We offer three options for you to pursue our master’s in the field of management. Choose to earn the degree completely through Harvard Extension School courses. Or use credentials from Harvard Business School Online or MITx to complement and diversify your Harvard experience.
Below is a chart to help you quickly compare the available pathways. For complete details, visit Management Degree Requirements, HBS Online CORe Pathway, and MITx MicroMasters Pathway.
|Standard Pathway||CORe Pathway||MITx MicroMasters Pathway|
|Total courses at Extension||12||12||8|
|Average time to complete||3.5 years||3.5 years|
not including time to complete CORe
not including time to complete MITx MicroMasters credential
not including costs to complete CORe
not including costs to complete MITx MicroMasters credential
|Admissions course requirements|
|On-campus requirements||Noncapstone track||Capstone track||Noncapstone track||Capstone track||Capstone track only|
|Any 4 on-campus courses (weekend options available)||2 three-week summer courses||Any 4 on-campus courses (weekend options available)||2 three-week summer courses||2 three-week summer courses|
|Microeconomic Theory or Economics of Business||1||1||1||1||1|
|Financial or Managerial Accounting||1||1||1||1||1|
|Precapstone: Entrepreneurship in Action||n/a||1||n/a||1||1|
|Capstone: Entrepreneurship in Action||n/a||1||n/a||1||1|