With global business changing rapidly, leaders need a clear view of developments that will affect their companies and strategies. Many eyes are on China, given the country's complex market transitions, rapid development, and powerful influence on the world economy. Providing insight into today's business environment, this HBS Executive Education program offers access to the latest faculty research and thinking on markets in Asia and around the world. Building on your OPM learning experience, you will gain the critical global perspective to drive competitive advantage for your business.

What You Can Expect

Joining fellow OPM alumni and current participants at the Harvard Center Shanghai, you will explore important issues that business leaders must consider as they evaluate the opportunities and threats posed by today's global markets. Through interactive lectures and lively discussions with expert faculty and fellow OPM alumni, you will improve your ability to formulate short-term and long-range business strategies in a global context.

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Joining fellow OPM alumni and current participants at the Harvard Center Shanghai, you will explore important issues that business leaders must consider as they evaluate the opportunities and threats posed by today's global markets. Through interactive lectures and lively discussions with expert faculty and fellow OPM alumni, you will improve your ability to formulate short-term and long-range business strategies in a global context.

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Your Course of Study

Whether your business competes locally or on a global stage, success depends on your ability to think globally. OPM IV: Global Immersion—China immerses you in the dynamics of global business today.

Through interactive case discussions and analyses that complement the core OPM curriculum, you will deepen your understanding of the major factors that affect business practice around the world. You also will gain a critical context for evaluating opportunities, launching a new venture, navigating growth, or entering a phase of rethinking and renewal.

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Whether your business competes locally or on a global stage, success depends on your ability to think globally. OPM IV: Global Immersion—China immerses you in the dynamics of global business today.

Through interactive case discussions and analyses that complement the core OPM curriculum, you will deepen your understanding of the major factors that affect business practice around the world. You also will gain a critical context for evaluating opportunities, launching a new venture, navigating growth, or entering a phase of rethinking and renewal.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This unique program is designed for alumni and current participants of Harvard Business School's Owner/President Management (OPM) program. As with OPM, participants' companies span a wide range of industries, countries, cultures, and business types, fostering an interchange that broadens your perspective, stimulates new thinking, and expands your global network.

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This unique program is designed for alumni and current participants of Harvard Business School's Owner/President Management (OPM) program. As with OPM, participants' companies span a wide range of industries, countries, cultures, and business types, fostering an interchange that broadens your perspective, stimulates new thinking, and expands your global network.

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The Harvard Center Shanghai

This program is held at the Harvard Center Shanghai, a state-of-the-art meeting facility designed to accelerate learning, encourage engagement, and promote dynamic and productive exchange. Located in Shanghai's Pudong district, China's commercial and financial center, the Harvard Center Shanghai brings to China the same seamless, integrated HBS learning experience that characterizes our Boston-based programs.

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This program is held at the Harvard Center Shanghai, a state-of-the-art meeting facility designed to accelerate learning, encourage engagement, and promote dynamic and productive exchange. Located in Shanghai's Pudong district, China's commercial and financial center, the Harvard Center Shanghai brings to China the same seamless, integrated HBS learning experience that characterizes our Boston-based programs.

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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.

Lynda M. Applegate

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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F. Warren McFarlan

Baker Foundation Professor; Albert H. Gordon Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus. Member of the General Management Unit.

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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

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."

F. Warren McFarlan

Baker Foundation Professor; Albert H. Gordon Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus. Member of the General Management Unit.

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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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