Explore best practices for aligning financial reporting with corporate strategy. Help your company operate more effectively in today’s demanding market and regulatory environment.

  • Dates

    Nov 20 – 22, 2024

  • Status

    Accepting Applications

  • Format


  • Location

    HBS Campus

  • Fee


  • Application Due

    Nov 11, 2024

  • Learning Track

    Corporate Director Certificate

The program fee covers tuition, program materials, accommodations, and most meals.

With growing public focus on corporate governance and oversight, audit committees face increasingly complex regulatory challenges. Managing this tension between compliance and strategy can feel like an art.

Audit Committees in a New Era of Governance addresses the core responsibilities of audit committees including risk management. You will learn how to strengthen internal control systems and move your company toward strategic financial reporting that mitigates risk.

Key Program Features

Key Topics

  • Strategic financial reporting

  • Audit committee processes and relationships with stakeholders

  • Transparency and investor communication

  • Building a strong risk management infrastructure

  • Measuring performance of ethics and compliance

  • Leveraging strong internal controls to promote growth

  • 3
    days on the HBS campus
  • 9–12
    hours of pre-program work

Case materials and a detailed schedule will be made available approximately two weeks prior to program start.

  • Current or potential audit committee members on boards of publicly listed companies

  • Board chairs, CEOs, CFOs, general counsels, and risk officers who work with audit committees

  • Audit firm partners, investor relations professionals, legal advisors, and nonprofit board members

Global Perspective

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Asia Pacific
Latin America
Middle East
North America


Highest Level Attained

  • 6%


  • 1%


  • 8%


  • 39%


  • 16%


  • 20%


  • 1%

    Two Years College

  • 1%

    Foreign Diploma

  • 1%

    High School Diploma

Companies That Have Participated

  • Banco Santander

  • Cambium Networks

  • Deca Technologies

  • Discovery Bay Investments

  • Ecobank

  • Ernst & Young


  • illycaffe S.p.A.

  • James Hardie Industries

  • Rand Logistics

  • Raytheon Technologies Corporation

All our executive education programs are developed and taught by a team of widely recognized HBS faculty. Many are skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through their board memberships, consulting, and field-based research, they address the complex challenges facing business leaders across the globe.

Faculty Chair

This in-person program takes place on our storied campus where you'll live and learn at the heart of Boston's vibrant business, academic, and technology hubs.

At HBS, every detail is carefully calibrated to drive your success. Living arrangements and classrooms that spark connection. Unrivaled academic resources. And rejuvenating fitness, dining, and cultural amenities.

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The dedicated Executive Education area of campus features multiple classroom buildings and three residence halls around a quad

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Our well-appointed residence halls feature private bedrooms, living group lounges, and courtyards to fuel vibrant discussions

We admit applicants on a rolling, space-available basis, so you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.

The selective admissions process is based on professional achievement, organizational responsibility, and the admissions criteria for each program as described in Who Should Attend. There are no formal educational requirements for HBS Executive Education programs.

Learn more about the admissions process and requirements.

Program content, dates, schedule, fees, technology platforms, 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.