At HBS Executive Education, your peers are just as integral to your learning experience as the faculty. You'll learn alongside talented business leaders who represent diverse functions, industries, and geographies. (In 2016, more than 67 percent of participants came from outside North America.) As past participants can attest, peer interaction offers valuable global insight into the issues that are shaping future business leaders.
Participants are executives with at least 10 years of experience, who are sponsored by their organization based on their outstanding leadership prospects. To ensure a rewarding learning experience for all participants, we carefully assemble each program class to reflect a stimulating mix of backgrounds, cultures, career interests, and management roles. As a result, you'll gain a broader perspective on everyday business challenges, as well as a wider network of executives around the world.
2016 HBS Executive Education Participant Mix
Accounting/Control 1%, Finance 11%, General Management 35%, Human Resources 2%, Information Services 2%, Manufacturing/Operations 2%, Marketing 11%, Other 21%, Professional Services 11%, Research & Development 4%
Chemicals/Pharmaceuticals/Biotechnology 7%, Communications 3%, Consumer Products 6%, Financial 13%, High Technology 5%, Manufacturing 7%, Nonprofit Services 13%, Other 12%, Professional Services 14%, Raw Materials/Energy 4%, Real Estate/Construction 7%, Retail Services 4%, Utilities/Telecommunications 4%
Africa 6%, Asia/Pacific 26%, Europe 20%, Latin America 9%, Middle East 5%, North America 33%