Even during an economic slowdown, India remains one of the world's most compelling markets, providing exciting business opportunities for Indian firms and multinational companies alike. To capitalize on these market conditions, leaders must have a clear understanding of India's volatile, economically uncertain, and sometimes ambiguous business environment. Drawing lessons from companies in India and other rapidly developing regions, faculty chair, emerging-market expert, and author of the book "Winning in Emerging Markets," Tarun Khanna 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

Putting the spotlight on India, this leadership development program explores how local businesses and multinational companies can position their organizations to succeed when the economy recovers. Tarun Khanna will lead you on an exploration of best management practices—helping you develop the strategic skills to tackle cross-border challenges and effectively expand your global footprint.

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Putting the spotlight on India, this leadership development program explores how local businesses and multinational companies can position their organizations to succeed when the economy recovers. Tarun Khanna will lead you on an exploration of best management practices—helping you develop the strategic skills to tackle cross-border challenges and effectively expand your global footprint.

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Your Course of Study

Through cases based on established companies from India, the Middle East, China, Brazil, and 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 to design strategy, improve leadership, and manage talent in a highly mobile market.

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Through cases based on established companies from India, the Middle East, China, Brazil, and 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 to design strategy, improve leadership, and manage talent in a highly mobile 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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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
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
MBA Class of 1958 Senior Lecturer of Business Administration. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit. 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."

Scott A. Snook

MBA Class of 1958 Senior Lecturer of Business Administration. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit.

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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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