Your Course of Study
Leadership and Corporate Accountability—India is built around highly illustrative regional and global case studies that represent a broad range of issues faced by corporate leaders across businesses, industries, and countries. As a participant, you will explore the concept of strategic governance—the mechanisms and systems that allow corporate leaders to interact with and manage the demands of both external and internal stakeholders. You will emerge better prepared to navigate the challenges that lie ahead for your organization.
This program's curriculum is based on leading-edge global research, prevailing codes of business conduct, and the curriculum of Harvard's highly successful Leadership and Corporate Accountability required MBA course. It incorporates best-practice cases on Indian companies such as crisis management at Taj Hotels during 26/11, and building a globally trusted brand at Infosys—as well as cautionary cases from Wall Street during the global financial crisis. The curriculum will also include case studies from businesses in other emerging markets such as China and Russia.
Engaging in analysis and discussion with faculty and executives from India and around the world, you will examine such timely topics as:
Gaining a practical understanding of the responsibilities of companies and their leaders
- What are your leadership responsibilities as you move from a shareholder to a stakeholder view of the firm?
- How do successful leaders and the organizations they lead balance often conflicting stakeholder responsibilities?
- What frameworks can you learn to translate your responsibilities into sustainable long-term profitable firm performance?
Acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to meet corporate responsibilities
- How can you apply a decision framework to analyze your economic, legal, and ethical responsibilities?
- What are the basic elements of an effective system of strategic corporate governance?
- What basic internal and external governance tools can you use to ensure your organization and its members make good on their responsibilities?
Examining the judgment checkpoints for carrying out corporate responsibilities in ambiguous, stressful, and rapidly changing situations
- How can you test your decisions for integrity and objectivity?
- Are there fundamental principles for business conduct?
- How will you meet your responsibilities in the face of time pressure, uncertainty, and hostile circumstances?