Elective Curriculum: Course Descriptions

Last Updated May 18, 2017

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A Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Laura Alfaro The Microeconomics of Competitiveness: Firms, Clusters, and Economic Development Strategy (also listed under Business, Government & the International Economy) Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Jose Alvarez Retailing Marketing Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Julia B. Austin Field Course: Product Management 101
Application Only

Field Course: Product Management 102
Application Only
Entrepreneurial Management

Entrepreneurial Management
Fall 2017

Spring 2018
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 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Malcolm P. Baker Investment Strategies Finance Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Carliss Y. Baldwin Field Course: Customer Discovery in Entrepreneurial Ventures Entrepreneurial Management (also listed under Technology & Operations Management) Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Julie Battilana Power and Influence Organizational Behavior Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Max H. Bazerman Extended Field Course: U.S. Behavioral Insights Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Ethan S. Bernstein Managing Human Capital

Immersive Field Course: Japan; Innovation through the Fusion of Digital and Analog
Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior (also listed under Strategy)
Fall 2017

Janaury 2018
Q1Q2

J
3.0

3.0
John L. Beshears Managing, Organizing and Motivating for Value Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Jeffrey Bussgang Launching Technology Ventures Entrepreneurial Management Spring 2018 Q3 1.5
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C Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Frank V. Cespedes Field Course: Entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing Entrepreneurial Management (also listed under Marketing) Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Roberto Charvel Real Property
Finance Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Prithwiraj Choudhury Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise Technology & Operations Management Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Clayton M. Christensen Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise: Advanced Topics Technology & Operations Management Spring 2018 Q3 1.5
Michael Chu

Business at the Base of the Pyramid

Marketing (also listed under General Management) Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Doug J. Chung Personal Selling and Sales Force Management Marketing (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Spring 2018 Q3 1.5
Katherine B. Coffman Negotiation Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Randolph Cohen Field Course: Field X Entrepreneurial Management Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
John C. Coates Mergers and Acquisitions Processes and Structures Finance Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Shawn A. Cole Investing for Impact Finance Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Martha Crawford Twenty-First Century Energy Business, Government & the International Economy (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Alistair Croll Managing with Data Science Accounting and Management (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Fall 2017 Q1 1.5
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D Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Leemore S. Dafny U.S. Healthcare Strategy Strategy (also listed under General Management) Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Srikant M. Datar Managing with Data Science

Field Course: Design Thinking & Innovative Problem Solving
Accounting and Management (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Fall 2017

Fall 2017
Q1

Q1Q2
1.5

3.0
John Dionne Field Course: Private Equity Projects and Ecosystems Finance Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Rafael M. Di Tella Institutions, Macroeconomics, and the Global Economy Business, Government & the International Economy Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
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E Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Amy C. Edmondson General Management: Processes & Action General Management (also listed under Technology & Operations Management) Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Thomas R. Eisenmann Making Markets Entrepreneurial Management Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Anita Elberse The Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports Marketing (also listed under General Management) Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Christine L. Exley Negotiation Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
F Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
C. Fritz Foley Corporate Financial Operations Finance Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
David G. Fubini Leadership: Execution & Action Planning Organizational Behavior Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Joseph B. Fuller General Management: Processes & Action General Management (also listed under Technology & Operations Management) Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
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G Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Vikram Gandhi Investing for Impact Finance Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Shikhar Ghosh Founders' Journey Entrepreneurial Management Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Lena G. Goldberg Law, Management and Entrepreneurship

Field Course: Challenges and Opportunities in the Restaurant Industry
Entrepreneurial Management (also listed under General Management)

General Management
Fall 2017

Spring 2018
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Paul A. Gompers Immersive Field Course: Israel; Startups and Venture Capital Finance January 2018 J 3.0
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H Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Janice H. Hammond Supply Chain Management Technology & Operations Management Fall 2017 Q1Q2 1.5
Samuel G. Hanson Investment Strategies Finance Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Regina E. Herzlinger Innovating in Health Care General Management Fall 2017 Q1Q2

3.0

Robert Higgins Entrepreneurship in Healthcare IT and Services Entrepreneurial Management Spring 2018 Q3 1.5
Chet Huber Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise Technology & Operations Management Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Robert S. Huckman Field Course: Transforming Health Care Delivery Technology & Operations Management (also listed under General Management) Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
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I Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Victoria Ivashina Private Equity Finance Finance Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
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J Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Leslie K. John Negotiation Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Geoffrey Jones Entrepreneurship and Global Capitalism Entrepreneurial Management (also listed under General Management and Business, Government & the International Economy) Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
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K Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Rosabeth M. Kanter Managing Change and Transformation General Management Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
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 General Management Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
William C. Kirby Doing Business in China 2020 General Management Spring 2018 Q3 1.5
Nancy Koehn Authentic Leader Development Organizational Behavior Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Scott Duke Kominers Making Markets Entrepreneurial Management Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Mark Kramer Creating Shared Value: Competitive Advantage through Social Impact General Management Fall 2016 Q1 1.5
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L Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Rajiv Lal Business of Smart Connected Products/Internet of Things (IOT) Marketing Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Joseph B. Lassiter Twenty-First Century Energy Business, Government & the International Economy (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Fall 2017 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 2017

Fall 2017

Fall 2017
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 2017

Spring 2018
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Jay Lorsch Corporate Governance and Boards of Directors Organizational Behavior (also listed under General Management) Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Michael Luca Immersive Field Course: UK; Behavioral Insights Negotiation, Organizations & Markets January 2018 J 3.0
Hong Luo Market Imperfections, Policy, and Strategy Strategy Spring 2018 Q3 1.5
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M Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Alan D. MacCormack Field Course: Customer Discovery in Entrepreneurial Ventures Entrepreneurial Management (also listed under Technology & Operations Management) Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
John D. Macomber Building Sustainable Cities and Infrastructure

Immersive Field Course: Africa; Building Cities
Finance Spring 2018

January 2018
Q3Q4

J
3.0

3.0
Timothy McCarthy The Arts of Communication General Management Fall 2017

Spring 2018
Q2

Q3
1.5

1.5
Rory M. McDonald Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise Technology & Operations Management Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Henry W. McGee Immersive Field Course: Los Angeles; Hollywood: Distribution and Marketing Challenges in a Digital World General Management January 2018 J 3.0
Paul McKinnon Managing Human Capital Organizational Behavior Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Kevin Mohan Negotiation

Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
David A. Moss Creating the Modern Financial System Business, Government & the International Economy Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Kristin Williams Mugford Field Course: HBS Neighborhood Business Partnership

Creating Value Through Corporate Restructuring
Finance Fall 2017

Spring 2018
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 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
V.G. Narayanan Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise Technology & Operations Management Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Tom Nicholas The Coming of Managerial Capitalism: The United States Entrepreneurial Management Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
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P Course Title Area Term   Credits
Lynn S. Paine Corporate Governance and Boards of Directors Organizational Behavior (also listed under General Management) Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Gary Pisano Operating Strategies for Growth

Field Course: Commercializing Science; Technology Strategy and Business Models for Science-Based Enterprises

Technology & Operations Management Spring 2018

Spring 2018
Q3

Q3Q4
1.5

3.0
Jeffrey T. Polzer People Analytics Organizational Behavior Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
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Q Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
John A. Quelch Consumers, Corporations and Public Health Marketing Spring 2018 Q3 1.5
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R Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Ryan L. Raffaelli Leadership: Execution & Action Planning Organizational Behavior Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
V. Kasturi Rangan

Business at the Base of the Pyramid

Marketing (also listed under General Management) Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Jefffey Rayport Launching Technology Ventures

Scaling Technology Ventures
Entrepreneurial Management Spring 2018

Spring 2018
Q3

Q4
1.5

1.5
Sophus A. Reinert Globalization and Emerging Markets Business, Government & the International Economy Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Forest L. Reinhardt Twenty-First Century Energy

Food and Agribusiness
Business, Government & the International Economy (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management)

Business, Government & the International Economy
Fall 2017

Spring 2018
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Meg Rithmire Managing International Trade and Investment Business, Government & the International Economy Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Mark N. Roberge Field Course: Entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing Entrepreneurial Management (also listed under Marketing) Fall 2017 Q1Q2 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 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Rick Ruback Financial Management of Smaller Firms

Field Course: Entrepreneurship through Acquisition

Finance (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management)

Fall 2017

Spring 2018

Q1Q2

Q3Q4

3.0

3.0

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S Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Raffaella Sadun Corporate Strategy Strategy Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Tatiana Sandino Mastering Strategy Execution Accounting & Management (also listed under Strategy and General Management) Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
David S. Scharfstein Managing the Financial Firm Finance Spring 2018 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 Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
James K. Sebenius Negotiation Intensive Course

Negotiation and Diplomacy
Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Fall 2017

Spring 2018
Q1

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Arthur I Segel Immersive Field Course: New York City;  Private Equity and Real Estate Finance January 2018 J 3.0
George Serafeim Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems General Management (also listed under Accounting& Management and Strategy) Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Kevin W. Sharer Corporate Strategy Strategy Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Lou Shipley Introduction to Technology Sales General Management Fall 2017 Q1 1.5
Robert Simons Mastering Strategy Execution Accounting & Management (also listed under Strategy and General Management) Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Scott A. Snook Authentic Leader Development Organizational Behavior Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Sandra J. Sucher The Moral Leader General Management Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Adi Sunderam Investment Management for Professional and Personal Investors Finance Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
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T Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Hirotaka Takeuchi Immersive Field Course: Japan; Innovation through the Fusion of Digital and Analog Strategy (also listed under Organizational Behavior) January 2018 J 3.0
Thales S. Teixeira E-Commerce Marketing Spring 2018 Q4 1.5
David A. Thomas Authentic Leader Development Organizational Behavior Spring 2018 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 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Luis M. Viceira Investment Management for Professional and Personal Investors Finance Fall 2017 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 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Andrew Wasynczuk Negotiation

Managing, Organizing and Motivating for Value
Negotiation, Organizations & Markets
Fall 2017

Spring 2018

Q1Q2

 

Q3Q4

3.0

 

3.0

Matthew Weinzierl The Role of Government in Market Economies Business, Government & the International Economy Fall 2017 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 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Ashley Whillans Negotiation Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Robert White Entrepreneurial Finance Entrepreneurial Management (also listed under Finance)
Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Charles F. Wu Real Property
Finance Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
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Y Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
David B. Yoffie Strategy and Technology Strategy Fall 2017 Q1Q2 3.0
Sid Yog Investing in Emerging Markets Finance Spring 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
Royce Yudkoff Financial Management of Smaller Firms

Field Course: Entrepreneurship through Acquisition

Finance (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management)

Fall 2017

Spring 2018

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 2018 Q3Q4 3.0
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