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


API-114 Econometric Methods for Applied Research I
API-205 Politics and Policies: What Can Data Tell Us?
API-303 Game Theory and Strategic Decisions
BGP-510Y HKS-HBS Joint Degree First-Year Seminar
Shawn ColeFaculty
DEV-210 Public Finance in Theory and Practice
DPI-678M Product Management and Society: Building Technology in Government and Beyond
Kathy PhamFaculty
IGA-385 Strategizing for Human Rights: Moving from Ideals to Practice
IGA-388 Nonviolent Resistance in the Age of Authoritarians
MLD-102 Getting Things Done: Management in a Development Context
MLD-103M PDIA in Action: Development Through Facilitated Emergence
MLD-105M Getting Stuff Done: Leadership and Execution in Global Affairs
MLD-110 Strategic Management for Public Purposes
MLD-115 Management Matters: Leadership, Strategy and Getting Things Done
MLD-201 Exercising Leadership: The Politics of Change
MLD-203 Exercising Authority: Power, Strategy, and Voice
Kimberlyn LearyInstructor
MLD-220M Fundamentals of Negotiation Analysis
MLD-222M Negotiation Analysis
MLD-223M Negotiating Across Differences
MLD-224 Behavioral Science of Negotiations
MLD-232M International Negotiation: Fundamentals for Emerging Global Leaders