Identify and solve your company's strategic challenges in a live, interactive online classroom

In today’s highly competitive, global business environment, vision isn’t enough. What matters most is knowing how to execute on that vision to drive meaningful results.

In order to carve out a space in the marketplace and sustain a competitive edge, senior leaders need to ask, “Where do we play, and how do we win?” Being able to identify and determine the viability of strategic opportunities, and know where and when to make trade-offs, is key to long-term success. To help executives shape the future of their companies, Harvard Business School has developed Strategy Execution, a new interactive online program designed to equip senior leaders and management teams with the skills they need to craft and implement differentiated, actionable strategic plans.

Program Structure

This four-week course features eight 90-minute sessions conducted via HBX Live, an online classroom that brings Harvard Business School’s famed case study method to life in a digital environment. After connecting to HBX Live from a home or office computer, participants can interact with faculty members and their classmates just like they would in a physical classroom.

October 10, October 17, October 24, and November 7 (Each date includes 2 sessions)

Time: 7:00 PM ET to 11:00 PM ET
Cost: $4,800
Applications Closed

Executives will analyze and debate case studies from industry-leading companies, such as Danaher, Apple, and Schibsted, as well as apply lessons to issues facing their own business. Through that process, participants will engage and problem-solve with renowned faculty, as well as a group of like-minded senior leaders from a wide range of industries who are grappling with the same issues—from retaining top talent to balancing strategic objectives with financial imperatives.

Who is Right for the Program?

This program is designed for senior leaders who are responsible for identifying, creating, and deploying strategies in companies across a wide range of industries and geographies. Representative titles would include: chief executive officer, executive director, vice president, managing director, and general manager.

Program Details

  • Dates: October 10, October 17, October 24, and November 7 (Each date includes 2 sessions)
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET to 11:00 PM ET
  • Cost: $4,800
  • Applications Closed

If admitted, participants must download and test HBX Live on their computers. For detailed information about HBX Live technical requirements, contact

Meet the Faculty

BharatBharat Anand is the Henry R. Byers Professor of Business Administration in Harvard Business School’s Strategy Unit and the Senior Associate Dean for HBX. He is an expert in corporate strategy and digital change and has written over 50 articles and case studies. His work has influenced hundreds of start-ups and established companies worldwide. His book, The Content Trap: A Strategist’s Guide to Digital Change, was named by both Fast Company and Bloomberg as one of their top ten books of the year. He is a two-time winner of the “Best Teacher Award” at Harvard Business School.

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Larry_CulpLarry Culp is a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School and Senior Advisor at Bain Capital Private Equity. He is also Lead Director at General Electric, and a member of the T. Rowe Price Group Board of Directors. Culp served as the CEO and President of Danaher Corporation from 2000 to 2014, during which time the company increased revenues and its market capitalization five-fold to $20 billion and $50 billion, respectively. Harvard Business Review has named Culp one of the Top 50 CEOs in the world. 

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