Improving Corporate Performance and Profitability - India

Start Date:2013-05-27
End Date:2013-05-30
Event Type:Management Development Programme
Location:Taj Lands End, Mumbai

This program is designed for senior financial executives in large established companies who are responsible for designing and implementing systems to monitor and improve enterprise performance. It is particularly well suited for senior executives with planning, control, and accounting responsibilities, including:

  • Chief financial officers
  • Vice presidents of finance
  • Strategic planning officers
  • Controllers
  • Chartered Accountants in the industry

This program meets the needs of individuals or teams. When general managers or chief operating officers attend along with their senior financial executives, the senior management team can better align performance management systems and accountability with company strategy and implement systems more efficiently throughout the organization.


You will broaden your professional network through close interaction and shared experience with an elite group of global peers.

Event Details:

Program Objectives:

Holding a competitive advantage in a tough economy requires a balanced view of business that encompasses financial and nonfinancial measures as well as cost and performance control systems. This program explores the critical connections among business strategy, performance measurement, management accountability, organizational design, and corporate governance.

Along with a diverse group of accomplished peers, you will examine powerful new systems for measuring and managing risk, cost, and performance. You will return to your organization prepared to implement these systems across all business functions and initiatives, create corporate value, and drive breakthrough performance.

Specifically, you will learn how to:

  • Translate your corporate mission and business strategy into a comprehensive set of performance targets and measures
  • Analyze, understand, and communicate your business strategy
  • Develop and implement an integrated framework for managing cost and performance control systems
  • Align management accountability, organizational design, and corporate governance with your company's strategy and values
  • Understand what is involved in managing operational and strategic risks, particularly during challenging economic times
  • Leverage financial, physical, and human capital to create corporate value
  • Communicate your business strategy and performance to investors

Topics will include:

  • Balanced Scorecard Simulation
  • Customer Profitability Measurement and Management
  • Cost Management
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Organization Design and Incentives for Cross-Selling
  • Governance and Risk Management
  • Corruption and Control Systems
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Investor Communication
  • Corporate Values
  • Incentives and Performance Management
  • System Responsibilities

Fees, Payments, and Cancellations:

INR 2,15,000 plus service tax

The program fee covers tuition, books, case materials, accommodations, and most meals.

No payment is necessary until you have been accepted into an HBS Executive Education program. After admission notification, we will send you an invoice via email; payment is due within 30 days of the invoice date. If admission is within 30 days prior to the start of the program, payment is due upon receipt of the invoice. Payment is required prior to the program start date. We accept payment by company check or bank wire transfer. We do not accept payment by credit card. Details are included on the program invoice.


If you need to cancel or defer participation, you must submit your request in writing more than 30 days before the start of the program to receive a full refund. Due to program demand and the volume of preprogram preparation, cancellations or deferrals received 14 to 30 days prior to the start of the program are subject to a fee of one-half of the program fee. Requests received within 14 days are subject to full payment.


Although there are no formal educational requirements, admission is a selective process based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. We look for professionals who have demonstrated business talent and leadership potential.


HBS Executive Education programs enrich both participants and their sponsoring organizations, and require full commitment from each party. While participants devote time and intellect to the learning experience, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve individuals of their work responsibilities during the program.

Language Proficiency

We deliberately design our programs to encourage individual growth and to foster productive interaction among participants. For that reason, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. If English is your second language, or if you have less than one year's experience working in an English-speaking environment, HBS requires a brief statement documenting proficiency in English-language skills, both conversational and written. This may include a list of the English-language certification programs that you have completed; the degrees you have earned at English-speaking colleges and universities; or the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. The Admissions Committee also may request a telephone interview.

Application Process

Program participants must be nominated and sponsored by their current employer. HBS must receive your application and all required documents in order to prepare the application for review by the Admissions Committee.


To apply, you may use our online form or download an application. You also may request a brochure by mail.


If you submit your application online, we will promptly acknowledge receipt of your submission via email. In the unlikely event that an email acknowledgment is not received, please contact the Admissions Committee by email:, phone: +1-617-495-6226, or fax: +1-617-496-1731.


If you choose to submit a printed application, be sure to type or print legibly and sign your application. Send the application to the address or fax number listed on the form. Mailed or faxed applications are processed and acknowledged promptly upon receipt via email.

Complete Your Application

Please answer all questions thoroughly—the Admissions Committee will only consider completed applications. After reviewing your application and making the necessary edits or corrections, print or copy the application for your records.
Meet the Deadlines


We request applications at least four weeks in advance of the program start date. Early application does not guarantee admission. Programs often fill to capacity, so early application is recommended.

Notification of Acceptance

We acknowledge receipt of all applications and maintain all application information in strict confidentiality.


To optimize the learning experience and maximize the exchange of ideas, the Admissions Committee selects a class that balances each participant's experience, the scope of his or her current responsibilities, and the type of organization.


The Admissions Committee begins reviewing applications four months before the start date, and qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis. Once the review process has begun, applicants are notified within three weeks via email regarding Admissions Committee decisions. If your application is received within three weeks of the program's start date, the Admissions Committee will notify you of their decision as soon as possible.

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