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The courses offered at Harvard Kennedy School provide an enriching curricular experience, and are organized around our seven academic areas. They include core courses that are required for earning a degree, along with electives, modules and January-term options to cater to different interests and schedules.

While classroom learning is integral to an HKS education, it is elevated by the many extra-curricular activities and programs, including lectures, seminars, brown bags, conferences and experiential learning, on- and off-campus.

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Featured Course Guides

Academic Year 2021 - 2022

Course Number

Course Title


API-111 Microeconomic Theory I
API-114 Econometric Methods for Applied Research I
API-302 Analytic Frameworks for Policy
API-501 Policy Design and Delivery I
BGP-610 The Political Economy of Trade
IGA-125 Reasoning from the Past: Applied History and Decision Making
IGA-565M Analytical Methods for Complex Adaptive Systems
MLD-113M Strategy and Decision
MLD-202 Leadership from the Inside Out: The Capacity to Lead and Stay Alive–Self, Identity, and Freedom
MLD-220M Fundamentals of Negotiation Analysis
Monica GiannoneInstructor
MLD-223 Negotiating Across Differences
MLD-224 Behavioral Science of Negotiations
MLD-301 Leadership Decision Making
MLD-304 Science of Behavior Change
MLD-310 Behavioral Science for Inclusive Organizations
MLD-340M The Fundamentals of Power in Relationships, Organizations, and Society
MLD-342 Persuasion: The Science and Art of Effective Influence
Gary OrrenFaculty
MLD-381 Mitigating and Managing a Crisis
MLD-502 Developing People
SUP-601 Urban Politics, Planning, and Development