leadership, and manage talent in a highly dynamic market.

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Through cases based on established companies from India, South Korea, China, Brazil, and the United States, you'll examine how business leaders are capitalizing on market trends and building enterprises that can compete on a global stage. You'll emerge with the skills and frameworks needed to design strategy, improve leadership, and manage talent in a highly dynamic market.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This program is designed for senior managers of large, growing Indian companies and multinational companies, executives of large established firms based outside India, and private investors with substantial current or planned exposure to India.

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This program is designed for senior managers of large, growing Indian companies and multinational companies, executives of large established firms based outside India, and private investors with substantial current or planned exposure to India.

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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. Now, more than ever, 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. Now, more than ever, 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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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
Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor. Member of the Strategy Unit; and faculty chair of "Building a Global Enterprise—India"; and faculty cochair of "Building Businesses in Emerging Markets." Read Full Bio
Associate Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Strategy Unit; and faculty cochair of "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.

Tarun Khanna

Faculty Chair
Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor. Member of the Strategy Unit; and faculty chair of "Building a Global Enterprise—India"; and faculty cochair of "Building Businesses in Emerging Markets."

Juan Alcacer

Associate Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Strategy Unit; and faculty cochair of "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.

In accordance with Harvard University policy, Harvard Business School does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities.

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