Leading Learning is one of four courses that applies towards the Certificate in School Management and Leadership (CSML), an innovative collaboration between the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and Harvard Business School (HBS). This multi-course certificate program for PreK-12 school leaders integrates expertise in managing teams and organizations. For complete certificate details click here.
June Term | June 21 – July 19, 2023
Application Deadline: June 9, 2023 | Enrollment Deadline: June 15, 2023
July Term | July 19 – August 16, 2023
Application Deadline: July 7, 2023 | Enrollment Deadline: July 13, 2023
To receive more information and updates on future CSML course offerings, please request information here.
Applications are processed through HBS Online. By submitting an application for the CSML program, you are applying to all four courses within CSML. If accepted to the program, participants must enroll in the course of their choice.
The HBS Online platform, including the application and courses, is designed to work on an internet-connected desktop or notebook computer running either the Chrome or Firefox browser. Tablet computers and smartphones are not supported by the HBS Online platform at this time. Click here for more information.
English Language Proficiency Requirements
English language proficiency is a requirement for application to and successful participation in this online certificate. All participants are expected to have fluency in English, including a basic knowledge of education terminology, in order to effectively engage with the content, complete assignments, and interact with other members of the learning community.
Fees and Policies
This program is excluded from the use of HGSE Professional Education discounts for HGSE alumni.
Please note: payments are only accepted by credit card or wire transfer within the HBS Online portal
Checks, Purchase Orders, or other forms of payment are not accepted. All payments must be received by the deadline posted on the Payment page to guarantee your participation in each CSML course.
Please visit the HBS Online Support Portal for any payment inquiries and questions.
Tuition includes all instructional materials; all materials for the program are available on the online course platform. Tuition assistance is not available for this program. Payment must be received prior to the program's start. We accept credit card or wire transfer payments only through the HBS Online portal. The fee must be paid in full upon registration.
Returning Participant Discount
Effective May 15, 2023, participants who have enrolled in at least one CSML course on their own and not through a group enrollment are eligible to receive a 10% discount on each subsequent CSML course. The discount is NOT valid for the first enrolled CSML course. Participants are only eligible to receive the discount after the withdrawal deadline (24 hours after the start of a program*) passes for their first individually purchased CSML course. This discount is only applied to future enrollments and cannot be retroactively applied to a previous enrollment.
Participants who have only enrolled as part of a group enrollment agreement through access codes are NOT eligible to receive this discount.
Discounts are automatically applied to the Program Fee upon time of payment. Discounts are not available after you've submitted payment, so if you think you are eligible for an enrollment discount, please review this discount policy in detail before submitting any payment.
This 10% discount is valid on CSML enrollments submitted on or after May 15, 2023 Eastern Standard Time on the HBS Online website at https://account.myhbx.org.
This discount may not be combined with other scholarships, financial aid, or other offers.
Only one discount may be used per order.
This discount cannot be redeemed for cash, transferred, or sold. It is void where prohibited by law.
These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
*Please note, this is 24 hours after the program materials become available, not after you log in.
Refund and Withdrawal Policies
Please click here for information on the Certificate in School Management and Leadership policies regarding certificate eligibility, deferrals, withdrawals, and refunds.
We reserve the right to cancel programs at our discretion. In the unlikely event of program changes, the school is not responsible for planning expenses incurred.
Disability Accommodation Requests
Accommodation Requests for this program are reviewed and processed through HBS Online. Click here to review the full Disability Accommodations Request Policy and Procedures. Participants with documented disabilities or medical conditions may request reasonable accommodations by contacting email@example.com. Please do NOT send medical documentation directly via this email.