Harvard Business School works one on one with companies of all sizes to create high-impact learning experiences that are tailored to the needs of each firm. Whether your organization is striving to adapt to shifting markets, new competitors, demanding customers, or other strategic challenges, we can partner with you to develop a customized program that strengthens executive leadership capacity and drives organizational performance.
Each Executive Education custom program has one primary goal: to develop leaders who can make a difference within the organization. Recognizing that individual companies face unique challenges, our faculty works closely with company executives to develop programs that meet the specific challenges of each organization, including implementing a strategic change that moves the company forward, enhancing specific management skills, or building organizational competency in areas such as marketing, operations, and governance.
While learning outcomes vary due to tailored goals, every custom program equips a group of committed and accomplished executives with the strategies to position the organization for competitive advantage in the new economy. Through dynamic interaction with the HBS faculty and accomplished peers, participants gain broader global perspectives, improve their decision-making skills, and acquire the frameworks to apply their takeaway learning across the organization.
A team composed of faculty and program staff works with executives to design a program that meets the company's specific needs. Based on the objectives outlined, they develop the appropriate curriculum and learning materials. Every aspect of a custom program—from classroom activities and web-based exercises to project teams, living groups, and social events—is tailored to optimize learning and maximize the educational process.
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"We began working with HBS on custom programs around the merger that created our company. The initial program was immensely important in bringing people together, dealing with differences, identifying similarities, and clarifying where we wanted to go as a corporation. More recent programs have focused on growth and deal making, as well as finance, to build the skills of our people. It has been a tremendous learning experience for everyone, and our people have been proud to study at HBS. Our work together has become a true collaboration, and it continues to expand and deepen."
Dr. Daniel L. Vasella [Chairman], Novartis AG