Around the world, financial companies face critical challenges—a weak global recovery, unstable economies, high unemployment, low consumer spending, and heavy government debt. This leadership development program focuses on how to help financial executives tackle these cross-border issues. You'll explore the latest leadership strategies and industry insights for building a global platform and holding a competitive edge over the long term.

What You Can Expect

Faculty cochairs Boris Groysberg and Paul Healy—accomplished researchers in the financial industry and authors of more than 75 published works on this topic—will address the issues that are integral to success for leaders of teams and organizations. You'll explore industry-specific subjects related to leadership, change management, ethics, and talent management.

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Faculty cochairs Boris Groysberg and Paul Healy—accomplished researchers in the financial industry and authors of more than 75 published works on this topic—will address the issues that are integral to success for leaders of teams and organizations. You'll explore industry-specific subjects related to leadership, change management, ethics, and talent management.

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Your Course of Study

Leadership in Financial Organizations examines a range of industry, strategy, leadership, and organizational challenges and opportunities. Through global case studies, lectures, interactive exercises, and surveys, you’ll gain new strategies for improving financial performance and driving business growth in any economic climate.

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Leadership in Financial Organizations examines a range of industry, strategy, leadership, and organizational challenges and opportunities. Through global case studies, lectures, interactive exercises, and surveys, you’ll gain new strategies for improving financial performance and driving business growth in any economic climate.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This Executive Education program is designed for managing directors and other high-level executives of established global financial institutions. Typical organizations represented include insurance companies, investment and commercial banks, asset management firms, hedge funds, and private equity firms.

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This Executive Education program is designed for managing directors and other high-level executives of established global financial institutions. Typical organizations represented include insurance companies, investment and commercial banks, asset management firms, hedge funds, and private equity firms.

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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.

Boris Groysberg

Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit; faculty chair of "Driving Performance Through Talent Management for Senior Executives" and faculty cochair of "Leadership in Financial Organizations."

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Paul M. Healy

James R. Williston Professor of Business Administration and Henry B. Arthur Fellow. Senior Associate Dean, Director of Research; and member of the Accounting and Management Unit. Faculty chair of "Audit Committees in a New Era of Governance" and "Strategic Financial Analysis for Business Evaluation"; and faculty cochair of "Leadership in Financial Organizations."

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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.

Boris Groysberg

Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit; faculty chair of "Driving Performance Through Talent Management for Senior Executives" and faculty cochair of "Leadership in Financial Organizations."

Paul M. Healy

James R. Williston Professor of Business Administration and Henry B. Arthur Fellow. Senior Associate Dean, Director of Research; and member of the Accounting and Management Unit. Faculty chair of "Audit Committees in a New Era of Governance" and "Strategic Financial Analysis for Business Evaluation"; and faculty cochair of "Leadership in Financial Organizations."

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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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