With the accelerating pace of competition, cutting-edge companies are defined by innovative strategies. In this Executive Education program, you'll explore how to develop groundbreaking strategies and action plans for execution, forecast industry evolution, and analyze strategic tradeoffs in order to ultimately build and sustain your company's competitive advantage.

What You Can Expect

Created as a resource for senior executives, this leadership development program provides you with the tools to develop and implement business unit and corporate strategies for your organization. The challenging program teaches the skills necessary to recognize and exploit sources of lasting competitive advantage in an increasingly complex global economy.

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Created as a resource for senior executives, this leadership development program provides you with the tools to develop and implement business unit and corporate strategies for your organization. The challenging program teaches the skills necessary to recognize and exploit sources of lasting competitive advantage in an increasingly complex global economy.

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Your Course of Study

This program explores the economics of gaining competitive advantage. It will help you discover the most effective ways to marshal and organize your firm's resources, as well as how to enable your organization to expand and thrive in global markets. It is conducted in a strictly confidential environment.

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This program explores the economics of gaining competitive advantage. It will help you discover the most effective ways to marshal and organize your firm's resources, as well as how to enable your organization to expand and thrive in global markets. It is conducted in a strictly confidential environment.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This program is designed for senior executives responsible for competitive strategy in companies across a wide range of industries and geographies, including consumer products, financial services, high tech, manufacturing, raw materials/energy, professional services, and telecommunications. To foster teamwork and maximize the learning impact, HBS encourages both individuals and teams to apply.

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This program is designed for senior executives responsible for competitive strategy in companies across a wide range of industries and geographies, including consumer products, financial services, high tech, manufacturing, raw materials/energy, professional services, and telecommunications. To foster teamwork and maximize the learning impact, HBS encourages both individuals and teams to apply.

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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.

Faculty Chair
Thomas S. Murphy Associate Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Strategy Unit; and faculty chair of "Strategy—Building and Sustaining Competitive Advantage." 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.

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Faculty Chair
Thomas S. Murphy Associate Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Strategy Unit; and faculty chair of "Strategy—Building and Sustaining Competitive Advantage."

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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.

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