Field Course: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Market Failure - Harvard Business School MBA Program

Field Course: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Market Failure

Course Number 6580

Professor Joseph Bower
Winter; Q3Q4; 3 credits
14 sessions
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Course Overview

This course is designed for student who have taken the Quarter 2 course, Entrepreneurial Solutions to Market Failures. Please see the syllabus under that entry for a description of the course content.

Working in teams with two or more members during the second half of the term, FC students will complete a field-based project that leverages the concepts developed and opportunities identified in Quarter 1. The FC is particularly useful for students wishing to work for academic credit on projects or business plans related to the three industries covered in that course: alternative energy, consumer finance, and health care delivery, but with the instructor's approval, other topics are possible. In certain instances, it will be possible to develop field projects with the companies treated in case studies during quarter 1. The FC will meet once in the beginning of the term to discuss projects and twice at the end of the term for project presentations.

Students who determine at the start of the term that they want to develop the field project further and in greater depth can approach Prof. Bower about registering for additional field project credits.