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This 4-day executive education program, offered by Tuck Executive Education in partnership with the Center for Digital Strategies, will enhance your leadership, communication and financial skills, so that you may engage more effectively with other business leaders throughout your enterprise. You will also refine your understanding of risk management and decision making, and have the opportunity to share best practices with colleagues from other companies to gain insight into the real-world issues they are facing today.

For application questions, please e-mail us and visit Tuck Executive Education for more information
For information about program content, please contact Hans Brechbühl at +1 603/646.0975.

Program Fee: $5900.00
Includes tuition, books, most meals and accommodations on the Dartmouth College campus in Hanover, NH. Payment of the fee is due upon acceptance into the program.



Program Goals:

  • Solidify financial understanding and analytical skills
  • Enhance leadership skills and learn to lead through influence
  • Sharpen business communications skills
  • Broaden understanding of risk management and decision making
  • Share best practices and approaches to current security challenges
  • Build a network of professional colleagues

Program Topics:
These topics will be presented through a variety of methods, including case studies, lectures, interactive discussions, and individual and small-group exercises.

  • Leadership, Power, and Influence: Examine how concepts of influence and power can define authority and control, and how effective leaders influence others and affect change.
  • Financial Statements and Business Analysis: Understand corporate financial statements, their use, how they relate to metrics for evaluating business performance, and why they matter.
  • Financial Cost-Benefit and Project Funding: Understand forecasting and financial decision making, especially as it relates to project funding and how CFOs view investment decisions.
  • Risk, Investment, and Decision Making: Acquire deeper understanding of the psychology of risk, information security as risk management, decision-making biases, and risk analysis in uncertain conditions.
  • Effective Communications Approaches: Refine your communications strategy by sharpening your objectives, analyzing your audience, and honing your message; enhance your understanding of the importance of corporate-reputation protection.
  • Best Practices in Information Security: Exchange best practices and approaches to real-world security issues with a group of colleagues who share your concerns and challenges but bring different perspectives to the table.

Program Faculty
Paul Argenti, Pino Audia, Hans Brechbühl, M. Eric Johnson, Stephen Powell, Phillip StockenAnant K. Sundaram and Kent Womack.

Explore the recent and related Tuck News article: Information Security Chiefs Trade Pocket Protectors for Suits as New Threats Elevate Status.

Testimonials

Hear from members of the 2013 BESP class.



About BESP

Hear more about this program from Hans.



  • Students during the last day of the program.


  • Professor of Management and Organizations, Pino Audia, teaches his section, "Leadership, Change and Influence."


  • Pino interacting with the students.



In The Words of Participants

  • Kevin Daniels, Information Security Manager, eBay

    “The program and faculty were excellent! I applied the skills acquired during the program to improve relationships with my business partners so that we talk about risks in terms they understand.”


  • Debra Cody, CISO, Cigna

    "The Business Essentials for the Security Professional (BESP) curriculum is spot on in its delivery of effective leadership competencies in a corporate security environment."


  • T. Geir Ramleth, SVP and CIO, Bechtel

    "I sent three of our top information security people with very strong technical backgrounds. The course helped them interact more effectively with our business leaders."


  • Jean-Paul Donner, IS/IT Security Lead, GLOBE - Global Business Excellence, Nestlé

    "BESP gave me a strong sense of the world-class faculty at Tuck and yielded a great network of colleagues that has already proven valuable.


  • Tim Smith, CISO, Coca-Cola Enterprises

    "The overall design and flow of the program were excellent."




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