MBA Required Curriculum (1st Year)

Leadership and Organizational Behavior (LEAD)

This course focuses on how managers become effective leaders by addressing the human side of enterprise.

The first modules examine teams, individuals, and networks in the context of:

  • The determinants of group culture.
  • Managing the performance of individual subordinates.
  • Establishing productive relationships with peers and seniors over whom the manager has no formal authority.

The intermediate modules look at successful leaders in action to see how they:

  • Develop a vision of the future.
  • Align the organization behind that vision.
  • Motivate people to achieve the vision.
  • Design effective organizations and change them to achieve superior performance.

The final module introduces a model for strategic career management.

MBA Elective Curriculum (2nd Year)

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


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