Field Course: People Analytics - Harvard Business School MBA Program

Field Course: People Analytics

Course Number 6208

Professor Jeffrey Polzer
Spring; Q3Q4; 3 credits
14 case method class sessions during Q3, project (and a few class sessions) during Q4

Enrollment: Limited to 35 students

A 1.5-credit version of this course is offered as People Analytics (course number 2085 in Q3)

Course Overview

Students in “Field Course: People Analytics” will participate in the same 14 case method classroom sessions as students in “People Analytics” (course 2085; see separate catalog entry for details). In addition, Field Course students will work alone or in small teams to design and execute a field-based project in which they apply the principles and techniques from Q3 to a specific organizational problem. The final deliverable will consist of either a report with companion data and analyses, or a teaching case with companion data and analyses that could potentially be taught in future versions of the course.

Students can source their own organization and data for this project, or select a pre-arranged organization (on a first come, first served basis, contingent on availability).

Note that the final exam required of students enrolled in the short course Q3 version of People Analytics will be waived for Field Course students.