Our Offerings

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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Course Number

Course Title

Faculty

DPI-415
Comparative Politics and Policy
Pippa Norris
DPI-892
Strategic Communications for Policy Change: Practical Strategies for Influencing a Better World
Andy Burness
IGA-112
The Politics and Ethics of Statecraft
J. Bryan Hehir
IGA-211
Central Challenges of American National Security, Strategy, and the Press
Graham Allison, David Sanger
IGA-236
Cybersecurity: Technology, Policy, and Law
Bruce Schneier
IGA-455M
Leadership in Environmental Conflicts
Randolph Wentworth
IGA-685
Negotiating U.S. Interests in an Evolving Asia Pacific
John Park
MLD-110
Strategic Management for Public Purposes
Peter Zimmerman
MLD-115
Management Matters: Leadership, Strategy and Getting Things Done
Joseph Bower
MLD-301
Leadership Decision Making
Jennifer S. Lerner
MLD-304
Science of Behavior Change
Todd Rogers
MLD-310
Behavioral Science for Inclusive Organizations
Iris Bohnet
MLD-335Y
United Kingdom Immersive Field Course: Behavioral Insights
Michael Luca
MLD-340
Power and Influence
Julie Battilana
MLD-342
Persuasion: The Science and Art of Effective Influence
Gary Orren
MLD-352
The Leadership System: Leaders, Followers, Context
Barbara Kellerman
MLD-364
Leadership from the Inside Out: The Personal Capacity to Lead and Stay Alive
Ronald Heifetz
MLD-377
Organizing: People, Power, Change
Marshall Ganz
MLD-381
Mitigating and Managing a Crisis
Juliette Kayyem
MLD-411M
Introduction to Budgeting and Financial Management
Linda Bilmes