Elective Curriculum: Course Descriptions

Last Updated: December 14, 2017

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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 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Design Thinking & Innovative Problem Solving (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Srikant M. Datar Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Managing with Data Science (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Srikant M. Datar, Alistair Croll Fall 2017 Q1 1.5
Mastering Strategy Execution (also listed under Strategy and General Management) Robert Simons

Tatiana Sandino
Fall 2017

Spring 2018
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems(also listed under General Management and Strategy) George Serafeim Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Business, Government & the International Economy
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarters Credits
Food and Agribusiness Forest L. Reinhardt Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Creating the Modern Financial System David A. Moss Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Entrepreneurship and Global Capitalism (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management and General Management) Geoffrey Jones

Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Globalization and Emerging Markets Sophus A. Reinert Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Institutions, Macroeconomics, and the Global Economy Rafael M. Di Tella Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Managing International Trade and Investment Dante Roscini Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
The Role of Government in Market Economies Matthew Weinzierl Fall 2017 Q2 1.5
Twenty-First Century Energy (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Joseph B. Lassiter, Forest Reinhardt, Martha Crawford Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Entrepreneurial Management
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
The Coming of Managerial Capitalism: The United States Tom Nicholas Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Entrepreneurial Finance (also listed under Finance) Ramana Nanda, Robert White Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Entrepreneurship and Global Capitalism (also listed under General Management and Business, Government & the International Economy) Geoffrey Jones

Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Entrepreneurship in Healthcare IT and Services Robert Higgins Spring 2018 Q3 1.5
Field Course: Entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing (also listed under Marketing) Frank V. Cespedes, Mark N. Roberge Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Entrepreneurship through Acquisition Application Only (also listed under Finance) Richard S. Ruback, Royce Yudkoff Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Customer Discovery in Entrepreneurial Ventures (also listed under Technology & Operations Management) Alan D. MacCormack Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Design Thinking & Innovative Problem Solving (also listed under Accounting and Management) Srikant M. Datar Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Field X (also listed under Finance) Randolph Cohen Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Product Management 101 Application Only Julia Austin Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Product Management 102 Application Only Julia Austin Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Financial Management of Smaller Firms (also listed under Finance)Richard S. Ruback, Royce Yudkoff Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Founders' Journey Shikhar Ghosh Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Launching Technology Ventures Jeffrey Bussgang, Jefffey Rayport Spring 2018 Q3 1.5
Law, Management and Entrepreneurship (also listed under General Management) Lena Goldberg Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Making Markets Thomas R. Eisenmann, Scott Duke Kominers Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Managing with Data Science (also listed under Accounting and Management) Srikant M. Datar, Alistair Croll Fall 2017 Q1 1.5
Managing the Future of Work William R. Kerr Spring 2018 Q3 1.5
Personal Selling and Sales Force Management (also listed under Marketing) Doug J. Chung Spring 2018 Q3 1.5
Public Entrepreneurship (also listed under General Management) Mitchell Weiss Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Scaling Technology Ventures Jeffrey F. Rayport Spring 2018 Q4 1.5
Twenty-First Century Energy (also listed under Business, Government & the International Economy ) Joseph B. Lassiter, Forest L. Reinhardt, Martha Crawford Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Venture Capital and Private Equity Nori Gerardo Lietz Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Finance
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarters Credits
Building Sustainable Cities and Infrastructure John D. Macomber Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Corporate Financial Operations C. Fritz Foley Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Creating Value Through Corporate Restructuring Kristin Williams Mugford Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Doing Business in Africa John Macomber Spring 2018 Q4 1.5
Entrepreneurial Finance (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Ramana Nanda, Robert White Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Entrepreneurship through Acquisition Application Only (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Richard S. Ruback, Royce Yudkoff Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Field X (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Randolph Cohen Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Private Equity Projects and Ecosystems Application Only John Dionne Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Projects in Investing Application Only Sara L. Fleiss Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Financial Management of Smaller Firms (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management)Richard S. Ruback, Royce Yudkoff Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Immersive Field Course: Africa; Building Cities John Macomber January 2018 J 3.0
Immersive Field Course: Israel; Startups and Venture Capital Paul A. Gompers January 2018 J 3.0
Immersive Field Course: New York City;  Private Equity and Real Estate Arthur I Segel January 2018 J 3.0
Investing for Impact Shawn A. Cole, Vikram S. Gandhi Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Investment Management for Professional and Personal Investors

Adi Sunderam, Luis M. Viceira

Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Investment Strategies Malcolm P. Baker, Samuel G. Hanson Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Managing the Financial Firm David S. Scharfstein Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Mergers and Acquisitions Processes and Structures John C. Coates Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Private Equity Finance Victoria Ivashina Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Real Estate Private Equity Nori Gerardo Lietz Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Real Property

Roberto Charvel, Charles F. Wu

Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
General Management
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
The Arts of Communication Timothy McCarthy

Timothy McCarthy

Larry Quartana
Fall 2017

Spring 2018

Spring 2018
Q2

Q3

Q4
1.5

1.5

1.5
Business at the Base of the Pyramid (also listed under Marketing) V. Kasturi Rangan

Michael Chu
Fall 2017

Spring 2018
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
The Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports (also listed under Marketing) Anita Elberse Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Corporate Governance and Boards of Directors (also listed under Organizational Behavior) Jay Lorsch, Lynn S. Paine, Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Creating Shared Value: Competitive Advantage through Social Impact Mark Kramer Fall 2016 Q1 1.5
Creating Value in Business and Government (HKS-HBS Joint Degree Seminar) Herman B. Leonard Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
CS50 for MBAs: Computer Science for Business Leaders David J. Malan Spring 2018 Q3 1.5
Field Course: Black Business Leaders and Entrepreneurship Steven S. Rogers Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Challenges and Opportunities in the Restaurant Industry Lena G. Goldberg Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Doing Business in China 2025 William C. Kirby Spring 2018 Q3 1.5
Entrepreneurship and Global Capitalism (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management and Business, Government & the International Economy) Geoffrey Jones Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovations in Education John Jong-Hyun Kim Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: HBS Neighborhood Business Partnership (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Kristin Mugford, Len Schlesinger Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Leading Social Enterprise Herman B. Leonard Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Transforming Health Care Delivery (also listed under Technology & Operations Management ) Robert S. Huckman Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
General Management: Processes and Action (also listed under Technology & Operations Management) Amy C. Edmondson, Joseph B. Fuller Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Immersive Field Course: Los Angeles; Hollywood: Distribution and Marketing Challenges in a Digital World Henry W. McGee January 2018 J 3.0
Innovating in Health Care Regina E. Herzlinger Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Introduction to Technology Sales Lou Shipley Fall 2017 Q1 1.5
Law, Management and Entrepreneurship (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Lena Goldberg Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Leading Social Enterprise Herman B. Leonard Fall 2017 Q1 1.5
Managing Change and Transformation Rosabeth M. Kanter Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Mastering Strategy Execution (also listed under Accounting & Management and Strategy) Robert Simons

Tatiana Sandino
Fall 2017

Spring 2018
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
The Moral Leader Joseph L. Badaracco

Sandra J. Sucher
Fall 2017

Spring 2018
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Public Entrepreneurship (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Mitchell Weiss Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems (also listed under Accounting & Management and Strategy) George Serafeim Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
U.S. Healthcare Strategy (also listed under Strategy) Leemore S. Dafny Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Marketing
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Business at the Base of the Pyramid (also listed under General Management) V. Kasturi Rangan

Michael Chu
Fall 2017

Spring 2018
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
The Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports (also listed under General Management) Anita Elberse Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Business of Smart Connected Products/Internet of Things (IOT) Rajiv Lal Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Creating Brand Value Jill Avery Spring 2018 Q3 1.5
E-Commerce Thales S. Teixeira Spring 2018 Q4 1.5
Field Course: Entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Frank V. Cespedes, Mark N. Roberge Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Personal Selling and Sales Force Management (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Doug J. Chung Spring 2018 Q3 1.5
Retailing Jose Alvarez Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Negotiation, Organizations & Markets
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Extended Field Course: US Behavioral Insights Max H. Bazerman Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Immersive Field Course: UK; Behavioral Insights Michael Luca January 2018 J 3.0
Managing, Organizing & Motivating for Value John Beshears, Andrew Wasynczuk Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Negotiation Kevin Mohan, Andrew Wasynczuk

Katherine B. Coffman, Christine L. Exley, Leslie K. John , Joshua Schwartzstein, Ashley Whillans
Fall 2017

Spring 2018
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Negotiation and Diplomacy R. Nicholas Burns, Robert Mnookin, James K. Sebenius Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Negotiation Intensive Course James K. Sebenius Fall 2017 Q1 3.0
Organizational Behavior
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Authentic Leader Development Scott A. Snook

Nancy F. Koehn
Fall 2017

Spring 2018
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Corporate Governance and Boards of Directors (also listed under General Management) Jay Lorsch, Lynn S. Paine, Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Immersive Field Course: Japan; Innovation through the Fusion of Digital and Analog (also listed under Strategy) Ethan S. Bernstein, Hirotaka Takeuchi January 2018 J 3.0
Leadership: Execution & Action Planning David G. Fubini, Ryan L. Raffaelli Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Managing Human Capital Ethan S. Bernstein, Paul McKinnon Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
People Analytics Jeffrey T. Polzer Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Power and Influence Julie Battilana Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Strategy
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Contemporary Developing Countries: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Intractable Problems (University-wide Course) Tarun Khanna Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Corporate Strategy Raffaella Sadun Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Immersive Field Course: Japan; Innovation through the Fusion of Digital and Analog (also listed under Organizational Behavior) Ethan S. Bernstein, Hirotaka Takeuchi January 2018 J 3.0
Market Imperfections, Policy, and Strategy Hong Luo Spring 2018 Q3 1.5
Mastering Strategy Execution (also listed under Accounting & Management and General Management) Robert Simons

Tatiana Sandino
Fall 2017

Spring 2018
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems (also listed under General Management ) George Serafeim Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Strategic IQ John R. Wells Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Strategy and Technology David B. Yoffie Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
U.S. Healthcare Strategy (also listed under General Management) Leemore S. Dafny Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Technology & Operations Management
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise Chet Huber, Rory M. McDonald, Derek van Bever

Prithwiraj Choudhury, Clayton M. Christensen, V.G. Narayanan
Fall 2017


Spring 2018
Q1Q2


Q3Q4
3.0


3.0
Digital Innovation and Transformation Feng Zhu Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Commercializing Science; Technology Strategy and Business Models for Science-Based Enterprises Peter Barrett, Gary Pisano Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Customer Discovery in Entrepreneurial Ventures (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Alan D. MacCormack Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Transforming Health Care Delivery (also listed under General Management) Robert S. Huckman Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Operating Strategies for Growth Gary Pisano Spring 2018 Q3 1.5
Service Management Roger Hallowell Spring 2018 Q4 1.5
Supply Chain Management Janice H. Hammond Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0