Innovative companies know how to stay on the cutting edge—they continue to reinvent their business model. To help established enterprises and startups create, manage, and sustain growth, Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Education is bringing back its popular alumni program, Breakthrough Insights. This year's unique offering features faculty cochairs Clayton M. Christensen, the strategy guru who coined the theory of "disruptive innovation," and Rory M. McDonald, a leading authority on brand strategy, competition, and innovation. You'll emerge with the strategic skills to predict industry change and keep your company at the forefront.

What You Can Expect

During this highly interactive program, you'll examine the best practices and strategies of top companies that are driving business growth through disruptive innovation. The HBS faculty will examine cutting-edge business models that can help you manage change, lead breakthrough innovation, create new market opportunities, and secure a competitive advantage for the future.

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During this highly interactive program, you'll examine the best practices and strategies of top companies that are driving business growth through disruptive innovation. The HBS faculty will examine cutting-edge business models that can help you manage change, lead breakthrough innovation, create new market opportunities, and secure a competitive advantage for the future.

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Your Course of Study

Through real-world case studies on market-leading companies like Nypro, Southwest Airlines, and Netflix, the program provides frameworks for rethinking your product, market, and strategy. You'll learn how to assess your company's resources, processes, and priorities, and build a business model that aligns the organization around innovation initiatives that sustain growth.

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Through real-world case studies on market-leading companies like Nypro, Southwest Airlines, and Netflix, the program provides frameworks for rethinking your product, market, and strategy. You'll learn how to assess your company's resources, processes, and priorities, and build a business model that aligns the organization around innovation initiatives that sustain growth.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This exclusive program is limited to alumni of Harvard Business School. Participants from a wide range of industries, countries, cultures, and business types will convene on the HBS campus to share diverse perspectives in a stimulating exchange with faculty and peers.

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This exclusive program is limited to alumni of Harvard Business School. Participants from a wide range of industries, countries, cultures, and business types will convene on the HBS campus to share diverse perspectives in a stimulating exchange with faculty and peers.

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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 Cochair
Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration. Member of the General Management and the Technology and Operations Management Units; and faculty cochair of "Breakthrough Insights." Read Full Bio
Faculty Cochair
Assistant Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Technology and Operations Management Unit; and faculty cochair of "Breakthrough Insights." 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.

Clayton M. Christensen

Faculty Cochair
Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration. Member of the General Management and the Technology and Operations Management Units; and faculty cochair of "Breakthrough Insights."

Rory McDonald

Faculty Cochair
Assistant Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Technology and Operations Management Unit; and faculty cochair of "Breakthrough Insights."

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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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