Elective Curriculum: Course Descriptions

Last Updated: July 15, 2014

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Accounting and Management
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Business Analysis and Valuation Using Financial Statements Paul M. Healy, Gwen Yu Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Design Thinking and Innovation (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management and Marketing) Srikant M. Datar, Rajiv Lal Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Designing Competitive Organizations (also listed under Strategy and General Management) Robert Simons Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Business, Government & the International Economy
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarters Credits
Creating the Modern Financial System David Moss Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Energy Forest Reinhardt, Richard H.K. Vietor Winter 2015 Q3 1.5
Entrepreneurship and Global Capitalism (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Geoffrey Jones

Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Globalization and Emerging Markets Eric D. Werker Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
History of American Democracy David Moss Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Institutions, Macroeconomics, and the Global Economy Rafael M. Di Tella, Lakshmi Iyer Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Managing International Trade and Investment Dante Roscini Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
The Role of Government in Market Economies Matthew C. Weinzierl Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Entrepreneurial Management
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Building Life Science Businesses Richard G. Hamermesh Fall 2014 Q1 1.5
Business Marketing & Sales (also listed under Marketing) Frank V. Cespedes Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
The Coming of Managerial Capitalism: The United States Tom Nicholas Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Design Thinking and Innovation (also listed under Accounting and Management and Marketing) Srikant M. Datar, Rajiv Lal Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Entrepreneurial Finance (also listed under Finance) Ramana Nanda, William Sahlman Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Entrepreneurial Leadership in Creative Industries (formerly Creative High-Impact Ventures) Mukti Khaire Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Entrepreneurship and Global Capitalism (also listed under Business, Government & the International Economy) Geoffrey Jones

Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Entrepreneurship in Healthcare IT and Services Robert Higgins Fall 2014 Q2 1.5
Field Course: Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (also listed under Finance) Richard S. Ruback, Royce Yudkoff Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Launching Technology Ventures Thomas R. Eisenmann Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Product Management 101 Thomas R. Eisenmann Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Product Management 102 Thomas R. Eisenmann Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Financial Management of Smaller Firms (also listed under Finance )Richard S. Ruback, Royce Yudkoff Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Founders' Dilemmas Noam Wasserman, Jeffrey Rayport Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Innovation in Business, Energy, and Environment (also listed under Finance and Business, Government & the International Economy) Rebecca M. Henderson, Joseph B. Lassiter, John D. Macomber Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Launching Technology Ventures Jeffrey Bussgang Winter 2015 Q3 1.5
Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship (also listed under General Management) Lena Goldberg Fall 2014 Q2 1.5
The Online Economy: Strategy and Entrepreneurship (also listed under Negotiation, Organizations & Markets) Benjamin Edelman Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Power and Glory in Turbulent Times: The History of Leadership from Henry V to Steve Jobs (also listed under General Management) Nancy F. Koehn Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Venture Capital and Private Equity (also listed under Finance) Matthew Rhodes-Kropf Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Finance
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarters Credits
Behavioral and Value Investing Malcolm P. Baker Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Building Cities: Urbanization, Infrastructure, and Sustainability John D. Macomber Winter 2015 Q4 1.5
Business at the Base of the Pyramid (also listed under Marketing and General Management) V. Kasturi Rangan, Shawn A. Cole

Michael Chu
Fall 2014

Winter 2015
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Corporate Financial Management Lucy White, Yuhai Xuan Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Creating Value Through Corporate Restructuring Kristin Williams Mugford Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Entrepreneurial Finance (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Ramana Nanda, William Sahlman Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Richard S. Ruback, Royce Yudkoff Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Private Equity Projects Paul A. Gompers Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Stock Pitching Lauren Cohen, Christopher Malloy Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Financial Management of Smaller Firms (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management)Richard S. Ruback, Royce Yudkoff Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Innovation in Business, Energy, and Environment (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management and Business, Government & the International Economy) Rebecca M. Henderson, Joseph B. Lassiter, John D. Macomber Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Investment Strategies

Lauren Cohen, Christopher J. Malloy

Fall 204 Q1Q2 3.0
IXP Course: Latin America; Building Cities John Macomber Winter 2015 J 3.0
Managing the Financial Firm David S. Scharfstein Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Private Equity Finance Paul A. Gompers Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Real Estate Development, Design, and Construction John D. Macomber Winter 2015 Q3 1.5
Real Estate in Frontier Markets Arthur Segel, Roberto Charvel, Sid Yog Winter 2015 Q3 1.5
Real Estate Private Equity Nori Gerardo Lietz Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Real Property

Arthur Segel, Charlie Wu, Sid Yog

Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Venture Capital and Private Equity (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Matthew Rhodes-Kropf Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
General Management
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
The Board of Directors and Corporate Governance (also listed under Organizational Behavior) Jay Lorsch, John C. Coates Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Business at the Base of the Pyramid(also listed under Marketing and Finance) V. Kasturi Rangan, Shawn A. Cole

Michael Chu
Fall 2014

Winter 2015
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Creating Value in Business and Government (HKS-HBS Joint Degree Seminar) Herman B. Leonard Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Designing Competitive Organizations (also listed under Accounting & Management and Strategy) Robert Simons Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovations in Education John Jong-Hyun Kim Winter 2015 Q3 1.5
Field Course: Health Care Computer Assisted Innovations Regina E. Herzlinger, Margo Seltzer Fall 2014 Q2 3.0
Field Course: Innovating in Health Care Regina E. Herzlinger, Kevin Schulman Fall 2014 Q2 3.0
Field Course: Social Innovation Lab

Alnoor Ebrahim, John Jong-Hyun Kim

Winter 2015 Q4 1.5
General Management: Processes and Action Leonard A. Schlesinger

David Garvin, Kevin W. Sharer
Fall 2014

Winter 2015
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Innovating Biomedical Technology Regina E. Herzlinger, Kevin Schulman Fall 2014 Q2 1.5
Innovating in Health Care Intensive Course Regina E. Herzlinger, Kevin Schulman Fall 2014 Q1 3.0
Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Lena Goldberg Fall 2014 Q2 1.5
Legal Aspects of Management Lena Goldberg Fall 2014 Q1 1.5
Managing Change Rosabeth M. Kanter Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Managing Social Enterprise Alnoor Ebrahim Winter 2015 Q3 1.5
The Moral Leader Joseph L. Badaracco Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Political Economy after the Crisis Rebecca M. Henderson, Roberto Unger Winter 2015 Q3Q4 1.5
Power and Glory in Turbulent Times: The History of Leadership from Henry V to Steve Jobs (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Nancy F. Koehn Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems (also listed under Strategy) Rebecca M. Henderson, Clayton S. Rose, George Serafeim Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Marketing
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Agribusiness David E. Bell Winter 2015 Q4 1.5
Business at the Base of the Pyramid (also listed under Finance and General Management) V. Kasturi Rangan, Shawn A. Cole

Michael Chu
Fall 2014

Winter 2015
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Business Marketing & Sales (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Frank V. Cespedes Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Consumers, Corporations and Public Health John A. Quelch Winter 2015 Q3 1.5
Design Thinking and Innovation (also listed under Accounting and Management and Entrepreneurial Management) Srikant M. Datar, Rajiv Lal Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Digital Marketing Strategy Thales S. Teixeira Fall 2014 Q1 1.5
Luxury Marketing Anat Keinan Winter 2015 Q3 1.5
Retailing Jose Alvarez Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Strategic Marketing in Creative Industries Anita Elberse Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Negotiation, Organizations & Markets
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Deals Kevin Mohan Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Great Negotiators, Effective Diplomacy and Intractable Conflicts James K. Sebenius Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
IXP Course: UK and the Netherlands; Behavioral Insights Max H. Bazerman , Michael Luca Winter 2015 J 3.0
Managing, Organizing & Motivating for Value Brian Hall, Andrew Wasynczuk Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Managing Global Health: Applying Behavioral Economics to Create Impact Nava Ashraf Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Negotiation Kevin Mohan, Andrew Wasynczuk

John Beshears, Alison Wood Brooks, Leslie K. John, Michael Luca
Fall 2014

Winter 2015
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Negotiation Intensive Course Francesca Gino

James K. Sebenius
Fall 2014

Fall 2014
Q1

Q2
3.0

3.0
The Online Economy: Strategy and Entrepreneurship (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Benjamin Edelman Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Organizational Behavior
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Authentic Leadership Development Thomas DeLong, Scott Snook

Scott Snook
Fall 2014

Winter 2015
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
The Board of Directors and Corporate Governance (also listed under General Management) Jay Lorsch, John C. Coates Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
How Star Women Succeed: Leading Effective Careers and Organizations Boris Groysberg Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Leading Professional Service Firms Robert G. Eccles Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Leading Teams in a Global Economy Tsedal Neeley Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Managing Human Capital Thomas DeLong, Paul McKinnon Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Power and Influence Julie Battilana Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Strategy
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Competing Globally Juan Alcacer Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Contemporary South Asia: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Intractable Social & Economic Problems (University-wide Course) Tarun Khanna, Prithwiraj Choudhury Fall 2013 Q1Q2 3.0
Corporate Strategy David J. Collis Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Designing Competitive Organizations(also listed under Accounting & Management and General Management) Robert Simons Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Games of Chance and Strategy Elon Kohlberg Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
IXP Course: Japan; Innovating for Recovery: Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship Hirotaka Takeuchi Winter 2015 J 3.0
IXP Course: India; Social Entrepreneurship Tarun Khanna Winter 2015 J 3.0
Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems (also listed under General Management) Rebecca M. Henderson, Clayton S. Rose, George Serafeim Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Strategy and Technology Andrei Hagiu Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Technology & Operations Management
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise Stephen P. Kaufman, Willy C. Shih, Chet Huber, Derek van Bever

Clayton M. Christensen, Derek van Bever
Fall 2014


Winter 2015
Q1Q2


Q3Q4
3.0


3.0
Digital Innovation and Transformation Karim R. Lakhani, Marco Iansiti Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Commercializing Science Vicki Sato, Gary Pisano Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Managing Service Operations Ryan W. Buell Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Operations Strategy: Managing Growth David F. Drake Winter 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Supply Chain Management Janice H. Hammond Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Understanding and Influencing Operations as an Investor Ananth Raman, Nikolaos Trichakis Winter 2015 Q3 1.5