HBS Program Overview
Home of the case method of business education, Harvard Business School brings, “the complex and dynamic realities of business analysis and decision making into the classroom.” The school’s mission is to educate leaders who make a difference in the world.
Students at Harvard Business School are part of a storied institution with a dense network of connections and resources. The volume of cases, research and publications which the school puts out each year is part of what makes Harvard unique. Ideas are exchanged at nearly 20 conferences each year, and at speaking engagements which take place regularly.
Within the larger MBA program, students become part of a smaller community through their “section” groups. Each group of about ninety students has a dedicated faculty team and together they complete the first year curriculum. All students take the same five courses during the first year, focusing on the internal functional operations of business enterprise. With one of the largest and most influential alumni networks around, Harvard Business School is very well-connected. In fact, 20% of the top three executive positions at Fortune 500 companies are filled by HBS alumni.