Second-Year Curriculum

In the second year of the MBA Program, you will continue to broaden your experience and perspective, deepen your knowledge in a specific discipline, or simply pursue areas of interest.

Customize your MBA experience by choosing from a broad range of electives to strengthen leadership areas, ensure a solid general management foundation, and explore new subjects.

Each year we offer at least 100 courses that change year to year. As an example, here are the electives that were offered in 2018-19.

Courses by Academic Area

Accounting
  • Accounting-Based Valuation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Alphanomics: Informational Arbitrage in Equity Markets
  • Analysis and Valuation of Emerging Market Firms
  • Board Governance
  • Individual Taxes and Financial Planning
Finance
  • Innovating for Financial Inclusion
  • Private Equity Investing Seminar
  • Debt Markets
  • Investment Management and Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Investment Seminar
  • Finance and Society
  • Modeling for Investment Management
  • History of Financial Crises
  • Money and Banking
  • Corporate Financial Modeling
  • Advanced Corporate Financial Modeling
  • Financial Trading Strategies
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • China’s Financial System
  • Angel and Venture Capital Financing for Entrepreneurs and Investors
  • Private Wealth Management and Personal Investing
  • Private Equity - An Overview of the Industry
GSB General & Interdisciplinary
  • Investing for Good
  • Real Estate Investment
  • How to Make Economic Policy
  • Creating and Scaling High Potential Ventures in Developing Economies
  • Strategic Communication
  • Reputation Management: Strategies for Successful Communicators
  • Strategic Philanthropy and Impact Investing
  • Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion
  • Family Business
  • Energy Markets and Policy
  • Negotiation Dynamics in Sports, Entertainment and Media
  • Disruptions in Education
  • The Economics of Higher Education
  • Winning Writing
  • Dynamics of the Global Wine Industry
  • Sports Business Management
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Problem Solving for Social Change
  • Diverse Leadership as an Imperative for Impact
  • Philanthropy: Strategy, Innovation and Social Change
  • Practical Policy and Politics
  • Principles of Effective Decision Making for Sustainability
  • The Business of Healthcare
  • Strategic Pivoting for your Next Chapter
  • Making Social Ventures Happen by Attracting Financial and Human Capital
  • Using Technology and Market Interventions to Solve Social Problems
  • Creating and Scaling High Potential Ventures in Developing Economies
  • Essentials of Strategic Communication
  • Designing Solutions by Leveraging the Frinky Science of the Human Mind
  • Global Trip Leadership Skills
  • Clean Energy Opportunities
  • Technology Licensing
  • Freedom, Democracy, and Capitalism
  • Issues in Leadership
  • Innovation and Management in Health Care
  • The Entertainment Industry - An Intersection of Art and Commerce
  • Political Communication: How Leaders Become Leaders
  • Dilemmas. Decisions.
  • Managing Difficult Conversations
  • The Open Road: Innovation in Cars, Driving, and Mobility
  • Is the Internet Broken?
  • Project You: Building and Extending your Personal Brand
  • High-Stakes Decision Making
  • Designing AI to Cultivate Human Well-Being
Economic Analysis and Policy
  • Business and Public Policy Perspectives on U.S. Inequality
  • Health Law: Finance and Insurance
  • The Evolution of Finance
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Inclusive Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries
  • Economics of Strategy and Organization
Marketing
  • Customer Acquisition for New Ventures
  • Marketing Research
  • Humor: Serious Business
  • Persuasion
  • The Travel and Airline Industry
  • Recommendations, Ratings and Reviews: How Platforms Provide Information to Consumers
  • Rethinking Purpose
  • Digital Marketing
Organizational Behavior
  • Org 2.0: The Analytics of Organization Design
  • The Psychology of Startup Teams
  • Leadership Fellows I
  • Leadership Fellows II
  • Acting with Power
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Leading and Managing Health Care Organizations: Innovation and Collaboration in High Stakes Settings
  • Leadership Perspectives
  • High-Performance Leadership
  • Interpersonal Dynamics
  • The Paths to Power
  • Conflict Management and Negotiation
  • Lives of Consequence: How Individuals Create Happy, Meaningful and Successful Lives
  • Leadership in the Entertainment Industry
  • Creating, Building, and Sustaining Breakthrough Ventures
  • Beyond Disruption: Entrepreneurial Leadership Within Existing Organizations
  • Leading Through Culture
  • The Art of Self-Coaching
  • Insight to Outcome
  • Hacking Entrepreneurship
  • How to Make Ideas Stick
  • Negotiations
Operations Info & Technology
  • Design for Extreme Affordability
  • Innovation Strategy and Operations
  • Biodesign Innovation: Needs Finding and Concept Creation
  • Biodesign Innovation: Concept Development and Implementation
  • Data Science for Platforms
  • Data for Action: From Insights to Applications
Political Economics
  • Finding Spiritual Meaning at Work: Business Exemplars
  • The Business World: Moral and Spiritual Inquiry through Literature
  • Global Business, Religion, and National Culture
  • Strategy Beyond the Market: Innovation in the Energy Industry
Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship from Diverse Perspectives
  • Strategies of Effective Product Management
  • Equity By Design: Building Diverse and Inclusive Organizations
  • Create a New Venture: From Idea to Launch I
  • Create a New Venture: From Idea to Launch II
  • Formation of Impact Ventures
  • Social Ventures Practicum
  • Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital: Partnership for Growth
  • Entrepreneurial Approaches to Education Reform
  • POWer: Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset from the Perspective of Women
  • Building and Managing Professional Sales Organizations
  • Entrepreneurship: Formation of New Ventures
  • Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital
  • Managing Growing Enterprises
  • The Startup Garage: Design
  • Health Information Technology and Strategy
  • The Startup Garage: Testing and Launch
  • Strategic Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations and Social Ventures
  • Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Leading Strategic Change in the Health Care Industry
  • Systems Leadership for the Digital Industrial Transformation
  • Spontaneous Management
  • Innovation and Non-founder CEOs
  • Conversations in Management
  • Protecting Ideas
  • The Yin and Yang of Family Business Transitions
  • Fundamentals of Effective Selling
  • The Industrialist’s Dilemma
  • Marketplaces for Goods and Services
  • Intellectual Property: Financial and Strategic Management
  • Leading Change in Public Education
  • Entrepreneurial Acquisition
  • Taking Social Innovation to Scale
  • Riding The Next Wave in Developing Economies
  • Search Fund Garage
  • Moore’s Law and the Convergence of Computing and Communications; Strategic Thinking in Action
  • Strategic Thinking in Action - In Business and Beyond
  • The Political Economy of China
  • The Challenges in/with China
  • Assessing High Impact Business Models in Emerging Markets
Last Updated 12 Jun 2019