Harvard Business School India to offer 7 programs for 2012

Mumbai, October 10: Harvard Business School (HBS) today announced seven Executive Education programs for 2012 scheduled to take place at the HBS India Research Center (IRC) in Mumbai. Out of the total offerings, four programs are offered for the first time in India including Launching New Ventures, Aligning Strategy and Execution, Leading Innovation and Leadership and Corporate Accountability. In addition to the new programs, returning programs include Managing and Transforming Professional Service Firms – India, Building a Global Enterprise in India and Develop India – Real Estate Strategies for Growth.

Of the new programs, Launching New Ventures – India, will take place June 11-14, 2012. This program will help business leaders navigate through the risks and uncertainty associated with both starting a new enterprise, as well as launching new business lines within an already established company. The program will use proven research and business models from successful Indian companies to help leaders define and prioritize business initiatives and evolve their strategies to better fit organizational growth.

The Aligning Strategy and Execution – India program taking place June 18-21, 2012 is designed to help executives gain a better understanding of their competitors and overall industry forces as they implement strategies that will position their business to be a strong global contender.

Leading Innovation – India, taking place August 20-23, 2012, focuses on providing business leaders with the tools to recognize opportunities in the Indian market for product and service innovation across a variety of industries. Led by renowned experts on innovation management, Stefan H. Thomke and David E. Bell, the program encourages participants to cultivate an experimental mindset toward all aspects of an organization in order to streamline the innovative process and drive competitive advantage.

The final new program in India in 2012 will be Leadership and Corporate Accountability – India, to be held on August 20-23, 2012. Participants will work to develop and embrace policies and practices focused on ethical responsibility and principled decision-making. Using real world examples from companies facing ethical challenges and crises, Leadership and Corporate Accountability – India will help executives understand how to best respond to an organization’s often competing legal, financial and ethical needs with prudence and integrity.

As with all HBS executive education programs, all programs in the 2012 India portfolio will replicate the world-renowned HBS learning experience with classes taught by members of the School’s senior faculty using the HBS case method to guide participants through research and best practices. Together a diverse set of peers will enjoy an interactive experience that extends the learning process through personal and professional networks long after the conclusion of each program.

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