Please Note: For the fall 2020 semester, all students who are cross-registered into an HBS class will participate virtually on Zoom. A small number of in-person seats in Hybrid classrooms will be available for HBS MBA students only. Links for all class sessions will be available on Canvas.

Fall 2020 Course Schedule

The link below will download a spreadsheet that shows an updated list of HBS classes that accept cross-registrants. We are in the process of updating this list as more information becomes available. Be sure to check back as more classes will be added in the coming days.

Fall 2020 Courses

It is important to note that some of these courses will not be open to cross registrants while others may be open but are in high demand from HBS students and therefore may not have space available for cross-registrants. 

A full list of all HBS 2nd year fall term courses can be found here:

All MBA Fall 2020 Courses
Spring 2021 Course Schedule

This list of Spring 2021 2nd Year Elective Curriculum Courses at HBS is currently under development. It is important to note that some of these courses will not be open to cross registrants while others may be open but are in high demand from HBS students and therefore may not have space available for cross-registrants. We will post a specific list of eligible cross registration courses in late-January 2021 and will update it as needed.

Spring 2021 Courses.

Course Catalog: Elective Curriculum 2020-21

Online catalog describing course format and content. Please note that cross-registration is permitted only in 2nd Year Elective Curriculum courses.

Please visit the HBS Faculty Directory where you can examine faculty biographies and find contact information.

Course Catalog: Elective Curriculum 2020-21

Harvard Course Catalog: Elective Curriculum 2020-21

Online course catalog for classes across Harvard University.

Harvard University Course Catalog (my.harvard)

Academic Calendar 2020-21

Please note that the HBS Academic Calendar is divided into X days (green) at the beginning of the week and Y days (blue) at the end of the week. This calendar also shows open days and exam periods.

Academic Calendar 2020-21

What is the X/Y Schedule?

The Academic Calendar at HBS is broken into the X/Y schedule. That is, most HBS courses fall on either an X day or a Y day.

X classes meet on Monday, Tuesday, and some Wednesdays.

Y classes meet on Thursday, Friday, and some Wednesdays.

About Wednesdays

If you are enrolled in a class at HBS you will need to know if it is an X class or a Y class and on what Wednesdays your course will meet. That information can be found by looking at the Academic Calendar. X days are green, Y days are blue and you will see that some Wednesdays are blue while others are green. You will be expected to be in class on all Wednesdays when your course is meeting as indicated on this calendar.

Auditors and Harvard Fellows (ALI, Nieman, etc.)

Auditors can enroll in HBS classes, pending faculty permission and the availability of seats, after all students taking courses for credit have been assigned their enrollments. The process is as follows:

  1. Research your courses of interest. 
  2. Reach out to the faculty regarding permission. In some cases you may be asked to forward your CV/Resume to the faculty for review.
  3. After permission is granted, complete the HBS Cross-Registration poll. This poll will be available starting on September 1, 2020. It will close on September 11, 2020 at 8am. Enrollments will be processed and you will be emailed HBS login information if your are enrolled in the class. After completing the poll students will recieve an email with login information and further instructions. 

Fall 2020 HBS Auditor Poll

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Last Updated

July 16, 2020