To compete successfully, today's business leaders must take an entrepreneurial approach to driving and sustaining growth. As global rivalry intensifies and product lifecycles shorten, growing companies must continually devise and execute strategies to move faster, operate more efficiently, and expand into new markets.
This general management program enables you to develop the strategic thought processes and skills necessary to successfully grow your business in today's dynamic global marketplace.
The Executive Program for Growing Companies offers a general management curriculum customized for organizations facing the opportunities and challenges of growth. While strategic leadership is the key theme of the program, the broad curriculum also covers all major functional business areas in depth. For example, finance sessions cover topics such as debt financing, leveraged buyouts, and initial public offerings; marketing sessions examine global market entry strategy, brand management, and customer relationship management; and human resource sessions explore management and measurement systems in growing organizations. The program also incorporates leading research from Stanford's world-renowned Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.
- Development of strategic competencies for leading and transforming growing companies
Interdisciplinary frameworks for managing growth across all functional areas
Tools to foster and sustain an entrepreneurial organizational culture
Classes are held in the Stanford University campus Business School classrooms especially designed to facilitate discussion among participants.
This program is designed for two primary audiences: CEOs and top executives in smaller companies and division or business unit leaders within larger organizations. Applicants should have at least 10 years of management experience.