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Even with sophisticated models of risk exposure in place, companies are becoming more vulnerable to sudden geopolitical crises, natural disasters, and competitive threats. This intensive program provides the frameworks you need to reassess and strengthen your company's approach to risk management. You'll learn how to develop winning strategies that balance innovation and risk, prepare for the consequences that result from "novel risks," and sustain a long-term competitive advantage.
By examining the latest research and best practices in risk management, you'll learn how to measure your company's risk level, manage threats from uncontrollable external events, and respond to reputational and brand risks. You'll emerge fully prepared to develop and implement decision-making structures and processes that anticipate, prioritize, and mitigate risk across the enterprise.
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Through real-world case studies, you'll explore the many ways that strategies and enterprises can prepare for the consequences that result from failures in compliance, internal controls, or unethical employee behavior. 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.
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, chief financial officers, chief operating officers, and chief executive officers to business heads, risk managers, general managers, 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.
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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