Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems
Qualifies for Management Science Track Credit
Free market Capitalism is one of the great achievements of mankind, bringing prosperity and economic freedom to billions of people and contributing to a flowering of individual freedom and possibility that would have been unimaginable to our ancestors. Today, however, increasing global crises are posing the greatest threat this economic system has faced.
Reimagining Capitalism (ReCap) examines the role that business does and can play in addressing big social and environmental challenges. Students will examine:
The forces that are leading Capitalism to evolve to address these challenges,
How to overcome impediments that hamper businesses’ efforts to profitably address these challenges,
The skills that managers, entrepreneurs, and investors rely on to balance impact and profit, and
How to scale solutions that address societal and environmental issues.
A general management course, ReCap resides at the intersection of strategy, entrepreneurship, leadership, finance, and accounting. To that end, we examine issues through the lenses of executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and younger employees. The course takes a forward-looking view of the role of business and is continually evolving, with more than 60% of the course material being created in the last five years. It is designed for students interested in management, investing, and entrepreneurship who strive to have societal impact in the for-profit sector.
Class Notes: Students interested in cross-registering into HBS-MBA courses may submit petitions starting Thursday, August 31. The petition deadline is Thursday, September 7 at 6pm. Please check this catalog in the coming weeks for information on whether this course will be available for cross-registration. General information about HBS cross-registration policies can be found at http://www.crossreg.hbs.edu.