Harvard ManageMentor

Hi, I'm currently a junior at a top-tier school and doing a summer internship at a Fortune 500 company. They offer free Harvard ManageMentor courses and I was wondering if these are useful to complete and list on resume, especially for MBA admissions or top-tier consulting firms?

Or are the courses meaningless/useless?

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Jul 7, 2013 - 9:33pm

What exactly are these? And does that give you your answer?

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Jul 9, 2013 - 7:54pm

petergibbons:

What exactly are these? And does that give you your answer?

Oh Peter, stop being so snarky! You have the most popular thread on WSO and now you are giving poor @jpbrocks a hard time. :-). honestly.

so, the question remains

They offer free Harvard ManageMentor courses and I was wondering if these are useful to complete and list on resume, especially for MBA admissions or top-tier consulting firms?

Well, I looked up these courses, and found that the website goes straight to Harvard Business Review, so it isn't some University of Phoenix online course :
http://www.harvardbusiness.org/harvard-managementor

And it looks like it is Harvard Business Publishing's foray into interactive learning. Which is here to stay. Without taking the courses myself, I would say to Jbrocks, it would certainly be worth going through some of the courses to see what you can pick up. The quality of the material is vetted by HBR, so that's not too shabby, and I would think that it might inspire you to do some more on-your-own learning.

As for whether it makes any difference on a resume, or on a business school application, my guess is that without a grade, or without some kind of formal testing (like six-sigma), I wouldn't really think it adds heft to a resume.

Some of the modules look pretty interesting, If I were just embarking on my career, here are my choices of the 44 that would interest me the most, but I am sure it would be different for everyone.

Career Management
Managing Upward
Presentation Skills
Time Management
Writing Skills
Feedback Essentials
Global Collaboration
Persuading Others
Virtual Teams
Customer Focus
Decision Making
Finance Essentials
Innovation & Creativity
Innovation Implementation
Marketing Essentials
Negotiating
Project Management

How does that sound?

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Jul 9, 2013 - 9:26pm

Haha that's more than fair, if you have downtime it always helps to learn something, but this isn't a resume bullet point.

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