A Catalyst for Transformation
Each offering provides the time and space you need to reflect, reinvigorate your current role, and advance your global leadership capabilities. HBS Executive Education will challenge your assumptions, disrupt your usual ways of doing business, and introduce you to new ways of thinking. Recent participants have gone on to:
- Start new lines of business at their organization
- Reorganize operations to run with greater efficiency
- Challenge competitors with an innovative strategy
View our AT A GLANCE guide for program information, participant mix, and more.
How You Learn Is as Important as What You Learn
Our Executive Education programs center on the hallmark HBS case study method. Through dynamic lectures and small group discussions, the HBS faculty engages you in real-world business scenarios that build your self-confidence and decision-making skills. Since our faculty are often the case authors, you will acquire an invaluable insider's perspective as well as new tools for tackling the complex global business challenges facing your organization.
We also cultivate learning opportunities beyond the classroom. Our programs are designed around a "living-and-learning" model that encourages interaction with the HBS faculty and peers from around the world—a starting point for evolving your leadership philosophy and your business practices.
HBS Executive Education is an immersive learning experience—one that empowers senior executives to reflect, recharge, and reemerge as visionary leaders. Our programs offer the rare opportunity to step back from your daily responsibilities, reevaluate your career goals, and reset your direction. You will return to your company with fresh insights on your professional and personal strengths, strategies for taking your leadership skills to the next level, and a global network of peers whose challenges mirror your own.
HBS offers a unique alternative to the typical executive MBA program. The Program for Leadership Development (PLD) is an accelerated learning experience that transforms high-potential managers into powerful leaders. Unlike an eMBA, PLD is tailored to your unique needs and leadership challenges. One-on-one coaching, living groups, personal strategy projects, practical application, and a faculty composed of full-time HBS professors are hallmarks of this intensive program.
In 1945, HBS launched its first Executive Education program, the Advanced Management Program (AMP), to a group of 60 executives and veterans. Since then, we have helped business leaders from a diverse mix of backgrounds, industries, and countries to advance their skills, careers, and companies. We've also set the standard for executive training, providing a blueprint for management courses at institutions around the world.
Campus life is as integral to your learning experience as classroom interaction. On the HBS campus, our well-appointed living arrangements and facilities are enhanced with state-of-the-art technology to support our participatory learning model. At our regional locations around the world, we provide a wide range of programs in partnership with local universities, research centers, and companies.