Elective Curriculum: Course Descriptions

Last Updated August 14, 2019

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A Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Noubar Afeyan Field Course: Lab to Market Technology & Operations Management Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Juan Alcacer Competing Globally Strategy Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Laura Alfaro The Microeconomics of Competiveness: Firms, Clusters, and Economic Development Strategy (also listed under Business, Government & the International Economy) Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Jose Alvarez Retailing Marketing Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Julia Austin Field Course: Product Management 101 Application Only

Field Course: Product Management 102 Application Only
Entrepreneurial Management Fall 2019

Spring 2020
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Jill Avery Creating Brand Value Marketing Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
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B Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Joseph Badaracco The Moral Leader General Management Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Peter Barrett Field Course: Lab to Market Technology & Operations Management Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
John Batter Law, Management and Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Management (also listed under General Management) Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Max Bazerman Behavioral Economics: The Leader as Decision Architect Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Spring 2020 Q4 1.5
Ethan Bernstein Managing Human Capital Organizational Behavior Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Shai Bernstein Entrepreneurial Finance Entrepreneurial Management (also listed under Finance) Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
John Beshears Motivation and Incentives Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Alison Wood Brooks How to Talk Gooder in Business and Life Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Spring 2020 Q4 1.5
Arthur Brooks Leadership and Happiness General Management Spring 2020 Q3 1.5
Ryan Buell Managing Service Operations Technology & Operations Management Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Jeffrey Bussgang Launching Technology Ventures Entrepreneurial Management Fall 2019 Q2 1.5
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C Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Frank Cespedes Field Course: Entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing Entrepreneurial Management (also listed under Marketing) Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Michael Chu Business at the Base of the Pyramid General Management (also listed under Marketing) Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Doug Chung Sales Management & Strategy (formerly Personal Selling and Sales Force Management) Marketing (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Sam Clemens Launching Technology Ventures Entrepreneurial Management Fall 2019 Q2 1.5
Randolph Cohen Field Course: Field X

Field Course: Field Y: Projects in Business Management
Finance (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Fall 2019

Spring 2020
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Shawn Cole Investing - Risk, Return, and Impact (formerly Investing in the 21st Century - Return, Risk, and Impact) Finance (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
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D Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Leemore Dafny U.S. Healthcare Strategy Strategy (also listed under General Management) Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Rohit Deshpande Field Course: Arts and Cultural Entrepreneurship Marketing (also listed under General Management) Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
John Dionne Field Course: Private Equity Projects and Ecosystems Application Only Finance Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Rafael Di Tella Institutions, Macroeconomics, and the Global Economy Business, Government & the International Economy Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
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E Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Amy Edmondson Becoming a General Manager General Management (also listed under Technology & Operations Management) Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Thomas Eisenmann Entrepreneurial Failure

Launch Lab/Thesis 2
Entrepreneurial Management Fall 2019

Spring 2020
Q1

Q3Q4
1.5

3.0
Anita Elberse The Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports Marketing (also listed under General Management) Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Robin Ely Authentic Leader Development Organizational Behavior Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Benjamin Esty Corporate Finance: Strategy and Finance Finance Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Christine Exley Negotiation Intensive Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Fall 2019 Q1 3.0
F Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
C. Fritz Foley Corporate Finance: Corporate Financial Operations Finance Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Frances Frei Leading Difference Organizational Behavior (also listed under Negotiation, Organizations & Markets and Technology & Operations Management) Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
David Fubini Leadership Execution and Action Planning Organizational Behavior Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Joseph Fuller Becoming a General Manager General Management (also listed under Technology & Operations Management) Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
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G Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Susanna Gallani Mastering Strategy Execution Accounting & Management (also listed under Strategy and General Management) Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Vikram Gandhi Investing - Risk, Return, and Impact (formerly Investing in the 21st Century - Return, Risk, and Impact) Finance (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Shikhar Ghosh Founders' Journey Entrepreneurial Management Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Francesca Gino Leading Difference

Negotiation
Organizational Behavior (also listed under Negotiation, Organizations & Markets and Technology & Operations Management)

Negotiation, Organizations & Markets
Spring 2020

Spring 2020
Q3Q4

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Lena Goldberg Challenges and Opportunities in the Restaurant Industry General Management Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Paul Gompers Immersive Field Course: Israel; Startups and Venture Capital

Entrepreneurial Finance
Finance

Entrepreneurial Management (also listed under Finance)
January 2020

Spring 2020
J

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Shane GreensteinDigital Innovation and Transformation Technology & Operations Management Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Robin Greenwood Investment Strategies Finance Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Yael Grushka-Cockayne Applied Business Analytics Technology & Operations Management Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
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H Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Brian Hall Motivation and Incentives Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Janice Hammond Supply Chain Management Technology & Operations Management Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Samuel Hanson Investment Strategies Finance Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Jonas Heese Business Analysis and Valuation Using Financial Statements Accounting & Management Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Regina Herzlinger Innovating in Health Care

Field Course: Innovating in Health Care
General Management Spring 2020

Spring 2020
Q3Q4

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Chet Huber Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise Technology & Operations Management Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Robert Huckman Field Course: Transforming Health Care Delivery Technology & Operations Management Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
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I Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Ayelet Israeli E-Commerce Marketing Spring 2020 Q4 1.5
Victoria Ivashina Private Equity Finance Finance Fall 2019 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 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
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K Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Rosabeth Kanter Managing Change and Transformation General Management Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Michael Kaufman Challenges and Opportunities in the Restaurant Industry General Management Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
William Kerr Managing the Future of Work Entrepreneurial Management Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Tarun Khanna Contemporary Developing Countries: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Intractable Problems (University-wide Course) Strategy (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
John Jong-Hyun Kim Transforming Education through Social Entrepreneurship

Field Course: Social Innovation Field Projects
General Management Fall 2019

Spring 2020
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
William Kirby Doing Business in China General Management Spring 2020 Q3 1.5
Elon Kohlberg Game Theory Strategy Fall 2019 Q2 1.5
Scott Duke Kominers Making Markets Entrepreneurial Management Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Mark Kramer Competitive Strategy and Social Impact: Creating Shared Value Strategy (also listed under General Management) Fall 2019 Q1 1.5
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L Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Karim Lakhani Field Course: Lab to Market Technology & Operations Management Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Rajiv Lal Reigniting Value through Frontier Technologies (IoT/ML/AI/AR/VR/Blockchain) Marketing Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Herman Leonard Creating Value in Business and Government (HKS-HBS Joint Degree Seminar) General Management Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Nori Gerardo Lietz Venture Capital and Private Equity

Real Estate Private Equity
Entrepreneurial Management

Finance
Fall 2019

Spring 2020
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Hong Luo Good Strategies in Flawed Markets (formerly titled Market Imperfections, Policy, and Strategy) Strategy Spring 2020 Q3 1.5
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M Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Alan MacCormack Integrated Design: MS/MBA Year Two

Launch Lab/Thesis 1
Technology and Operations Management Fall 2019

January 2020
Q1Q2

J
3.0

3.0
John Macomber Sustainable Cities and Resilient Infrastructure Finance Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
David Malan CS50 for MBAs: Computer Science for Business Leaders

CS50 for MBAs: Computer Science for Business Leaders (Intensive)
General Management Spring 2020 Q3 1.5

3.0
Deepak Malhotra War and Peace: The Lessons of History for Leadership, Strategy, Negotiation, Policy and Humanity

Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Spring 2020 Q3 1.5
Jim Matheson Entrepreneurial Finance Entrepreneurial Management (also listed under Finance) Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Douglas Melton Tech Ethics: AI, Biotech, and the Future of Human Nature General Management Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Tony Mayo Authentic Leader Development Organizational Behavior Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Timothy McCarthy The Arts of Communication General Management Fall 2019

Fall 2019
Q1

Q2
1.5

1.5
Rory McDonald Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise Technology & Operations Management Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Henry McGee Immersive Field Course: Los Angeles; Hollywood: Distribution and Marketing Challenges in a Digital World

Field Course: Arts and Cultural Entrepreneurship
General Management

Marketing (also listed under General Management)
January 2020

Spring 2020
J

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Allison Mnookin Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise Technology & Operations Management Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Kevin Mohan Negotiation

Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Fall 2019

Spring 2020
Q1Q2

Q3Q4
3.0
David Moss Creating the Modern Financial System Business, Government & the International Economy Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Kristin Williams Mugford Creating Value Through Corporate Restructuring Finance Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
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N Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Tom Nicholas The Coming of Managerial Capitalism: The United States Entrepreneurial Management Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
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P Course Title Area Term   Credits
Lynn Paine Corporate Governance and Boards of Directors Organizational Behavior (also listed under General Management) Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Michael Parzen Applied Business Analytics Technology & Operations Management Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Leslie Perlow Crafting Your Life: the Tactics and Practices of the First 10 Years Post MBA Organizational Behavior Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Jeffrey Polzer Leading with People Analytics Organizational Behavior Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
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Q Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Larry Quartana The Arts of Communication General Management Spring 2020 Q4 1.5
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R Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Ryan Raffaelli Leadership Execution and Action Planning Organizational Behavior Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Lakshmi Ramarajan Power and Influence Organizational Behavior Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
V. Kasturi Rangan Field Course: Social Innovation Field Projects General Management Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Spencer Rascoff Managing Technology Ventures Entrepreneurial Management Fall 2019 Q2 1.5
Jeffrey Rayport Managing Technology Ventures

Scaling Technology Ventures
Entrepreneurial Management Fall 2019

Spring 2020
Q2

Q3Q4
1.5

3.0
Sophus Reinert Globalization and Emerging Markets Business, Government & the International Economy Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Forest Reinhardt Food and Agribusiness Business, Government & the International Economy Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Meg Rithmire Immersive Field Course: Asia; China Belt & Road Initiative

Managing International Trade and Investment
Business, Government & the International Economy (also listed under Technology & Operations Management)

Business, Government & the International Economy
January 2020

Spring 2020
J

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Mark Roberge Tech Sales Entrepreneurial Management Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Dante Roscini Managing International Trade and Investment Business, Government & the International Economy Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Ethan Rouen Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems General Management (also listed under Accounting & Management and Strategy) Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Rick Ruback Financial Management of Smaller Firms

Field Course: Entrepreneurship through Acquisition

Finance (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management)

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Q1Q2

Q3Q4

3.0

3.0

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S Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Raffaella Sadun Creating Value Across Markets: Corporate Strategy Strategy Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Michael Sandel Tech Ethics: AI, Biotech, and the Future of Human Nature General Management Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Shelle Santana Creating Brand Value Marketing Spring 2020 Q3 1.5
David Scharfstein Managing and Innovating in Financial Services Finance Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Leonard Schlesinger Leadership and Happiness General Management Spring 2020 Q3 1.5
Joshua Schwartzstein Negotiation Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
James Sebenius Negotiation Intensive Course

Negotiation and Diplomacy
Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Fall 2019

Spring 2020
Q2

Q3Q4
3.0

3.0
Arthur Segel Immersive Field Course: Cuba; Islands in the Stream - Economy, Trade, and the Role of Business and Global Markets in the Future of Cuba Finance January 2019 J 3.0
George Serafeim Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems General Management (also listed under Accounting& Management and Strategy) Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Kevin Sharer Creating Value Across Markets: Corporate Strategy Strategy Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Willy Shih Immersive Field Course: Asia; China Belt & Road Initiative Business, Government & the International Economy (also listed under Technology & Operations Management) January 2020 J 3.0
Lou Shipley Tech Sales Entrepreneurial Management Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Robert Simons Mastering Strategy Execution Accounting & Management (also listed under Strategy and General Management) Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Mario Small Behavioral Economics: The Leader as Decision Architect Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Spring 2020 Q4 1.5
Scott Snook Authentic Leader Development Organizational Behavior Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Eugene Soltes Corporate Misconduct

Field Course: Corporate Misconduct
Accounting & Management Spring 2020 Q3

Q3Q4
1.5

3.0
Christopher Stanton Managing the Future of Work Entrepreneurial Management Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Ariel Stern Field Course: Transforming Health Care Delivery Technology & Operations Management Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Guhan Subramanian Deals Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Sandra Sucher The Moral Leader General Management Spring 2020 Q3Q4 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 January 2020 J 3.0
Brian Trelstad Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation General Management Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
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V Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Boris Vallee Real Property Finance Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Derek van Bever Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise Technology & Operations Management Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Luis Viceira Investment Management for Professional and Personal Investors Finance Fall 2019 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 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Andrew Wasynczuk Negotiation Intensive Course Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Fall 2019

Spring 2020
Q2

Q4
3.0
Matthew Weinzierl The Role of Government in Market Economies Business, Government & the International Economy Fall 2019 Q2 1.5
Mitchell Weiss Public Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Management (also listed under General Management) Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
John Wells Strategic IQ Intensive Strategy Fall 2019 Q1 3.0
Christina Wing Demystifying Family Businesses Technology & Operations Management Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Andy Wu Strategy and Technology Strategy Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Charles Wu Real Property

Immersive Field Course: Cuba; Islands in the Stream -Economy, Trade, and the Role of Business and Global Markets in the Future of Cuba
Finance Fall 2019

Janury 2020
Q1Q2

J
3.0

3.0
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Y Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
David Yoffie Strategy and Technology Strategy Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
Royce Yudkoff Financial Management of Smaller Firms

Field Course: Entrepreneurship through Acquisition

Finance (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management)

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Q1Q2

Q3Q4

3.0

3.0

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Z Course Title Area Term Quarter Credits
Feng ZhuDigital Innovation and Transformation Technology & Operations Management Spring 2020 Q3Q4 3.0
Julian Zlatev Negotiation Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Fall 2019 Q1Q2 3.0
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