Building and running a successful company can be an all-consuming challenge that leaves little time for business owners to focus on their personal growth. For more than 40 years, the Owner/President Management (OPM) program has been helping the world's top executives and entrepreneurs realize their true leadership potential. Through a unique and intensive learning format, OPM enables you to assess your strengths and weaknesses, identify and exploit emerging opportunities, and transform your company and your career.

What You Can Expect

Whether you need to expand your global perspective, evaluate the competition, or build strategic consensus, OPM is a game changer. The HBS faculty, who wrote the cases and have firsthand insights into the issues and outcomes, will explore the best practices and strategies of successful business leaders and owners around the world. Working alongside other top executives and entrepreneurs, you'll explore a rich range of topics—from finance, marketing, and sales alignment to leadership, negotiations, and global markets.

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Whether you need to expand your global perspective, evaluate the competition, or build strategic consensus, OPM is a game changer. The HBS faculty, who wrote the cases and have firsthand insights into the issues and outcomes, will explore the best practices and strategies of successful business leaders and owners around the world. Working alongside other top executives and entrepreneurs, you'll explore a rich range of topics—from finance, marketing, and sales alignment to leadership, negotiations, and global markets.

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Your Course of Study

Focused on corporate growth, leadership expertise, and financial success, OPM is an unparalleled opportunity to enhance your business skills, innovate with other talented executives, and prepare for the new challenges that lie ahead. Whether you seek a more global perspective, better ways to seize opportunities, or greater insight into go-to-market options, OPM can help you advance your company's agenda—and your leadership growth.

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Focused on corporate growth, leadership expertise, and financial success, OPM is an unparalleled opportunity to enhance your business skills, innovate with other talented executives, and prepare for the new challenges that lie ahead. Whether you seek a more global perspective, better ways to seize opportunities, or greater insight into go-to-market options, OPM can help you advance your company's agenda—and your leadership growth.

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Who Is Right for the Program

Designed with business owners and entrepreneurs in mind, OPM is ideal for chief executive officers, chief operating officers, presidents, and managing directors of companies with annual sales of at least $10 million. Candidates must be actively involved in running the business and must hold a significant equity stake in their firms.

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Designed with business owners and entrepreneurs in mind, OPM is ideal for chief executive officers, chief operating officers, presidents, and managing directors of companies with annual sales of at least $10 million. Candidates must be actively involved in running the business and must hold a significant equity stake in their firms.

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Alumni Status

Upon completing OPM, you are granted HBS alumni status and gain exclusive access to our vast global alumni network and an array of resources that facilitate lifelong learning, growth, and success.

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Upon completing OPM, you are granted HBS alumni status and gain exclusive access to our vast global alumni network and an array of resources that facilitate lifelong learning, growth, and success.

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Investment in the Future

After completing this Executive Education program, you'll emerge a stronger leader, ready to capitalize on business opportunities, turn challenges into strategic advantage, and build revenue, profit, and growth in the years ahead.

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After completing this Executive Education program, you'll emerge a stronger leader, ready to capitalize on business opportunities, turn challenges into strategic advantage, and build revenue, profit, and growth in the years ahead.

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Comprehensive Leadership Programs Summary

Compare the key features of Harvard Business School's four comprehensive leadership programs—Owner/President Management, the Advanced Management Program, the General Management Program, and the Program for Leadership Development.

A limited amount of partial scholarship funding may be available for qualified applicants from not-for-profit organizations. To be considered, you must complete and submit your application and include a request for funding. For more information, please contact Ms. Jacqueline Baugher, Portfolio Director.

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Compare the key features of Harvard Business School's four comprehensive leadership programs—Owner/President Management, the Advanced Management Program, the General Management Program, and the Program for Leadership Development.

A limited amount of partial scholarship funding may be available for qualified applicants from not-for-profit organizations. To be considered, you must complete and submit your application and include a request for funding. For more information, please contact Ms. Jacqueline Baugher, Portfolio Director.

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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.

Faculty Chair
Sarofim-Rock Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Entrepreneurial Management and the General Management Units; and faculty chair of the "Owner/President Management Portfolio" and "Owner/President Management." 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.

Lynda M. Applegate

Faculty Chair
Sarofim-Rock Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Entrepreneurial Management and the General Management Units; and faculty chair of the "Owner/President Management Portfolio" and "Owner/President Management."

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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.

In accordance with Harvard University policy, Harvard Business School does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities.

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