Learning in Practice

Students should know there are special moments that pull everything we have learned into focus. When theory, practice, experience, and talent all come to one sharp point—a decision that shapes a definitive course of action. When it's no longer an issue of what can be done, but of what you will do.

 
“The more you prepare for a case, the more everybody else gets out of it.”
 

Decisive moments define a Harvard Business School education. Here, everything from section life to case studies, from field-based learning to international Immersions, culminates in one larger lesson—what it means to assume leadership.

Through case method courses, FIELD projects, multimedia simulations, and more, you’ll exercise the leadership skills you will practice in business and beyond. The issues are complex, the stakes high, and the demands challenging. But as a result, you leave HBS with lessons in leadership that are practical, invaluable, and most importantly, real.