Management Degree

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.

Program Overview

The master’s degree includes 12 courses, with at least four taken on campus (weekend options available) or, for the capstone track, two, three-week summer courses on campus.

  • Start your admission path. You begin by completing three degree courses as outlined in the degree requirements. This coursework establishes your commitment and ability to perform well as a Harvard student. 
  • Apply to the program. While completing your third degree course, you submit the admission application. We have application cycles in the fall, spring, and summer.
  • Capstone option. You can choose a capstone track. In the entrepreneurship in action capstone, you'll work in a professional advisory team, supported by faculty and mentors on a real-world, client project. You'll apply concepts learned in the core courses to solve practical leadership challenges as a business advisor for a local, national, or international employer.
  • Continue your studies, online and on campus. As you progress through the program, you choose from courses offered on campus or online, year round in the fall, spring, or summer. You are required to take at least four or two courses on campus, depending upon the track.
  • 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.

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Cost

Affordability is core to our mission. Our 2018–19 graduate tuition is $2,750 per course; the total tuition cost of earning the graduate degree is approximately $33,000.

There are a number of financial aid options available once you’re admitted to the program.

Alternative Admission Pathways

You have the option to complete one of the following credentials as a path to admission:

  • HBX CORe: earn the Credential of Readiness through HBX, then complete one additional course at the Extension School.
  • MITx Micromasters in Supply Chain Management: earn this micro-credential at MITx, then complete one additional course at the Extension School. 

Registration is Open!

Spring course registration is open through January 27. Interested in a 3-week January session course? Register by December 19. You can browse the course catalog.