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Change is everywhere in the Middle East today, as many countries seek to diversify their economies and encourage new industries. While the region's complexity includes distinct political and economic conditions in each country in addition to an uncertain global economy, exciting opportunities still exist. To take full advantage of the best opportunities for growth in this intricate part of the world, businesses need exceptional leaders—executives who are bold decision-makers, global thinkers, and skilled strategists.

Designed to address this need, the Senior Executive Leadership Program—Middle East from Harvard Business School (HBS) helps companies transform experienced senior executives into leaders with vision who can seize opportunities for sustained business growth. Taught in a series of modules offered in Boston and Dubai, this program helps you become a stronger leader who can deliver value in a global context, drive new levels of innovation, and build accountable, high-performance organizations.

What You Can Expect

You will be immersed in an intensive leadership development experience that improves your ability to help your organization discover opportunities and sustain success in a complex region. Structured to maximize learning and minimize time away from work, the program's format enables organizations to prepare leaders for the challenges ahead while maintaining business momentum. At the same time, the program connects you with an exceptional network of experienced, driven peers from across the Middle East and beyond.

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You will be immersed in an intensive leadership development experience that improves your ability to help your organization discover opportunities and sustain success in a complex region. Structured to maximize learning and minimize time away from work, the program's format enables organizations to prepare leaders for the challenges ahead while maintaining business momentum. At the same time, the program connects you with an exceptional network of experienced, driven peers from across the Middle East and beyond.

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Your Course of Study

Four intensive in-class modules—two in Boston and two in Dubai—advance your leadership skills through faculty presentations, case discussions, guest speakers, personal coaching, and skill-building exercises. The learning continues between modules as you apply what you've learned, work on an individual strategy project, and participate in interactive sessions using the cutting-edge HBX Live virtual classroom. While the curriculum's scope is global, the program highlights key issues critical to doing business in the Middle East

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Four intensive in-class modules—two in Boston and two in Dubai—advance your leadership skills through faculty presentations, case discussions, guest speakers, personal coaching, and skill-building exercises. The learning continues between modules as you apply what you've learned, work on an individual strategy project, and participate in interactive sessions using the cutting-edge HBX Live virtual classroom. While the curriculum's scope is global, the program highlights key issues critical to doing business in the Middle East

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Who Is Right For The Program

This Executive Education program is designed for experienced, high-level, influential executives from any function or industry who are interested in enhancing their leadership skills as they explore and debate business challenges both in the Middle East and globally. The location in Dubai will be especially convenient to senior executives from businesses that have experienced success within the Middle East, on their own, or with regional partners. Typically, participants have at least 15 to 20 years of work experience and represent a range of growth-focused organizations, from large, established companies and growing arms of multinational firms to new ventures and family businesses. The program is ideal for both general managers and senior functional managers who want to improve their leadership skills and take advantage of new growth opportunities. This program is also appropriate for executives from multinationals with recently acquired or significantly expanded responsibilities who will be working in the region.

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This Executive Education program is designed for experienced, high-level, influential executives from any function or industry who are interested in enhancing their leadership skills as they explore and debate business challenges both in the Middle East and globally. The location in Dubai will be especially convenient to senior executives from businesses that have experienced success within the Middle East, on their own, or with regional partners. Typically, participants have at least 15 to 20 years of work experience and represent a range of growth-focused organizations, from large, established companies and growing arms of multinational firms to new ventures and family businesses. The program is ideal for both general managers and senior functional managers who want to improve their leadership skills and take advantage of new growth opportunities. This program is also appropriate for executives from multinationals with recently acquired or significantly expanded responsibilities who will be working in the region.

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Alumni Status

Upon completion of the program, you will become a lifetime member of the HBS community, having earned Harvard Business School alumni status. You will gain exclusive access to our vast global alumni network and a wide array of valuable resources that facilitate lifelong learning, growth, and success. These include alumni clubs and associations, research services and resources, discounts on Executive Education programs and publications, career services, and much more.

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Upon completion of the program, you will become a lifetime member of the HBS community, having earned Harvard Business School alumni status. You will gain exclusive access to our vast global alumni network and a wide array of valuable resources that facilitate lifelong learning, growth, and success. These include alumni clubs and associations, research services and resources, discounts on Executive Education programs and publications, career services, and much more.

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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. In the Senior Executive Leadership Program—Middle East, participants will have the privilege of working with four Senior Associate Deans from HBS, in addition to ten award-winning senior faculty. 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
Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor. Member of the Strategy Unit; and faculty cochair of "Senior Executive Leadership Program—Middle East." 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. In the Senior Executive Leadership Program—Middle East, participants will have the privilege of working with four Senior Associate Deans from HBS, in addition to ten award-winning senior faculty. 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
Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor. Member of the Strategy Unit; and faculty cochair of "Senior Executive Leadership Program—Middle East."

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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 full commitment of both.

Potential candidates may apply through the HBS Executive Education website. Harvard Business School Executive Education also works with Eruditus Executive Education as a program recruitment partner for the Senior Executive Leadership Program—Middle East.

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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 full commitment of both.

Potential candidates may apply through the HBS Executive Education website. Harvard Business School Executive Education also works with Eruditus Executive Education as a program recruitment partner for the Senior Executive Leadership Program—Middle East.

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

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