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Strategic Thinking and Leadership — Middle East

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, 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.

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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

Contact Us

For further details please contact Eruditus Executive Education by email or by phone at +971.4.430.2011 (Dubai). Visit the Eruditus website.

Dates TBD

Download the program schedule, including session details.

This program will run in March 2018 in Dubai, UAE. Tuition will be $4,500. Please check back soon for confirmed program dates.

Tuition for this program includes lunches, breaks, and program materials, but does not include accommodations. Prices are subject to change.

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.

Group Enrollment

To further leverage the value and impact of this program, we encourage companies to send cross-functional teams of executives to Wharton. We offer group enrollment benefits to companies sending four or more participants.

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Faculty

Harbir Singh, PhD   See Faculty Bio

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 acquisitions

Michael Useem, PhD   See Faculty Bio

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

Research Interests: Catastrophic and enterprise risk management, corporate change and restructuring, leadership, decision making, governance

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