BOSTON, Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Education will launch Managing Opportunity and Risk in the Global Economy on the HBS campus in Boston from April 9–12, 2017. This new program will deliver key insight into how businesses, governments, and the international economy interact to shape the global business environment.
Understanding the complex factors affecting business results is critical, particularly amid global political changes with the potential to transform economic conditions. This program examines macroeconomic policies, interactions between governments and the business environment, and the ways in which politics, history, society, and international relations affect policymaking. Executives will return to their organizations with a deeper understanding of an evolving global business climate.
"In this era of rapid global change, it is more important than ever for decision-makers to understand the processes and trends that are reshaping our business climate," said Frances Frei, UPS Foundation Professor of Service Management and Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education at Harvard Business School. "To be profitable, today's business leaders must understand nuanced global factors. With that in mind, this program will prepare participants to take advantage of emerging opportunities, mitigate political and economic risk, and drive sustainable success."
The program curriculum introduces a variety of frameworks for understanding international economic trends and assessing the business environment in specific countries. Participants will learn through case study analysis, small group discussions, and contributions from guest speakers. Topics of study include the dynamics of globalization, drivers of global business conditions, and the impact of national policies on economic performance and business strategy.
"All managers make decisions in an environment that is shaped by international macroeconomic conditions, regardless of whether their organization operates globally," said Laura Alfaro, Warren Alpert Professor of Business Administration and faculty chair of Managing Opportunity and Risk in the Global Economy. "Executives who are mindful of global economic trends and use those insights to develop smarter strategies for their organizations are at a competitive advantage. Our goal is to provide executives with the skills and tools they need to respond to shifting global conditions."
Managing Opportunity and Risk in the Global Economy is designed for senior strategic decision-makers in large, established multinational firms or in businesses expanding their global presence. The program is also suitable for executives in other functional roles, such as manufacturing, human resources, and legal services, as well as decision-makers in government agencies or non-governmental organizations. The curriculum is appropriate for executives from any country, industry, or functional background.
As with other HBS Executive Education offerings, Managing Opportunity and Risk in the Global Economy will rely on research from leading HBS faculty, discussions with industry peers, and learnings from real-world case studies from countries shaping the global economy.
Managing Opportunity and Risk in the Global Economy will take place from April 9–12, 2017 on the Harvard Business School campus. Please visit https://www.exed.hbs.edu/programs/mge/ for complete curriculum and to apply.
Laura Alfaro, Warren Alpert Professor of Business Administration and faculty chair of Managing Opportunity and Risk in the Global Economy.
David A. Moss, Paul Whiton Cherington Professor of Business Administration.
Dante Roscini, Professor of Management Practice.
J. Gunnar Trumbull, Philip Caldwell Professor of Business Administration.
Richard H.K. Vietor, Baker Foundation Professor.
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. In fiscal year 2016, HBS faculty developed and delivered 64 open-enrollment Executive Education programs and 59 custom programs for leading organizations worldwide. More than 10,000 business executives attended programs held on campus in Boston as well as classrooms in Mumbai, and Shanghai. With global research centers in eight 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. Learn more at www.exed.hbs.edu.
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