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Who Will Benefit From a Custom Program
A custom program is a high-impact learning experience tailored to a specific company or organization with annual revenues of at least $2 billion. Customizing an executive education experience gives your organization a unique opportunity to improve the skills and expertise of large groups of executives simultaneously as they address core business challenges or goals. Most of our custom programs are designed for a large group of c-suite or senior level executives across the business.
A typical program might address a population of the top 200 leaders of the organization, split into four cohorts of 50 people, with each cohort coming to campus for a five-day program. Custom programs are typically offered to groups of 40 to 100 executives who come to the HBS campus to learn and grow together during multi-day or multi-module learning experiences.
Many organizations have chosen to take advantage of both custom programs and the open-enrollment HBS Executive Education programs—including the Comprehensive Leadership Programs and three to five-day programs focused on particular business topics—because the two meet different needs.
- Custom programs are designed to address a particular company-wide business and leadership development goal by providing a specific group of executives with an executive education experience custom tailored for your organization.
- Open-enrollment Executive Education programs are ideal for developing the specific capabilities of smaller numbers of leaders, exposing them to people from different backgrounds, companies, and industries, and choosing a learning experience that matches development goals for specific individuals.
If you are not sure which type of program would best meet your needs, please talk over your goals with a member of our client service team, who can help you identify an optimal leadership development approach for your organization.