Founded in 1908, Harvard Business School has been dedicated to its mission of developing leaders who make a difference in the world. We have evolved to meet the management needs of a changing country, and now, a changing global economy. From the beginning, the significance of the theory and research being developed by the Business School was evident. Communicating the leading business issues of the day began with the publication of the first Harvard Business Review in 1922. Today, nearly 10 million cases are sold internationally every year, consistently expanding HBS's reach.
The HBS community is truly unique: the campus is a workplace that is both beautiful and varied. The faculty and staff are from all over the world and the School is consistently on the cutting edge of business evolution. To work here is an opportunity to be a part of a community that is passionate about what we do.
Most employers will say that they are different but at Harvard Business School, we really are. We are fortunate to straddle the worlds of academia and business, so we tend to operate with a more corporate mentality than you might expect in other academic settings. As one of the middle-sized professional Schools within Harvard, HBS is small enough for people to know each other, yet large enough to provide opportunities. Our staff comes from all walks of life, with various levels of experience, education, and this only adds to the richness of our environment. Learn more about diversity.
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One of the most important elements to the educational process at HBS is the case method of study. By bringing real life business problems into the classroom, students learn on a firsthand level. Immersion and field experiences will enhance the case discussions with real life views into various business environments. Students go beyond theory and into practical application. Our 800 staff members across 16 departments, support these programs with superior organizational skills, subject matter expertise, a high level of customer service orientation, intellectual curiosity, and creative problem solving.
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While Harvard University offers world-renowned speakers and colloquia, the excitement of Cambridge, MA and Harvard Square, Harvard Business School is across the Charles River, in Boston. We are proud members of the Allston community and have our own opportunities for staff to hear speakers, attend classes taught by our faculty specifically for staff, and even intersect with some of our interesting guests as part of their roles. Our community events including the annual Thanksgiving pies from the Dean and the Pen Pal program bring colleagues together, as well as extending our outreach to our local neighbors.