Unable to attend one of our programs in Cambridge? We offer a suite of online executive programs that connect you to Harvard Kennedy School faculty and other leaders across the globe through highly interactive, live sessions.

The best part of our online programs is that they give you the ability to balance work commitments with academics and to reflect on and implement principles in real time.

You will earn a certificate upon completion of your program. You can also earn an Executive Certificate with a concentration in Nonprofit Leadership by taking three or more programs in the online series. Discounts on subsequent programs are available.

Online Learning

Learn more about the online learning experience offered by Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education.

Our online programs offer many features and benefits:

Live Classes

Online programs are taught live by the same full-time Harvard University faculty who teach on campus. The highly participatory classes are set up so that you can see and hear all the other participants and engage in the discussions. We keep class enrollment small to ensure you get direct feedback from faculty and peers.

Program Content

You will be assigned readings, multimedia content and discussion board questions prior to attending live classes. You are expected to come to the sessions ready to reflect on your own personal and professional experiences and how these relate to the content in the preparatory work. Course content is available on our online platform 24/7 and for one year after the conclusion of the program.


Our online programs are designed to enhance connectivity and interaction among you, the other participants and faculty. Through the live classes and discussion boards, you get to know each other’s interests and learn from one another. You also receive feedback from faculty throughout the program through class discussion, message boards, office hours and workbook assignments.


Harvard Kennedy School’s online learning modules give you the flexibility to learn on your own time and at your own pace (within the timeline of the program), while providing the skills you need to make an immediate impact at your organization.