The Senior Executive Leadership Program-India offered by Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Education As India’s robust economy continues to grow, promising new opportunities are emerging. To capitalize on this increasing momentum, businesses are turning to senior executives who can create value and sustain success locally and globally. This program enables senior executives to become global thinkers who can design winning strategies and lead organizational change with greater confidence and expertise. You will return to your company ready to drive innovation, performance, and long-term growth.


You will be immersed in an intensive leadership development experience that will improve your ability to help your organization sustain success in a complex global economy. Structured to maximize learning and minimize time away from work, the program's format enables rapidly growing organizations to prepare leaders for the challenges ahead while maintaining business momentum.


Module 1 - 27 AUG–01 SEP 2017

Imperatives for Today’s Organizations and Leaders

LOCATION: HBS Campus, Boston

  • Building strategic advantage
  • Leading organizational change
  • Expanding your global perspective

Module 2 - 04–15 DEC 2017

Creating, Capturing, and Measuring Value

LOCATION: Mumbai, India

  • Building brands
  • Empowering customer-facing employees
  • Managing the tensions among profit, growth, and control

Module 3 - 19 FEB–02 MAR 2018

Becoming an Agile Leader

LOCATION: Mumbai, India

  • Organizational performance—achieving goals
  • Personal performance—leading effectively
  • Personal performance—negotiating strategically

Module 4 - 28 MAY–08 JUN 2018

Leadership and Change

LOCATION: HBS Campus, Boston

  • Leading breakthrough change
  • Improving accountability at all levels
  • Continuing the leadership journey


This program is designed for experienced senior executives from any function, industry, or country who want to take their business management and leadership ability to a new level. Participants typically will have at least 15 to 20 years of work experience and represent growth-oriented organizations.


Join a Global Community of Successful Executives
Your HBS experience continues to deliver benefits long after the program ends. Graduates of the Senior Executive Leadership Program—India become alumni of Harvard Business School, joining a network of highly accomplished executives at all stages of their careers.

As a lifetime member of the HBS alumni community, you will have access to a range of educational resources and opportunities, including:


Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Krishna G. Palepu

Faculty Chair

Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration, Senior Advisor to Harvard's President on Global Strategy. Member of the Accounting and Management and the General Management Units; and faculty chair of "Senior Executive Leadership Program—India"; and faculty cochair of the "Global CEO Program for China" and "Leading Global Businesses.

Das Narayandas

Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration. Senior Associate Dean, External Relations and Harvard Business Publishing. Member of the Marketing Unit; and faculty cochair of "Law Firm Leadership and Management—China.


"The group of participants was quite diverse. There were people not only from India, but also from the Middle East and other regions around the world. Some were from family owned businesses while others were from larger corporations. It was quite an eclectic crowd."

- Alka Upadhyay

Assistant vice president, tata sustainability group, india

"The motivation and inspiration I gained from this experience were both exhilarating. And the confidence I walked away with was invaluable."

- Radhakrishnan Kodakkal

Senior director research & development, philips india limited, india


DATE: AUG 2017–JUN 2018
FEES: INR 35,00,000 plus service tax

Programs, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change.

In accordance with Harvard University policy, Harvard Business School does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities.


Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. No formal educational requirements apply. Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the managers enrolled as well as their organizations, and HBS expects full commitment from both. While participants devote time and intellect to the learning experience, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve individuals of their work responsibilities during the program.

Fees, Payments, and Cancellations

The 35,00,000 plus service tax program fee covers tuition, books, case materials, accommodations, and most meals. There is no application fee.

No payment is necessary until you have been accepted into an HBS Executive Education program. After admission notification, we will send you an invoice via email.

  • Payment of 10% of the invoice amount is due within 10 days of the invoice date.
  • The balance is due within 30 days of the invoice date.
  • If admission is within 30 days prior to the start of the program, payment is due upon receipt of the invoice.
  • Payment is required prior to the program start date.
  • We accept payment by company check or bank wire transfer. We do not accept payment by credit card. Details are included on the program invoice.

If you need to cancel or defer participation, you must submit your request in writing more than 30 days before the start of the program to receive a full refund. Due to program demand and the volume of preprogram preparation, cancellations or deferrals received 14 to 30 days prior to the start of the program are subject to a fee of one-half of the program fee. Requests received within 14 days are subject to full payment.