Created by HBS professors Bill George and Krishna Palepu, Leading Global Businesses will enable you to step up to more challenging roles as an authentic global leader. Leading Global Businesses covers all aspects of the leadership you will need from global strategy to organizing global businesses and leading global teams, global marketing with customer-centricity, ensuring global values, and developing authentic global leaders.

The daily program consists of three classes led by HBS faculty. In addition to Professors George and Palepu, the faculty includes Professors Das Narayandas, Ranjay Gulati, Tsedal Neeley, Paul Healy and Lynn Paine. Participants will also be assigned to an eight-person Global Leaders Group that meets daily to discuss your personal leadership challenges.

What You Can Expect

In this highly personalized program, you will develop your global acumen, self-awareness, and emotional intelligence, and uncover the unique characteristics that inform your leadership. Becoming an authentic global leader requires understanding your life experiences, especially those outside your country of origin, as well as your personal aspirations, strengths, weaknesses, and biases, and your greatest crucibles and leadership challenges. HBS professors will guide your individual leadership development through a profoundly personal exploration, during which you'll design your Global Leaders Development Plan by program's end.

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In this highly personalized program, you will develop your global acumen, self-awareness, and emotional intelligence, and uncover the unique characteristics that inform your leadership. Becoming an authentic global leader requires understanding your life experiences, especially those outside your country of origin, as well as your personal aspirations, strengths, weaknesses, and biases, and your greatest crucibles and leadership challenges. HBS professors will guide your individual leadership development through a profoundly personal exploration, during which you'll design your Global Leaders Development Plan by program's end.

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Your Course of Study

This program will examine global companies, such as IBM, Novartis, Samsung, Siemens, and Tata, and their leaders to understand how they organize for global effectiveness and develop global leadership. At the conclusion, you'll create your personal global leadership development plan.

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This program will examine global companies, such as IBM, Novartis, Samsung, Siemens, and Tata, and their leaders to understand how they organize for global effectiveness and develop global leadership. At the conclusion, you'll create your personal global leadership development plan.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This global business leadership program is designed for senior executives leading established global businesses, global marketing executives running global product and marketing groups, or senior regional executives and country heads preparing for greater global responsibilities. Individuals and teams from the same organization are welcome to attend.

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This global business leadership program is designed for senior executives leading established global businesses, global marketing executives running global product and marketing groups, or senior regional executives and country heads preparing for greater global responsibilities. Individuals and teams from the same organization are welcome to attend.

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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 Cochair
Senior Fellow. Member of the General Management Unit; founder of the "Authentic Leadership Development" program, and faculty cochair of "Leading Global Businesses." Read Full Bio
Faculty Cochair
Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration, Senior Adviser to Harvard's President on Global Strategy. Member of the Accounting and Management and the General Management Units; and faculty chair of "Senior Executive Leadership Program—India"; and faculty cochair of "Leading Global Businesses." 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.

William W. George

Faculty Cochair
Senior Fellow. Member of the General Management Unit; founder of the "Authentic Leadership Development" program, and faculty cochair of "Leading Global Businesses."

Krishna G. Palepu

Faculty Cochair
Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration, Senior Adviser to Harvard's President on Global Strategy. Member of the Accounting and Management and the General Management Units; and faculty chair of "Senior Executive Leadership Program—India"; and faculty cochair of "Leading Global Businesses."

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

In accordance with Harvard University policy, Harvard Business School does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities.

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