More than 30 years ago, Clayton Christensen introduced a revolutionary concept that forever changed the business world: disruptive innovation. Today, this acclaimed scholar is regarded as the world's foremost authority on the subject, and he brings that expertise directly to the HBS classroom in Disruptive Innovation. In this program, leaders have a rare opportunity to interact with Christensen as he explains the genesis of his transformative theory and its implications for the current business environment. As a participant in the program, you will learn how to drive and harness innovation for organizational growth, competitive advantage, and sustained success.

What You Can Expect

This program was developed by HBS faculty member Clayton M. Christensen, a world-renowned strategist who is widely regarded as one of the world’s top experts in disruptive innovation and growth. As a participant in this dynamic offering, you will enjoy the rare opportunity of engaging directly with Christensen and his distinguished faculty team while honing your ability to predict how industries, technologies, and competitive forces will affect your organization.

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This program was developed by HBS faculty member Clayton M. Christensen, a world-renowned strategist who is widely regarded as one of the world’s top experts in disruptive innovation and growth. As a participant in this dynamic offering, you will enjoy the rare opportunity of engaging directly with Christensen and his distinguished faculty team while honing your ability to predict how industries, technologies, and competitive forces will affect your organization.

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Your Course of Study

Guided by Christensen's insights and expertise, you will examine best practices and strategies of companies that have successfully disrupted existing business models and 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.

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Guided by Christensen's insights and expertise, you will examine best practices and strategies of companies that have successfully disrupted existing business models and 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.

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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.

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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.

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Certificate of Management Excellence

This program counts as credit toward the HBS Certificate of Management Excellence (CME), a new offering that helps business leaders broaden their capabilities in three core areas. To earn the certificate, participants must complete three select open-enrollment programs in 36 months.

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This program counts as credit toward the HBS Certificate of Management Excellence (CME), a new offering that helps business leaders broaden their capabilities in three core areas. To earn the certificate, participants must complete three select open-enrollment programs in 36 months.

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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.

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Clayton Christensen is regarded as one of the world's top experts on disruption, innovation, and growth strategy, and his ideas have been widely used in industries and organizations throughout the world. Professor Christensen is the author of several New York Times bestsellers, including the seminal Innovator's Dilemma, which lays out his theory of disruption, and How Will You Measure Your Life? which examines how we can achieve happiness in our personal lives. His most recent book, Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice, was released in 2016.
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." 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."

Clayton Christensen is regarded as one of the world's top experts on disruption, innovation, and growth strategy, and his ideas have been widely used in industries and organizations throughout the world. Professor Christensen is the author of several New York Times bestsellers, including the seminal Innovator's Dilemma, which lays out his theory of disruption, and How Will You Measure Your Life? which examines how we can achieve happiness in our personal lives. His most recent book, Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice, was released in 2016.  Read Full Bio

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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.

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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.

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