Encouraged by China's continuing economic growth, leaders of professional service firms and practices are positioning their firms to take advantage of opportunities to expand their businesses. In this HBS Executive Education program, offered in partnership with the School of Management, Fudan University in Shanghai, you'll explore how to gain this critical advantage even as the competition for talent and clients intensifies. Specifically, you'll evaluate how the service sector in China has evolved, what those changes mean for company leaders, and how to maintain consistently high service quality during periods of strong growth or contraction.

What You Can Expect

With this in-depth Executive Education program, you'll explore the many challenges facing today's professional service firms. While developing new insights that will enable you to better manage the daily demands of running your firm, you'll also learn how to design a forward-looking competitive strategy and align your team to execute that strategy in order to grow your firm successfully and profitably.

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With this in-depth Executive Education program, you'll explore the many challenges facing today's professional service firms. While developing new insights that will enable you to better manage the daily demands of running your firm, you'll also learn how to design a forward-looking competitive strategy and align your team to execute that strategy in order to grow your firm successfully and profitably.

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Your Course of Study

Taught in both Chinese and English, this program draws on the experiences of successful professional service firms around the world. You'll discover best practices for juggling the many competing demands you face as a professional service firm leader—motivating staff, maintaining fiscal discipline, nurturing client relationships, and driving your firm's growth.

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Taught in both Chinese and English, this program draws on the experiences of successful professional service firms around the world. You'll discover best practices for juggling the many competing demands you face as a professional service firm leader—motivating staff, maintaining fiscal discipline, nurturing client relationships, and driving your firm's growth.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This leadership training program is designed for senior executives or practice leaders at established professional service firms in diverse industries and at firms that have substantial operations in China. It also is appropriate for leaders of companies providing business-to-business solutions composed of a combination of products and services.

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This leadership training program is designed for senior executives or practice leaders at established professional service firms in diverse industries and at firms that have substantial operations in China. It also is appropriate for leaders of companies providing business-to-business solutions composed of a combination of products and services.

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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
Professor of Management Practice. Member of the General Management Unit; faculty chair of "Growing and Leading a Professional Service Firm—China" and faculty cochair of "Aligning Sustainability with Corporate Performance." 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.

Robert G. Eccles

Faculty Chair
Professor of Management Practice. Member of the General Management Unit; faculty chair of "Growing and Leading a Professional Service Firm—China" and faculty cochair of "Aligning Sustainability with Corporate Performance."

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Admissions

Please submit your application at least six 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 six 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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