In the era of globalization, companies must develop leaders who can operate throughout the world, lead global teams, and create strategies that are effective both globally and locally. To enable you to become a better global leader, HBS professors Bill George and Krishna Palepu will show you how to build a global company in today's volatile world, adapt rapidly to this ever-changing environment, and integrate local and global perspectives into a winning strategy.

What You Can Expect

Built on Bill George's principles of authentic leaders following their True North and Krishna Palepu's deep insights into succeeding in emerging markets, Leading Global Businesses focuses on developing global intelligence. In this highly personalized, one-week program, you'll partner with a small group of accomplished peers to explore your development as a global leader and build a winning global organization.

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Built on Bill George's principles of authentic leaders following their True North and Krishna Palepu's deep insights into succeeding in emerging markets, Leading Global Businesses focuses on developing global intelligence. In this highly personalized, one-week program, you'll partner with a small group of accomplished peers to explore your development as a global leader and build a winning global organization.

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Your Course of Study

This program will examine global companies, such as IBM, Novartis, Samsung, Siemens, and Tata, and their leaders to understand how they organize for global effectiveness and develop global leadership. At the conclusion, you'll create your personal global leadership development plan.

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This program will examine global companies, such as IBM, Novartis, Samsung, Siemens, and Tata, and their leaders to understand how they organize for global effectiveness and develop global leadership. At the conclusion, you'll create your personal global leadership development plan.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This program is designed for senior executives leading established global businesses, global marketing executives running global product and marketing groups, or senior regional executives and country heads preparing for greater global responsibilities. Individuals and teams from the same organization are welcome to attend.

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This program is designed for senior executives leading established global businesses, global marketing executives running global product and marketing groups, or senior regional executives and country heads preparing for greater global responsibilities. Individuals and teams from the same organization are welcome to attend.

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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 Cochair
Professor of Management Practice, Member of the General Management Unit; faculty chair of "Authentic Leadership Development" and faculty cochair of "Leading Global Businesses." Read Full Bio
Faculty Cochair
Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration, Senior Advisor to Harvard's President on Global Strategy. Member of the Accounting and Management and the General Management Units; faculty chair of the "Global CEO Program for China"; and faculty cochair of "Leading Global Businesses." 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.

William W. George

Faculty Cochair
Professor of Management Practice, Member of the General Management Unit; faculty chair of "Authentic Leadership Development" and faculty cochair of "Leading Global Businesses."

Krishna G. Palepu

Faculty Cochair
Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration, Senior Advisor to Harvard's President on Global Strategy. Member of the Accounting and Management and the General Management Units; faculty chair of the "Global CEO Program for China"; and faculty cochair of "Leading Global Businesses."

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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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