May 06, 2013

Harvard Business School Launches New Executive Education Program On Building Global Leadership

BOSTON – May 6, 2013 – Harvard Business School (HBS) announces the launch of Leading a Global Enterprise (, a course scheduled to take place from July 28–August 2, 2013, on the HBS campus. The program is intended to teach business leaders how to operate effectively in a global corporate world and work seamlessly with multicultural organizations.

Leading a Global Enterprise was created in part to expand on HBS faculty member Bill George’s principles of leaders following their authentic True North and cochair Krishna Palepu’s deep insights into Winning in Emerging Markets. The program focuses on global intelligence, examining studies of companies like Siemens, Tata and IBM that have developed a strong presence within their global business networks. Participants will work closely with HBS leadership faculty to study how these companies have achieved worldwide success, understand the traits of prosperous global leaders and collaborate on ways to incorporate these skills in their own businesses.

“We developed this program to give established leaders an opportunity to step back and explore their development as global influencers in the business community, building the confidence they need to work with like-minded companies around the world,” said Professor Das Narayandas, Senior Associate Dean and Chair of Executive Education and Publishing.  “In an era of industrial globalization, it is crucial to understand how to successfully work with other cultures.”

Senior executives who lead established global businesses, marketing executives running global product and marketing groups, or senior regional executives and country heads preparing for greater global responsibilities are encouraged to take this course. Alongside Bill George, Krishna Palepu and other senior HBS faculty members, participants will follow an intensive one-week program, resulting in the development of a customized global plan.

Leading a Global Enterprise will provide valuable insights for global executives looking to increase their ability to lead global organizations,” said Bill George, Professor of Management Practice. “In order to win in competitive global markets, leaders need to expand their global intelligence, collaborate cross-culturally and align their people with common missions and values that lead to superior long-term performance.”

For more information, please contact:

Jim Aisner,, +1-617-495-6157

Program Details:

Leading a Global Enterprise will run from July 28–August 2, 2013, and will take place at Harvard Business School.  Please visit for complete curriculum details and to apply.

Leading a Global Enterprise

(July 28August 2, 2013, Harvard Business School)


William W. George, Professor of Management Practice

Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Professor of Business Administration

Nitin Nohria, George F. Baker Professor of Administration, Dean of the Faculty

Krishna G. Palepu, Professor of Business Administration, Senior Advisor to Harvard’s President on Global Strategy

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.