HBS offers four comprehensive leadership programs that prepare you to assume greater responsibility—the Owner/President Management (OPM) program, the Advanced Management Program (AMP), the General Management Program (GMP), and the Program for Leadership Development (PLD). Designed for individuals at all levels—from top executives and general managers to up-and-coming leaders and business owners—each intensive program delivers what companies need most: visionary leaders who can improve corporate performance and drive competitive advantage. To learn which offering is right for you, view a detailed comparison of each comprehensive leadership program or schedule a consultation with a member of our Client Services team by contacting executive_education@hbs.edu.
OPM is specifically designed for business owners/founders with at least 10 years of experience who also serve as chief executive officers, chief operating officers, presidents, managing directors, or executive directors of companies with annual sales in excess of $10 million. Successful candidates are actively involved in running the business and hold a significant equity stake in their firms. The intensive three-unit format takes place over 24 months, minimizing your time away from work and maximizing the value of your leadership investment. Each three-week session explores a rich range of topics, from finance, marketing, and sales alignment to leadership, negotiations, and global markets. You will return to your company ready to navigate entrepreneurial challenges and seize new opportunities.
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AMP is strictly customized for an elite group of senior executives with at least 20 to 25 years of experience, including significant time as a senior executive or company officer. Ideal candidates are one or two levels from the CEO in organizations with annual revenues in excess of $250 million, and have been identified as central to the company's succession plan. Through a fully immersive and highly integrative format, AMP accelerates your personal and professional growth. After seven career-altering weeks on campus, you will emerge from the program fully prepared to lead change, drive innovation, and position your company for future success. Generations of AMP alumni have gone on to lead top companies around the world, many as chief executive officers.
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GMP is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience designed for general managers in any industry who have overall profit and loss responsibility or whose cross-functional role is significantly expanding. Participants typically have at least 15 to 20 years of work experience. Through a highly integrated series of on-campus and distance-learning modules, GMP minimizes your time away from the office, maximizes your learning investment, and accelerates your leadership growth. By exploring the best practices of successful global business leaders, you will improve your ability to run an end-to-end business, anticipate and respond to competitive threats, capitalize on emerging opportunities—and contribute to your company's growth on a more strategic level.
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PLD is tailored to the unique leadership goals and challenges of specialists and star contributors who have at least 10 to 15 years of experience. An accelerated alternative to an MBA, PLD is a personalized learning experience that puts you on the fast track to leadership. Its fully immersive four-module format provides an integrated view of key functions, core operations, and best practices that is essential to success. Focused on leadership, change, and innovation, PLD boosts your leadership presence, skills, and confidence. You will emerge with a broader grasp of management, ready to lead high-performing global teams and cross-functional initiatives, and drive meaningful change across industries and beyond borders.
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