Program Announcement

This program name was changed from Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise (BSSE) in August 2016. The content and curriculum remain the same.

Leaders of the world's top companies know that building a successful enterprise is just the beginning; sustained success requires continual reinvention. That's why they embed processes aimed at innovating their business models and reinvigorating their leadership approaches. With a focus on driving growth through innovation, this program provides practical tools and frameworks for building business capabilities that can succeed across business cycles and waves of competition. Because this program is designed to be a catalyst for organization-wide change, we're also offering a related HBX online course—Disruptive Strategy with Clayton Christensen—that your colleagues can attend to augment their own knowledge.

What You Can Expect

This new program was developed under the guidance of HBS faculty member Clayton M. Christensen, a world-renowned strategist known for his lifelong inquiry into disruptive innovation, and features members of his renowned HBS teaching team. In this dynamic offering, you will hone your ability to predict how industries, technologies, and competitive forces will affect your organization. Acting as a change agent, you can help facilitate learning across your organization by providing your colleagues the opportunity to participate in the related HBX online course.

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This new program was developed under the guidance of HBS faculty member Clayton M. Christensen, a world-renowned strategist known for his lifelong inquiry into disruptive innovation, and features members of his renowned HBS teaching team. In this dynamic offering, you will hone your ability to predict how industries, technologies, and competitive forces will affect your organization. Acting as a change agent, you can help facilitate learning across your organization by providing your colleagues the opportunity to participate in the related HBX online course.

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Your Course of Study

By examining the best practices and strategies of companies that have successfully disrupted existing business models, you'll enhance your understanding of the levers that can secure competitive advantage and drive sustainable growth. Through a series of global case studies, you'll apply well-researched theories about strategy, innovation, and management to real-world business situations. In the process, you'll learn why certain management tools, strategies, and methods succeed or fail. In addition, you can help bring these innovative strategies back to the office when your colleagues attend Disruptive Strategy with Clayton Christensen.

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By examining the best practices and strategies of companies that have successfully disrupted existing business models, you'll enhance your understanding of the levers that can secure competitive advantage and drive sustainable growth. Through a series of global case studies, you'll apply well-researched theories about strategy, innovation, and management to real-world business situations. In the process, you'll learn why certain management tools, strategies, and methods succeed or fail. In addition, you can help bring these innovative strategies back to the office when your colleagues attend Disruptive Strategy with Clayton Christensen.

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Who Is Right for the Program

Disruptive Innovation is ideal for senior executives, business owners, and general managers who are responsible for setting the strategic direction of their enterprise. The HBX online course, Disruptive Strategy with Clayton Christensen, is designed for directors, managing directors, vice presidents, heads of business units, and managers who help manage organizational change.

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Disruptive Innovation is ideal for senior executives, business owners, and general managers who are responsible for setting the strategic direction of their enterprise. The HBX online course, Disruptive Strategy with Clayton Christensen, is designed for directors, managing directors, vice presidents, heads of business units, and managers who help manage organizational change.

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Build Knowledge with Disruptive Strategy with Clayton Christensen

To enable you to more effectively lead change from within your organization, five of your colleagues have the opportunity to attend Disruptive Strategy with Clayton Christensen, an HBX online course. During this in-depth, virtual course, they will gain the strategic frameworks they need to embrace innovative thinking and identify solutions to your organization's most pressing strategic challenges.

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To enable you to more effectively lead change from within your organization, five of your colleagues have the opportunity to attend Disruptive Strategy with Clayton Christensen, an HBX online course. During this in-depth, virtual course, they will gain the strategic frameworks they need to embrace innovative thinking and identify solutions to your organization's most pressing strategic challenges.

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Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Faculty Chair
Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration. Member of the General Management and the Technology and Operations Management Units; and faculty chair of "Disruptive Innovation: Strategies for a Successful Enterprise" and faculty cochair of "Breakthrough Insights." Read Full Bio

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Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Clayton M. Christensen

Faculty Chair
Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration. Member of the General Management and the Technology and Operations Management Units; and faculty chair of "Disruptive Innovation: Strategies for a Successful Enterprise" and faculty cochair of "Breakthrough Insights."

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Admissions

The Admissions Committee meets monthly, and admits qualified candidates on a rolling, space available basis. Early application is strongly encouraged. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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The Admissions Committee meets monthly, and admits qualified candidates on a rolling, space available basis. Early application is strongly encouraged. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Programs, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change.

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