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Preparing Students for a Lifetime of Leadership
Admission to Harvard Business School is really an invitation. We ask you to engage the sum of your talents, your experience, and your dedication in an intensive, two-year program of transformation. Here, we encourage you to challenge your assumptions, acquire new skills, examine unfamiliar possibilities, imagine unexpected opportunities and, most of all, to assume responsibility for yourself and for our world.
In short, we invite you to turn your potential into a real capacity for leadership. At HBS, we stimulate your growth in a number of distinctive ways:
Application and Admission Requirements
Degree and diploma etc.
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The curriculum is split into two different yet complementary learning experiences:
The Required Curriculum (RC) forms the first year of study and establishes a common foundation in the fundamental practices of business including finance, marketing, leadership, negotiation, operations, strategy, and more. All students participate in the same set of classes within their section of 90 colleagues. In addition to acquiring specific analytical and quantitative skills, students become acclimated to MBA Program standards of communication and collaboration, and develop strong, lasting relationships among themselves.
The Elective Curriculum (EC) follows the RC's breadth of experience with an opportunity for depth, breadth, or both: students choose from among 96 courses in ten subject areas as well as field-based learning opportunities to gain a more concentrated expertise in the industries, functions, and ideas that interest them most. Additionally, cross registration enables students to take classes at other select graduate programs during their EC year.
Field Based Learning
More than 50 percent of HBS students take learning out of the classroom and into the workplace in faculty-supervised field-based learning. These field study and Individual Student Research projects are designed to help students deepen their knowledge in a particular area of interest.
Reflecting its commitment to a far-reaching yet practical business education, HBS has expanded on the concept of its popular career treks to offer Immersion Experiences in the MBA Program. These opportunities immerse faculty, staff, and students in academic, cultural, and organizational- or corporate-based field work around the world where participants can meet with leaders and actively engage in hands-on projects.
During the 2006-07 academic year, more than 200 students participated in three Immersion Experiences:
We educate leaders who make a difference in the world For nearly a century, our faculty have drawn on their passion for teaching, their experience in working with organizations worldwide, and the insights gained from their research to educate generations...