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Harvard Business School

History

Harvard Business School (HBS), home to one of the world’s first established MBA programs, was founded in 1908. HBS lies on a 40-acre campus in the Boston neighborhood of Allston. Along with its full-time MBA program, HBS offers eight doctoral programs and 77 executive education opportunities organized across topics including Entrepreneurship, Healthcare and General Management. Dual degree options include a JD/MBA, an MD/MBA and a DMD/MBA, all offered in conjunction with other Harvard graduate schools. HBS also partners with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government to offer a Master of Public Policy/MBA and a Master of Public Administration-International Development/MBA. The business school is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.

The Havard MBA School Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 3 (tie)
• Bloomberg: 3
• Forbes: 4
Financial Times: 1
The Economist: 2

Location(s)

Harvard Business School’s campus in the Boston neighborhood of Allston is located across the Charles River from Harvard University’s main Cambridge grounds. The HBS campus is just off of Route I-90 and is a 10-minute drive away from downtown Boston and I-93.

Access to center city Boston is possible via Amtrak train. As well, transportation to Logan International Airport from the school only takes around 30 minutes.

Facilities

Harvard Business School classes, offices and housing units are all located on the 40-acre Allston campus that features 34 buildings dedicated to the school’s use. Facilities include the Baker Library; Spangler Center with its 350-seat auditorium, post office and business center; the Class of 1959 Chapel; and Soldier’s Field Park, an apartment complex for HBS students. Classes take place primarily Hawes and Aldrich Halls, located next to the library in the center of campus.

Faculty

There are 266 faculty members at HBS, 67 of whom are women. Faculty members and their research are organized across 10 different academic units: Accounting and Management; Business, Government & the International Economy; Entrepreneurial Management; Finance; General Management; Marketing; Negotiation, Organizations & Markets; Organizational Behavior; Strategy and Technology & Operations Management.

Student Body

Currently, Harvard Business School enrolls 930 MBA students with a yielding acceptance rate around 9.5 percent.

MBA Degree Offerings

HBS offers a full-time MBA program with one intake each year beginning in the fall.

Videos

MBA Class of 2020 Student Voices

Each student that attends HBS has a different story. They are from big cities, small farming villages, and everything in between. Some have a passion for mathematics and others in sports and music. These MBA students share their interests and origin stories before becoming part of the Class of 2020. Check out more student profiles: https://www.hbs.edu/mba/student-life/people/Pages/default.aspx?step=24&type=Class+of+2020

Improving Lives One Data Set At A Time

Esther Hsu Wang (MBA 2009) Founding Partner of IDinsight, is on a mission to change the way the world supports those in need. Based in Lusaka, Zambia and serving organizations across Africa and Asia, IDinsight uses data and measurements to help leaders in the development sector combat poverty and improve lives.

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