Advanced Management Program
The Learning Model
With a 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. Every program challenges executives to grow as leaders, to shape powerful ideas into decisive action plans, and to think and manage differently in a 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 Method
Pioneered by HBS, the case method engages you in a highly stimulating, 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 be taught by many of the faculty who wrote the cases and have firsthand insights into the protagonists and the outcomes.
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.
As a group, our faculty leverages their business expertise and field-based research to create new knowledge and enduring concepts that shape the practice of management around the world. Individually, they offer insights from their own practice-based experience. The result is a teaching team that exposes you to multiple perspectives while challenging your thinking on many levels.
Every facet of an HBS Executive Education program—from participant selection…to amphitheater classroom seating…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.