Gain a solid grounding in management theory and practice through foundational subjects, including economics, accounting, finance, strategy, marketing, organizational behavior, and management.
Key learning outcomes
Through the master’s degree in the field of management you:
- Study the core elements of management knowledge and skill, including accounting, organizational behavior, economic theory, finance, marketing, and strategy.
- Develop an advanced understanding of leadership, corporate responsibility, digital media, and business communications, including mediation and negotiation.
- Gain insight into the latest management theories and practices through case studies, instructor lectures, group projects, and active learning experiences.
The master’s degree includes 12 courses (48 credits), at least four (16 credits) taken on campus.
- Get started. You begin by completing three admission courses from the program curriculum. This coursework establishes your commitment and ability to perform well as a Harvard student.
- Apply to the program. While you are completing your third admission course, you submit your application. We have application periods in the fall, spring, and summer.
- Continue your studies, online and on campus. As you progress through the program, you choose from courses offered on campus or online, in the fall, spring, or summer. You are required to take at least 16 credits (roughly four courses) on campus as part of your degree. Short, intensive on-campus options are available.
- Graduate with your Harvard degree. You participate in the annual Harvard Commencement, receiving your Harvard University degree: Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in extension studies, field: Management.
Affordability is core to our mission. Our 2016–17 graduate tuition is $2,550 per course; the total tuition cost of earning the graduate degree is approximately $30,600.
There are a number of financial aid options available once you’re admitted to the program.