Strategic Thinking and Leadership — India


Please note, this program is part of the Accelerated Development Program (ADP) certificate curriculum.

Program Overview

The path to success in a highly competitive and fast-growing global market is filled with obstacles. The challenge for leaders is to identify — then create and sustain — a competitive advantage in a globally-connected environment. Quality leaders are those who can move strategy from concept into reality, develop the leadership capacities of the top team and beyond, and drive change while remaining vigilant about countermeasures by the competition.

In Strategic Thinking and Leadership, you will address these complex leadership challenges. The program’s approach is grounded in both Western and Asian frameworks, and is heavily informed by Wharton’s deep commitment to global research and understanding. This program is complementary to Executing Growth Strategies, which focuses on gaining competitive advantage through selection and execution of various growth opportunities.

Contact Us

For further details about Wharton's Accelerated Development Program, please contact Eruditus Executive Education by email or phone +91.22.6162 3112 (Mumbai, India).

Impact & Experience

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 Attends This Program

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.


  • Harbir Singh, PhD

    Mack Professor of Management; Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management; Vice Dean for Global Initiatives, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Corporate governance, corporate restructuring, management buyouts, strategies for corporate acquisitionsSee Faculty Bio

  • Michael Useem, PhD

    William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management; Editor, Wharton Leadership Digest; Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Corporate change and restructuring, leadership, decision making, and governanceSee Faculty Bio

Program Logistics

Please note, this program is part of the Accelerated Development Program (ADP) certificate curriculum. Learn more about the ADP.

Tuition includes lunches, breaks, and program materials, and does not include accommodations.

For more information, please contact Eruditus Executive Education by email or by phone at +91.22.6162 3112 (Mumbai). Visit the Eruditus website.

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