Today's most successful global business executives know how to design and implement a multinational strategy, manage a highly diverse organization, optimize finance in a complex and volatile economy, and build a strong leadership culture. By attending this program, you'll gain insights into all aspects of running a global business, learn how to take advantage of emerging opportunities, and put in place processes, people, and systems around the world that will deliver optimal results.

What You Can Expect

Balancing strategic insight with proven management tools, the program examines competitive advantage, government and economic changes, global reach, and strategic agility from the perspective of successful business leaders. Whether you are a seasoned global executive or an up-and-coming leader, you'll be ready to accurately assess a situation, skillfully tackle new challenges, and identify risks worth taking.

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Balancing strategic insight with proven management tools, the program examines competitive advantage, government and economic changes, global reach, and strategic agility from the perspective of successful business leaders. Whether you are a seasoned global executive or an up-and-coming leader, you'll be ready to accurately assess a situation, skillfully tackle new challenges, and identify risks worth taking.

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Your Course of Study

Through case studies, classroom discussions, and small group exercises, you'll examine topics such as country selection, product adaptation, political risk, managing diverse country institutions, strategic cross-border arbitrage, multinational financial management, and global leadership. With this cross-functional approach, you'll gain a broad view of global strategy management as well as explore key issues in depth.

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Through case studies, classroom discussions, and small group exercises, you'll examine topics such as country selection, product adaptation, political risk, managing diverse country institutions, strategic cross-border arbitrage, multinational financial management, and global leadership. With this cross-functional approach, you'll gain a broad view of global strategy management as well as explore key issues in depth.

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Who Is Right for the Program

Designed for senior decision makers with significant responsibility for global business management at established multinational firms, this leadership training 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.

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Designed for senior decision makers with significant responsibility for global business management at established multinational firms, this leadership training 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.

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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
Thomas Henry Carroll Ford Foundation Adjunct Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Strategy Unit; faculty chair of "Corporate Level Strategy" and "Global Strategic Management." 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.

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Faculty Chair
Thomas Henry Carroll Ford Foundation Adjunct Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Strategy Unit; faculty chair of "Corporate Level Strategy" and "Global Strategic Management."

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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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