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Online business courses

Course Catalog

HBX brings online business education to life through the use of our proven case study method and our innovative, student-centered platform. Our programs are designed to give you the fluency, skills, and confidence needed to fully participate and succeed in the world of business. Whether that means a seat in the boardroom or the skills to excel in an MBA program – HBX gives you the tools you need to belong wherever you aspire to be.

Credential of Readiness (CORe)

CORe is our primer on business fundamentals. No matter your field, you’ll learn the essential modern business concepts you need to succeed.

CORe is best for:

  • College Students & New Graduates

Add value to your degree, and prepare to enter the workforce.

  • Pre-MBA

    Explore the case study method. Strengthen your application, and be prepared on day one.

  • Early Career

    Learn critical areas of business to advance your career.

  • Mid-Career

    Apply learnings to your current role. Prepare for your next step.

  • Becoming a Better Manager

    Master the tools and tactics you need to get things done and move your organization forward.

    Becoming a Better Manager is best for:

    • Early Career Professionals

    Set yourself up for success in a management role by learning essential tools and techniques.

  • Managers

    Fine-tune your management style to deliver higher-quality results.

  • Committed Learners

    Successful candidates will hold an undergraduate degree and will have gained exposure to a range of management processes.

  • Business Analytics

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

    Business Analytics is best for:

    • College Students & New Graduates

    Add value to your degree, and prepare to enter the workforce.

  • Pre-MBA

    Round out your understanding of business fundamentals to strengthen your application and be prepared on day one.

  • Early Career Professionals

    Set yourself up for success in a management role by learning essential tools and techniques for data literacy.

  • Disruptive Strategy with Clayton Christensen

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

    Disruptive Strategy is best for:

    • Managers

    Anticipate disruption and unlock your potential to create winning strategies.

  • Entrepreneurs

    Manage your own venture armed with the knowledge of disruption theory. Learn techniques for disrupting established industries.

  • Committed Learners

    Successful candidates will hold an undergraduate degree or will have successfully completed HBX CORe.

  • Economics for Managers

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

    Economics for Managers is best for:

    • College Students & New Graduates

    Add value to your degree, and prepare to enter the workforce.

  • Pre-MBA

    Round out your understanding of business fundamentals to strengthen your application and be prepared on day one.

  • Early Career Professionals

    Set yourself up for success in a management role with the understanding of economics needed to contribute more to business discussions and decision-making.

  • Entrepreneurship Essentials

    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 is best for:

    • Aspiring entrepreneurs

    Master a proven framework taught to HBS MBA students, learn how to test a business idea, and speak confidently to investors.

  • Individuals working for or looking to join a start-up

    Gain the knowledge you need to succeed in the start-up world.

  • Committed Learners

    Entrepreneurship Essentials is for individuals at all levels of their careers who have an interest in understanding how businesses grow and the role of venture capital.

  • Financial Accounting

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

    Financial Accounting is best for:

    • College Students & New Graduates

    Add value to your degree, and prepare to enter the workforce.

  • Pre-MBA

    Round out your understanding of business fundamentals to strengthen your application and be prepared on day one.

  • Early Career Professionals

    Set yourself up for success in a management role by learning to understand financial statements and communicate financial results.

  • Leading with Finance

    Build an intuitive understanding of finance so you can make and communicate better financial decisions with key stakeholders.

    Leading with Finance is best for:

    • Finance Professionals

    Update your knowledge of finance in order to grow your career.

  • Managers

    Take a look at your business from a deeper financial perspective, and gain the skills and confidence needed to convey better decisions.

  • Committed Learners

    Successful candidates will hold an undergraduate degree, be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program, or will have successfully completed HBX CORe.

  • Managing Your Career Development

    Take charge of your career trajectory with insights from HBS faculty experts and like-minded peers from around the globe. All in real time.

    Managing Your Career Development is best for:

    • Early to Mid-Career Professionals

    Acquire the tools, techniques, and network of advisors to craft a career trajectory with passion and intention.

  • High Potential Employees

    Learn how to identify and secure new opportunities. Prepare for management-level positions.

  • Individuals Looking to Change Careers

    Design a career that is consistent with your own goals, aspirations, and authentic self.

  • Negotiation Mastery

    Hone your negotiation skills to maximize value for your organization and yourself.

    Negotiation Mastery is best for:

    • Current Negotiators

    Identify your own negotiating strengths and weaknesses. Sharpen your skills to advance your career.

  • Executives

    Refine your negotiation skills and learn to craft agile strategy. Connect with leaders from around the world.

  • Committed Learners

    Successful candidates will hold an undergraduate degree or will have successfully completed HBX CORe.


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