Program Announcement

The information below is based on the program offered in 2015, and does not reflect potential changes to faculty and course content for the 2016 course.

In the global marketplace, companies in China face multifaceted political, cultural, social, and economic challenges as well as increasing levels of competition locally and beyond. Designed for an elite group of senior executives, this leadership development program will enable you to gain the integrated management knowledge and global perspective required to lead your organization successfully, even in the face of economic uncertainty and fierce competition.

What You Can Expect

The Senior Executive Program for China enables you to step back from day-to-day responsibilities and fully focus on leadership development. With this program, you'll acquire the broad, integrated knowledge and global perspective required to successfully lead your organization in China and around the world.

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The Senior Executive Program for China enables you to step back from day-to-day responsibilities and fully focus on leadership development. With this program, you'll acquire the broad, integrated knowledge and global perspective required to successfully lead your organization in China and around the world.

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Your Course of Study

Taught in both Chinese and English with simultaneous translation, the intensive curriculum is presented as three modules over the course of four months. Focusing on recent trends in China and the world, program faculty provide concrete, actionable frameworks and tools you can implement on the job.

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Taught in both Chinese and English with simultaneous translation, the intensive curriculum is presented as three modules over the course of four months. Focusing on recent trends in China and the world, program faculty provide concrete, actionable frameworks and tools you can implement on the job.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This program is designed for senior executives with significant decision-making responsibility at large established Chinese state-owned and private companies, as well as multinational companies with operations in the Greater China region.

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This program is designed for senior executives with significant decision-making responsibility at large established Chinese state-owned and private companies, as well as multinational companies with operations in the Greater China region.

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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.

Faculty Cochair
Lawrence E. Fouraker Professor of Business Administration. Head of the Strategy Unit; faculty cochair of the "Senior Executive Program for China." Read Full Bio
Faculty Cochair
Professor of Marketing, co-director of Centre for Globalization of Chinese Companies, CEIBS; and faculty cochair of the "Senior Executive Program for China." Read Full Bio
Faculty Cochair
Professor, Chair, Department of Accounting, Tsinghua-SEM; and faculty cochair of the "Senior Executive Program for China." 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.

Dennis A. Yao

Faculty Cochair
Lawrence E. Fouraker Professor of Business Administration. Head of the Strategy Unit; faculty cochair of the "Senior Executive Program for China."

Wang, Gao

Faculty Cochair
Professor of Marketing, co-director of Centre for Globalization of Chinese Companies, CEIBS; and faculty cochair of the "Senior Executive Program for China."

Xiao, Xing

Faculty Cochair
Professor, Chair, Department of Accounting, Tsinghua-SEM; and faculty cochair of the "Senior Executive Program for China."

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Admissions

Please submit your application at least six 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 six 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.

In accordance with Harvard University policy, Harvard Business School does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities.

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