MBA Required Curriculum (1st Year)

Leadership and Corporate Accountability

In this course, students learn about the complex responsibilities facing business leaders today. Through cases about difficult managerial decisions, the course examines the legal, ethical, and economic responsibilities of corporate leaders. It also teaches students about management and governance systems leaders can use to promote responsible conduct by companies and their employees, and shows how personal values can play a critical role in effective leadership.

MBA Elective Curriculum (2nd Year)

General Management
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarter Credits
The Arts of Communication Timothy McCarthy Winter 2015 Q3


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


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, Margo Seltzer, Kevin Schulman Fall 2014 Q2 3.0
Field Course: Social Innovation Lab 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


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
Public Entrepreneurship (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Mitchell Weiss Winter 2015 Q3 1.5
Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems (also listed under Strategy) Rebecca M. Henderson, Clayton S. Rose, George Serafeim Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0

Doctoral Programs

Faculty from the General Management unit work with students across several doctoral programs. Detailed curriculum information for each doctoral program associated with this unit can be found on the doctoral programs website:

DBA in Management

PhD in Organizational Behavior

DBA in Strategy