• Application Deadline
  • 42 days
Strengthen your capacity to make innovation a reality; unlock your potential to create winning strategies. Participants in Disruptive Strategy with Clayton Christensen are eligible for a Certificate of Completion from HBX and Harvard Business School. 


Disruptive Strategy with Clayton Christensen from HBX will help you:
  • Become fluent in disruption theory and gain confidence articulating complex viewpoints
  • Apply strategic frameworks to assess new opportunities and potential threats
  • Acquire techniques for executive-level strategy formulation and team management
  • Discover your next big idea by learning alongside other participants on HBX’s social course platform.

The HBX Learning Model centers around the Harvard Business School case method, featuring interviews with business leaders and executives from companies around the world who candidly discuss challenges they've faced or obstacles they've overcome. We ask you to step into their shoes and engage with your peers to work through these real-world business scenarios.

The case protagonists in Disruptive Strategy represent some of the best and brightest from the worlds of technology, consumer products, finance, and more. You will learn from Bill Hambrecht, Founder and CEO of WR Hambrecht & Co, and Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, on the Google IPO; Joe Tucci, Chairman and CEO of EMC, on organizing for innovation; and Ryan Caldbeck, Founder and CEO of equity crowdfunding platform CircleUp, on disruption in the private equity marketplace; among others.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    It is free to apply and applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis, so early application is encouraged. 

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 42 days
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description

      30 to 35 hours of material delivered over a six week period with a flexible program structure.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Disruptive Strategy consists of 30 to 35 hours of material developed by Clayton Christensen and delivered over a six week period with a flexible program structure. You complete the coursework, which consists of a highly-engaging mix of short videos, multimedia cases, interactive learning exercises, and written reflections, on your own time while meeting regular deadlines.

Two group exercises and an individual final paper are also required for course completion. All course material is delivered through the innovative HBX online platform. While there is no direct real-time interaction with the faculty built into the course, current and former students may be invited to special events, both on and off-line, where HBX faculty are present.

Topics covered in the program include:
  • Aligning with Innovation and Disruption
  • Discovering Customer Jobs to be Done
  • Organizing for Innovation
  • Maintaining a Disruptive Scope
  • Managing the Strategy Development Process


Disruptive Strategy is intended for those who work in organizations that need to be more innovative and would like to be knowledgeable enough to lead that effort. It’s for those who want to feel more confident in their strategic recommendations by putting on a set of lenses through which to view the world of disruption and strategy. 


Clayton Christensen is regarded as one of the world's top experts on disruption, innovation, and growth strategy, and his ideas have been widely used in industries and organizations throughout the world. In a poll of thousands of executives, consultants and business school professors, Professor Christensen has twice been named the world's most influential business thinker.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Successful applicants will have an undergraduate degree, or have successfully completed CORe, and demonstrate a desire to contribute to the vibrant HBX learning community. 

Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1500 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 USD for the full programme and a duration of 42 days.
  • National Applies to you

    1500 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 USD for the full programme and a duration of 42 days.
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