Senior Executive Leadership Program – Middle East

Change is everywhere in the Middle East today, as many countries seek to diversify their economies and encourage new industries. The region’s complex business environment includes distinct political and economic conditions in each country—and an uncertain global economy. That’s why businesses seeking the best opportunities for growth in the region need exceptional leaders—executives who are bold decision-makers, global thinkers, and skilled strategists.

Taught in a series of modules offered in Boston and Dubai, this business management program will help you become a stronger leader who can deliver value in a global context, drive new levels of innovation, and build accountable, high–performance organizations.

Key Benefits

  • Think strategically, seize growth opportunities, and compete successfully, regionally and globally
  • Foster the innovations that will 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 a leader, decision-maker, and negotiator
  • 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

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Participant Profiles

  • Participants who are interested in enhancing their leadership skills as they explore and debate business challenges both in the Middle East and globally.
  • Convenient to senior executives from businesses that have experienced success within the Middle East, on their own, or with regional partners.
  • Participants have at least 15 to 20 years of work experience and represent a range of growth-focused organizations, from large, established companies and growing arms of multinational firms to new ventures and family businesses.
  • Ideal for both general managers and senior functional managers who want to improve their leadership skills and take advantage of new growth opportunities.
  • Appropriate for executives from multinationals with recently acquired or significantly expanded responsibilities who will be working in the region.

Program Curriculum

  • Strategy

    • Practicing strategic thinking
    • Building strategic advantage through service and operational excellence
    • Creating customer value and building brands
    • Designing and executing growth strategies
    • Driving corporate performance
  • Leadership

    • Leading teams and managing talent
    • Driving organizational change
    • Becoming a more effective negotiator
    • Managing corporate finance
    • Leading an accountable organization
  • Innovation

    • Developing a more innovative organization
    • Understanding and promoting design thinking
    • Leveraging digital technologies
    • Becoming an entrepreneurial leader
  • Globalization

    • Understanding the global economy
    • Building businesses in emerging markets
    • Expanding your global perspective
Note: The list of topics is not exhaustive and is subject to change.

Faculty

  • Tarun Khanna

    Tarun Khanna

    Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor. Member of the Strategy Unit; and faculty chair of "Senior Executive Leadership Program—Middle East."

  • Rawi E. Abdelal

    Rawi E. Abdelal

    Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management. Director of Harvard's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. Member of the Business, Government and the International Economy Unit.

  • Dennis W. Campbell

    Dennis W. Campbell

    Dwight P. Robinson, Jr. Professor of Business Administration. Head of the Accounting and Management Unit.

  • C. Fritz Foley

    C. Fritz Foley

    André R. Jakurski Professor of Business Administration. Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Financial Planning. Member of the Finance Unit; faculty chair of "Succeeding as a Strategic CFO " and faculty cochair of "Finance for Senior Executives."

  • Francesca Gino

    Francesca Gino

    Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration. Head of the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Units; and faculty cochair of "Behavioral Economics: Understanding and Shaping Customer and Employee Behavior" and "Driving Profitable Growth."

  • Janice H. Hammond

    Janice H. Hammond

    Jesse Philips Professor of Manufacturing. Senior Associate Dean for Culture and Community. Member of the Technology and Operations Management Unit; and faculty chair of "The Women's Leadership Forum."

  • Karim R. Lakhani

    Karim R. Lakhani

    Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Technology and Operations Management Unit; and faculty cochair of "Competing on Business Analytics and Big Data."

  • Youngme E. Moon

    Youngme E. Moon

    Donald K. David Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Marketing Unit; and member of the General Management Unit.

  • Tsedal Neeley

    Tsedal Neeley

    Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit.

  • Felix Oberholzer-Gee

    Felix Oberholzer-Gee

    Andreas Andresen Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Strategy Unit; and faculty chair of "Senior Executive Leadership Program—China."

  • Krishna G. Palepu

    Krishna G. Palepu

    Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration. Senior Adviser to the President of Harvard University. Member of the Accounting and Management and the General Management Units; faculty chair of "Senior Executive Leadership Program—India" and "China CEO Renewal Program"; and faculty cochair of "Leading Global Businesses."

  • Debora L. Spar

    Debora L. Spar

    Baker Foundation Professor. Member of the Business, Government and the International Economy Unit.

  • Stefan H. Thomke

    Stefan H. Thomke

    William Barclay Harding Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Technology and Operations Management Unit; faculty chair of the "General Management Program" and "Leading Product Innovation."

  • Michael L. Tushman

    Michael L. Tushman

    Baker Foundation Professor, Paul R. Lawrence MBA Class of 1942 Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit; faculty chair of the "Advanced Management Program" and faculty cochair of "Leading Change and Organizational Renewal."

*PROGRAM FACULTY MAY CHANGE

Dates & Fees

Dates Length Location Tuition Fees
Dec 08–13, 2019 6 Days HBS Campus, Boston, U.S. USD 75,000 + Value Added Tax (VAT)
Mar 01–13, 2020 13 Days Taj Dubai, Dubai, UAE
Jun 14–26, 2020 13 Days Taj Dubai, Dubai, UAE
Aug 30–Sep 11, 2020 13 Days HBS Campus, Boston, U.S
Deadline Application Fees
Round 1 Jul 1, 2019; Notified by: JUL 10, 2019
Round 2 Oct 1, 2019; Notified by: OCT 8, 2019
Round 3 Nov 15, 2019; Notified by: NOV 22, 2019