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Essential Management Skills for Emerging Leaders, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 3 months


Companies across every industry are facing complex organizational challenges that require the rapid development of new and agile leaders. More than ever before, emerging leaders must quickly learn and deploy core management skills, develop a broad strategic perspective, take their leadership skills to the next level, and expand their professional and personal networks.

Program benefits

By participating in this Essential Management Skills for Emerging Leaders program from Harvard University, you will:

  • Develop a solid understanding of the six core business areas every manager should know:
  • Leadership
  • Strategy
  • Communication
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Culture and innovation
  • Build organizational and team management skills
  • Learn to map your personal leadership and learning journey
  • Improve your collaboration and presentation skills.

Who Should Enroll

This new program is ideal for managers who are looking to rapidly increase their management skills and strategic perspective, taking on additional responsibility, and seeking to be effective in their organization. The program is also appropriate for individuals who are seeking an understanding of business concepts in an intensive format.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Virtual module I: Apr. 15–28, 2019
    • On-campus module: Apr. 29–May. 3, 2019
    • Virtual module II: May. 4–Jun. 21, 2019
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 3 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Topics covered

  • Master the core business areas every manager needs to know
  • Build organizational, team management, and networking skills
  • Understand how managers interact across business functions
  • Improve your collaboration and presentation skills
  • Develop a project that addresses an organizational challenge
  • Build peer support for your team's projects
  • Identify your operational and strategic gaps
  • Discuss leadership challenges and strategies with peers
  • Map your personal leadership and learning journey
  • Expand your professional and personal networks

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is required for participation in all Professional Development programs.
  • Participants are expected to have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent work experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5995 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5995 USD for the full programme and a duration of 3 months.
  • National

    5995 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5995 USD for the full programme and a duration of 3 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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