With an increasingly optimistic business climate in India, senior leaders are seeking growth opportunities in the midst of complex and often contradictory demands from a range of stakeholders—among them customers, employees, investors, and governments. The only offering of its kind in India, this program explores the financial and nonfinancial responsibilities of today's senior executives. You will improve your ability to make ethically responsible, legally compliant, and financially sound business decisions, and in turn, help your business build a solid foundation for sustainable success.

What You Can Expect

Emphasizing strategic governance and organizational leadership, this program incorporates case studies illustrating how executives at Indian and global companies drive growth ethically, legally, and profitably in emerging-market contexts. Gaining insight into the latest research in economics, law, psychology, and organizational behavior, you will be ready to make the decisions that define your leadership.

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Emphasizing strategic governance and organizational leadership, this program incorporates case studies illustrating how executives at Indian and global companies drive growth ethically, legally, and profitably in emerging-market contexts. Gaining insight into the latest research in economics, law, psychology, and organizational behavior, you will be ready to make the decisions that define your leadership.

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Your Course of Study

Through case studies and in-depth discussions with full-time HBS faculty members and peers, you will learn how to interact with stakeholders more effectively, meet government mandates, and introduce an environment of corporate accountability into your company. With a better understanding of how a successful business functions within society, you will strengthen your ability to make decisions that support your company's external community, internal operations, and bottom line.

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Through case studies and in-depth discussions with full-time HBS faculty members and peers, you will learn how to interact with stakeholders more effectively, meet government mandates, and introduce an environment of corporate accountability into your company. With a better understanding of how a successful business functions within society, you will strengthen your ability to make decisions that support your company's external community, internal operations, and bottom line.

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Who Is Right for the Program

Leadership and Corporate Accountability—India is ideal for executives in key decision-making roles at the divisional level and above in large established companies. It is particularly appropriate for C-level executives, senior vice presidents, heads of divisions or business units, other general managers, directors of corporate affairs, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility (CSR). You will broaden your professional network through close interaction and shared experience with an accomplished group of global peers.

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Leadership and Corporate Accountability—India is ideal for executives in key decision-making roles at the divisional level and above in large established companies. It is particularly appropriate for C-level executives, senior vice presidents, heads of divisions or business units, other general managers, directors of corporate affairs, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility (CSR). You will broaden your professional network through close interaction and shared experience with an accomplished group of global peers.

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Harvard Business School in India

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.

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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.

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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
Sebastian S. Kresge Professor of Marketing. Member of the Marketing Unit; and faculty chair of the "Global Colloquium on Participant-Centered Learning" and "Leadership and Corporate Accountability—India." Read Full Bio
Associate Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Accounting and Management Unit; Faculty Teaching Team HBS MBA course "Leadership and Corporate Accountability." 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.

Rohit Deshpandé

Faculty Chair
Sebastian S. Kresge Professor of Marketing. Member of the Marketing Unit; and faculty chair of the "Global Colloquium on Participant-Centered Learning" and "Leadership and Corporate Accountability—India."

Karthik Ramanna

Associate Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Accounting and Management Unit; Faculty Teaching Team HBS MBA course "Leadership and Corporate Accountability."

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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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