Harvard Business School to Host Acclaimed General Management Program
Comprehensive sixteen-week leadership program will offer a transformative
BOSTON -- November 13, 2013
Beginning in January, Harvard Business School (HBS) will host its renowned
General Management Program: Creating Outstanding Business Leaders (GMP).
GMP is one of three comprehensive leadership programs designed to deliver a
truly transformative experience for participants, specifically designed for
senior executives across all industries who are entering newly-acquired or
recently expanded roles, as well as for functional managers looking to further
their leadership capabilities.
“This program aims to expedite the process through which a senior executive
would evolve professionally: from a functional specialist to a strategic
general manager, capable of holistically managing their companies and planning
long-term success,” said Das Narayandas, James J. Hill Professor of Business
Administration and Senior Associate Dean and Chair of Executive Education and
Publishing. “GMP affords participants the opportunity to step away from daily
work life demands and focus on personal and professional growth that might
otherwise take years to develop. That's the true value of the program.”
Over the course of an intensive sixteen-week curriculum, held both on and off
the Harvard Business School campus in Boston, MA, executives will work with
HBS faculty to broaden management skills and learn practical concepts and
frameworks they can use to approach all areas of their businesses. While on
campus, participants will live and study in Living Groups, an integral part of
the GMP experience. These groups allow a small, diverse collection of peers to
work closely in conjunction with one another, approaching course curriculum
and selected case studies from a variety of perspectives while building
strong, life-long professional networks.
Structured across five modules, GMP begins by establishing a strong foundation
for growth through course materials and off-campus planning. In subsequent
modules, executives will 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 to
their professional roles. By alternating between on and off-campus learning
experiences, GMP allows participants to activate the curriculum in real-world
"GMP participants often tell us that the program has been transformational for
them," said Sunil Gupta, Edward W. Carter Professor of Business Administration
and faculty chair of the GMP. "They not only learn new concepts, frameworks
and tools that they can readily apply upon returning to work, but they also
learn a different way of thinking. The program helps build strong leadership
skills that are essential for them to transform their businesses."
As with other HBS Executive Education offerings, GMP will feature Harvard
Business School’s renowned case study method, coupled with an emphasis on
peer-to-peer discussions complimented by faculty lectures. Alumni of GMP will
leave the experience as confident, transformed general managers better
equipped to lead effectively and drive positive change within their business.
General Management Program: Creating Outstanding Business Leaders will begin
on January 13, 2014, 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
General Management Program: Creating Outstanding Business Leaders
(Beginning January 13, 2014, Harvard Business School)
Laura Alfaro, Warren Alpert Professor of Business Administration.
Bharat N. Anand, Henry R. Byers Professor of Business Administration.
Mihir A. Desai, Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance.
Sunil Gupta, Edward W. Carter Professor of Business Administration and faculty
chair of the General Management Program: Creating Outstanding Business
Robert Steven Kaplan, Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice in
F. Warren McFarlan, Baker Foundation Professor and Albert H. Gordon Professor
of Business Administration, Emeritus.
Stefan H. Thomke, William Barclay Harding Professor of Business
Andrew Wasynczuk, MBA Class of 1953 and Senior Lecturer of Business
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 9,700 business executives attended programs held on campus in Boston
as well as classrooms in 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.
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