Harvard Business School

HBX

Introduction

At Harvard Business School, we not only take learning seriously, but we also approach it with a bias. It's a bias so deeply ingrained that some would even refer to it as our signature slant.

The HBX course platform has been designed to bring the dynamism of the HBS classroom to online learning—and deliver transformational educational experiences that enable you to apply your learning.

We believe that learning should be

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Active

You won’t find boring lectures in HBX programs. Instead, we keep you engaged through short, highly-produced video content, interactive elements, animations, and reflections. You will be challenged to think on your feet. You will be cold called. Through the process, you will learn more.

Case-Based

We believe that all learning should begin with an immersion in real-world problems. What this means is that nearly every concept, every analytical tool, every framework has been embedded in a series of living case studies that we've developed for HBX. In each case, we ask you to step into the role of a business leader. You learn important business concepts as you work through real-world business challenges.

Social

In HBX programs, we expect you to learn, but we also expect you to exchange ideas with your classmates, to offer and seek help from your peers. HBX programs bring together learners from around the world, and the richness of perspectives will blow you away.

When you enroll in an HBX program, you are making a commitment to becoming an active participant in a community of learners. You are not only signing up to learn, you are signing up to engage.

This is HBX.

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Becoming a Better Manager

Online January 2019 USA USA Online

Becoming a Better Manager is designed to elevate your managerial skills through a distinctive, hands-on approach to management. In the course, you’ll learn to identify, analyze, design, and influence critical organizational processes as a means of getting work done and achieving results. Working through real-world challenges faced by managers across a variety of industries, you’ll focus on four of the essential processes for managers: decision-making, implementation, organizational learning, and change management. [+]

Master a process approach to management and move your organization forward.

Effective management is essential for all teams and organizations to accomplish their goals. But all too often, managers today just don’t have the tools or processes to get the job done efficiently.

Becoming a Better Manager is designed to elevate your managerial skills through a distinctive, hands-on approach to management. In the course, you’ll learn to identify, analyze, design, and influence critical organizational processes as a means of getting work done and achieving results. Working through real-world challenges faced by managers across a variety of industries, you’ll focus on four of the essential processes for managers: decision-making, implementation, organizational learning, and change management.... [-]


Business Analytics

Online January 2019 USA USA Online

Develop a data mindset and the analytical skills to interpret and communicate data. Business Analytics is not based on rote memorization of equations or facts but focuses on honing your understanding of key concepts, your managerial judgment, and your ability to apply course concepts to real business problems. [+]

Develop a data mindset and the analytical skills to interpret and communicate data

Business Analytics is not based on rote memorization of equations or facts but focuses on honing your understanding of key concepts, your managerial judgment, and your ability to apply course concepts to real business problems.

This course begins with basic descriptive statistics and progresses to regression analysis. You’ll learn course concepts in the context of performing A/B testing on a website, using sampling to check warehouse inventory, predicting home video sales based on box office performance, and forecasting staffing needs for a hotel front desk. Throughout the course, you will receive clear guidance on how to implement analytical techniques in Excel. No matter your job function or career aspirations, this course will demystify data analysis and equip you with concrete skills to apply in your work or further studies.... [-]


Developing Yourself as a Leader

Online 12  January 2019 USA USA Online

An online leadership development program at Harvard Business School for the next generation of leaders. [+]

An online leadership development program at Harvard Business School for the next generation of leaders.

As an emerging leader in your organization, you’ve demonstrated the potential to make an outsized contribution. Maximize this opportunity with Developing Yourself as a Leader, a first-of-its-kind program designed to enable high-potential emerging leaders to benefit from live, direct interaction with Harvard Business School faculty and talent development coaches without having to travel to campus and interrupt their work schedules. Anchored by the unique PACE (Pick-Apprise-Collect-Elicit) leadership self-development model, the program will enable you to:

Experience the power of the Harvard Business School classroom – discussing, debating, and interacting live with our faculty and your peers – by logging in from wherever you are in the world to take your “seat on the wall” in our state-of-the-art virtual classroom Chart your leadership trajectory with personalized, one-on-one leadership development coaching from the same talent development coaches that serve Harvard Business School’s MBA program ... [-]

Disruptive Strategy with Clayton Christensen

Online February 2019 USA USA Online

Strengthen your capacity to make innovation a reality; unlock your potential to create winning strategies. [+]

Strengthen your capacity to make innovation a reality; unlock your potential to create winning strategies.

Disruptive Strategy with Clayton Christensen will help you:

Become fluent in disruption theory and gain confidence articulating complex viewpoints Apply strategic frameworks to assess new opportunities and potential threats Acquire techniques for executive-level strategy formulation and team management Discover your next big idea by learning alongside other participants on HBX’s social course platform Program Structure

Disruptive Strategy consists of 30 to 35 hours of material delivered over a six week period with a flexible program structure. There is no set time to log in. You complete the coursework on your own time while meeting regular deadlines. There will be weekly assignments, and a final paper is due at the end of the program.... [-]


Economics For Managers

Online January 2019 USA USA Online

See the world through the lens of economics and gain the knowledge and skills to craft successful business strategy. [+]

See the world through the lens of economics and gain the knowledge and skills to craft successful business strategy

Understanding concepts of economics—willingness to pay any price, fixed versus variable costs, economies of scale—is critical to business success. This course starts with the fundamentals of supply and demand—where they come from and why they're central to an understanding of business. You will learn how businesses think about pricing and production and powerful ideas like complements and network effects that firms rely on to generate demand. This course also dives into the functioning of markets, the force of competition, and strategies for differentiation.

In the process of exploring these ideas, you will learn how to develop the beginnings of a competitive strategy that will lead to a business thriving over time.... [-]


Entrepreneurship Essentials

Online February 2019 USA USA Online

Entrepreneurship Essentials introduces you to the entrepreneurial journey, from finding an idea, to gaining traction in the marketplace, to raising capital for your venture. You will learn an overarching framework—People, Opportunity, Context, Deal—to evaluate opportunities, manage start-ups, and finance ventures. This framework has been taught to thousands of Harvard Business School MBA students over the past 30 years. [+]

Master a proven framework for building and financing new ventures, make your entrepreneurial dreams a reality, and speak the language of the start-up world.

Entrepreneurship Essentials introduces you to the entrepreneurial journey, from finding an idea, to gaining traction in the marketplace, to raising capital for your venture. You will learn an overarching framework—People, Opportunity, Context, Deal—to evaluate opportunities, manage start-ups, and finance ventures. This framework has been taught to thousands of Harvard Business School MBA students over the past 30 years.

Entrepreneurship Essentials explains how entrepreneurs run structured experiments to validate ideas and refine business strategy. You will dive deep into the numbers of how entrepreneurs and their investors make financial decisions to create value and grow their operations. Whether you are a current or aspiring entrepreneur or someone who is looking to gain an understanding of how businesses are built, you will walk away from Entrepreneurship Essentials with the ability to:... [-]


Financial Accounting

Online January 2019 USA USA Online

This course will teach you the fundamentals of financial accounting. Starting with the basics of recording transactions as journal entries and posting them to T accounts, you will learn how to prepare a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. [+]

Build, interpret, and analyze financial statements to drive business decision-making

This course will teach you the fundamentals of financial accounting. Starting with the basics of recording transactions as journal entries and posting them to T accounts, you will learn how to prepare a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement.

Equipped with an understanding of the building blocks of financial statements, you will learn how to analyze them and calculate and interpret critical ratios. The course concludes with an introduction to forecasting and valuation where you will learn to prepare forecasted financial statements and make capital budgeting decisions using tools such as Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return calculations.... [-]


HBX CORe

Online 1 - 17  January 2019 USA USA Online

The Credential of Readiness (CORe) is our primer on the fundamentals of business thinking—a three-course online program designed to prepare you to participate fully in the business world. CORe was developed by HBS faculty members to instill a deep understanding of essential business concepts and problem-solving skills. Mastering the three CORe courses—Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, and Financial Accounting—will give you fluency in the language of business. [+]

Gain the skills and confidence needed for your next chapter with HBX CORe

The Credential of Readiness (CORe) is our primer on the fundamentals of business thinking—a three-course online program designed to prepare you to participate fully in the business world. CORe was developed by HBS faculty members to instill a deep understanding of essential business concepts and problem-solving skills. Mastering the three CORe courses—Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, and Financial Accounting—will give you fluency in the language of business.

This is the program that Harvard Business School offers to incoming students to prepare for the MBA classroom, and it will equip you to contribute to business discussions and decision making, whether you’re looking to advance your current career, considering graduate school, or exploring new career paths.... [-]


Leading With Finance

Online January 2019 USA USA Online

Leading with Finance is an online program designed to provide you with a thorough understanding of the principles of finance – a toolkit for making smart financial decisions and the confidence to clearly communicate those decisions to key internal and external stakeholders. [+]

Build an intuitive understanding of finance to better communicate with key stakeholders and grow your career.

As a business leader, it is critical that you can understand and communicate the financial implications of your decisions. How will you generate value? How will your decisions impact shareholders?

Leading with Finance is an online program designed to provide you with a thorough understanding of the principles of finance – a toolkit for making smart financial decisions and the confidence to clearly communicate those decisions to key internal and external stakeholders.

This program also highlights the importance of incorporating subjective judgments into financial decision-making, empowering you to firmly grasp the bigger picture and become a more effective leader. Participating in Leading with Finance will allow you to:... [-]


Negotiation Mastery

Online January 2019 USA USA Online

Negotiation Mastery: Unlocking Value in the Real World prepares you to close deals that might otherwise be dead-locked, maximize value creation in agreements you reach, and resolve differences before they escalate into costly conflicts. This program emphasizes preparation of both the “head and heart” before entering a negotiation. This includes an understanding of both analytical tools and interpersonal techniques for dealing effectively with different bargaining styles and tactics. [+]

Secure maximum value for your organization through a mastery of negotiation techniques

Negotiation is an essential skill in today’s dynamic workplace. Whether you negotiate with customers, suppliers, or colleagues, your ability to negotiate effectively is vital to the success of your organization.

Negotiation Mastery: Unlocking Value in the Real World prepares you to close deals that might otherwise be dead-locked, maximize value creation in agreements you reach, and resolve differences before they escalate into costly conflicts. This program emphasizes preparation of both the “head and heart” before entering a negotiation. This includes an understanding of both analytical tools and interpersonal techniques for dealing effectively with different bargaining styles and tactics. Participating in Negotiation Mastery will allow you to:... [-]


Sustainable Business Strategy

Online September 2018 USA USA Online

Sustainable Business can change the world. Will you? [+]

Sustainable Business can change the world. Will you?

Climate change. Income inequality. Social injustice. These are just three of the big problems of our time. In Sustainable Business Strategy, you will learn how businesses can thrive and grow while simultaneously playing a major role in solving some of these big problems. You will also learn how you as an individual can make a difference.

Through interactive online case studies with leading companies such as Walmart and Unilever, you will learn why purpose-driven firms perform well, and how they can kickstart the wheel of change. You will examine different business models and gain an understanding of the broader landscape including the role of government, investors, and customers. Whether you are just getting started in your career or are already an established professional, you will walk away from Sustainable Business Strategy with the ability to:... [-]


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