Elective Curriculum: Course Descriptions

Last Updated September 26, 2016

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A Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Laura Alfaro The Microeconomics of Competiveness: Firms, Clusters, and Economic Development Strategy (also listed under Business, Government & the International Economy) Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Jose Alvarez Retailing Marketing Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Jose Luis Alvarez Power and Influence Organizational Behavior Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Julia Austin Field Course: Product Management 101

Field Course: Product Management 102
Entrepreneurial Management

Entrepreneurial Management
Fall 2016

Spring 2017
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
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B Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Joseph L. Badaracco The Moral Leader General Management Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Malcolm P. Baker Investment Strategies Finance Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Julie Battilana Power and Influence Organizational Behavior Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Max H. Bazerman Negotiation Intensive Course

Immersive Field Course: UK; Behavioral Insights
Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Fall 2016

January 2017
Q2

J
3.0

3.0
David E. Bell Agribusiness Marketing Spring 2017 Q4 1.5
John L. Beshears Managing, Organizing and Motivating for Value Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Iris Bohnet Behavioral Economics for Organizations Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Pauline J. Brown The Business of Aesthetics General Management Spring 2017 Q4 1.5
Ryan W. Buell Managing Service Operations Technology and Operations Management Fall 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Jeffrey Bussgang Launching Technology Ventures Entrepreneurial Management Spring 2017 Q3 1.5
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C Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Frank V. Cespedes Entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing

Field Course: Entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing
Entrepreneurial Management (also listed under Marketing) Fall 2016

Fall 2016
Q1

Q1Q2
1.5

3.0
Amitabh Chandra Transforming Health Care Delivery

Field Course: Transforming Health Care Delivery
Technology & Operations Management (also listed under General Management) Fall 2016

Fall 2016

Q1

Q1Q2

1.5

3.0

Prithwiraj Choudhury Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise Technology & Operations Management Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Clayton M. Christensen Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise Technology & Operations Management Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Michael Chu

Business at the Base of the Pyramid

Marketing (also listed under General Management) Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Doug J. Chung Personal Selling and Sales Force Management

Business-to-Business Marketing

Marketing (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Spring 2017 Q3

Q4

1.5

1.5

Randolph Cohen FIELD X: Extending Your Business Entrepreneurial Management Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
John C. Coates The Board of Directors and Corporate Governance

Mergers and Acquisitions Processes and Structures
Organizational Behavior (also listed under General Management)

Finance
Fall 2016

Spring 2017
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Shawn A. Cole Creating Shared Value and Impact Investing Finance Fall 2016 Q1 1.5
Martha Crawford Innovating in Energy Business, Government & the International Economy (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
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D Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Leemore S. Dafny US Healthcare Strategy Strategy (also listed under General Management) Spring 2017 Q3 1.5
Srikant M. Datar Field Course: Design Thinking

Big Data and Critical Thinking
Accounting and Management (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Fall 2016

Fall 2016
Q1Q2

Q2
3.0

1.5
Katy DeCelles Negotiation Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
John A. Deighton Big Data in Marketing

Field Course: Big Data in Marketing
Marketing Spring 2017

Spring 2017
Q3

Q3Q4
1.5

3.0
Thomas DeLong Authentic Leader Development Organizational Behavior Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Rafael Di Tella Institutions, Macroeconomics and the Global Economy Business, Government & the International Economy Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
John Dionne Field Course: Private Equity Projects Finance Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
David F. Drake Operations Strategy: Managing Growth Technology & Operations Management Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
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E Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Amy C. Edmondson Authentic Leader Development Organizational Behavior Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Thomas R. Eisenmann Scaling Technology Ventures Entrepreneurial Management Spring 2017 Q4 1.5
Anita Elberse Strategic Marketing in Creative Industries Marketing Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Christine L. Exley Negotiation Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
F Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Lutz Finger Big Data and Critical Thinking Accounting and Management (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Fall 2016 Q2 1.5
C. Fritz Foley Corporate Financial Operations Finance Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Joseph B. Fuller General Management: Processes & Action General Management Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
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G Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Vikram Gandhi Creating Shared Value and Impact Investing

Field Course: Social Innovation Lab
Finance

General Management
Fall 2016

Spring 2017
Q1

Q3Q4
1.5

3.0
David Garvin General Management: Processes & Action General Management Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Shikhar Ghosh Founders' Dilemmas: Success and Failure Entrepreneurial Management Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Lena G. Goldberg Law, Management and Entrepreneurship General Management (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Ian D. Gow Business Analysis and Valuation Using Financial Statements Accounting & Management Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
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H Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Richard G. Hamermesh Building Life Science Businesses Entreprenurial Management Spring 2017 Q4 1.5
Samuel G. Hanson Investment Strategies Finance Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Rebecca Henderson Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems General Management (also listed under Strategy) Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Regina E. Herzlinger Innovating in Health Care

Field Course: Innovating in Health Care
General Management Spring 2017

Spring 2017

Q3Q4

Q4

3.0

1.5

Robert Higgins Entrepreneurship in Healthcare IT and Services Entrepreneurial Management Spring 2017 Q3 1.5
Nien-he Hsieh Field Course: Nonprofit Clinic; Tackling Inequality Strategy (also listed under General Management) Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Chet Huber Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise Technology & Operations Management Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Robert S. Huckman Transforming Health Care Delivery

Field Course: Transforming Health Care Delivery
Technology & Operations Management (also listed under General Management) Fall 2016

Fall 2016

Q1

Q1Q2

1.5

3.0

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I Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Victoria Ivashina Private Equity Finance Finance Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
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J Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Geoffrey Jones Entrepreneurship and Global Capitalism Entrepreneurial Management (also listed under General Management and Business, Government & the International Economy) Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
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K Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Rosabeth M. Kanter Managing Change and Transformation General Management Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Stephen P. Kaufman Disruptive Strategy Technology & Operations Management Fall 2016 Q1 1.5
Anat Keinan Luxury Marketing Marketing Spring 2017 Q3 1.5
Tarun Khanna Contemporary Developing Countries: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Intractable Problems (University-wide Course) Strategy Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
John Jong-Hyun Kim Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovations in Education

Field Course: Social Innovation Lab
General Management Spring 2017

Spring 2017
Q3Q4

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
William C. Kirby Doing Business in China 2020 General Management Spring 2017 Q3 1.5
Nancy Koehn Power and Glory in Turbulent Times: The History of Leadership from Henry V to Steve Jobs General Management Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Mark Kramer Creating Shared Value and Impact Investing Finance Fall 2016 Q1 1.5
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L Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Karim R. Lakhani Digital Innovation and Transformation Technology & Operations Management Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Rajiv Lal The Business of Smart Connected Products

Field Course: The Business of Smart Connected Products

Marketing Spring 2017 Q3

Q3Q4

1.5

3.0

Joseph B. Lassiter Innovating in Energy Business, Government & the International Economy (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Herman B. Leonard Leading Social Enterprise

Field Course: Leading Social Enterprise

Creating Value in Business and Government (HKS-HBS Joint Degree Seminar)
General Management Fall 2016

Fall 2016

Fall 2016
Q1

Q1Q2

Q1Q2
1.5

3.0

3.0
Nori Gerardo Lietz Venture Capital and Private Equity

Real Estate Private Equity
Entrepreneurial Management

Finance
Fall 2016

Spring 2017
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Jay Lorsch The Board of Directors and Corporate Governance Organizational Behavior (also listed under General Management) Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
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M Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Alan D. MacCormack Field Course: Entrepreneurship Laboratory (E-Lab) Entrepreneurial Management (also listed under Technology & Operations Management) Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
John D. Macomber Building Sustainable Cities and Infrastructure

IFC: Africa; Building Cities
Finance Spring 2017

January 2017
Q3Q4

J
3.0

3.0
David J. Malan CS50 for MBAs: Computer Science for Business Leaders General Management Spring 2017 Q4 1.5
Timothy McCarthy The Arts of Communication General Management Spring 2017 Q3

Q4
1.5

1.5
Henry W. McGee Immersive Field Course: Los Angeles; Hollywood: Distribution and Marketing Challenges in a Digital World General Management January 2017 J 3.0
Paul McKinnon Managing Human Capital Organizational Behavior Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Kevin Mohan Negotiation

Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Fall 2016

Spring 2017
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Kristin Williams Mugford Field Course: HBS Neighborhood Business Partnership

Creating Value Through Corporate Restructuring

General Management (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management)

Finance
Fall 2016

Spring 2017

Q1Q2

Q3Q4

3.0

3.0

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N Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Ramana Nanda Entrepreneurial Finance Entrepreneurial Management (also listed under Finance) Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Tom Nicholas The Coming of Managerial Capitalism Entrepreneurial Management Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
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O Course Title Area Term    
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Felix Oberholzer-Gee Field Course: Nonprofit Clinic; Tackling Inequality Strategy (also listed under General Management) Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
P Course Title Area Term   Credits
Gary Pisano Field Course: Commercializing Science; Technology Strategy and Business Models for Science-Based Enterprises

Technology & Operations Management Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Jeffrey T. Polzer People Analytics

Field Course: People Analytics
Organizational Behavior Spring 2017 Q3

Q3Q4
1.5

3.0
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Q Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
John A. Quelch Consumers, Corporations and Public Health Marketing Spring 2017 Q3 1.5
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R Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Lakshmi Ramarajan Authentic Leader Development Organizational Behavior Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
V. Kasturi Rangan

Business at the Base of the Pyramid

Field Course: Social Innovation Lab

Marketing (also listed under General Management)

General Management
Fall 2016

Spring 2017
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Jefffey Rayport Launching Technology Ventures

Scaling Technology Ventures
Entrepreneurial Management Spring 2017

Spring 2017
Q3

Q4
1.5
Sophus A. Reinert Globalization and Emerging Markets Business, Government & the International Economy Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Forest Reinhardt Innovating in Energy Business, Government & the International Economy (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Mark N. Roberge Entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing

Field Course: Entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing
Entrepreneurial Management (also listed under Marketing) Fall 2016

Fall 2016
Q1

Q1Q2
1.5

3.0
Steven S. Rogers Field Course: Black Business Leaders and Entrepreneurship General Management Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Dante Roscini Managing International Trade and Investment Business, Government & the International Economy Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Julio J. Rotemberg Institutions, Macroeconomics and the Global Economy Business, Government & the International Economy Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Rick Ruback Financial Management of Smaller Firms

Field Course: Entrepreneurship through Acquisition

Finance (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management)

Fall 2016

Spring 2017

Q1Q2

Q3Q4

3.0

3.0

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S Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Raffaella Sadun Corporate Strategy Strategy Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Tatiana Sandino Designing Competitive Organizations Accounting & Management (also listed under Strategy and General Management) Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Vicki Sato Field Course: Commercializing Science; Technology Strategy and Business Models for Science-Based Enterprises Technology & Operations Management Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
David S. Scharfstein Managing the Financial Firm Finance Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Len Schlesinger Field Course: HBS Neighborhood Business Parnership General Management (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Joshua Schwartzstein Negotiation Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Fall 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
James K. Sebenius Negotiation and Diplomacy Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Arthur I Segel Real Property

IFC: London; Beyond the "Square Mile": Investing, Private Equity & Real Estate
Finance Fall 2016

January 2017
Q1Q2

J
3.0

3.0
George Serafeim Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems General Management (also listed under Strategy) Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Kevin W. Sharer Corporate Strategy Strategy Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Willy C. Shih IFC: China; Global Supply Chains: Two Sides of the Taiwan Strait Technology & Operations Management January 2017 J 3.0
Lou Shipley Introduction to Technology Sales General Management Fall 2016 Q1 1.5
Robert Simons Designing Competitive Organizations Accounting & Management (also listed under Strategy and General Management) Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Scott A. Snook Authentic Leader Development Organizational Behavior Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Daniel Snow Supply Chain Management

Field Course: Supply Chain Management
Technology & Operations Management

Technology & Operations Management
Fall 2016

Fall 2016
Q1Q2

Q1Q2
3.0

3.0
Sandra J. Sucher The Moral Leader General Management Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Adi Sunderam Investment Management Finance Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
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T Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Hirotaka Takeuchi IFC: Japan; Tohoku: The World's Test Market for Authentic Entrepreneurship Strategy January 2017 J 3.0
Thales S. Teixeira Digital Marketing Strategy

E-Commerce
Marketing Fall 2015

Spring 2017
Q1Q2

Q4
3.0

1.5
David A. Thomas Authentic Leader Development Organizational Behavior Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
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V Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Derek van Bever Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise Technology & Operations Management Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Luis M. Viceira Investment Management Finance Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Richard H.K. Vietor Innovating in Energy Business, Government & the International Economy (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
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W Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Charles C.Y. Wang Business Analysis and Valuation Using Financial Statements Accounting & Management Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Andrew Wasynczuk Negotiation

Managing, Organizing and Motivating for Value
Negotiation, Organizations & Markets
Fall 2016

Spring 2017

Q1Q2

 

Q3Q4

3.0

 

3.0

Matthew Weinzierl The Role of Government in Market Economies Business, Government & the International Economy Fall 2016 Q2 1.5
John R. Wells Strategic IQ Strategy Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Mitchell Weiss Public Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Management (also listed under General Management) Fall 2016 Q2 1.5
Michael A. Wheeler Negotiation

Negotiation Intensive Course
Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Fall 2016

Spring 2017
Q1Q2

Q4
3.0

3.0
Robert White Entrepreneurial Finance Entrepreneurial Management (also listed under Finance)
Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Charles F. Wu Real Property
Finance Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
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Y Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
David B. Yoffie Strategy and Technology Strategy Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Sid Yog Investing in Emerging Markets Finance Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Royce Yudkoff Financial Management of Smaller Firms

Field Course: Entrepreneurship through Acquisition

Finance (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management)

Fall 2016

Spring 2017

Q1Q2

Q3Q4

3.0

3.0

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Z Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Feng Zhu Digital Innovation and Transformation Technology & Operations Management Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
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