From family dynamics and wealth preservation to business governance and management succession, leaders of family-owned companies face complex challenges in today's India. By strengthening both business and family, you can position your family business to compete and succeed as India's economy grows. In this program, you'll learn how to maximize the strengths of your family enterprise and implement business practices that drive high performance, shareholder loyalty—and healthy family relationships.

What You Can Expect

Through dynamic family interaction, this program enables you to formulate strategies to address critical challenges such as management succession, ownership control, and shareholder relationships. You'll explore ways to develop leaders in the family-business-ownership system in India, distribute wealth to benefit the family and the business, and implement strategies for growing the company while maintaining family control. In addition, you'll learn how to identify opportunities in India's expanding economy, manage under any economic conditions, and position your family business for success over the long term.

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Through dynamic family interaction, this program enables you to formulate strategies to address critical challenges such as management succession, ownership control, and shareholder relationships. You'll explore ways to develop leaders in the family-business-ownership system in India, distribute wealth to benefit the family and the business, and implement strategies for growing the company while maintaining family control. In addition, you'll learn how to identify opportunities in India's expanding economy, manage under any economic conditions, and position your family business for success over the long term.

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Your Course of Study

Led by experts in family business, this Executive Education program offers proven tools your family can use to address your unique business challenges and goals. In this highly personalized program, you'll learn how to create a customized plan that positions your company—and your family—for ongoing success in India.

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Led by experts in family business, this Executive Education program offers proven tools your family can use to address your unique business challenges and goals. In this highly personalized program, you'll learn how to create a customized plan that positions your company—and your family—for ongoing success in India.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This leadership development program is designed for family businesses operating in India. HBS encourages groups of four or more family members representing both genders and two generations to attend. Nonfamily executives and board members may also attend with a family that is participating in the program.

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This leadership development program is designed for family businesses operating in India. HBS encourages groups of four or more family members representing both genders and two generations to attend. Nonfamily executives and board members may also attend with a family that is participating in the program.

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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 new 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 new 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
Senior Lecturer of Business Administration. Member of the Entrepreneurial Management Unit; and faculty chair of "Families in Business: From Generation to Generation," and "Managing Family Businesses for Generational Success—India." 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.

John A. Davis

Faculty Chair
Senior Lecturer of Business Administration. Member of the Entrepreneurial Management Unit; and faculty chair of "Families in Business: From Generation to Generation," and "Managing Family Businesses for Generational Success—India."

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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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