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Successful multinationals know how to operate seamlessly across borders. Focused on strategy and international competition, this program explores the tough strategic choices that multinational executives face as they formulate, implement, test, and adapt a strategy to compete around the world. You'll return to your company with the analytic frameworks and strategic tools to design and execute a single coherent multinational strategy and structure your organization with the processes, systems, and best practices to support its success across borders.
This program presents a practical approach to resolving the hard decisions multinational executives must make to build an international strategy for global success. You'll gain strategic insights into how competitors from foreign countries are winning in your home market, and how you can win outside your home territory. Guided by the HBS faculty, you'll learn how to identify the product or capability that gives your company a competitive edge—and align your organization's activities around the world to secure a global advantage.
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Through global case studies drawn from real-world companies, you'll learn how to create value by aligning your company's international activities with the right global strategy. Engaged in dynamic discussions and small-group exercises, you'll explore how successful multinational managers balance their external positioning with internal alignment to create a unique competitive advantage. You'll return to your company ready to establish the boundaries and guiding principles within your organization that will support your chosen positioning.
Designed for senior decision makers with significant responsibility for global business management at established multinational firms, this program is appropriate for corporate global strategists, business unit managers, country managers, or executives preparing for these roles. Individuals and teams are encouraged to attend to extend the learning across all areas and units of the organization.
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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