Case | HBS Case Collection | November 2002 (Revised August 2004)

Globalization of HBS, The

by Tarun Khanna, Rakesh Khurana and David Lane


Sets the stage for a discussion on the globalization of the MBA degree and variations on the idea that Harvard Business School (HBS) can play a role in shaping business education around the world. Describes the forces leading to greater convergence around the MBA degree as an important indicator of managerial competence and HBS's response to these forces. Provides background information on the globalization of the MBA degree, a history of the founding of the school, a history of various HBS international initiatives over the past 75 years, and the current challenges perceived by HBS administration in responding effectively to the forces of globalization.

Keywords: Business Education; Globalization; Education Industry; Boston;


Khanna, Tarun, Rakesh Khurana, and David Lane. "Globalization of HBS, The." Harvard Business School Case 703-432, November 2002. (Revised August 2004.)