Harvard Business School has taught business history since 1927. Today around one half of the 900 students in the second year of the Harvard MBA take one or more of the business history electives. Although some other business and management schools in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America also offer successful business history courses, few can match the extensive and lengthy investment made in history by Harvard Business School. Indeed, many of the world’s business schools still fail to teach any history at all, depriving their students of the opportunity to learn from the past as they build their future careers. This project aims to package and make available the School’s capabilities and resources in teaching business history to MBAs and management students. The Initiative will host conferences on the teaching of business history, encourage experimentation with new pedagogies, and provide advice and course materials for educators seeking to develop teaching in the subject at their own schools worldwide.
Please see the following epublications that resulted from the first Initiative conference, “Teaching Business History: Insights and Debates.” We hope you find them useful.
Teaching Business History: Insights and Debates
Guide to Business History Courses Worldwide
Case Method Teaching
The C. Roland Christensen Center for Teaching and Learning was established in 2004 to promote and support teaching excellence and innovation within Harvard Business School. It also provides leadership and expertise about case method teaching and participant-centered learning for instructors at other institutions in the United States and abroad.
Christensen Center for Teaching & Learning