Harvard Business School to Host Acclaimed General Management Program

  Harvard Business School to Host Acclaimed General Management Program

   Comprehensive leadership program will offer a transformative leadership
             experience over an intensive sixteen-week curriculum

Business Wire

BOSTON -- November 15, 2012

Beginning January 15, Harvard Business School (HBS) will host the first of two
sessions in 2013 of the General Management Program. The second session will
begin in July.

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

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

“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.

Program Details:

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

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


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