The AACSB-accredited Harvard Business School at Harvard University began in 1908 and created the very first MBA degree in the world. This school carries a prestigious reputation in providing an outstanding, challenging, trusted, entrepreneurial, innovative, and active global business education that develops leaders who have a positive impact on the world. HBS values integrity, respect, accountability, excellence, ethics, inquiry, lifelong learning, and honesty. Graduates are competent, reliable, responsible, and are ready to make a difference in society and the world.
The full-time, two-year Masters in Business Administration degree offers 100 elective courses to choose from in subjects like Accounting & Management; Business, Government & the International Economy; Entrepreneurial Management; Finance; and Negotiation, Organizations & Markets. There is a unique academic opportunity for MBA students to cross-register with Tufts University’s Law School and MIT’s School of Business’s graduate programs in their second year. The MBA is designed to work through the Case Method, where students work together to make hard decisions in regards to a challenging business scenario, and then put their ideas into action in the Field (Field Immersion Experience for Leadership Development) Method. In the FIELD Global Immersion course, graduate students work with a Global Partner company in addressing issues and get to travel to the international location at the end of the course. Doctoral students can pursue a Ph.D. in Business Economics, Management, Organizational Behavior, Technology & Operations Management, Marketing, or Strategy. HBS also offers a wide range of individual and organizational executive education programs.
HBS desires to share in the financial investment by providing an incredible number of need-based scholarships and summer fellowships. All doctoral students are awarded a fellowship.
Getting involved in co-curricular activities that provide training, experiential learning, professional development, and entertainment are an essential part of the overall educational journey. Participation in business student organizations is highly encouraged. These groups include the Energy & Environment Club, Entrepreneurship Club, Family Business Club, Impact Investing Club, Leadership & Human Capital Club, Management Consulting Club, Sales & Business Development Club, and Women’s Student Association.
Leading the world in business research, Harvard is set apart by its esteemed publications that include the Harvard Business Review, Working Knowledge, and podcasts. Students gain incredible insight from these publications, along with working on initiatives and research projects with faculty members on a variety of important business topics. They even conduct global research on Africa, Asia Pacific, California, Europe, Japan, Latin America, Middle East & North Africa, and South Asia. Career & Professional Development offers a variety of resources that assist students and alumni in casting career vision, career coaching, finding internships, job searches, and best preparing to enter a career.
The Harvard Business School Online began in 2013. Although it does not offer full degree programs, it does provide a variety of online courses that can accelerate careers, build confidence, and clarify career paths. There are 11 online courses, including Courageous Leadership, Global Business, Management Essentials, Sustainable Business Strategy, and Negotiation Mastery.