The Wharton School

Strategic Thinking and Leadership — India

Available dates

Feb 5—7, 2020
3 days
Delhi, India
INR 235000 ≈USD 3394
INR 78333 per day


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About the course

The path to success in a highly competitive and fast-growing global market is filled with obstacles. The challenge for leaders is to identify, create, and sustain a competitive advantage in a global environment. Strategic Thinking and Leadership provides you with grounding in business frameworks to enable you to drive change, moving strategy from concept to reality. This program reflects Wharton’s deep commitment to global strategy research and complements Executing Growth Strategies, which focuses on gaining competitive advantage through selection and execution of various growth opportunities.

Program Highlights & Benefits

  • Assess the strategic impact of competitors' moves
  • Gain new insights on the role of acquisitions, alliances, and divestitures in creating greater shareholder value
  • Accelerate your development of leadership skills

Experience & Impact

Agility and being able to anticipate competitor moves is a business imperative in any global business, but especially in a growing economy such as India. The most dynamic leaders are those who execute strategy while bringing forth the full leadership capacity of their top team and beyond. These leaders also know how to simultaneously drive change while remaining vigilant about countermeasures by the competition.

Strategic Thinking and Leadership focuses on these competitive and leadership truths while providing a strategic framework for developing and sustaining competitive advantage in an increasingly global business environment.

You’ll not only gain the skills you need to lead and execute a strategic plan, but you’ll also benefit from the latest industry insights into why organizations succeed and fail in global markets. You can then put this new knowledge to the test in a leadership simulation.

Professor Harbir Singh, an expert in corporate strategy, applies his field-based research and the latest business insights to help you lead from a basis of market knowledge and, as a result, deliver greater shareholder value.

Through this highly engaging, real-world program, you’ll be able to gain new insights on business strategies to drive growth initiatives for the greatest competitive advantage even as you become more proactive in anticipating and responding to competitor moves.

Session topics include:

  • Strategy Formulation and Development of Business Plans
  • Identifying, Creating, and Sustaining a Competitive Advantage
  • Corporate Growth via Acquisitions and Alliances
  • Selecting Leaders and Developing Talent

Key components of the program are the case discussions, where you’ll have the opportunity to apply techniques and tools learned in the classroom. You and your peers will also examine how to identify and pursue growth opportunities that put you ahead of your competitors.

Who should attend

  • Strategic Thinking and Leadership is designed for high-potential business executives with at least 10 years of work experience and a proven record of advancement.
  • Executives who are moving into strategic planning or more general management roles may also benefit.

Participants in this program are a diverse group of marketing leaders from varied industries and backgrounds in India who share their biggest challenges with the class. Faculty tailor the program content to address these issues, so participants enjoy a learning experience that truly resonates with them and meets their learning needs.

Participants leave the program with an expanded peer network, plus specific tools and frameworks they can use to make a meaningful strategic impact within their companies or organizations.

Trust the experts

Michael Useem

Education: PhD, Harvard University; MA, Harvard University; BS, University of Michigan. Academic Appointment: William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management, 1997. Director, Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management, 1996. Recent Consulting: Numerous programs on leadership, decis...


Harbir Singh

Education PhD, University of Michigan, 1984; MBA, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 1978; BTech, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 1975 Academic Positions Held Wharton: 1984present (Vice Dean for Global Initiatives, 2008present; Acting Chairperson, Management Department, 20072008...


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