HBS-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance 2020

Join us for a one-week executive education program that connects financial inclusion professionals from around the world with Harvard Business School's foremost thinkers in business strategy and management.

The HBS-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance is the first executive education program of its kind to provide high-level management and leadership training to those shaping the microfinance industry, including CEOs of leading microfinance institutions and executives of mainstream banks entering the microfinance market.


The 2020 HBS-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance, originally scheduled to take place March 29 to April 3, has been postponed indefinitely due to growing concerns and travel restrictions across the globe related to Covid-19. Please contact Maddy Longwell if you are affected by this cancellation.


The application period is now closed. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance in February.


The program costs $8,850 USD including tuition, fees, housing and meals. Attendees will need to pay in full to be considered accepted into the program. Airfare is the responsibility of the attendee.


The Citi Foundation provides a limited number of partial scholarships to participants who otherwise cannot attend because of the cost. Please note that we are unable to offer scholarships to all applicants who apply. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please indicate so in the application.


For additional questions, contact the Admissions Committee at hbsaccion@accion.org. For questions about the 2020 cohort, please contact Maddy Longwell.

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We're shaping the next generation of inclusive finance leaders. Learn more about the program, eligibility, benefits and what it's like to participate.



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