Sample Course Path for the Joint Degree

This sample course path can help you visualize your progression through the degree program. Once you’re admitted, our academic advisors will help you plan out your specific pathway, tailored to your goals and preferences.

Note that course offerings vary from year to year. Refer to the joint degree requirements to guide course selection and explore the joint degree courses currently offered.

Sample Pathway

This path represents how you could earn your bachelor's and master's degree in four years.

Year 1

Summer

EXPO S-25 Academic Writing and Critical Thinking (required, weekly live web conference)

Fall

Global studies elective (e.g., GOVT E-1780 International Political Economy)
Global studies elective (e.g., HIST E-1893 The World Wars and Global Transformation, 1900-1950)

Spring

Global studies elective (e.g., PHIL E-162 Economic Justice)
Quantitative reasoning course (e.g. MATH E-3 Quantitative Reasoning: Practical Math)

Summer

SPCH S-100 Fundamentals of Speech (required; 3-week course on campus)
Global studies elective (e.g., PHIL S-164 Facing Evil in the Modern World)

Milestones

In this first year, you focus primarily on your undergraduate-level courses in global studies, building a deeper understanding of other cultures and their interconnectedness in courses spanning social sciences, humanities, and science. 

Requirements Fulfilled

  • 4 (of 6 total) global studies electives
  • 1 college algebra course
  • 1 expository writing course
  • 1 speech course
  • 2 of 6 required on-campus courses completed

Year 2

Fall

ECON E-10a Principles of Economics (required)
Global studies elective (e.g., HSCI E-128 The Empire Strikes Back: Science Fiction, Religion, and Society)

Spring

ECON E-1010 Microeconomic Theory (required, graduate credit)
MGMT E-4000 Organizational Behavior (required, graduate credit)

Summer

EXPO S-34: Business Rhetoric (required; 3-week course on campus)
Global studies elective (3-week course on campus; e.g., ECON S-1825 The Minimum Wage Debate)

Milestones

This year you continue completing the required undergraduate courses and take two graduate courses.

Requirements Fulfilled

  • Global studies requirements fulfilled
  • Undergraduate economics course completed
  • Expository writing requirement fulfilled
  • 2 graduate courses completed
  • 4 of 6 required on-campus courses now completed

Year 3

Fall

Statistics course (e.g., STAT E-100 Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Social Sciences and Humanities)
Financial accounting course (graduate credit; e.g., MGMT E-1000 Financial Accounting Principles)

Spring

Principles of finance course (graduate credit; e.g., MGMT E-2000 Principles of Finance)
Corporate responsibility course (graduate credit; e.g., MGMT E-5015 Applied Corporate Responsibility)

Summer

Leadership course (graduate credit; e.g., MGMT S-4032 Becoming an Agent of Change)
Negotiation & organizational conflict course (grad. credit; e.g., MGMT S-4225 Negotiation & Organizational Conflict Resolution)

Milestones

This year you finish the undergraduate degree and participate in Harvard Commenecment in May. And you continue with graduate management courses.

Requirements Fulfilled

  • Undergraduate degree completed
  • 7 of 12 graduate courses completed
  • On-campus requirement completed

Year 4

Fall

Management elective (graduate credit; e.g., MGMT E-2037 Real Estate Finance and Investment Fundamentals)
Marketing course (graduate credit; e.g., MGMT E-6000 Marketing Management)

Spring

Strategic management course (graduate credit; e.g., MGMT S-5000 Strategic Management)
Management elective (graduate credit; e.g., MGMT E-6650 Digital Marketing Strategy)

Summer

Management elective (graduate credit; e.g., MGMT S-4226 Managing Workplace Conflict)

Milestones

In this fourth year, you complete your final courses, and you may select management electives that count toward a professional graduate certificate. You may participate in Harvard Commencement in May.

Requirements Fulfilled

  • 24 total courses completed