Course description

CORe stands for Credential of Readiness and is offered through Harvard Business School Online. CORe is a primer on the fundamentals of business and is designed for students just getting started in the business world. Developed and taught by Harvard Business School faculty, this course covers business analytics, economics for managers, and financial accounting. The business analytics portion is taught by Janice Hammond and introduces quantitative methods used to analyze data and make better management decisions. The economics for managers portion is taught by Bharat Anand and includes the topics of customer demand, supplier cost, markets and competition, pricing, production, and differentiation. The financial accounting portion is taught by V.G. Narayanan and covers concepts such as profit and revenue, assets and liabilities, and students learn how to prepare and analyze financial statements.


This course is designed to offer an introduction to major concepts and theories in comparative politics, as well as to familiarize students with the basic tools of comparative analysis. During our time together, we ask and attempt to answer questions such as when do revolutions occur? Why are some countries democratic while others are not? What is the interplay between culture and politics? How do economic factors influence political development? To what extent are political processes the result of individual volition versus larger structural forces? In doing so, we examine cases from around the globe and across time. The objective of this course is two-fold: to provide students with a theoretical grounding through which to understand the political world we inhabit, as well as to introduce the academic field of comparative politics, along with its empirical expectations and modes of argumentation.


Associated Schools

  • Harvard Division of Continuing Education

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