Elective Curriculum: Course Descriptions

Last Updated: April 29, 2016

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Accounting and Management
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Big Data and Critical Thinking (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Srikant M. Datar, Lutz Finger Fall 2016 Q2 1.5
Business Analysis and Valuation Using Financial Statements Ian D. Gow

Charles C.Y. Wang
Fall 2016

Spring 2017
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Designing Competitive Organizations (also listed under Strategy and General Management) Robert Simons, Tatiana Sandino Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Design Thinking (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Srikant M. Datar Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Business, Government & the International Economy
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarters Credits
Entrepreneurship and Global Capitalism (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management and General Management) Geoffrey Jones

Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Globalization and Emerging Markets Sophus A. Reinert Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Innovation in Energy (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Joseph B. Lassiter, Forest Reinhardt, Richard H.K. Vietor Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Institutions, Macroeconomics, and the Global Economy Rafael M. Di Tella, Julio J. Rotemberg Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Managing International Trade and Investment Dante Roscini Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
The Microeconomics of Competiveness: Firms, Clusters, and Economic Development (also listed under Strategy) Laura Alfaro Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Entrepreneurial Management
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Big Data and Critical Thinking (also listed under Accounting and Management) Srikant M. Datar, Lutz Finger Fall 2016 Q2 1.5
Building Life Science Businesses Richard G. Hamermesh Spring 2017 Q4 1.5
Business Marketing & Sales (also listed under Marketing) Doug J. Chung Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
The Coming of Managerial Capitalism: The United States Tom Nicholas Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Entrepreneurial Finance (also listed under Finance) Ramana Nanda, Robert White Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing (also listed under Marketing) Frank V. Cespedes, Mark N. Roberge Fall 2016 Q1 1.5
Entrepreneurship and Global Capitalism (also listed under General Management and Business, Government & the International Economy) Geoffrey Jones

Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Entrepreneurship in Healthcare IT and Services Robert Higgins Spring 2017 Q3 1.5
Field Course: Entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing (also listed under Marketing) Frank V. Cespedes, Mark N. Roberge Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Entrepreneurship Laboratory (E-Lab) (also listed under Technology & Operations Management) Alan D. MacCormack Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (also listed under Finance) Richard S. Ruback, Royce Yudkoff Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Design Thinking (also listed under Accounting and Management) Srikant M. Datar Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Product Management 101 Julia Austin Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Product Management 102 Julia Austin Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Financial Management of Smaller Firms (also listed under Finance)Richard S. Ruback, Royce Yudkoff Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Founders' Dilemmas: Success and Failure Shikhar Ghosh Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Innovation in Energy (also listed under Business, Government & the International Economy) Joseph B. Lassiter, Forest Reinhardt, Richard H.K. Vietor Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Launching Technology Ventures Jeffrey Bussgang, Jefffey Rayport Spring 2017 Q3 1.5
Law, Management and Entrepreneurship (also listed under General Management) Lena Goldberg Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Public Entrepreneurship (also listed under General Management) Mitchell Weiss Fall 2016 Q2 1.5
Scaling Technology Ventures Thomas R. Eisenmann, Jeffrey F. Rayport Spring 2017 Q4 1.5
Venture Capital and Private Equity Nori Gerardo Lietz Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Finance
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarters Credits
Building Sustainable Cities and Infrastructure John D. Macomber Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Corporate Financial Operations C. Fritz Foley Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Creating Shared Value Shawn A. Cole Fall 2016 Q1 1.5
Creating Value Through Corporate Restructuring Kristin Williams Mugford Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Entrepreneurial Finance (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Ramana Nanda, Robert White Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Richard S. Ruback, Royce Yudkoff Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Private Equity Projects John Dionne Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Financial Management of Smaller Firms (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management)Richard S. Ruback, Royce Yudkoff Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
IFC: Africa; Building Cities John Macomber January 2017 J 3.0
IFC: London; Beyond the "Square Mile": Investing, Private Equity & Real Estate Arthur I Segel January 2017 J 3.0
Investing in Emerging Markets Sid Yog Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Investment Management

Adi Sunderam, Luis M. Viceira

Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Investment Strategies Malcolm P. Baker, Samuel G. Hanson Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Managing the Financial Firm David S. Scharfstein Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Mergers and Acquisitions Processes and Structures John C. Coates Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Private Equity Finance Victoria Ivashina Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Real Estate Private Equity Nori Gerardo Lietz Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Real Property

Arthur I Segel, Charles F. Wu

Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
General Management
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
The Arts of Communication Timothy McCarthy Spring 2017 Q3

Q4
1.5

1.5
The Board of Directors and Corporate Governance (also listed under Organizational Behavior) John C. Coates, Jay Lorsch Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Business at the Base of the Pyramid (also listed under Marketing) V. Kasturi Rangan

Michael Chu
Fall 2016

Spring 2017
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Creating Value in Business and Government (HKS-HBS Joint Degree Seminar) Herman B. Leonard Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
CS50 for MBAs: Computer Science for Business Leaders David J. Malan Spring 2017 Q4 1.5
Designing Competitive Organizations (also listed under Accounting & Management and Strategy ) Robert Simons, Tatiana Sandino Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Doing Business in China 2020 William C. Kirby Spring 2017 Q3 1.5
Entrepreneurship and Global Capitalism (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management and Business, Government & the International Economy) Geoffrey Jones Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovations in Education John Jong-Hyun Kim Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Innovating in Health Care Regina E. Herzlinger Spring 2017 Q4 1.5
Field Course: Nonprofit Clinic; Tackling Inequality (also listed under Strategy) Felix Oberholzer-Gee, Nien-he Hsieh Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: African-American Business Leaders, Underserved Markets and Finance Steven S. Rogers Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Social Innovation Lab (also listed under Marketing) Vikram Gandhi, John Jong-Hyun Kim, V. Kasturi Rangan Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Transforming Health Care Delivery (also listed under Technology & Operations Management ) Amitabh Chandra, Robert S. Huckman Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
General Management: Processes and Action David Garvin, Joseph B. Fuller Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Immersive Field Course: Los Angeles; Hollywood: Distribution and Marketing Challenges in a Digital World Henry W. McGee January 2017 J 3.0
Innovating in Health Care Regina E. Herzlinger Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Introduction to Technology Sales Lou Shipley Fall 2016 Q1 1.5
Law, Management and Entrepreneurship (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Lena Goldberg Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Leading Social Enterprise Herman B. Leonard Fall 2016 Q1 1.5
Managing Change and Transformation Rosabeth M. Kanter Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
The Moral Leader Joseph L. Badaracco

Sandra J. Sucher
Fall 2016

Spring 2017
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Public Entrepreneurship (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Mitchell Weiss Fall 2016 Q2 1.5
Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems (also listed under Strategy) Rebecca M. Henderson, George Serafeim Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Transforming Health Care Delivery (also listed under Technology & Operations Management ) Amitabh Chandra, Robert S. Huckman Fall 2016 Q1 1.5
US Healthcare Strategy (also listed under Strategy) Leemore S. Dafny Spring 2017 Q3 1.5
Marketing
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Agribusiness David E. Bell Spring 2017 Q4 1.5
Big Data in Marketing John A. Deighton Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Business at the Base of the Pyramid (also listed under General Management) V. Kasturi Rangan

Michael Chu
Fall 2016

Spring 2017
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Business Marketing & Sales (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Doug J. Chung Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
The Business of Smart Connected Products Rajiv Lal Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Consumers, Corporations and Public Health John A. Quelch Spring 2017 Q3 1.5
Digital Marketing Strategy Thales S. Teixeira Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
E-Commerce Thales S. Teixeira Spring 2017 Q4 1.5
Entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Frank V. Cespedes, Mark N. Roberge Fall 2016 Q1 1.5
Field Course: Big Data in Marketing John A. Deighton Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Frank V. Cespedes Mark N. Roberge Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Social Innovation Lab (also listed under General Management) Vikram Gandhi, John Jong-Hyun Kim, V. Kasturi Rangan Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Retailing Jose Alvarez Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Strategic Marketing in Creative Industries Anita Elberse Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Negotiation, Organizations & Markets
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Deals Kevin Mohan Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Immersive Field Course: UK; Behavioral Insights Max H. Bazerman January 2017 J 3.0
Managing, Organizing & Motivating for Value John Beshears, Andrew Wasynczuk Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Negotiation Kevin Mohan, Joshua Schwartzstein, Michael A. Wheeler, Andrew Wasynczuk

Christine L. Exley
Fall 2016

Spring 2017
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Negotiation and Diplomacy R. Nicholas Burns, Robert Mnookin, James K. Sebenius Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Negotiation Intensive Course Max H. Bazerman Fall 2016 Q2 3.0
Organizational Behavior
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Authentic Leader Development Thomas DeLong, Scott Snook

Amy C. Edmondson, Lakshmi Ramarajan
Fall 2016

Spring 2017
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
The Board of Directors and Corporate Governance (also listed under General Management) John C. Coates, Jay Lorsch Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Team Analytics Jeffrey T. Polzer Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Managing Human Capital Paul McKinnon Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Power and Influence Julie Battilana Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Team Analytics Jeffrey T. Polzer Spring 2017 Q3 1.5
Strategy
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Competing Globally Juan Alcacer Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Contemporary Developing Countries: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Intractable Problems (University-wide Course) Tarun Khanna Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Corporate Strategy Raffaella Sadun, Kevin W. Sharer Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Designing Competitive Organizations (also listed under Accounting & Management and General Management) Robert Simons, Tatiana Sandino Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Nonprofit Clinic; Tackling Inequality (also listed under General Management) Felix Oberholzer-Gee, Nien-he Hsieh Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
IFC: Japan; Tohoku: The World's Test Market for Authentic Entrepreneurship Hirotaka Takeuchi January 2017 J 3.0
The Microeconomics of Competiveness: Firms, Clusters, and Economic Development (also listed under Business, Government & the International Economy) Laura Alfaro Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems (also listed under General Management ) Rebecca M. Henderson, George Serafeim Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Strategic IQ John R. Wells Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Strategy and Technology David B. Yoffie Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
US Healthcare Strategy (also listed under General Management) Leemore S. Dafny Spring 2017 Q3 1.5
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
Fall 2016


Spring 2017
Q1Q2


Q3Q4
3.0


3.0
Demystifying Data: Managing with Analytics Frances X. Frei, Ariel D. Stern Spring 2017 Q3 1.5
Digital Innovation and Transformation Karim R. Lakhani, Feng Zhu Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Disruptive Strategy Stephen P. Kaufman Fall 2016 Q1 1.5
Field Course: Commercializing Science; Technology Strategy and Business Models for Science-Based Enterprises Vicki Sato, Gary Pisano Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Demystifying Data; Managing with Analytics Frances X. Frei, Ariel D. Stern Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Entrepreneurship Laboratory (E-Lab) (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Alan D. MacCormack Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Transforming Health Care Delivery (also listed under General Management) Amitabh Chandra, Robert S. Huckman Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
IFC: China; Global Supply Chains: Two Sides of the Taiwan Strait Willy C. Shih January 2017 J 3.0
Managing Service Operations Ryan W. Buell Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Operations Strategy: Managing Growth David F. Drake Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Transforming Health Care Delivery (also listed under General Management) Amitabh Chandra, Robert S. Huckman Fall 2016 Q1 1.5