Advanced Management Program
The Learning Model
With a more than 70-year legacy of defining executive education, Harvard Business School is the leading provider of advanced learning opportunities that strengthen the leadership capacity of both individuals and their organizations. Unlike any other, the HBS Executive Education learning model immerses the world's most promising managers in a transformational experience that transcends the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and tools—and fosters professional, intellectual, and personal development. Each program challenges executives to grow as leaders, to shape powerful ideas into decisive action plans, and to think and manage differently in a rapidly changing business world.
Every HBS Executive Education leadership development experience is shaped by the School's cross-functional approach to general management, innovative teaching methodologies, and residential learning environment that promotes teamwork and collaboration. Participants are exposed to an in-depth education that goes beyond frameworks and theories—and prepares them to apply their enhanced leadership skills to build and sustain competitive advantage for their companies.
Hallmark Case Study Method
Pioneered by HBS, the case study method engages you in a highly stimulating and collaborative process of identifying relevant issues and applying practical business lessons to your own situation and organization. You will benefit from an added dimension that no other business school can offer—the opportunity to connect with the faculty who wrote the cases and have firsthand insights into the protagonists and the outcomes.
HBS Executive Education programs are taught by full-time faculty from Harvard Business School whose business expertise and field-based research create the enduring concepts that shape global best practices.
At AMP, you will meet recognized thought leaders, skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, active corporate board members, and award-winning authors. For seven weeks, they will empower you to become the visionary leader your career, your organization, and the global economy demand.
A Dynamic Exchange
Every facet of an HBS Executive Education program—from participant selection…to cutting-edge classrooms…to learning group design…to social activities—is carefully crafted to promote dynamic interchange and shared learning among accomplished peers from diverse companies, industries, and countries. To reinforce the School's extraordinary sense of community, Executive Education participants live on campus in suites of single, private rooms arranged around a common area, providing ready access to colleagues and fostering peer-to-peer engagement. The intellectual stimulation of learning in the company of peers is one of the most rewarding aspects of the program experience, and most participants establish a network of friendships and business contacts that lasts a lifetime.
The Learning Commitment
Residency on campus is required, and classes are held six days a week. Active involvement in all classroom sessions, case discussions, and other program activities is expected. Participants devote considerable time and energy to the learning experience, putting in long days and nights. Therefore, they must be free of outside responsibilities during their stay at HBS. Except during specified breaks and at the end of the program, spouses, partners, and other family members should not plan to visit participants in Boston.
Program participants benefit from an on-campus environment that is powerfully enriched by state-of-the-art technology. The range of hands-on tools spans computer simulations, webcasts, and videoconferencing in class; a personal computer equipped with all the necessary software in each participant's room; and immediate access to extensive databases and proprietary resources exclusive to the HBS community. The result is an innovative, on-campus environment that is fully supported by shared resources and learning.
A living group consists of eight bedrooms—each of which includes a private bath and personal computer/IPTV—that are organized suite style with a common living area to provide a small group learning experience inside a larger program. To help expand participants' viewpoints, HBS carefully selects living group members who represent a broad range of industries, geographic regions, and functional backgrounds. This diversity enables you and your peers to provide invaluable support to one another during the transition to general manager. It not only enriches the learning experience, but also builds the foundation for ongoing professional relationships.
Fitness and Wellness Offerings
At AMP, you are encouraged to focus on your personal wellness. Enjoy the fitness center at Shad Hall, which includes an indoor walking/jogging track; basketball courts; racquetball and squash courts; outdoor tennis courts; table tennis; aerobics studios; extensive fitness equipment; and fully equipped locker rooms, complete with whirlpool, steam, and sauna. Take advantage of fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates, spin, cycling, and strength training; work with personal trainers and nutritionists to develop a personal fitness plan; and attend a Personal Wellness Series on how to manage stress and practice mindfulness.
Cultural and Historic Hub
The HBS campus puts you in the heart of Boston-Cambridge, one of the world's most historic and culturally enriching regions. Within walking distance is Harvard Square, the vibrant center of Cambridge. A rich array of arts, music, sports, dining, shopping, and recreational activities are easily accessible from the HBS campus. From Red Sox baseball in Fenway Park to the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, from the heights of Bunker Hill to the boutiques of Newbury Street, you'll find endless places to explore in your free time.
Our signature classrooms are designed to engage participants in a dynamic interchange with HBS faculty and senior executives who represent diverse companies from around the world. Interactive lectures, business simulations, and small group discussions spark conversation and collaboration with peers from various functions, industries, cultures, and countries.