From strategy development and financial management to team building and negotiation, business owners and entrepreneurs must master a range of critical skills to take their companies to the next level in a highly competitive global arena. In this program, you'll learn how to improve your leadership effectiveness, build strategic consensus, and gain the skills necessary to position your company for future success.

What You Can Expect

Taught in three-week sessions over three years, the Owner/President Management (OPM) program takes into account your demanding schedule. During this program, you'll have the opportunity to hone your company's long-term strategic skills, assess your company's position in the marketplace, and connect with fellow executives and members of the Harvard Business School network.

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Taught in three-week sessions over three years, the Owner/President Management (OPM) program takes into account your demanding schedule. During this program, you'll have the opportunity to hone your company's long-term strategic skills, assess your company's position in the marketplace, and connect with fellow executives and members of the Harvard Business School network.

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Your Course of Study

While examining business fundamentals, strategies, and best practices from the perspective of a business leader and owner, you'll explore a broad range of topics—from finance, marketing, and sales alignment to leadership, negotiation, and global markets.

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While examining business fundamentals, strategies, and best practices from the perspective of a business leader and owner, you'll explore a broad range of topics—from finance, marketing, and sales alignment to leadership, negotiation, and global markets.

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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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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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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
Sarofim-Rock Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Entrepreneurial Management and General Management Units; faculty chair of "Owner/President Management Portfolio," "Owner/President Management," and "Key Executives Program." 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 General Management Units; faculty chair of "Owner/President Management Portfolio," "Owner/President Management," and "Key Executives Program."

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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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