Senior Executive Leadership Program—India

To sustain success in today’s rapidly shifting global economy, you need to be a confident decision-maker, skilled strategist, global thinker, and effective change agent.

The Senior Executive Leadership Program—India is designed to accelerate 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 career to the next level. Moreover, through personal coaching and special projects, you will address leadership challenges facing you and your organization in four key areas—strategy, leadership, innovation, and globalization.

The program is an unparalleled opportunity to take the next step in your career and make a profound impact on your organization. You will emerge as a stronger leader who can design competitive strategies in a global context, promote continuous innovation, and overcome obstacles to growth.

Senior Executive Leadership Program—India

Register to Download Brochure

A Comprehensive Learning Journey


The program curriculum, designed and taught by HBS faculty, will provide you with the mindset and tactics to excel in your career and drive sustainable growth for your organization.


With modules in Boston and Mumbai, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in two vibrant tech ecosystems and engage with industry experts and accomplished peers from around the world.


Through engaging discussions of real-world business cases, small group exercises, and a value mapping strategy project, you will gain the insights to make a powerful impact in your organization.

Key Takeaways


Imperatives for Today's Organizations and Leaders

  • Look critically at your business as a whole in a global context and cultivate new sources of value and advantage
  • Perform as a leader in a multifaceted role, negotiate effectively and drive changes that generate performance and shareholder value
  • Understand the interconnected global economy and how global conditions affect your company’s opportunities and challenges
  • Negotiate more effectively—in routine situations or in high-stakes deals on which your company’s future depends

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 mission and business strategy into comprehensive 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
  • Better manage yourself, your team, and your internal and external networks
  • 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, integrity—and satisfaction

Special Program Features

Living/learning group work

A modular program creates the opportunity to build close, trusting relationships with a small, diverse group of peer executives who can understand your challenges—but are not part of your organization. Throughout the program, you will work with a small group of peers who will stimulate your learning as you:

  • Absorb global insights by working with executives from different countries, cultures, and professional backgrounds
  • Share diverse perspectives as you discuss cases and assignments
  • Complete small group exercises and projects as a team
  • Give and receive feedback and advice—both personal and professional—in a safe environment

While on the HBS campus in Boston, you will share social space with your living group, forging relationships that serve as a valuable source of peer feedback, support, and advice.

Professional coaching

Each living group works with a professional coach to optimize group dynamics and maximize the value of the group learning experience. In addition, coaches work with you one-on-one to help you develop a personal leadership style that works for you.

Using the 360-degree leadership assessment and feedback tool as a starting point, your personal coach will work closely with you to identify your strengths, target areas for improvement, and help you develop a personal action plan for ongoing development. All coaching sessions are strictly confidential, giving you the freedom to share your personal goals and professional challenges.

Value mapping strategy project

Throughout the program, you will work on an individual project that addresses a strategic challenge facing your organization.

  • Utilize a powerful framework for analyzing the value of your offering or business line, considering value from the customer's perspective
  • Compare your own offering with those of competitors
  • Refine your competitive strategy and develop a short presentation based on feedback from faculty, peers, and your personal coach
  • Share your Value Mapping Strategy with your organization and team, and develop an action plan for driving the changes that will improve value and sustain success

Is SELPI Right For You?

This program is designed for experienced senior executives who are general managers or functional leaders, particularly those assuming new responsibilities or driving new growth initiatives for any of the following:

HBS Alumni Status

Join a global community of successful executives. Your HBS experience continues to deliver benefits long after the program ends. Graduates of the Senior Executive Leadership Program—India become alumni of Harvard Business School, joining a network of highly accomplished executives at all stages of their careers. As a lifetime member of the HBS alumni community, you will have access to a range of educational resources and opportunities, including:


Shivaram Rajgopal
Krishna G. Palepu
Faculty Chair

KRISHNA G. PALEPU is the Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration and has served previously as Senior Advisor to the President of Harvard University, and Senior Associate Dean at the Harvard Business School. Professor Palepu Chairs the HBS executive education programs Leading Global Businesses and Senior Executive Leadership Program—India.

Note: Faculty is subject to change

Who Should Attend

The program is ideal for:

Past Participant Profiles

Job Titles*
  • Founder & Chief Executive Officer
  • Executive Director
  • Vice President & Portfolio Manager
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Director—Head Vendor & Technology Risk India
  • Finance Director
  • Director Telecom Audit
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • General Manager—Operations
  • Technical Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Head Railway Systems
  • Head of Strategic Business Review
  • Group Chief Information Officer
  • Global Lead Capability Development
*Partial list
  • IndiaIndia
  • MalaysiaMalaysia
  • OmanOman
  • MyanmarMyanmar
  • UkraineUkraine
  • MauritiusMauritius
  • PhilippinesPhilippines
  • Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
  • SingaporeSingapore
  • Sri LankaSri Lanka
*Partial list
  • Aditya Birla Group
  • Cisco
  • Citibank
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
  • Godrej
  • HDFC
  • Hindustan Unilever
  • HSBC
  • IBM
  • ITC
  • Mahindra & Mahindra
  • Microsoft
  • Nestle
  • Reliance Industries
  • Schlumberger
  • Tata Group
  • Walmart Wipro
*Partial list
  • Media/Entertainment
  • Information Technology
  • Electronics/Electrical Goods
  • Industrial Goods
  • BFSI
  • FMCG
  • Consulting
  • Hospitality
  • Telecommunication
  • Healthcare
  • Energy
  • Real Estate
  • Education
  • Legal
  • Retail
*Partial list

Participant Testimonials

Date & Fee

Module Date Location Program Fee
Module 1 13–24 JAN 2025 Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India ₹40,00,000 plus Goods and Service Tax (GST)
Module 2 14–25 APR 2025 Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India
Module 3 17 AUG–05 SEP 2025 HBS Campus, Boston, US

Participants should expect to spend at least 45-50 hours on self-paced case preparation prior to attending Module 1 of the program. Case materials will be made available approximately two weeks prior to program start.

Note: The program fee covers tuition, books, case materials, accommodations, and most meals.

Application Deadlines

Round Date
Round 1 MAY 31, 2024
Round 2 JUL 31, 2024
Round 3 SEPT 30, 2024
Round 4 NOV 30, 2024

Please note that admissions to the program are evaluated on a rolling basis. We strongly recommend interested participants apply early.

Back to top