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 senior executives, this leadership development program provides you with the tools to develop and implement business unit and corporate strategies for your organization. The challenging program teaches the skills necessary to recognize and exploit sources of lasting competitive advantage in an increasingly global economy.

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Created as a resource for senior executives, this leadership development program provides you with the tools to develop and implement business unit and corporate strategies for your organization. The challenging program teaches the skills necessary to recognize and exploit sources of lasting competitive advantage in an increasingly global economy.

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Your Course of Study

Conducted with strict confidentiality, the program explores the economics of gaining competitive advantage, the most promising means to marshal and organize the firm's resources, and the most effective ways to expand and thrive in global markets.

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Conducted with strict confidentiality, the program explores the economics of gaining competitive advantage, the most promising means to marshal and organize the firm's resources, and the most effective 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 companies across a wide range of industries and geographies, 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 companies across a wide range of industries and geographies, 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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Research Windows

Have you ever wondered what the management theories of the future will bring? "Research Windows" provide an up-close view of current HBS research projects. These informal lunch time conversations will allow you to see first-hand the questions that are being researched by the faculty.

Have you ever wondered what the management theories of the future will bring? "Research Windows" provide an up-close view of current HBS research projects. These informal lunch time conversations will allow you to see first-hand the questions that are being researched by the faculty.

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
Andreas Andresen Professor of Business Administration; Senior Associate Dean and Chair of the MBA Program. Member of the Strategy Unit; and faculty chair of "Strategy—Building and Sustaining Competitive Advantage"; and faculty cochair of "Senior Executive Program for China" and "Driving Digital and Social Strategy." 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.

Felix Oberholzer-Gee

Faculty Chair
Andreas Andresen Professor of Business Administration; Senior Associate Dean and Chair of the MBA Program. Member of the Strategy Unit; and faculty chair of "Strategy—Building and Sustaining Competitive Advantage"; and faculty cochair of "Senior Executive Program for China" and "Driving Digital and Social 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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