Wharton School of Business

Strategic Thinking and Leadership — Middle East

Available dates

Feb 2—5, 2020
4 days
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 5000
USD 1250 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

You will learn to develop and sustain competitive advantage in an increasingly globalized and highly competitive landscape, enhancing the skills you need to lead and execute a strategic plan in your organization. In addition, you will obtain insights into why organizations succeed and fail in global markets, and put new knowledge to the test in a leadership simulation.

You will learn to:

  • 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.

Strategic Thinking and Leadership combines faculty presentations, case analyses and hands-on exercises. You will examine how other companies have succeeded in highly-competitive markets, and devise a strategic plan and build leadership for your own organization by drawing on the best of what Western and Asian research and experience have to offer.

Among the 10 rigorous program sessions, Strategic Thinking and Leadership 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

Who should attend

High-potential business executives with at least 10 years of work experience and a proven record of advancement are ideal candidates for this program. Executives who are moving into strategic planning or more general management roles may also benefit.

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...

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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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