HBS: Building New Businesses in Established Companies

Harvard Business School has announced the launch of a new executive education program designed for individuals charged with building new businesses within their company.

Building New Businesses in Established Companies” will focus on the leadership, strategic decision-making, and cultural changes necessary for success in new initiatives, according to a statement announcing the news.

“To nurture successful, new enterprises within existing firms leaders must be ”˜ambidextrous’ ””equipped to explore innovative organic opportunities that can drive growth while leveraging the infrastructure of an established company and managing the demands of day-to-day business operations,” says Bruce Harreld, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration at HBS and faculty chair for the program.

“Executives will leave this program with a new understanding of how an entrepreneurial approach can create opportunities and how to overcome the cultural, organizational, and political obstacles often presented by large, established companies.”

This program will feature the case study method, faculty lectures, interactive classroom discussions, and a guest panel of executives who have had success in building new businesses within established companies and will be sharing their challenges, approaches and results.

“As companies seek innovative ways to unlock new sources of growth, HBS is proud to offer this unique executive education program that will help leaders identify new opportunities and provide insights on how to maximize them,” says Professor David Yoffie, Senior Associate Dean and Chair of Harvard Business School Executive Education programs.

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