Credential of Readiness (CORe) - ASM ExEd Centre


17 weeks
8-10 hours per week


Batch : 31 Mar 2020 – 30 July 2020
Last Date to Apply : Mar 20, 2020


Working Professionals


Fees : INR 1,62,000
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The online Credential of Readiness (CORe) program will prepare you to contribute to business discussions and decision-making, whether you’re looking to advance your career, considering graduate school, or exploring new career paths.

By enrolling in the CORe program, participants will be ineligible to enroll in Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, or Financial Accounting as individual certificate programs. By enrolling in the Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, or Financial Accounting certificate programs, participants will be ineligible to enroll in the CORe program.

CORe consists of three courses—Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, and Financial Accounting —and a final exam. Immerse yourself in real challenges faced by seasoned leaders across a variety of industries, develop business intuition through interactive learning exercises, and join a global community of peers. As in the business world, you’ll be evaluated on the quality and timeliness of your work and your contributions to the learning community.

  • Develop a data mindset
  • Analyze and interpret data to inform business decisions
  • Progress from basic descriptive statistics to regression analysis
  • Implement analytical techniques in Excel
  • Apply course concepts through real-world examples, such as website A/B testing, using sampling to check warehouse inventory, predicting sales, and forecasting staffing needs
  • Develop effective pricing strategies
  • Understand powerful analytical tools like relative cost analysis and conjoint analysis
  • Identify sources of competitive advantage through differentiation
  • Apply course concepts in the context of a growing online retailer, an events ticket broker, a multi-national publishing company, and other firms
  • Unlock insights into business performance and potential through financial statements
  • Understand both US GAAP and IFRS accounting standards
  • Prepare and evaluate financial forecasts
  • Value a venture, project, or investment opportunity and perform a sensitivity analysis
  • See how managers, Wall Street analysts, and entrepreneurs use accounting to drive strategic decision-making

College Students and Recent Graduates : Get ready for the real world. Stand out from the crowd and impress during interviews as you prepare for your next opportunity. You can also earn undergraduate academic credit for CORe in select course starts.

Those Considering Graduate School : Get ready for your MBA or other graduate program with the online courses that Harvard Business School offers to incoming students to prepare for the MBA classroom.

Mid-Career Professionals : Add value to your organization and take your career to the next level with a deeper understanding of essential business concepts.

Janice H. Hammond

Jesse Philips Professor of ManufacturingSenior Associate Dean for Culture and Community
Faculty at Harvard Business School

Professor Jan Hammond is the Jesse Philips Professor of Manufacturing and Senior Associate Dean for Culture and Community at Harvard Business School. She currently teaches Supply Chain Management in the MBA program and is program chair for the HBS Executive Education International Women’s Foundation and Women’s Leadership Programs. Her research focuses on speed and flexibility in manufacturing and logistics systems to respond to changing customer demand.

Bharat N. Anand

Henry R. Byers Professor of Business Administration

Professor Bharat Anand is the Henry R. Byers Professor of Business Administration for Harvard Business School and Harvard University’s Vice Provost for Advances in Learning. He is an expert in digital and corporate strategy, and has studied how new technologies affect what we watch, read, and hear—which you can learn more about in his book, The Content Trap: A Strategist’s Guide to Digital Change. He is a two-time recipient of Harvard Business School’s “Best Teacher” award.

V.G. Narayanan

Thomas D. Casserly, Jr. Professor of Business Administration Chair, MBA Elective Curriculum

Professor V.G. Narayanan is the Thomas D. Casserly, Jr. Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and chair of the MBA program’s second-year elective curriculum. He has served as the course head for the first-year required accounting course for MBA students, Financial Reporting and Control, and chairs several executive education programs. His research in management accounting focuses on understanding how firms can use incentives and feedback to improve performance.

The HBS Online Advantage

  • World-class faculty
  • Edge-of-your-seat online learning
  • Global peer collaboration and networking
  • Real-world, case-based learning

We have a dedicated team who will be more than happy to meet and discuss what course suits you best based on your profile and interests. Drop an email on to schedule a one-on-one appointment with an enrollment counselor. Or call us on (020) 27475090 / 86666  +91 9130 098 212 and we can find a time to meet.

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