Please refer to Keep HBS Healthy for updated information on COVID-19 protocols.

Spring 2023 Course Schedule

Please visit this page regularly through early January, as additional courses may be added to this list when our faculty make their final determinations regarding cross-registration for their Spring courses.

Spring 2023 Courses Open to Cross-Registration

It is important to note that some HBS 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.

Fall 2022 Course Schedule

Please visit this page regularly during the month of August, as additional courses will be added to this list as our faculty make their final determinations regarding cross-registration for their courses this Fall.

Fall 2022 Courses Open to Cross-Registration

It is important to note that some HBS 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.

HBS Course Catalog: Elective Curriculum 2022-23

Online catalog describing course content and term(s) offered. Please note that Q1 and Q3 are the equivalent of Fall 1 and Spring 1, respectively, and Q2 and Q4 are the equivalent of Fall 2 and Spring 2, respectively. Courses listed as Q1,Q2 or Q3,Q4 are full-term courses. Also 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 2022-23

Harvard Course Catalog: Elective Curriculum 2022-23

Online course catalog for classes across Harvard University.

Harvard University Course Catalog (my.harvard)

Academic Calendar 2022-23

The Academic Calendar indicates the days on which classes are held at HBS. This version of the calendar is for the exclusive use of non-HBS students. If you are enrolled in the MBA program, please login to MyHBS for all of your calendar and course schedule information.

Academic Calendar 2022-23

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.

Some classes at HBS meet just one day per week. Those classes are denoted in the schedule found at the top of this page with the letter of their meeting day (M,T,W,H).

Please note that some classes may meet in a different pattern during the first week of classes. Please refer to the respective term's Course Schedule above for further detail.

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 are expected to be in class on all Wednesdays when your course is meeting, as indicated on this calendar.

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

Those interested in auditing may enroll in HBS classes, pending faculty permission and the availability of seats, after all students taking courses for credit have been assigned their enrollments. Auditors must attend class in person. The process for auditing is as follows:

  1. Research your courses of interest. HBS courses that are open to auditors will say so in the course description found in the my.Harvard course catalog.
  2. Reach out to the faculty member teaching the course in which you are interested in order to request permission to audit. In some cases you may be asked to forward your CV/Resume to the faculty for review.
  3. After permission is granted, you are required to fill out a poll: https://hbs.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cwM1GWC1YnwLNNr
    The link for this poll will be active as of January 20, 2023.

    Please note that receiving faculty permission to audit does not guarantee enrollment in the course. Approved auditors are enrolled on a space available basis after all enrollments for students taking courses for credit have been settled.
  4. After completing the poll, you will receive an automated email with temporary login credentials that may be used to access the HBS Canvas site as well as further instructions.
  5. Formal Auditor enrollments will be processed, and enrolled students will be sent a set of personalized login credentials no later than February 4, 2023. Auditors will be charged a course fee in the following amount for each course into which they are enrolled: $100 per 1.5 credit course; $200 per 3 credit course. Should an enrolled auditor later choose to drop the HBS course, the course fee will be refunded for courses dropped by the HBS drop deadline. Courses dropped after the HBS deadline will incur the full course fee.

    Note for Harvard Fellows: Fellows of Harvard University are eligible to cross-register in HBS courses as auditors only and may not be taken for credit. Please follow the steps above to request permission to audit an HBS course.
Case Method Workshop

To familiarize yourself with the case method, by which all HBS courses are taught, please plan to attend the HBS Classroom and Case Method Workshop led by Professor John Macomber on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 from 3:30-4:30pm. Location details will be shared here closer to that time.

The HBS Classroom: Inside the Case Method

Learn how to get to campus, find buildings, and more.

Campus Map & Directions

View details about the Cross-Registration petition process.

Questions? Email mbacrossreg@hbs.edu.

Last Updated

November 18, 2022