Course Overview Note | July 2008

The Devil Wears Prada (HBS Version) (TN)

by Howard H. Stevenson and Shirley Spence


The Devil Wears Prada is used to facilitate a discussion of the role of communities in people's lives. It is used in a second year MBA elective at HBS called Building a Business in the Context of a Life (BBCL). BBCL is primarily designed for students who plan to be involved in entrepreneurial activity at some point in their careers, and are interested in developing a comprehensive life plan. The Devil Wears Prada also can be useful in courses dealing with career development, corporate culture, or power and influence.

Keywords: Business Education; Entrepreneurship; Personal Development and Career; Planning; Civil Society or Community; Organizational Culture; Power and Influence;


Stevenson, Howard H., and Shirley Spence. "The Devil Wears Prada (HBS Version) (TN)." Harvard Business School Course Overview Note 809-006, July 2008.