“The top business schools all have unity of purpose in their research, which is typically driven by a particular academic methodology. At HBS, our unity of purpose is defined by the nature of the problems we work on, and their connection with our teaching. We encourage faculty to make big bets on studying phenomena that confront senior managers. Faculty leverage research to develop innovative courses and case materials. From the classroom to the field and back again, the resulting new knowledge is rigorous, inspirational for students, and powerful in practice."

Krishna Palepu

Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration,
Senior Advisor to the President for Global Strategy at Harvard University.

The School's faculty members are committed teachers who dedicate themselves to educating leaders who make a difference in the world. They remain close to practice as distinguished entrepreneurs, consultants, advisors, and board members.

More than half are actively involved in international research. In fiscal 2012, 62% of all cases produced by the School's faculty were global (the highest percentage to date), greatly enriching the global content of the MBA and Executive Education programs.

Global Colloquium on Participant-Centered Learning

The Global Colloquium on Participant-Centered Learning (GloColl) is designed for senior faculty at top business schools in emerging economies who want to be trained in interactive methods of teaching and learning. Participants are nominated by their academic institutions and generally include deans, department chairs, and senior faculty with five or more years of teaching experience.

GloColl comprises a seven-day session held on the HBS campus, followed by a three-day session held in two cities in Asia, Europe, or Latin America.

HBS Global Research Fellowship

The School's Global Research Fellowship enables HBS faculty to pursue in-depth research or course development projects outside the United States. By providing full funding for a three-to-six month international stay, the program allows for a true immersion experience.