Become a digital change agent and build the capabilities within your organization to maximize emerging technologies.

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

New data analytics and digital technologies such as AI are rapidly raising the expectations of customers, employees, and other stakeholders. But many of today's executives are neither technology experts nor digital natives who can readily leverage technology to build and maintain a competitive advantage.

Leading in the Digital Era, offered in cooperation with the HBS Leadership Initiative, blends cutting-edge explorations of technology, organizational transformation, and leadership. Attain the mindset, capabilities, and practices that will drive your organization toward digital maturity.

Key Program Features

Key Topics

  • Adapt your leadership approach to enable your organization to become digitally mature 

  • Explore opportunities and challenges posed by new developments in artificial intelligence, including generative AI 

  • Build a data and technology culture into the fabric of your organization and foster a new sense of purpose  

  • Accelerate the adoption of digital tools and data to respond to a changing market 

  • Support a 'challenger' mindset that nurtures curiosity and creativity  

  • Distribute data-informed decision making and enable agile co-creation throughout the organization

  • 6
    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.

  • Senior executives and executive team members with significant leadership responsibilities (including but not limited to division heads, functional heads, or executives with P&L responsibility)  

  • Executives in medium to large organizations in any country or industry, including organizations with digitally driven business models as well as those with more traditional business models 

  • Particularly appropriate for: Executives responsible for implementing the company's strategy or digital transformation, as well as those considering or currently running innovation labs, incubators, and corporate accelerators 

  • Not appropriate for: Consultants or executives in professional service firms, unless they are currently leading a digital transformation for a client organization 

Individuals and teams are welcome to attend. Sending two or more representatives from your organization fosters teamwork and amplifies program impact.

Global Perspective

Two female and two male executives sit and smile around a table filled with notes.
2%
Africa
14%
Asia Pacific
26%
Europe
12%
Latin America
9%
Middle East
37%
North America

Top Industries Represented

  • 19%

    Financial

  • 10%

    Consumer Products

  • 10%

    High Technology

  • 7%

    Nonprofit Services

  • 6%

    Chem/Pharma/Bio

  • 6%

    Education

  • 6%

    Manufacturing

  • 5%

    Professional Services

  • 5%

    Retail Services

  • 4%

    Real Estate / Construction

Experience

Years Worked

  • 2%

    Less than 10 years

  • 11%

    10-14 years

  • 18%

    15-19 years

  • 27%

    20-24 years

  • 24%

    25-29 years

  • 12%

    30-34 years

  • 3%

    35-39 years

  • 3%

    40 or more

Companies That Have Participated

  • AT&T

  • Audi AG

  • Google

  • Heineken

  • Johnson & Johnson

  • P&G

  • Republic Bank

  • UCB Pharma

  • Powdr Corporation

  • Philips

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

  • Linda A. Hill

    Linda A. Hill

    Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration

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

Residence hall bedroom and bathroom, with woman looking out a window

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.