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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.
As an optimistic outlook on India's economy drives increased investment and competition, companies that can make the most of their resources will be better positioned to drive sustainable growth and profitability. This program explores how to create corporate value, improve enterprise performance, and position your organization for success in today's India. You'll develop the financial and analytical skills to translate your corporate mission into performance targets, align your organization to pursue its goals, and accurately measure your company's progress.
This Executive Education program examines the strategies and governance systems that successful companies use to manage cost and improve performance. Focused on delivering corporate value, you'll explore how to manage operational and strategic risks, implement performance evaluation systems that drive results, and achieve breakthrough performance under any economic conditions.
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Improving Corporate Performance and Profitability—India explores the diverse strategies that winning companies use to create value and manage risk. Specifically, you'll learn how to drive customer profitability, analyze the key factors required to grow via acquisitions, improve your governance systems, and effectively communicate corporate performance to your investors.
This leadership development program is designed for senior financial executives, general managers, and other senior executives in large or midsize companies or government agencies, who are responsible for designing and implementing systems to monitor and improve an organization's performance. It is also appropriate for Chartered Accountants, auditors, bankers, investors, analysts, nonfinancial C-level senior executives, and functional leaders.
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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Professor Narayanan is interested in management accounting, in particular, performance evaluation and incentives. He uses analytical modeling and field data to research how firms use financial incentives and performance feedback as a catalyst to form desirable habits, to harness other motivators such as peer pressure, and to improve performance.
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Professor Healy's research has been published in a wide range of leading academic and practitioner journals, and has been honored with a number of awards. In particular, his work focuses on accounting, financial analysis, Wall Street, mergers and acquisitions, corruption, corporate boards, governance, and business ethics and leadership.
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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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