The course surpassed my expectations…I actually regret not having more time to fully utilize all the optional features!
Vice President for Government and Regulatory Affairs
I would be very surprised if the concepts that we talked about in the course are not core to our strategic planning process this year… I expect that we will have a lot more conversation about the course going forward.
"I can't say enough about the energy and motivation I gained from taking this course. I felt a renewed commitment to my life-long pursuits and left each class with introspective thoughts and ideas for my future."
Director at Microsoft
Within five days of finishing the course I had a plan of action for a major part of our business and presented it to our corporate executive. It applied the theories of the Customer’s Job to be Done and caused us to re-think our strategy to get the customer to “hire” us over the competition.
Chief Technology Officer at Nantucket Technology Partners
As a consultant running a boutique management and technology consulting practice, I have already started applying what I have learned in Disruptive Strategy towards my own business.
Currently pursuing a Masters in Electrical Engineering at the University of Sheffield, UK
CORe is giving me that extra lens I was missing: how products, services and other contents are created, consumed and exchanged from a business perspective.
Vice President of Technology at Region 2000 Business and Economic Development Alliance
I really appreciate how Professor Christensen introduced high-level complex theories and broke them down into digestible chunks. When applied to real-world examples, the concepts are brought to life.
A small business owner and tech entrepreneur from Arizona
Participating in the student discussions and answering cold calls was empowering. It ignited a drive within me to learn and absorb as much as I could.
Major David Dixon
US Marine Corps
Professor Wheeler's course gave me a new and profound perspective on negotiation. Whether I am trying to convince my daughter to go to bed on time, discussing a contract with a manufacturer, or organizing large scale military exercises with thousands of troops and dozens of aircraft - deftly employing the right negotiation technique can be the difference in success or failure.
Tech entrepreneur developing mass-scale wifi solutions in India
It's like you're looking through the world with a completely different perspective altogether, yet it's so obvious. The dots were always there, and CORe made me realize the connections.
CORe gave me a new lens through which I could look at the world. I applied what I learned right away at work and continue to apply it now in business school.
Project Engineer from Syria currently working in Chicago
CORe is not an ordinary online learning platform; it is an amazing learning experience that will probably surprise you (as it did to me).
Computer engineering student in Ireland seeking to develop a tech startup
I loved the regular use of visuals and videos to fully build up the user's understanding of a new concept.
An aspiring MBA student planning for a career in social entrepreneurship
Those skills are all very useful, but I think my biggest takeaway from CORe is a new perspective on complex business challenges. This lens has given me a more balanced perspective on sensitive topics like LIFO reserves, minimum wage, and drug pricing that will make me a more informed citizen and wiser leader.
Business Development Manager at Sanita Farma Healthcare Logistics
My certificate gives me a competitive advantage and the opportunity to contribute to the success of my company in a unique way. Moreover, a Harvard certificate opens news doors wherever I choose to work in the world.
Innovation Lab Product Manager at Accenture
The course equipped me with new ways to think about problems, products, businesses, and just everything in life.
A Global Masters in Management student at London Business School and Fudan School of Management
In no time, not only will you build fundamental knowledge of the business world, but also be a part of a community that you can fully trust.
Doctor, Medical Director & Co-Chief Medical Officer
Leading with Finance offered the perfect opportunity to refresh my core finance skills and interact with a global group of colleagues in an online format was ideal for my schedule.
I use my CORe training every day. Whether at work on in my private life, CORe was a paradigm-shifting event for me.
"This was a class where you could contribute your opinion and hear from two participants who were on opposite sides of the debate, as well as the globe."
Boise State University Graduate, Engineer, and Photographer
"For me, that connection from text book to reality made the courses memorable, enjoyable, and interesting. Case studies were absolutely my favorite part of the program."
Through CORe, I have uncovered a love for analytics, made valuable connections with people in several countries, and gained a strong foundation that will serve me well in MBA or PhD studies, which I am considering for the future.
IT consultant using CORe to help further his career
Additionally, the program allowed me to acquire a more holistic view of the services we provide, and it is helping me develop new ideas to innovate and generate different sources of revenue.
HBX Live Participant
This was absolutely the quality I would expect from a Harvard HBX experience - I loved everything about it. The technology was amazing - love the different camera angles, the option to raise your hand, etc.
Working in real estate in Indiana while applying to MBA programs
I loved being able to learn the material through real examples and have found that this sort of learning makes the content stick much better in my memory.
Economics & International Relations
I could not be a bigger proponent for online learning following my CORe experience. The ability to pause, rewind, and repeat what your instructor has to say was very helpful in learning business concepts. The course increased my confidence in the world of business and helped me formalize my career path.
One of the most insightful components of this course was the detailed case studies on other companies that had similar challenges... The diverse perspectives that I got from my peers, which the learning platform enables, were very similar to those I get with my work environment.
The highlight of the program was the content. From the videos with guest business executives to the interactive elements to the way we're continually tested via cold calls, CORe keeps you engaged through and through.
Cherry Xinyi Huang
I found the overall HBX CORe experience to be…challenging, enjoyable, eye-opening.
Being an entrepreneur, every concept I learned in CORe was immediately applicable to my company. My understanding of how business works got much stronger. For me, the change CORe brings about in you is extremely subtle. It's like you're looking through the world with a completely different perspective altogether, yet it's so obvious.
Sales Manager, Western US at Coravin, Inc.
I have already applied so much of what I have learned. My strategy and message for my team and how we communicate with our customers has begun to shift.
Third year undergraduate medical student from Singapore
At the end of the day, hospitals still have to be sustainable businesses. I am confident that HBX CORe will impart the necessary fundamentals to understand and analyze such concepts.
An excellent course: world-class content, perfect delivery, excellent and diverse cohort, and finally wonderful collaboration with both the organizers and the class.
Writer, performer, and producer engaging in entrepreneurial and directorial endeavors with business knowledge gained from HBX CORe
I had been intimidated by a lot of the content - particularly Financial Accounting, since the whole idea of understanding financial documents made me panic - but to my surprise everything was presented in very accessible, grounded, easy-to-understand ways.
HBX CORe is something completely different from any online course. It captures the key components of a live classroom and makes it possible for classmates to interact and help one another.
Operations Analyst who took CORe to further a career in business
HBX CORe proved to be so rewarding. I went in with the mindset of something to set my resume apart from others and came out with a broad and detailed understanding of the fundamentals of business.
"HBX Live felt like a real classroom or even like an enhanced classroom. The experience is so well designed and supported that I felt like I was in the same room as classmates. I even liked it more than a regular classroom!"
Harvard Law School '15
...I never felt fully comfortable with the language of my colleagues; now, I do. To lawyers, non-profit managers, budding accountants, PhD students, and future business execs, I recommend HBX.
University of Florida
I found the overall HBX CORe experience to be…eye-opening. Each of the courses took deep dives into companies of all shapes and sizes to exemplify how core business concepts are applied…HBX CORe took the idea of learning business principles to the next level
Student and entrepreneur from India using CORe to learn about the business world
Each course provided distinguished knowledge and presented that in a beautiful manner.
An animator with dreams of starting her own company
I feel that I am no longer wary of entering into business conversations; my confidence has gone way up with regards to accounting, economics, and analytics.
Mirza Mahmood ul Hasan
Chief Financial Officer at Alsulaiman Group
The course, through its excellent design, has given me an approach and the confidence to deal with disruption either as an opportunity or a business risk.
Electrical Engineer in Pharmaceuticals, pursuing an MBA in the fall of 2016
I had never experienced such an immersive platform online, and could argue that it was more effective at building and solidifying knowledge than some of the in-class courses I took in college.
Working for a cutting-edge SaaS startup in Boston, MA
My goals also include applying the knowledge learned in this program to my professional life, really soaking it in, and learning from the experiences and perspectives of my peers in the course.
Undergrad in creative writing who took CORe to help grow his poetry journal
I entered the HBX CORe program with the assumption that business was binary in its reliance on creativity and science, on ideas and numbers. In reality, it’s simply not. There are numbers behind the most successful marketing campaigns, brand directions, and management decisions.
"Some of my favorite aspects were the interactive nature of the program, the ability to experience the class atmosphere of case studies conducted, and learning at a personal level from the best professors at Harvard Business School."
Sara Simon Pioger
Business Owner and Teacher
I am using some of the negotiation preparation techniques from the course in different aspects of my job. Overall I feel more confident in situations that might have once felt intimidating.