“This program offers a truly transformative experience, strengthening each participant’s capacity to make informed, strategic decisions and accurately assess the business landscape facing their industry.”
The General Management Program is a comprehensive leadership program designed for senior executives across all industries who are entering newly-acquired or recently expanded roles, as well as for functional managers looking to expand their leadership capabilities. Over the course of an intensive sixteen-week curriculum, held both on and off the Harvard Business School campus in Boston, MA, participating executives will work alongside peers and HBS faculty to broaden their skills to include more multifaceted, business-wide perspectives and leadership styles.
“In order to truly lead and continue to drive positive results within their organizations and firms, every senior business leader must find ways to manage challenges including rapid commoditization, hypercompetition, talent management and economic uncertainty,” said Das Narayandas, James J. Hill Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean and Chair of Executive Education and Publishing. “By providing a structured, personalized and intense learning environment, away from the daily demands of their work life, the General Management Program experience affords each participant a unique opportunity to use the knowledge they have learned from the program faculty and their GMP peers, in the classroom and outside, to create effective strategies that they can then execute on with the help of their teams and sponsors when they get back to their highly diverse, multi-cultural global organizations.”
The program is structured with five modules and begins by establishing a strong foundation for growth through course materials and off-campus planning. In subsequent modules, executives will live on-campus and assess the unique challenges facing their business alongside HBS faculty. Each participant will create a strategy statement, case study and implementation plan in order to apply teachings from the program once returning to the field. By alternating between on- and off-campus learning experiences, the General Management Program allows participants to activate the curriculum in real-world business scenarios, while networking with peers in the program to share challenges and successes.
“The goal of the General Management Program is to position participating executives to make an immediate, positive impact once returning to their organizations,” said Rajiv Lal, Stanley Roth, Sr. Professor of Retailing and faculty chair of the General Management Program. “This program offers a truly transformative experience, strengthening each participant’s capacity to make informed, strategic decisions and accurately assess the business landscape facing their industry.”
As with other HBS Executive Education offerings, the General Management Program will feature Harvard Business School’s renowned case study method, as well as faculty lectures, small-group discussions and valuable networking opportunities. Alumni of the General Management Program will leave the experience transformed into outstanding general managers able to lead more effectively and more confidently.
General Management Program will begin on January 15, 2013, with participants continuing their program engagement on an on-going basis. The program modules will take place both on and off the campus of Harvard Business School. Please visit http://www.exed.hbs.edu/programs/gmp/ for complete curriculum details and to apply.
General Management Program
(Beginning January 15, 2013, Harvard Business School)
Laura Alfaro, Associate Professor of Business Administration.
Bharat N. Anand, Henry R. Byers Professor of Business Administration.
Mihir A. Desai, Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance.
Linda A. Hill, Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration and faculty co-chair of the HBS Leadership Initiative, the High Potentials Leadership Program and Leading with Impact: Staying on the Fast Track.
Marco Iansiti, David Sarnoff Professor of Business Administration.
Rajiv Lal, Stanley Roth, Sr. Professor of Retailing and faculty chair of the General Management Program.
F. Warren McFarlan, Baker Foundation Professor, Albert H. Gordon Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus.
Peter Olson, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration.
Stefan H. Thomke, William Barclay Harding Professor of Business Administration.
Andrew Wasynczuk, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration.
About Harvard Business School:
Harvard Business School Executive Education, a division of Harvard Business School, is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston, Massachusetts. HBS faculty develop and deliver over 80 open-enrollment Executive Education programs and more than 60 custom programs for leading organizations worldwide. Last year, more than 9,000 business executives attended programs in classrooms across the globe, including Boston, London, Mumbai, and Shanghai. With global research centers in seven key regions, HBS faculty continue to develop groundbreaking research, forge powerful alliances with global organizations, and fulfill the mission of educating leaders who shape the practice of business and innovation.