Paths to employee growth and advancement

Harvard Extension School—a national leader in continuing education—offers numerous opportunities for professionals to remain competitive in their fields. Your employees can update skills or pursue specialized training that results in significant contributions to your organization.

Most of our students study part time in the evening while continuing to work full time. We offer:

See what other employers and alumni think about the value of a Harvard Extension degree.

Courses in more than 60 subjects

Our 600-plus evening and online classes cover such fields as environmental management, biotechnology, information technology, and business. Our faculty includes scholars from Harvard and Boston-area universities. They teach courses that encourage deep exploration and practical application. In fact, many students take lessons from class and apply them at work the next day.

A selection of subjects

  • Accounting
  • Biological sciences
  • Computer science
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • English as a second language
  • Engineering sciences
  • Environmental studies
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Foreign languages

Browse our courses

You can use our course search or browse our subjects by field.

Interested in short, noncredit courses? See professional development programs offered by the Division of Continuing Education.

We also offer graduate certificates after completion of five courses in select areas, such as strategic management, web technologies, or nanotechnology. See Professional Graduate Certificates.

Degree programs in specialized fields

In addition to a bachelor’s degree, we offer master’s degrees in liberal arts and professional fields. Because our programs are designed for working adults, your employees can continue to work while completing a program in about three to five years.

See all our degree programs.

Outreach and recruiting

Connect with our students: recruitment, job listings, internships, and more

We invite you to reach out to our students and alumni. Sarah McNeeley, career events and employer relations manager, can help you connect with them. Contact Sarah to advertise jobs and internship opportunities, schedule on-campus recruitment, and more. E-mail Read more about connecting with our students.

Learn about our offerings and corporate training opportunities

We can help you find the best professional development options for your employees. We’ll help you evaluate the needs of your organization and make recommendations.

Contact Carol Stuckey at

Organizations that employ our students

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Americorps
  • Bank of America
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Med Center
  • Biogen Idec
  • Children’s Hospital Boston
  • Choate Hall & Stewart
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Emergence BioEnergy Inc.
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Ernst Young LLP
  • Fidelity Investment Company
  • Genzyme Corporation
  • Harvard Business School
  • Jet Blue Airways
  • John Hancock
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Microsoft
  • Millennium Pharmaceuticals
  • Motorola
  • Ritz Carlton Company
  • State Street Corporation
  • Sterling Commerce
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Tufts University
  • UBS Investment Bank
  • US Department of Education
  • Virgin Mobile
  • WGBH
  • World Energy Solutions