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Executive Leadership Programme

Preparing leaders for the complexities of our changing world

You'll examine global threats, automation, the future of work, climate change and other important topics

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COVID-19 is currently impacting all regions of the world. LSE and HEC Paris have been proactively monitoring and following government advice and the World Health Organisation to ensure the health and safety of our community. In light of this guidance, The Executive Leadership Programme has been postponed. We believe this is the best course of action to protect our students, faculty and staff during this unprecedented time. Please register your interest or check this webpage for information on future start dates. 

This 2-week programme hosted jointly by HEC Paris Business School and LSE Department of Management will examine global threats, automation, the future of work, climate change and other relevant business topics. 

This Executive Leadership Programme has been designed for senior executives, key decision makers and influencers with a minimum of 8 years of professional experience.

Participants of the course will gain an understanding of the forces that promise to shape decision-making in the years to come and explore the solutions to creating a sustainable business through the development of practical solutions. 

The course will start in London, where it will leverage the expertise of the LSE Department of Management. This first week will examine business trends and will project what the future of business may look like. A second week will follow in France, at HEC Paris with faculty from its Centre for Society and Organisation providing guidelines on how participants can contribute to the creation of a more sustainable world.

Key facts

Programme start dates TBC
Application deadline None – rolling admissions. 
Duration Two weeks
Availability UK/EU: Open 
Overseas: Open
Tuition fee TBC
Financial support For information on alumni discount and funding options please contact us. 
Minimum entry requirement 8 years of work experience
Location  LSE, London; HEC Paris

Programme structure

Curriculum overview

This programme is organised in two individual week-long modules. During the first week, you will explore the complexities of our changing world with expert faculty from LSE and HEC in London. You will examine global threats, automation and the future of work, climate change and other important topics, thus setting the context for your own scenario planning and preparation for the future.

With this foundation in place, the second week in Paris will focus on how these issues can be intelligently countered through specific business models, techniques for communication and lobbying, internal creativity, supply chain management, and effective alignment of the behaviour of leaders with their vision.

Six broad themes will run through the two weeks: strategy, internal stakeholders, external stakeholders, financial markets, natural environment, and self-development.

Developing Leadership Skills

Inspiring change is about more than just learning. It’s about internalising knowledge and translating it into meaningful action. To ensure that you return to your organisation capable of applying your experience at the Executive Leadership Programme, each week of the programme features two workshops that focus on developing essential, practical leadership skills for the future.

These sessions are dedicated periods of time for guided reflection on your leadership, personal branding and perception that align with your belief and style, and how to bring about personal change. We will guide the discussion by examining what future business challenges will mean for executive branding and perceptions and investigate how changing expectations will shape the businesses of the future.


The programme will be delivered through a series of workshops, each focusing on a specific theme. Active and engaged learning will be encouraged through interactive sessions, including immersive simulation exercises, group work and excursions. Working to codevelop solutions with your peers, you will create new approaches to the specific challenges you have encountered during your career, ensuring that each session is both collaborative and practically applicable.

Teaching will be led by highly distinguished academic staff of both LSE and HEC. In order to maintain a broad perspective you will also gain insight from partner companies, visiting guests from leading NGOs, and innovative social entrepreneurs.

Your peers will comprise a valuable piece of classroom learning in addition to the formal, structured learning of the classroom by sharing their diverse experiences and perspectives from across their different industries.


Programme Directors

locke-c-170x230Dr Connson Locke
Executive Leadership Programme Academic Director, LSE

 christell-170-x230Christelle Biztouzet
Executive Leadership Programme Academic Director, HEC

Application process

This programme is designed for current leaders who are committed to understanding the challenges of the future and looking to engage with like-minded peers.

The programme will particularly benefit those who either are responsible for or have experience of leading change within an organisation.

Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree and have a minimum of 8 years of professional experience. Interviewers and assessors are looking for evidence of your personal motivation and aptitude, as well as a clear sense of how this programme relates to your current leadership position and personal and professional goals.  

To apply online, please visit the HEC Paris website.  

Fees and funding

Tuition Fees

UK/EU students: TBC

Overseas students: TBC

For details on funding options and to find out whether you are eligible for an LSE alumni discount please contact Becky Coggins

Contact us

We encourage you to contact Becky Coggins in our admissions team to discuss the programme, and its suitability for your background and career goals.

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7106 1204