Elective Curriculum: Course Descriptions

Last Updated: October 10, 2018

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Accounting and Management
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Business Analysis and Valuation Using Financial Statements Charles C.Y. Wang Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Developing Mindsets for Innovative Problem Solving (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Srikant Datar Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Managing with Data Science Srikant Datar Fall 2018 Q1 1.5
Mastering Strategy Execution (also listed under Strategy and General Management) Robert Simons

Tatiana Sandino
Fall 2018

Spring 2019
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems (also listed under General Management and Strategy) Rebecca Henderson, George Serafeim Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Business, Government & the International Economy
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarters Credits
Creating the Modern Financial System David Moss Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Entrepreneurship and Global Capitalism (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management and Business, Government & the International Economy) Geoffrey Jones Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Food and Agribusiness Forest Reinhardt Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Globalization and Emerging Markets Sophus Reinert Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Institutions, Macroeconomics, and the Global Economy Rafael Di Tella Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Managing International Trade and Investment Dante Roscini

Meg Rithmire
Fall 2018

Spring 2019
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Twenty-First Century Energy (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Martha Crawford Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Entrepreneurial Management
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
The Coming of Managerial Capitalism: The United States Tom Nicholas Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Contemporary Developing Countries: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Intractable Problems (University-wide Course) (also listed under Strategy) Tarun Khanna Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Developing Mindsets for Innovative Problem Solving (also listed under Accounting and Management) Srikant Datar Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Entrepreneurial Finance (also listed under Finance) Ramana Nanda, Robert White Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Entrepreneurship and Global Capitalism (also listed under General Management and Business, Government & the International Economy) Geoffrey Jones

Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing (also listed under Marketing) Frank Cespedes, Mark Roberge Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Entrepreneurship through Acquisition Application Only (also listed under Finance) Richard Ruback, Royce Yudkoff Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Field X (also listed under Finance) Randolph Cohen Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Field Y: Projects in Business Management Application Only (also listed under Finance) Randolph Cohen Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Product Management 101 Application Only Julia Austin Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Product Management 102 Application Only Julia Austin Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Financial Management of Smaller Firms (also listed under Finance)Richard Ruback, Royce Yudkoff Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Founders' Journey Shikhar Ghosh Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Investing in the 21st Century: Return, Risk and Impact (also listed under Finance) Shawn Cole, Vikram Gandhi Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Launching Technology Ventures Jeffrey Bussgang Spring 2019 Q3 1.5
Law, Management and Entrepreneurship (also listed under General Management) John Batter, Lena Goldberg Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Making Markets Scott Duke Kominers Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Managing the Future of Work William Kerr Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Personal Selling and Sales Force Management (also listed under Marketing) Doug Chung Spring 2019 Q3 1.5
Public Entrepreneurship (also listed under General Management) Mitchell Weiss Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Scaling Technology Ventures Jeffrey Rayport Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Twenty-First Century Energy (also listed under Business, Government & the International Economy) Martha Crawford Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Venture Capital and Private Equity Nori Gerardo Lietz Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Finance
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarters Credits
Corporate Financial Operations C. Fritz Foley Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Creating Value Through Corporate Restructuring Kristin Williams Mugford Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Doing Business in Africa John Macomber Spring 2019 Q3 1.5
Entrepreneurial Finance (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Ramana Nanda, Robert White Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Entrepreneurship through Acquisition Application Only (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Richard Ruback, Royce Yudkoff Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Field X (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Randolph Cohen Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Field Y: Projects in Business Management Application Only (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Randolph Cohen Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Private Equity Projects and Ecosystems Application Only John Dionne Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Projects in Investing Application Only Sara Fleiss Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Financial Management of Smaller Firms (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management)Richard Ruback, Royce Yudkoff Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Immersive Field Course: Boston; Private Equity Real Estate Investing and Development Arthur Segel January 2019 J 3.0
Immersive Field Course: Israel; Startups and Venture Capital Paul Gompers January 2019 J 3.0
Investing in the 21st Century: Return, Risk and Impact (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Shawn Cole, Vikram Gandhi Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Investment Management for Professional and Personal Investors

Adi Sunderam, Luis Viceira

Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Investment Strategies Robin Greenwood, Samuel Hanson Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Managing and Innovating in Financial Services David Scharfstein Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Private Equity Finance Victoria Ivashina Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Real Estate Private Equity Nori Gerardo Lietz Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Real Property Boris Vallee, Charles Wu Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Sustainable Cities and Resilient Infrastructure John Macomber Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
General Management
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
The Arts of Communication Timothy McCarthy

Larry Quartana

Timothy McCarthy
Fall 2018

Fall 2018

Spring 2019
Q1

Q2

Q3
1.5

1.5

1.5
Becoming a General Manager (also listed under Technology & Operations Management) Amy Edmondson, Joseph Fuller Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Business at the Base of the Pyramid (also listed under Finance and Marketing) Michael Chu Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
The Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports (also listed under Marketing) Anita Elberse Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Corporate Governance and Boards of Directors(also listed under General Management) Jay Lorsch, Lynn Paine Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Creating Shared Value; Competitive Advantage through Social Impact (also listed under Strategy) Mark Kramer Fall 2018 Q1 1.5
Creating Value in Business and Government (HKS-HBS Joint Degree Seminar) Herman Leonard Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
CS50 for MBAs: Computer Science for Business Leaders David Malan Spring 2019 Q3 1.5
Entrepreneurship and Global Capitalism (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management and Business, Government & the International Economy) Geoffrey Jones Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovations in Education John Jong-Hyun Kim Spring 2019 Q3 1.5
Field Course: Arts and Cultural Entrepreneurship (also listed under Marketing) Rohit Deshpande, Henry McGee Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Black Business Leaders and Entrepreneurship Steven Rogers Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Challenges and Opportunities in the Restaurant Industry Lena Goldberg Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Creating Shared Value; Competitive Advantage through Social Impact (also listed under Strategy) Mark Kramer Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovations in Education John Jong-Hyun Kim Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Innovating in Health Care Regina Herzlinger Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Leading Social Enterprise Herman Leonard Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Social Innovation Lab John Jong-Hyun Kim, Brian Trelstad Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Immersive Field Course: Los Angeles; Hollywood: Distribution and Marketing Challenges in a Digital World Henry McGee January 2019 J 3.0
Innovating in Health Care Regina Herzlinger Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Introduction to Technology Sales Lou Shipley Fall 2018 Q1 1.5
Law, Management and Entrepreneurship (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) John Batter, Lena Goldberg Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Leading Social Enterprise Herman Leonard Fall 2018 Q1 1.5
Mastering Strategy Execution (also listed under Accounting & Management and Strategy) Robert Simons

Tatiana Sandino
Fall 2018

Spring 2019
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
The Moral Leader Joseph Badaracco

Sandra Sucher
Fall 2018

Spring 2019
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Public Entrepreneurship (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Mitchell Weiss Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems (also listed under Accounting & Management and Strategy) Rebecca Henderson, George Serafeim Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Brian Trelstad Spring 2019 Q3Q4 1.5
U.S. Healthcare Strategy (also listed under Strategy) Leemore Dafny Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Marketing
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Business at the Base of the Pyramid (also listed under Finance and General Management) Michael Chu Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
The Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports (also listed under General Management) Anita Elberse Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Creating Brand Value Jill Avery, Shelle Santana Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
E-Commerce Thales Teixeira

Donald Ngwe
Fall 2018

Spring 2019
Q1

Q4
1.5

1.5
Field Course: Arts and Cultural Entrepreneurship (also listed under General Management) Rohit Deshpande, Henry McGee Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Digital Marketing Workshop John Deighton Spring 2019 Q3 1.5
Field Course: Entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Frank Cespedes, Mark Roberge Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Personal Selling and Sales Force Management (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Doug Chung Spring 2019 Q3 1.5
Reigniting Value through Frontier Technologies (IoT/ML/AI/AR/VR/Blockchain) Rajiv Lal Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Retailing Jose Alvarez Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Negotiation, Organizations & Markets
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Deals Guhan Subramanian Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
From Data to Decisions: The Role of Experiments Michael Luca Spring 2019 Q4 1.5
Immersive Field Course: UK; Behavioral Insights Michael Luca January 2019 J 3.0
Managing, Organizing & Motivating for Value Andrew Wasynczuk Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Negotiation Katherine Coffman, Deepak Malhotra, Kevin Mohan

Leslie John, Ashley Whillans, Julian Zlatev
Fall 2018

Spring 2019
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Negotiation Intensive Course James Sebenius

James Sebenius

Max Bazerman
Fall 2018

Spring 2019

Spring 2019
Q2

Q3

Q4
3.0

3.0

3.0
Organizational Behavior
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Authentic Leader Development Scott Snook

Tony Mayo
Fall 2018

Spring 2019
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Corporate Governance and Boards of Directors (also listed under General Management) Jay Lorsch, Lynn Paine Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Leadership Execution and Action Planning David Fubini

Ryan Raffaelli
Fall 2018

Spring 2019
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Managing Human Capital Ethan Bernstein Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
People Analytics: Leading in a Data-Driven World Jeffrey Polzer Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Power and Influence Julie Battilana

Lakshmi Ramarajan
Fall 2018

Spring 2019
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Strategy
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Contemporary Developing Countries: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Intractable Problems (University-wide Course) (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Tarun Khanna Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Corporate Strategy Raffaella Sadun Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Creating Shared Value; Competitive Advantage through Social Impact (also listed under General Management) Mark Kramer Fall 2018 Q1 1.5
Entrepreneurial/Intrapreneurial IQ John Wells Spring 2019 Q4 3.0
Field Course: Creating Shared Value; Competitive Advantage through Social Impact (also listed under General Management) Mark Kramer Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Game Theory Elon Kohlberg Fall 2018 Q2 1.5
Good Strategies in Flawed Markets (formerly titled Market Imperfections, Policy, and Strategy) Hong Luo Spring 2019 Q3 1.5
Immersive Field Course: Japan; Innovation through the Fusion of Digital and Analog Hirotaka Takeuchi January 2019 J 3.0
Mastering Strategy Execution (also listed under Accounting & Management and General Management) Robert Simons

Tatiana Sandino
Fall 2018

Spring 2019
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems (also listed under General Management ) Rebecca Henderson, George Serafeim Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Strategic IQ John Wells Spring 2019 Q3 3.0
Strategy and Technology David Yoffie Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
U.S. Healthcare Strategy (also listed under General Management) Leemore Dafny Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Technology & Operations Management
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Becoming a General Manager (also listed under General Management) Amy Edmondson, Joseph Fuller Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise Chet Huber, Stephen Kaufman, Rory McDonald, Derek van Bever

Willy Shih
Fall 2018


Spring 2019
Q1Q2


Q3Q4
3.0


3.0
Digital Innovation and Transformation Shane Greenstein Spring 2019 Q3 1.5
Field Course: Lab to Market (formerly Commercializing Science) Noubar Afeyan, Peter Barrett, Karim Lakhani, Eva Guinan Spring 2019 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Transforming Health Care Delivery Robert Huckman, Ariel Stern Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Managing Growth Gary Pisano Spring 2019 Q3 1.5
Managing Service Operations Ryan Buell Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0
Supply Chain Management Janice Hammond Fall 2018 Q1Q2 3.0