Harvard expert talks business strategy in Adelaide

Professor Cynthia Montgomery from Harvard Business School.

Professor Cynthia Montgomery from Harvard Business School.
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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

The University of Adelaide's MBA Program will play host this month to one of the world's leading experts on business strategy, Professor Cynthia Montgomery from Harvard Business School.

In her only public appearance in Australia, Professor Montgomery will offer insights to Adelaide's business community at a business lunch at the InterContinental Hotel on Wednesday 14 November.

Professor Montgomery is Timken Professor at the Harvard Business School and immediate past head of the school's Strategy Unit. She has taught at Harvard for 20 years where her programs have been attended by managers of mid-sized companies ($10 million to $2 billion in revenue) from around the globe. A top-selling author, Professor Montgomery's new book is The Strategist: Be the Leader Your Business Needs.

"This event will provide Adelaide's business community with a unique opportunity to learn from one of the world's best experts on business strategy. We are incredibly grateful to have someone of her standing and international expertise attend our event and share her knowledge," says the Director of the Adelaide MBA, Mr Damian Scanlon.

"Bringing years of experience gleaned in the Harvard classroom, Professor Montgomery will discuss what strategy is, why it matters, and what it takes to lead the effort."

Mr Scanlon says the University of Adelaide's links with the Harvard Business School have enabled Professor Montgomery to come to Adelaide.

"We are clearly living and working in a world that at times is volatile, unexpected, complex and ambiguous, and one thing we can be sure of is that it will be increasingly all of these things," Mr Scanlon says.

"The Adelaide MBA program is designed to give graduates the practical experience and strategic insights to rise to these challenges and opportunities that our future has in store. There is no better way for people to get these insights than to hear first hand from those who are on the frontline of the changing global business environment."

WHAT: Harvard comes to Adelaide business luncheon - featuring Professor Cynthia A. Montgomery (Harvard Business School)

WHERE: Grand Ballroom, InterContinental Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide

WHEN: 12.00pm-2.00pm Wednesday 14 November 2012

COST: $100 per person, $950 per table of 10, $900 MBA alumni table

RSVP: Register online: http://harvardtoadelaide.eventbrite.com

A question and answer session will follow Professor Montgomery's presentation at the luncheon.

For more information about the Adelaide MBA, go to: www.adelaide.edu.au/mba


Contact Details

Mr Damian Scanlon
Email: damian.scanlon@adelaide.edu.au
Director, Adelaide MBA
Business School
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 4651
Mobile: 0419 857 746

Mr David Ellis
Email: david.ellis@adelaide.edu.au
Website: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/newsroom/
Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Relations
External Relations
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5414
Mobile: +61 (0)421 612 762