Each year, Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Education develops and delivers more than 50 custom programs for clients around the world, changing the future of more than 4,000 participating executives and their organizations. These powerful learning experiences help executives forge strong bonds across functions and borders, a shared vision and vocabulary, and an exceptional level of inspiration and momentum.

Our custom programs help organizations build leaders who have the strategic skills and global vision to tackle complex issues—from change management to cross-border collaboration to competitive advantage to strategy development and beyond. By bringing together groups of executives for a highly tailored learning experience, you can boost the capabilities of your organization, achieve new levels of alignment and synergy, and set the stage for improving performance across the organization.

In addition to our custom programs serving the needs of companies, we also partner with industry associations to provide executive education programs tailored to the needs of their members.

What You Can Expect

Our custom programs provide an intensive, on-campus learning experience that helps executives to strengthen their leadership skills and expand their perspectives. Whether your company is looking to groom more strategic leaders, implement organizational change, or overcome an obstacle to growth, we'll work with you to build a cohesive program that meets your needs.

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Our custom programs provide an intensive, on-campus learning experience that helps executives to strengthen their leadership skills and expand their perspectives. Whether your company is looking to groom more strategic leaders, implement organizational change, or overcome an obstacle to growth, we'll work with you to build a cohesive program that meets your needs.

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The Learning Model

Your custom program leverages the hallmarks of the HBS learning experience—the renowned HBS case method, participant-centered learning, on-campus living groups that forge stronger relationships among your team, and dynamic interaction with HBS faculty and peers both in and outside of the classroom.

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Your custom program leverages the hallmarks of the HBS learning experience—the renowned HBS case method, participant-centered learning, on-campus living groups that forge stronger relationships among your team, and dynamic interaction with HBS faculty and peers both in and outside of the classroom.

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Program Design and Delivery

Backed with the resources of Harvard Business School, our program director and a senior HBS faculty member will collaborate closely with you to develop a program that aligns with the learning objectives of your organization. Every aspect of the program—from the custom curriculum to the learning materials to the living group assignments—is carefully tailored to your organization's needs for maximum impact.

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Backed with the resources of Harvard Business School, our program director and a senior HBS faculty member will collaborate closely with you to develop a program that aligns with the learning objectives of your organization. Every aspect of the program—from the custom curriculum to the learning materials to the living group assignments—is carefully tailored to your organization's needs for maximum impact.

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Who Is Right for Custom Programs

Custom programs are high-impact learning experiences that are tailored to a specific company or organization with annual revenues of at least $2 billion. Most of our custom programs are designed for a large group of c-suite or senior-level executives from an organization.

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Custom programs are high-impact learning experiences that are tailored to a specific company or organization with annual revenues of at least $2 billion. Most of our custom programs are designed for a large group of c-suite or senior-level executives from an organization.

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The Faculty

Your custom program is led by HBS faculty who are world renowned as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. They bring their industry expertise and experience to each phase of the custom program process, from customized program design to seamless program delivery.

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Your custom program is led by HBS faculty who are world renowned as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. They bring their industry expertise and experience to each phase of the custom program process, from customized program design to seamless program delivery.

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The Benefits

Your executives will develop the critical skills and industry insights that not only align with your organization's business objectives, but also empower them to be more effective on a strategic level and in their daily work.

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Your executives will develop the critical skills and industry insights that not only align with your organization's business objectives, but also empower them to be more effective on a strategic level and in their daily work.

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