United States and the World 36: Innovation and Entrepreneurship: American Experience in Comparative Perspective


Innovation and Entrepreneurship is an undergraduate course supported jointly by Harvard Business School, and the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

What gives rise to entrepreneurial opportunity and innovative activity? How do innovators and entrepreneurs think about the world? How are organizations born and how do they grow? How can innovation and entrepreneurship address the major challenges facing the world? This course has three complementary pedagogical methods. Members of the Harvard Business School faculty will provide a set of interactive lectures using case studies that illustrate how for-profit and not-for-profit organizations recognize and capitalize on opportunities. Second, faculty members from around the University provide lectures on specific areas related to their expertise. Third, a set of group projects allow students to work in the field with sponsoring organizations is completed over the course of the semester.

Leading with Finance

Leading with Finance is a Harvard Business School program.

An understanding of finance is essential to success in today’s business environment. In this course from Harvard Business School Professor Mihir Desai, you will learn not only the theories of finance and how to interpret the numbers, but also how to apply that knowledge to making smarter financial decisions and how to communicate those decisions to key stakeholders. Leading with Finance is offered via the innovative HBX online learning platform which emphasizes active, social, and case-based learning.

Finance for Senior Executives (FSE)

FSE is a Harvard Business School Executive Education program.

Companies around the globe recognize that executives must have a firm grasp of finance to maximize profitability. Created for senior managers who are not financial specialists, this Executive Education program provides a thorough foundation in finance. You'll learn how to effectively apply financial analysis techniques, work with capital markets and financial institutions, and set performance goals and compensation incentives.



Taxation is a Harvard Law School course.

This course focuses on the U.S. federal income tax and the policy considerations that inform the design of the tax, which has become an important governmental tool for influencing many aspects of modern American life. The course accordingly examines not only the concept of taxable income, but also how the federal government uses the tax to influence the behavior of taxpayers across the income spectrum. A principal goal of this course is also to teach students to analyze and apply a complex federal statute. 

General Management Program (GMP)


GMP is a Harvard Business School Executive Education program.

Today's global economy calls for multifaceted leaders who have a more integrated view of business, can spot emerging opportunities, and can navigate all economic environments. To help you master these multifunctional skills, the General Management Program (GMP) provides a more comprehensive view of leadership—and accelerates your transition from a functional specialist to an outstanding general manager.

Global Strategic Management (GSM)

GSM is a Harvard Business School Executive Education program.

Successful multinationals know how to operate seamlessly across borders. Focused on strategy and international competition, this program explores the tough strategic choices that multinational executives face as they formulate, implement, test, and adapt a strategy to compete around the world. You'll return to your company with the analytic frameworks and strategic tools to design and execute a single coherent multinational strategy and structure your organization with the processes, systems, and best practices to support its success across borders.

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