In a multibusiness organization, success depends on the ability to align the parent company with the strategies and needs of its diverse operating units. In this program, you'll explore ways to establish an optimal organizational structure; manage maturing business lines and growing new enterprises; and design, communicate, and execute winning strategies for your multibusiness organization.

What You Can Expect

Learning alongside a select group of senior executives from well-established organizations, you'll gain a better understanding of how to develop and manage a successful portfolio of businesses. By attending this program, you'll be better prepared to apply the assets and capabilities of each operating unit in ways that build a sustainable competitive advantage.

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Learning alongside a select group of senior executives from well-established organizations, you'll gain a better understanding of how to develop and manage a successful portfolio of businesses. By attending this program, you'll be better prepared to apply the assets and capabilities of each operating unit in ways that build a sustainable competitive advantage.

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Your Course of Study

Through case discussions and faculty presentations, you'll closely examine the strategies of successful multibusiness companies around the globe. Taking an in-depth look at corporate strategy, you'll delve into topics including firm scope; mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships; corporate-level coordination and control; and entrepreneurship.

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Through case discussions and faculty presentations, you'll closely examine the strategies of successful multibusiness companies around the globe. Taking an in-depth look at corporate strategy, you'll delve into topics including firm scope; mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships; corporate-level coordination and control; and entrepreneurship.

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Who Is Right for the Program

Corporate Level Strategy is designed for senior executives and others who are responsible for designing and disseminating strategy in a multibusiness firm with annual sales of at least $50 million. Executives preparing to take on cross-business unit responsibilities will also benefit. Because the program aims to create value across multiple businesses or operating units, teams of executives are encouraged to apply.

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Corporate Level Strategy is designed for senior executives and others who are responsible for designing and disseminating strategy in a multibusiness firm with annual sales of at least $50 million. Executives preparing to take on cross-business unit responsibilities will also benefit. Because the program aims to create value across multiple businesses or operating units, teams of executives are encouraged to apply.

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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
Thomas Henry Carroll Ford Foundation Adjunct Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Strategy Unit; faculty chair of "Corporate Level Strategy" and "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.

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Faculty Chair
Thomas Henry Carroll Ford Foundation Adjunct Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Strategy Unit; faculty chair of "Corporate Level Strategy" and "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.

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