New Program Uses 10 years of Harvard’s Research in India to Build Tailored Curriculum

BOSTON – September 18, 2007 – Harvard Business School (HBS) in conjunction with the Harvard Business School India Research Center (IRC) today announced plans to offer its first executive education program in India in February 2008. The first-of-its-kind, Building a Global Enterprise in India will be taught by HBS senior faculty in Hyderabad and is specially designed for senior executives from India and around the region.

The program is based on 10 years of extensive, on-the-ground HBS research in India. It uses cases tailored to the specific needs of companies operating in India and incorporates examples from companies in the region that have addressed similar challenges facing Indian companies today.

“This program was designed to address emerging challenges in the Indian business landscape as companies seek to manage and sustain growth in India,” said Professor David Yoffie, Senior Associate Dean and Chair of Harvard Business School Executive Education programs.

“Participants will focus on the major challenges of building a global enterprise in India, such as developing leadership talent, employing innovation-based growth models, and identifying strategic advantages to drive growth. This program meets our objective of enhancing business practices in India and fulfilling Harvard Business School’s mission of educating leaders who make a difference in the world,” said Yoffie.

The new program will replicate the world-renowned HBS learning experience with classes taught by members of the School’s senior faculty using the HBS case method, which requires participants to make decisions about real business situations. The program will also provide participants with the opportunity to meet and discuss business issues with a diverse and dynamic group of C-suite peers from India and around the world.

“This program is a distinct offering built on a decade’s worth of research conducted by HBS faculty in India and developed into tailored teaching materials,” said Professor Krishna Palepu, Senior Associate Dean for International Development. “While the program demonstrates Harvard Business School’s commitment to India, it also allows us to learn from the Indian companies we’ve worked with over the years as we continue to enhance our global curriculum.”

Building a Global Enterprise in India will run from February 10-15, 2008, and will take place at the Hyderabad International Convention Center. Applications are due by January 14, 2008. Please visit www.exed.hus.edu/programs/bgei for complete curriculum details and to apply.

For more information, please contact:
Jim Aisner,
jaisner@hbs.edu, +1 617-495-6157
Gunjan Bagga, gunjan@corvoshandwick.co.in, 91-11-40501200

Program Information for Building a Global Enterprise in India

Course Curriculum: Strategy Advantage, Leadership Development, Talent Management and Innovation

HBS Faculty: Thomas J. DeLong
Philip J. Stombert Professor of Management Practice

Amy C. Edmondson
Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management

Tarun Khanna
Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor

Krishna G. Palepu
Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration and
Senior Associate Dean for International Development