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HBX CORe: Business Fundamentals

Learn the language of business

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  • HBX CORe via HBX and Harvard Business School
  • $1950 for 8-18 weeks (program lengths vary)
  • Estimated 150 hours of learning on HBX platform
  • 3 courses and a final exam. Application Required
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HBX CORe: Business Fundamentals
★★★★☆ (6 Reviews)
Learn the language of business
Credential Type
Estimated 150 hours of learning on HBX platform
3 months

The HBX Credential of Readiness (CORe) program teaches you the essentials of business—Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, and Financial Accounting—through immersive case studies and a fully interactive online platform. HBX has reimagined Harvard Business School’s proven case method and social learning experience to help you develop real world analytical and problem solving skills.

Unlike other online courses, each activity in CORe—a video, an interactive learning exercise, or a reading assignment—is designed to be completed in just three to five minutes to keep you engaged and interested.

Through multimedia case studies featuring industry executives, you will experience business challenges first hand and apply your understanding of course concepts to develop solutions to real world business problems. As you tackle these cases, you will develop deep-seated problem solving skills and the confidence to apply your learning.

Developed from the ground up, the HBX social learning platform connects you to a supportive global network of fellow participants who engage actively in online discussions, shared insights, and peer feedback.

The program has multiple start dates throughout the year, with a short application required for admission to the program.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive the Credential of Readiness from HBX and Harvard Business School and gain access to the diverse and impressive community of CORe credential holders.

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<p>The demand for data literacy&mdash;the ability to analyze, interpret, and challenge data&mdash;to inform business decisions has never been greater. This course teaches participants to use statistical analysis to answer real business problems: ensuring inventory accuracy, testing the effectiveness of website changes, forecasting expected sales, and predicting staffing needs. Using interactive tools and a spreadsheet emulator, learners will hone their analytical skills.</p>
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<p>What does the &ldquo;market&rdquo; look like from the desk of a manager or senior executive? This course applies economic principles to the challenges managers encounter while making everyday business decisions: bringing a product to market, analyzing relative costs, developing a pricing strategy, assessing competition, and creating markets. Students learn the foundations of competitive strategies that succeed in the long run.</p>
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<p>Accounting is the language of business, and the ability to understand a financial report is essential to understanding an organization&rsquo;s strategy and operations. This course covers the fundamentals of accounting and how businesses use financial statements to make predictions about the future and make better decisions. Through case studies and interactive tools, students learn to read and interpret a balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows&mdash;and discover the real story behind the numbers</p>

6 Reviews.

J. Holden Gibbons
J. Holden Gibbons
completed this credential in Sep 2015.

Great interface with excellent networking opportunities.

Yurii Brunets
Yurii Brunets
Software engineer
Field of study
Software engineering
Bachelors Degree
completed this credential in Jul 2015.

A great introduction in the business world

Nathan Mubasher
completed this credential in Jan 2016.

You get what you put in

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