BOSTON, Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Education will launch Driving Profitable Growth on the HBS campus in Boston from October 25-28, 2017. This new program will examine how leaders of mid-size and large organizations can build and operate companies capable of pursuing and sustaining profitable growth.
Growth is a priority for most senior executives, yet it continues to present a number of obstacles to organizations of all sizes. This program will introduce senior executives to common challenges such as scaling organizational and business models, escaping saturated markets, and evolving culture to align with increased scale and complexity. Participants will expand their ability to understand their firm's strategic imperative for growth, how to achieve it, and how to maintain organizational health.
"This program is unique because it focuses explicitly on the goal of growth," said Francesca Gino, Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration and faculty cochair of Driving Profitable Growth. "The curriculum is geared toward senior executives at companies of varying sizes, whose growth challenges range from scaling smaller firms to finding new growth opportunities for more established organizations. This varied perspective creates a comprehensive and challenging learning experience."
The program curriculum is organized into three modules, each focusing on a key leadership issue presented by growth. Participants will present a specific challenge their enterprise faces and examine how to manage the cultural impact of growth. Topics of study will include corporate and business strategy, organizational design, operations, innovation management, human resources, organizational behavior, leadership, and finance.
"Just about every organization wants to grow faster, but attempting to without a strategy can actually hurt performance," said Gary P. Pisano, Harry E. Figgie, Jr. Professor of Business Administration and faculty cochair of Driving Profitable Growth. "In this program, we discuss how you can grow profitably by formulating effective growth strategies, designing scalable business and operating models, and evolving your culture and human resources. As a result, executives will return to their organizations better equipped to lead sustainable growth."
Driving Profitable Growth is designed for senior executives and experienced leaders who are responsible for driving growth within their enterprises. The program is open to participants from a variety of organizations, including both young and established companies that are medium or large in size. Executives with backgrounds in research and development, operations, human resources, finance, and marketing are encouraged to apply.
As with other HBS Executive Education offerings, Driving Profitable Growth will rely on research from leading HBS faculty, discussions with industry peers, and learnings from real-world case studies from successful global companies.
Program Details: Driving Profitable Growth will take place from October 25-28, 2017 on the Harvard Business School campus. Please visit https://www.exed.hbs.edu/programs/dpg/ for complete curriculum and to apply.
Francesca Gino, Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration and faculty cochair of Driving Profitable Growth.
Gary P. Pisano, Harry E. Figgie, Jr. Professor of Business Administration and faculty cochair of Driving Profitable Growth.
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 2017, HBS faculty developed and delivered more than 60 Executive Education programs for leading organizations worldwide. Over 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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