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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 2022 - 2023

Course Number

Course Title


MLD-310 Behavioral Science for Inclusive Organizations
MLD-322 The Art and Adventures of Public Leadership
MLD-326 Principles and Politics When Running for Office
MLD-340 Power and Influence for Positive Impact
MLD-355 Public Narrative
MLD-375 Creating Justice in Real Time: Vision, Strategies and Campaigns
MLD-377M Organizing: People, Power, Change
MLD-378M Organizing: People, Power and Change Practicum
MLD-381 Mitigating and Managing a Crisis
MLD-401M Financial Analysis of Public and Nonprofit Organizations
MLD-411M Introduction to Budgeting and Financial Management
MLD-412 Greater Boston Applied Field Lab: Advanced Budgeting, Financial Management and Operations
MLD-420 Federal Budget Policy
Howell JacksonInstructor
MLD-427 Strategic Finance for Nonprofit Leaders
MLD-502 Developing People
MLD-515M Serving the Public Good: Planning for Career and Life
MLD-601 Operations Management
Mark FaganFaculty
MLD-605 Systems Thinking and Supply Chain Management: Climate, Poverty and Human Rights
Mark FaganFaculty
MLD-615M Mixed Methods Analytics for Leaders and Policy Makers
MLD-617M Effective Implementation: Learning from Effective Implementers