With the accelerating pace of competition, cutting-edge companies are defined by innovative strategies. In this Executive Education program, you'll explore how to develop groundbreaking strategies and action plans for execution, forecast industry evolution, and analyze strategic costs—in order to ultimately build and sustain your company's competitive advantage.

What You Can Expect

Created as a resource for executives charged with company business strategy, this leadership development program enables you to develop and evaluate competitive strategies, lay the groundwork for change, and formulate your corporate action plan.

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Created as a resource for executives charged with company business strategy, this leadership development program enables you to develop and evaluate competitive strategies, lay the groundwork for change, and formulate your corporate action plan.

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Your Course of Study

Conducted with strict confidentiality, the program explores the economics of gaining a competitive advantage, existing and future competitive forces in your organization's industry, and ways to expand and thrive in global markets.

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Conducted with strict confidentiality, the program explores the economics of gaining a competitive advantage, existing and future competitive forces in your organization's industry, and ways to expand and thrive in global markets.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This program is designed for senior executives who are responsible for competitive strategy in large established companies across a wide range of industries, including consumer products, financial services, high tech, manufacturing, raw materials/energy, professional services, and telecommunications. To foster teamwork and maximize the learning impact, HBS encourages both individuals and teams to apply.

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This program is designed for senior executives who are responsible for competitive strategy in large established companies across a wide range of industries, including consumer products, financial services, high tech, manufacturing, raw materials/energy, professional services, and telecommunications. To foster teamwork and maximize the learning impact, HBS encourages both individuals and teams 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.

Felix Oberholzer-Gee

Andreas Andresen Professor of Business Administration. Chair, MBA Global; member of the Strategy Unit; faculty chair of "Strategy—Building and Sustaining Competitive Advantage"; and faculty cochair of "Senior Executive Program for China" and "Intellectual Property and Business Strategy."

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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.

Felix Oberholzer-Gee

Andreas Andresen Professor of Business Administration. Chair, MBA Global; member of the Strategy Unit; faculty chair of "Strategy—Building and Sustaining Competitive Advantage"; and faculty cochair of "Senior Executive Program for China" and "Intellectual Property and Business Strategy."

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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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