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To sustain a competitive edge and take advantage of opportunities emerging in India and beyond, professional service firms operating in India must respond effectively to the changing market. Whether your firm operates in information technology, financial services, law, advertising, or other professional services, this program will help you develop successful strategies for delivering on client expectations, responding to market shifts with innovative services, and enabling growth and long-term success.
In this program, you'll learn proven approaches that can help you create competitive advantage and drive performance—from formulating a sound business strategy and implementing alternative organizational structures to motivating talented professionals and managing client expectations.
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Through case studies, faculty lectures, and the insights of an elite group of professional service executives across sectors, you will explore the latest strategies for building and managing a successful professional service organizations. By examining issues common to professional service businesses, you will acquire the skills essential to defining and executing the best service delivery strategy for your firm.
This program is designed for senior executives and practice leaders who are responsible for defining and executing corporate and service-line strategy in a professional service firm. Participants typically have executive positions in firms in India, the Middle East, South Asia, and other geographies belonging to a range of professional services, including information technology, financial services, legal, and advertising services.
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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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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