Harvard Business School Online offers a unique and highly engaging way to learn vital business concepts. Wherever you are in your career—or the world—we provide educational experiences that can help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Our learners agree. In a recent survey of past participants, conducted by City Square Associates, four out of five said HBS Online is worth the investment.

Why? According to our community of learners, HBS Online:

  • Accelerates Careers: 93 percent said our programs equipped them with skills that bolstered their resume, while one in four reported earning a promotion or title change after completing an HBS Online course.
  • Clarifies Goals: 77 percent of learners said HBS Online increased the clarity in their professional future, from determining whether it was time to transition to a new field or industry to making the decision to pursue an MBA.
  • Increases Confidence: 90 percent reported feeling more confident at work and more comfortable making business decisions. And that confidence went noticed: 53 percent of respondents received more responsibility at work after taking an HBS Online course.
  • Creates Community: 63 percent said they felt as though they joined a community of like-minded peers with similar career and educational aspirations.

Our learning model enables that. By providing professionals with an educational experience that’s case-based, active, and social, HBS Online puts you in the shoes of decision-makers, and asks you to grapple with real-world problems and discuss and debate with your peers to reach a solution.

We have reimagined online business education. Now it’s time to reimagine your career.

Programs taught in:
  • English

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Courses

Harvard Business School 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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Cambridge
October 2019
English
Part-time
8 weeks
Online
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Harvard Business School 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 th ... [+]

Gain the skills and confidence needed for your next chapter with 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.... [-]

USA Cambridge
September 2019
English
Part-time
10 - 17 weeks
Online
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Harvard Business School 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 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.... [-]

USA Cambridge
October 2019
English
Part-time
6 weeks
Online
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Harvard Business School 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.... [-]

USA Cambridge
October 2019
English
Part-time
8 weeks
Online
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Harvard Business School Online

Entrepreneurship Essentials introduces you to the entrepreneurial journey, from finding an idea, to gaining traction in the marketplace, to raising capital for your ventu ... [+]

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:... [-]

USA Cambridge
October 2019
English
Part-time
4 weeks
Online
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Harvard Business School 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, ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Cambridge
October 2019
English
Part-time
8 weeks
Online
Read more in English
Harvard Business School Online

Global Business will help you assess opportunities, manage risk, and create and capture value for your organization. Explore the economic, political, and social factors d ... [+]

Turn the Uncertainty of Today’s Global Economy into an Opportunity for Your Organization

Global Business will help you assess opportunities, manage risk, and create and capture value for your organization. Explore the economic, political, and social factors driving change, and learn how decisions affect global markets—and your business.

Program Structure

Global Business consists of approximately 24 hours of material delivered over a four-week period. You can complete the coursework on your own time while meeting regular deadlines.

Cohort Dates

August 2019

Length: 4 weeks Program Dates: 8/28/19 - 9/25/19 Cost: $1,600 Application Deadline: August 19

November 2019

Length: 4 weeks Program Dates: 11/6/19 - 12/4/19 Cost: $1,600 Application Deadline: October 28 Who Will Benefit ... [-]
USA Cambridge
August 2019
English
Part-time
4 weeks
Online
Read more in English
Harvard Business School Online

Leadership Principles is designed to help new and aspiring leaders unleash the potential in themselves and others, and cultivate high-performing teams. Become a more vers ... [+]

Develop the Leadership Skills to Advance Your Career, Team, and Organization

Leadership Principles is designed to help new and aspiring leaders unleash the potential in themselves and others, and cultivate high-performing teams. Become a more versatile leader who can mobilize others by immersing yourself in real-world leadership challenges, self-assessments, and 360-degree feedback from colleagues and peers.

Program Structure

The course begins with a two-week prework period in which you’ll be asked to complete a self-assessment and solicit feedback from colleagues, such as managers, peers, and direct reports. The evaluation will take approximately one hour of your time and roughly 30 minutes for each colleague who participates.... [-]

USA Cambridge
October 2019
English
Part-time
6 weeks
Online
Read more in English
Harvard Business School 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 decisi ... [+]

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:... [-]

USA Cambridge
October 2019
English
Part-time
6 weeks
Online
Read more in English
Harvard Business School Online

Management Essentials is designed to elevate your managerial skills through a distinctive, hands-on approach to management. In the course, you’ll learn to identify, analy ... [+]

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.

Management Essentials 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.... [-]

USA Cambridge
October 2019
English
Part-time
8 weeks
Online
Read more in English
Harvard Business School Online

Negotiation Mastery prepares you to close deals that might otherwise be dead-locked, maximize value creation in agreements you reach, and resolve differences before they ... [+]

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 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:... [-]

USA Cambridge
October 2019
English
Part-time
8 weeks
Online
Read more in English
Harvard Business School Online

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 ... [+]

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:... [-]

USA Cambridge
September 2019
English
Part-time
3 weeks
Online
Read more in English