FREE Courses by the Harvard University you should do in 2023.

FREE Courses by the Harvard University you should do in 2023.

These courses will teach you everything about: Business, Public Policy, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Career, and Communication.

[1] Negotiating Salary 
In this free, 15-minute, Harvard Business School (HBS) Online lesson, you'll learn how to be a more effective negotiator and improve your bargaining skills through a deal between former professional hockey player Derek Sanderson and the World Hockey Association.

[2] Public Policy: Social, Economic, and Foreign Policies

This course will serve as an overview of the American government, concentrating on overarching tendencies such as its fragmented power structure. The importance of these tendencies will be explained by showing how thoroughly each of them affects American politics.

[3] Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

This business and management course, taught by Harvard Business School professor Tarun Khanna, takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and solving complex social problems. You will learn about prior attempts to address these problems, identify points of opportunity for smart entrepreneurial efforts, and propose and develop your own creative solutions.

The focus of this course is on individual agency—what can you do to address a defined problem? While we will use the lens of health to explore entrepreneurial opportunities, you will learn how both problems and solutions are inevitable of a multi-disciplinary nature, and we will draw on a range of sectors and fields of study.

[4] CS50: Introduction to Computer Science
This is CS50x , Harvard University's introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming for majors and non-majors alike, with or without prior programming experience. An entry-level course taught by David J. Malan, CS50x teaches students how to think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently.

Topics include abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, security, software engineering, and web development. Languages include C, Python, SQL, and JavaScript plus CSS and HTML. Problem sets inspired by real-world domains of biology, cryptography, finance, forensics, and gaming.

The on-campus version of CS50x , CS50, is Harvard's largest course.

[5] CS50's Introduction to Programming with Scratch

An introduction to programming using Scratch, a visual programming language via which aspiring programmers can write code by dragging and dropping graphical blocks (that resemble puzzle pieces) instead of typing out text. Used at the start of Harvard College's introductory course in computer science, CS50, Scratch was designed at MIT's Media Lab, empowering students with no prior programming experience to design their own animations, games, interactive art, and stories.

Using Scratch, this course introduces students to fundamentals of programming, found not only in Scratch itself but in traditional text-based languages (like Java and Python) as well. Topics include: functions, which are instructions that perform tasks; return values, which are results that functions provide; conditions, via which programs can decide whether or not to perform some action; loops, via which programs can take action again and again; variables, via which programs can remember information; and more.

Ultimately, this course prepares students for subsequent courses in programming.


[6] Systematic Approaches to Policy Design by Harvard Kennedy School

This course will help senior officials make greater use of data and evidence in their everyday decision-making. This unit presents a few over-arching frameworks that are helpful in approaching complicated decisions. You will learn how to organise your thinking, how to break a problem down into parts, and how to figure out where evidence can be most useful in making a decision.

[7] Pricing Strategy 
In this free, 15-minute Harvard Business School (HBS) Online lesson, you'll learn the principles underlying pricing strategy through the example of event ticket reseller Ace Ticket.

[8] Identifying Competitive Risk
In this free, 30-minute Harvard Business School (HBS) Online lesson, you’ll learn how to identify sources of competitive risk and examine how they impact strategy through the example of Quiet Logistics, a company that provides order fulfilment to e-commerce retailers.

[9] Designing Organizational Structure
In this free, 30-minute lesson, Harvard Business School (HBS) Online Professors Joshua Margolis and Anthony Mayo explore how organizational leaders can align people, systems and structure, and culture to deliver value through the examples of a medical device executive and grocery store CEO.

[10] The Art of Persuasive Writing and Public Speaking

We are living in a contentious time in history. Fundamental disagreements on critical political issues make it essential to learn how to make an argument and analyze the arguments of others. This ability will help you engage in civil discourse and make effective changes in society.

Even outside the political sphere, conveying a convincing message can benefit you throughout your personal, public, and professional lives.

This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of rhetoric, the art of persuasive writing and speech. In it, you will learn to construct and defend compelling arguments, an essential skill in many settings. We will be using selected addresses from prominent twentieth-century Americans — including Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, Margaret Chase Smith, Ronald Reagan, and more — to explore and analyze rhetorical structure and style.

Through this analysis, you will learn how speakers and writers persuade an audience to adopt their point of view.

[11] Understanding Customer Needs
In this free, 15-minute Harvard Business School (HBS) Online lesson, you’ll learn how to identify customer needs through Clayton Christensen’s famed Jobs to be Done theory and CVS Pharmacy’s MinuteClinic.

[12] Investing in Private Equity

In this free, two-part 40-minute Harvard Business School (HBS) Online lesson, you’ll explore how private equity investing is evolving and different approaches for entering this growing alternative investment space through the example of Denmark’s largest private pension fund, PFA Pension.


[13] Challenges in Higher Education
The “Challenges in Higher Education” webinar features a presentation from Harvard Kennedy School Dean Doug Elmendorf. This free webinar relates to concepts covered in the Our Crisis Leadership in Higher Education executive program.

To gain more insights into how to prepare for and respond to crises more effectively as a higher education leader, apply for the executive program today.

[14] 4P Model for Strategic Leadership
This 4-part podcast series focuses on the less obvious but no less important aspects of successful leadership with practical tips to apply immediately.

[15] 5 principles for effective communication and how to implement them in your writing

The “The Science of Corresponding with Busy People” webinar features a presentation from Todd Rogers, a behavioral scientist and professor of public policy professor Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). Learn more about his take on the five principles for effective communication and how to implement them in your writing.

This free webinar is held in conjunction with the Behavioral Insights and Public Policy executive program from HKS.

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