In a multibusiness organization, success depends on the ability to align the parent company with the strategies and needs of its diverse operating units. To help companies address this complex challenge, Harvard Business School (HBS) offers Corporate Level Strategy. This program provides the cross-business perspective and strategic foundation you need to create long-term value for both the corporation and its individual operating units.
Learning alongside a select group of peers, you will gain a better understanding of how to choose, develop and manage a portfolio of businesses that together create shareholder value. You will return to your company better prepared to apply the corporate assets and capabilities in ways that build the sustainable competitive advantage of each operating unit.
Through case discussions and faculty presentations, you will closely examine the strategies of successful multibusiness companies around the globe ranging from conglomerates to those competing in closely related industries. You also will explore topics central to corporate strategy, such as firm scope; mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships; corporate-level coordination and control, and entrepreneurship.
Corporate Level Strategy is designed for general managers and others who are responsible for designing and executing strategy in a multibusiness firm with annual sales of at least $50 million. Executives preparing to take on cross-business unit responsibilities also will benefit. Because the program aims to create value across multiple businesses or operating units, teams of executives are encouraged to apply.
Programs, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change.
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