Despite having sophisticated models of risk exposure, some companies still fail. In this intensive program, you'll gain the strategic skills to reassess your approach to risk management, achieve an appropriate balance between innovation and risk, and protect your company from the consequences of unexpected events.

What You Can Expect

By examining the latest research and best practices, you'll learn how to measure your company's risk level, manage threats from uncontrollable external events, and respond to reputational and brand risks. In addition, you'll learn how to turn risks into opportunities by building processes that anticipate, prioritize, and mitigate threats across the enterprise.

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By examining the latest research and best practices, you'll learn how to measure your company's risk level, manage threats from uncontrollable external events, and respond to reputational and brand risks. In addition, you'll learn how to turn risks into opportunities by building processes that anticipate, prioritize, and mitigate threats across the enterprise.

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Your Course of Study

Through real-world case studies, you'll explore the many ways that strategies and enterprises can fail—as well as how to recognize and avoid these risks. Equipped with the skills to integrate risk management into strategy formulation and execution, you'll return to your company with a blueprint for generating long-term value.

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Through real-world case studies, you'll explore the many ways that strategies and enterprises can fail—as well as how to recognize and avoid these risks. Equipped with the skills to integrate risk management into strategy formulation and execution, you'll return to your company with a blueprint for generating long-term value.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This program is intended for senior business leaders in large established companies who have significant corporate management responsibilities. Typical participants range from chief risk officers and chief financial officers to business heads, chief executive officers, and members of the board's risk committee. Executive teams of two or more managers responsible for executing and controlling strategy also are encouraged to apply.

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This program is intended for senior business leaders in large established companies who have significant corporate management responsibilities. Typical participants range from chief risk officers and chief financial officers to business heads, chief executive officers, and members of the board's risk committee. Executive teams of two or more managers responsible for executing and controlling strategy also are encouraged to apply.

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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 Fellow, Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Emeritus. Member of the Accounting and Management Unit; and faculty chair of "Risk Management for Corporate Leaders: From Compliance to Competitive Advantage" and "Driving Corporate Performance—China"; and faculty cochair of "Driving Corporate Performance: Aligning Scorecards, Systems, and Strategy" and "Value Measurement for Health Care." 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.

Robert S. Kaplan

Faculty Chair
Senior Fellow, Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Emeritus. Member of the Accounting and Management Unit; and faculty chair of "Risk Management for Corporate Leaders: From Compliance to Competitive Advantage" and "Driving Corporate Performance—China"; and faculty cochair of "Driving Corporate Performance: Aligning Scorecards, Systems, and Strategy" and "Value Measurement for Health Care."

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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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