General Management Program: Shaping the Future of Outstanding Leaders

  • USD 75,000

  • blended
  • United States (Boston) | and Online
  • Sep, 6th 2022 - Sep, 23rd 2022
    • Certificate

    The General Management Program (GMP) at Harvard Business School (HBS) is designed to help you accelerate this leadership transformation and play a greater role in your company's success. Through a unique modular format that blends personalized learning on campus with practical application on the job, GMP minimizes your time away from work and maximizes your learning investment. Working with the HBS faculty, a diverse group of senior executives, and a professional HBS Executive Coach, you will expand your leadership skills, mindset, and network and emerge with a personal action plan for taking your career and your company to a new level of performance.

    Program Benefits

    • This intensive program is designed to help you build strong teams, anticipate and respond to competitive threats, and contribute to your company's growth on a more strategic and senior level. 
    • At the same time, GMP challenges you to rethink and redefine your leadership mindset and strategic approach. 
    • By exploring the practices of business leaders around the world and engaging in guided reflection on your own leadership approach, you will expand your knowledge, insight, and skills along many dimensions.

    Who Should Attend

    An ideal candidate may include: 

    • General managers (deputy, assistant, or divisional) 
    • Senior vice presidents or vice presidents (divisional, regional, or corporate) 
    • Directors (executive, managing, or divisional) 
    • Heads (business unit or divisional) 
    • Partners


    Rawi E. Abdelal
    Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management
    Mihir A. Desai
    Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance
    Felix Oberholzer-Gee
    Andreas Andresen Professor of Business Administration
    Sunil Gupta
    Edward W. Carter Professor of Business Administration

    *Program faculty is subject to change


    Module 1: Strengthen your foundational skills

    Format: Individual virtual, self-paced learning (5 weeks)

    • Complete self-directed assignments using a mix of online, print, and audio materials
    • Strengthen core business knowledge in financial management, strategy formulation, and accounting
    • Gain an understanding of the HBS learning environment, common terminology, and case-based learning
    • Set aside 15 to 20 hours per week to complete this work during the four weeks leading up to Module 2

    Module 2: Broaden your perspective and elevate your expertise

    Format: On the HBS campus (4 weeks)

    • Enhance your analytical skills and expand your knowledge of accounting, financial management, strategy formulation, innovation, leadership, marketing, operations, and negotiations
    • Learn to recognize and diagnose problems, quickly generate and assess options, and identify and activate winning strategies
    • Develop a strategy for immediately applying your knowledge to your organization and gain input from experts and peers

    Module 3: Put your knowledge into action

    Format: Virtual, self-paced learning while you apply new insights at work (4 weeks)

    • Complete various self-directed assignments and assessments and gather 360-degree feedback from your peers and manager
    • Transform your personal strategy statement into a detailed personal action plan
    • Develop a business case study that focuses on a personal business challenge
    • Share your personal strategy statement, action plan, and business case with your manager and team and gather their feedback
    • Set aside 15 to 20 hours per week to complete this work during the four weeks leading up to Module 4

    Module 4: Maximize your leadership impact

    Format: On the HBS campus (3 weeks)

    • Expand your ability to think about the macro picture and consider global and industry forces when making strategic decisions
    • Prepare to help your organization capitalize on technological disruption, digital transformation, strategic pricing, and other evolving trends
    • Enhance your executive presence by reviewing your assessment results with your personal coach, evaluating your leadership abilities, and identifying areas for improvement
    • Present your customized case to your living group and finalize your personal action plan



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