Make your company’s people strategy as important and powerful as its business strategy. Develop the expertise and confidence to influence C-suite executives with ideas that generate value.

  • Dates

    To Be Confirmed

  • Status

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  • Format


  • Location

    HBS Campus

  • Fee

    To Be Confirmed

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

Program Announcement

The information below is based on the prior program session and does not reflect potential changes to faculty and course content for future program offerings. For a list of upcoming programs, visit our program finder.

Top companies manage their people as strategically as their finances. As the business landscape gets more competitive, HR leaders play an ever-bigger role in spotting opportunities and driving growth.

The HR-Executive Suite Connection shows you how to enrich your business’s strategy, problem analysis, and operational excellence. You’ll gain the confidence to tackle core challenges and empower your organization to compete, grow, and thrive.

Key Program Features

Key Topics

  • Take your people strategy to new levels that help solidify your organization's long-term success

  • Create an agile and higher-performing company culture

  • Find new ways to compete for and leverage the best talent

  • Develop solutions to performance problems

  • Use your insights on talent to add value to executive-level discussions and decision-making

  • Build more cohesive, skilled, and effective teams

  • 4
    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.

  • HR leaders who report to CEOs or are part of top leadership (at midsize to large companies)

  • Senior executives at midsize to large companies who are on the path to becoming HR heads

Global Perspective

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Asia Pacific
Latin America
Middle East
North America

Top Industries Represented

  • 14%

    High Technology

  • 14%

    Nonprofit Services

  • 8%


  • 8%

    Professional Services

  • 7%

    Raw Materials / Energy

  • 6%

    Consumer Products

  • 6%


  • 5%


  • 5%

    Health Care

  • 5%



Years Worked

  • 2%

    Less than 10 years

  • 10%

    10-14 years

  • 22%

    15-19 years

  • 37%

    20-24 years

  • 13%

    25-29 years

  • 14%

    30-34 years

  • 2%

    35-39 years

Companies That Have Participated

  • Alfa Corporativo, C.V.

  • American Tower Corporation

  • Banco Santander

  • The Coca-Cola Company

  • Johnson & Johnson

  • McDonald's Corporation

  • Microsoft

  • Nissan

  • PepsiCo

  • Walmart

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.

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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.