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The information below is based on the program offered in 2015, and does not reflect potential changes to faculty and course content for the 2016 course.
To take advantage of emerging opportunities in India and beyond, your company must be able to innovate—not just in the design of new products and services but also in execution. With a focus on successful innovation taking place in India and across the globe, this program explores proven approaches and tools for creating more innovative companies. You'll leave with improved ability to foster innovation, manage risk—and even transform the organization—as you drive new levels of growth.
Designed to expand your company's competitive advantage and revenue potential, this leadership development program helps you design and implement the systems, processes, and structures key to the development, marketing, and delivery of innovative offerings. Equipped with practical tools for managing innovation, you'll learn how to help your organization execute its ambitious growth strategy.
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The program offers insight into a wide range of innovation challenges and opportunities, along with tools that will help you drive successful innovation in your company. You'll explore ways to align product development, marketing, and operations with corporate strategy; evaluate disruptive technologies from all angles; reinvent innovation systems; and bring leading-edge products and services to market.
This HBS Executive Education program is designed for business owners, vice presidents, directors, and other senior managers who are responsible for the development, marketing, and delivery of new products and services in large, established companies from any industry or country. Cross-functional or intradepartmental teams also are encouraged to apply.
As part of Harvard's mission to build a truly global university, HBS has been cultivating stronger and deeper connections with India's business community for more than a decade. We began by conducting case studies on companies operating in India. Over time, our commitment has expanded to include development initiatives for faculty in India, specialized education programs, analysis of local business challenges through the India Research Center, and a state-of-the-art classroom at the Taj Lands End in Mumbai. HBS is dedicated to fostering a worldwide exchange of knowledge that will drive economic growth in India and around the world.
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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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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