Elective Curriculum: Course Descriptions

Last Updated: August 21, 2015

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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 2015 Q2 1.5
Business Analysis and Valuation Using Financial Statements Ian D. Gow, Charles C.Y. Wang Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Designing Competitive Organizations (also listed under Strategy and General Management) Robert Simons, Tatiana Sandino Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: i-Lab Design Thinking Projects (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Srikant M. Datar Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Business, Government & the International Economy
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarters Credits
Economics and Politics of Energy Joseph B. Lassiter, Forest Reinhardt, Richard H.K. Vietor Spring 2016 Q3 1.5
Entrepreneurship and Global Capitalism (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management and General Management) Geoffrey Jones

Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Globalization and Emerging Markets Sophus A. Reinert Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
History of American Democracy David Moss Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Innovating in Energy Joseph B. Lassiter, Forest Reinhardt, Richard H.K. Vietor Spring 2016 Q4 1.5
Institutions, Macroeconomics, and the Global Economy Rafael M. Di Tella Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Managing International Trade and Investment Dante Roscini Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
The Microeconomics of Competiveness: Firms, Clusters, and Economic Development (also listed under Strategy) Laura Alfaro Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
The Role of Government in Market Economies Matthew C. Weinzierl Spring 2016 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 2015 Q2 1.5
Building Life Science Businesses Richard G. Hamermesh Spring 2016 Q4 1.5
Business Marketing & Sales (also listed under Marketing) Frank V. Cespedes

Doug J. Chung
Fall 2015

Spring 2016
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
The Coming of Managerial Capitalism: The United States Tom Nicholas Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Entrepreneurial Finance (also listed under Finance) Ramana Nanda, William Sahlman, Robert White Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Entrepreneurship and Global Capitalism (also listed under General Management and Business, Government & the International Economy) Geoffrey Jones

Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Entrepreneurship in Healthcare IT and Services Robert Higgins Spring 2016 Q3 1.5
Field Course: Entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing (also listed under Marketing) Frank V. Cespedes, Thomas R. Eisenmann Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Entrepreneurship Laboratory (E-Lab) (also listed under Technology & Operations Management) Alan D. MacCormack Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (also listed under Finance) Richard S. Ruback, Royce Yudkoff Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: i-Lab Design Thinking Projects (also listed under Accounting and Management) Srikant M. Datar Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Product Management 101 Thomas R. Eisenmann Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Product Management 102 Thomas R. Eisenmann Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Financial Management of Smaller Firms (also listed under Finance)Richard S. Ruback, Royce Yudkoff Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Founders' Dilemmas Shikhar Ghosh Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Launching Technology Ventures Jeffrey Bussgang, Jefffey Rayport Spring 2016 Q3 1.5
Law, Management and Entrepreneurship (also listed under General Management) Lena Goldberg Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
The Online Economy: Strategy and Entrepreneurship (also listed under Negotiation, Organizations & Markets) Benjamin Edelman

Michael Luca
Fall 2015

Spring 2016
Q1Q2

Q3
3.0

1.5
Public Entrepreneurship (also listed under General Management) Mitchell Weiss Fall 2015 Q2 1.5
Venture Capital and Private Equity (also listed under Finance) Matthew Rhodes-Kropf Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Finance
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarters Credits
Building Sustainable Cities and Infrastructure John D. Macomber Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Business at the Base of the Pyramid (also listed under Marketing and General Management) V. Kasturi Rangan

Michael Chu
Fall 2015

Spring 2016
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Creating Value Through Corporate Restructuring Kristin Williams Mugford Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Entrepreneurial Finance (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Ramana Nanda, William Sahlman, Robert White Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Richard S. Ruback, Royce Yudkoff Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Private Equity Projects John Dionne Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Stock Pitching Christopher Malloy Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Financial Management of Smaller Firms (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management)Richard S. Ruback, Royce Yudkoff Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
IFC: Africa; Building Cities John Macomber January 2016 J 3.0
IFC: India; Social Enterprise and Private Sector Approaches in Developing India Shawn A. Cole January 2016 J 3.0
IFC: New York City; Private Equity and Real Estate Arthur I Segel January 2016 J 3.0
Investing in Emerging Markets Sid Yog Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Investment Management

Adi Sunderam, Luis M. Viceira

Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Investment Strategies Malcolm P. Baker, Samuel G. Hanson Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Managing the Financial Firm David S. Scharfstein Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Private Equity Finance Paul A. Gompers, Victoria Ivashina Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Real Estate Private Equity Nori Gerardo Lietz Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Real Property

Arthur I Segel, Charles F. Wu

Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Venture Capital and Private Equity (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Matthew Rhodes-Kropf Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
General Management
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
All Roads Lead to Rome: Leadership Lessons from Antiquity (also listed under Organizational Behavior) Frances X. Frei, Emma Dench Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
The Arts of Communication Timothy McCarthy Spring 2016 Q3

Q4
1.5

1.5
The Board of Directors and Corporate Governance (also listed under Organizational Behavior) Jay Lorsch, Lynn S. Paine Fall 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Business at the Base of the Pyramid (also listed under Finance and Marketing) V. Kasturi Rangan

Michael Chu
Fall 2015

Spring 2016
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Creating Value in Business and Government (HKS-HBS Joint Degree Seminar) Herman B. Leonard Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
CS50 for MBAs: Computer Science for Business Leaders David J. Malan Spring 2016 Q4 1.5
Designing Competitive Organizations (also listed under Accounting & Management and Strategy ) Robert Simons, Tatiana Sandino Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Doing Business in China William C. Kirby Spring 2016 Q3 1.5
Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovations in Education John Jong-Hyun Kim Spring 2016 Q3 1.5
Field Course: Innovating in Health Care Regina E. Herzlinger Fall 2015 Q2 1.5
Field Course: Social Innovation Lab John Jong-Hyun Kim, V. Kasturi Rangan Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
General Management: Processes and Action Leonard A. Schlesinger

David Garvin, Kevin W. Sharer
Fall 2015

Spring 2016
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
IFC: China; The Business of Going Global, China-Style William C. Kirby, Willy C. Shih January 2016 J 3.0
Innovating in Health Care Regina E. Herzlinger Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Law, Management and Entrepreneurship (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Lena Goldberg Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Leading Social Enterprise Herman B. Leonard Fall 2015 Q1 1.5
Managing Change Rosabeth M. Kanter Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
The Moral Leader Joseph L. Badaracco

Sandra J. Sucher
Fall 2015

Spring 2016
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Public Entrepreneurship (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Mitchell Weiss Fall 2015 Q2 1.5
Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems (also listed under Strategy) Rebecca M. Henderson, George Serafeim Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
US Healthcare Strategy (also listed under Strategy) Leemore S. Dafny Fall 2015 Q1 1.5
Marketing
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Agribusiness David E. Bell Spring 2016 Q4 1.5
Big Data in Marketing John A. Deighton Spring 2016 Q4 1.5
Business at the Base of the Pyramid (also listed under Finance and General Management) V. Kasturi Rangan

Michael Chu
Fall 2015

Spring 2016
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Business Marketing & Sales (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Frank V. Cespedes

Doug J. Chung
Fall 2015

Spring 2016
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Consumers, Corporations and Public Health John A. Quelch Spring 2016 Q3 1.5
Digital Marketing Strategy Thales S. Teixeira Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Frank V. Cespedes, Thomas R. Eisenmann Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Luxury Marketing Anat Keinan Spring 2016 Q3 1.5
Retailing Jose Alvarez Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Strategic Marketing in Creative Industries Anita Elberse Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Negotiation, Organizations & Markets
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Deals Kevin Mohan Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
IFC: UK and the Netherlands; Behavioral Insights Max H. Bazerman, Michael Luca January 2016 J 3.0
Managing, Organizing & Motivating for Value Brian Hall, Andrew Wasynczuk Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Negotiation Leslie K. John, Kevin Mohan, Andrew Wasynczuk

John Beshears, Alison Wood Brooks, Christine Exley, Joshua Schwartzstein
Fall 2015

Spring 2016
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Negotiation Intensive Course James K. Sebenius Fall 2015

Spring 2016
Q2

Q3
3.0

3.0
The Online Economy: Strategy and Entrepreneurship (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Benjamin Edelman

Michael Luca
Fall 2015

Spring 2016
Q1Q2

Q3
3.0

1.5
Organizational Behavior
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
All Roads Lead to Rome: Leadership Lessons from Antiquity (also listed under General Management) Frances X. Frei, Emma Dench Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Authentic Leadership Development Thomas DeLong, Scott Snook

Amy C. Edmondson, Lakshmi Ramarajan
Fall 2015

Spring 2016
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
The Board of Directors and Corporate Governance (also listed under General Management) Jay Lorsch, Lynn S. Paine Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
How Star Women Succeed: Leading Effective Careers and Organizations Amy W. Schulman Spring 2016 Q3 1.5
Managing Human Capital Paul McKinnon Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Power and Influence Julie Battilana Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Strategy
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
Competing Globally Juan Alcacer Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Contemporary Developing Countries: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Intractable Problems (University-wide Course) Tarun Khanna Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Corporate Strategy David J. Collis, Raffaella Sadun Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Designing Competitive Organizations (also listed under Accounting & Management and General Management) Robert Simons, Tatiana Sandino Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
IFC: Japan; Tohoku: The World's Test Market for Authentic Entrepreneurship Hirotaka Takeuchi January 2016 J 3.0
The Microeconomics of Competiveness: Firms, Clusters, and Economic Development (also listed under Business, Government & the International Economy) Laura Alfaro Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems (also listed under General Management ) Rebecca M. Henderson, George Serafeim Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Strategy and Technology David B. Yoffie Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
US Healthcare Strategy (also listed under General Management) Leemore S. Dafny Fall 2015 Q1 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 2015


Spring 2016
Q1Q2


Q3Q4
3.0


3.0
Digital Innovation and Transformation Karim R. Lakhani, Feng Zhu Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Commercializing Science Vicki Sato, Gary Pisano Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Entrepreneurship Laboratory (E-Lab) (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Alan D. MacCormack Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Managing Service Operations Ryan W. Buell Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Operations Strategy: Managing Growth David F. Drake Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Supply Chain Management Janice H. Hammond, Stephen P. Kaufman Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Understanding and Influencing Operations as an Investor Nikolaos Trichakis Spring 2016 Q3 1.5