Does Harvard contain computer science courses

These are representative sets of electives that focus on technology management and entrepreneurship. Specific course offerings will vary each year. Students will select their second-year electives with the advice of their academic advisor. They can take any HBS elective, except for Field Courses or Independent Projects due to overlap with project requirements in the MS/MBA’s core courses.

Building & Sustaining a Successful Enterprise

The focus of this course is to learn how to use well-researched theories about strategy, innovation and management to understand why things happen the way they do in businesses, and to understand what management tools, strategies and methods will and will not be effective, in the different circumstances in which our students find themselves. Read More

Digital Innovation & Transformation

The course introduces you to the critical elements of designing and developing digital products and services, how these can be configured and lead, and how the results are managed. These elements include economic and technological principles underlying digital transformation, identifying and integrating diverse user needs, organizing and leading product and service innovation initiatives, harnessing crowdsourcing and distributed innovation networks. Read More

Entrepreneurial Finance

The goal of Entrepreneurial Finance is to help managers make better investment and financing decisions in entrepreneurial settings. The course covers all stages of the venture's life cycle from startup to exit, and delves into issues such as deal structures, incentives, business models and valuation. Read More

Field Course: Entrepreneurial Sales & Marketing

Startups face challenges with customer acquisition at stages from customer discovery to scaling. This course examines some representative issues and tools for that context. Read More

Founders’ Journey

The course is divided into three modules that cover key milestones in a Founders' Journey: Founding a venture, scaling a venture, and exiting a venture. Read More

Introduction to Technology Sales

The purpose of this entrepreneur-focused course is to demystify sales and help you understand how to sell and manage sales teams. Read More

Law, Management & Entrepreneurship

This course is designed to develop the legal literacy of MBA students by honing legal instincts that will help business leaders avoid legal pitfalls, attain a competitive edge and promote long-term success. Expanding well beyond the basic legal concepts introduced in LCA, the course will refine students’ understanding of how law affects all aspects of business, and develop a deeper appreciation of how legal systems operate and how to operate within the boundaries of legal systems. Read More

Managing the Future of Work

The course covers business and policy perspectives in advanced economies, and companies of many sizes are considered. While the material is necessarily broad in nature, a modest edge is given to implications for business leadership in larger corporations (i.e., what can Apple or Siemens do?). Read More

Managing with Data Science

This course focuses on helping students develop the basic data skills needed to guide an organization towards becoming data-centric and to potentially create data products. Read More


This course will teach you how to analyze, prepare for, and execute negotiations at a sophisticated level-through actions both at and away from the bargaining table. It will give you the opportunity to enhance your strengths as a negotiator and to shore up your weaknesses. Read More

People Analytics

People Analytics is designed to help students use data — and manage others who use data — to improve people-related decisions and practices in their role as a general manager. Read More

Strategy & Technology

This course explores the unique aspects of creating effective management and investment strategies for technology-intensive businesses. Read More

Sector Focus

Building Sustainable Cities & Infrastructure

The world faces challenges including rapid urbanization, increasing pressure on the environment and on basic resources, and the growing difficulty governments face in managing the confluence of these trends. This class will appeal to students who would like to explore tools and examples that help investors, entrepreneurs, and policy makers understand and address these issues. Students interested in infrastructure, private equity, real estate, business and environment, and social enterprise also will find the course to be useful. Read More

The Business of Smart Connected Products/Internet of Things

The attempt in this course is to not only understand what are smart connected products, what technologies are needed for smart connected products, how these products create value for end users, but also what ecosystems need to be created and supported to realize the full value of this technology. Read More

Contemporary Developing Countries: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Intractable Problems

This course will provide a framework (and multiple lenses) through which to think about the salient economic and social problems of the five billion people of the developing world, and to work in a team setting toward identifying entrepreneurial solutions to such problems. Read More


This course is intended for students interested in either working as a manager in an e-commerce company or entrepreneurs building their own e-commerce startups. We will study the challenges of creating, growing, and optimizing for profitability an e-commerce business. Read More

Field Course: Transforming Health Care Delivery

This course will help students develop the managerial skills required to identify and implement change. It will draw upon a range of approaches for improving health care delivery, including the value-based health care framework, continuous improvement, organizational redesign, population health management, precision medicine, patient engagement, and payment reform. Read More

Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovations in Education

This course explores how entrepreneurs are applying business practices and technology innovations to transform classrooms and schools/colleges to lead to higher performance. Read More

Entrepreneurship in Healthcare IT & Services

This course will examine a series of innovations within the burgeoning HCIT industry, and look at the decisions entrepreneurs face as they refine their business models, innovate, and grow. Read More

Innovating in Health Care

This course helps students to create successful entrepreneurial health care ventures by enabling them to: Identify the alignment between an entrepreneurial health care venture and the Six Forces that shape health care - structure, financing, technology, consumers, accountability, and public policy; and create a business model that responds appropriately to any misalignments. Read More

Launching Technology Ventures

The course takes the perspective of founders in technology startups across all functional elements, with a particular focus on product, sales, marketing, growth and business development. For each function, we explore challenges that managers encounter before a startup achieves product-market fit, that is, a match between its product solution and market needs. We also study cross-functional conflict in new ventures as well as investor-founder conflicts and ways in which managers cope with such conflicts. Read More

Leading Social Enterprise

This course is about leadership and strategy for creating, developing, and scaling the impact of high-performing social enterprises—be they nonprofit, for-profit, or hybrid organizations. Read More

Making Markets

Students will learn how to identify market failures and determine when those failures create opportunities to launch or redesign marketplaces. Read More

Public Entrepreneurship

Public entrepreneurship is designed for students who want to solve the world’s biggest, toughest problems; for those individuals that want to sell to the world’s biggest customers and to lead them in creatively new ways. Read More

Scaling Technology Ventures

Through case discussions, this course will examine executive leadership and functional management challenges in scaling startups after the "search and discovery" stage of startup evolution. Read More

21st Century Energy

The course is intended to provide students with a basic understanding of the microeconomics and politics of energy and adjacent industries and to introduce students to some of the unusual challenges of strategy and leadership that arise from these externalities and from pervasive government interventions in energy markets. The course also covers some enduring ideas about innovation and entrepreneurship as these apply to the energy field. Read More