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.

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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.

Meet the Faculty

  • Tarun Khanna

    Tarun Khanna

    Faculty Chair

    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. In the Senior Executive Leadership Program—Middle East, participants will have the privilege of working with four Senior Associate Deans from HBS, in addition to ten award-winning senior faculty. 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.



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