Senior Executive Leadership Program – India

The Senior Executive Leadership Program-India accelerates the transformation of experienced senior executives into capable leaders who can drive business success. Delivered in a series of modules in Boston and Mumbai, this business management program can take your leadership skills and your career to the next level. You will become a stronger leader who can design competitive strategies in a global context, promote continuous innovation, and overcome obstacles to growth.

Key Benefits

  • Think strategically and find innovative approaches to business challenges
  • Seize growth opportunities and compete successfully in a complex global economy
  • Improve your organization's ability to deliver value to customers
  • Lead authentically and ethically at all levels and foster a culture of accountability across the organization
  • Build confidence in yourself as both a leader and a decision-maker
  • Develop enduring bonds with accomplished peers who span functions, industries, and countries
  • Take advantage of resources for lifelong learning as a member of the global HBS alumni community
  • HBS Alumni Status

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Participant Profiles

This program is designed for experienced senior executives from any function, industry, or country. Although two of the program's modules take place in India, the program content is global in nature, making it suitable for participants from any part of the world.

Participants typically will have at least 15 to 20 years of work experience and represent diverse growth-focused organizations, including large, established companies; new ventures; family businesses; or growing arms of multinational firms. Appropriate for both general managers and functional leaders, the program is ideal for executives who want to improve their leadership skills and take advantage of new growth opportunities.


Program Curriculum

  • Imperatives for today's organizations and leaders

    • Strategy
    • Leadership
    • Innovation
    • Globalization
  • Creating, capturing, and measuring value

    • Design sound competitive strategies and growth plans
    • Deliver more value to customers – and corporate stakeholders
    • Empower employees and align service levels and cultures with strategic choices
    • Translate corporate mission and business strategy into a comprehensive set of performance targets and measures
    • Balance economic, social, and governance goals while managing risk
  • Becoming an agile leader

    • Adapt your leadership style to your organization’s needs while managing competing demands on your time
    • Expand your ability to manage yourself, your team, and your internal and external networks
    • Negotiate more effectively – in routine situations or in high-stakes deals on which your company’s future depends
    • Develop and sustain an empowered, entrepreneurial, and innovative culture
    • Embrace the strategic and tactical opportunities presented by new technologies and trends
  • Leadership and change

    • Drive the changes that align your organization to achieve strategic goals while improving accountability
    • Meet your organization’s ongoing financial needs, ethical obligations, and legal requirements
    • Foster effective teamwork by empowering and inspiring others
    • Lead authentically with greater self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and integrity
    • Balance work and home life and obtain greater satisfaction from your leadership role
Note: The list of topics is not exhaustive and is subject to change.


  • Krishna G. Palepu

    Krishna G. Palepu

    Faculty Chair, Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration, Senior Adviser to Harvard's President on Global Strategy

  • Rohit Deshpandé

    Rohit Deshpandé

    Sebastian S. Kresge Professor of Marketing

  • William W. George

    William W. George

    Senior Fellow. Member of the General Management Unit

  • Francesca Gino

    Francesca Gino

    Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration

  • Sunil Gupta

    Sunil Gupta

    Edward W. Carter Professor of Business Administration

  • W. Carl Kester

    W. Carl Kester

    George Fisher Baker Jr. Professor of Business Administration

  • Joshua D. Margolis

    Joshua D. Margolis

    James Dinan and Elizabeth Miller Professor of Business Administration

  • Ramana Nanda

    Ramana Nanda

    Associate Professor of Business Administration

  • V.G. Narayanan

    V.G. Narayanan

    Thomas D. Casserly, Jr. Professor of Business Administration

  • Das Narayandas

    Das Narayandas

    Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration

  • V. Kasturi Rangan

    V. Kasturi Rangan

    Malcolm P. McNair Professor of Marketing; cochair of the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative

  • Stefan H. Thomke

    Stefan H. Thomke

    William Barclay Harding Professor of Business Administration

  • J. Gunnar Trumbull

    J. Gunnar Trumbull

    Philip Caldwell Professor of Business Administration

  • Michael L. Tushman

    Michael L. Tushman

    Paul R. Lawrence MBA Class of 1942 Professor of Business Administration


Dates & Fees

Dates Length Location Tuition Fees
Aug 30–04 Sep, 2020 6 Days HBS Campus, Boston, U.S. ₹40,00,000 plus Goods and Service Tax (GST)
07–18 Dec, 2020 12 Days Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India
08–19 Feb, 2021 12 Days Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India
31 May–11 Jun, 2021 12 Days HBS Campus, Boston, U.S.
Deadline Application Fees
Round 1 Feb 1, 2020 -
Round 2 May 1, 2020 -
Round 3 Jul 1, 2020 -