Successful companies that stay on the cutting edge have one thing in common—they continue to learn and innovate. To help both startups and established enterprises create, manage, and sustain growth, Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Education is bringing back its popular alumni program, Breakthrough Insights. Designed to connect HBS alumni with the latest faculty research and thinking, this year's unique offering will feature faculty cochairs Clay Christensen and Rory McDonald. Participants will explore new business models and strategies for leading breakthrough innovation, capturing market opportunities, and securing a competitive advantage.

Who Is Right for the Program

This unique program is limited to alumni of Harvard Business School. Participants from a wide range of industries, countries, cultures, and business types will come together to share diverse perspectives in a stimulating exchange with faculty and peers.

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This unique program is limited to alumni of Harvard Business School. Participants from a wide range of industries, countries, cultures, and business types will come together to share diverse perspectives in a stimulating exchange with faculty and peers.

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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 Cochair
Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration. Member of the General Management Unit; 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 Unit; 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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