10 Aug 2016

“Tasting” the Case Method – Class Visits

For those of you applying in Round 1, I know I don’t have to remind you that the application deadline is less than a month away—September 7. Coming up! Good luck as you pull things together over the next couple of weeks.

What are we up to? We’ve been on the road a lot this summer, trying to spread the word about HBS. One of the things we always highlight (and receive lots of questions about) is the case method. It is the core teaching approach at HBS and, for most people, very different than their undergraduate experience. I could talk about the virtues of the case method (many!), but the rub is that it is actually very hard to describe yet easy to understand once you’ve experienced it in action—sort of like describing (vs. tasting) a new food or describing (vs. riding) a bike.

So…an invitation. Come to HBS for a visit—for a “taste” of the case method in action. In addition to  the tour and information sessions we hold on campus, you can sit in on a case method class. I still vividly remember the HBS class I visited as a prospective student. 

Sign up for class visits here. Or if you can’t make it to a visit on campus, check out this video on the case method. Current students have also written about their experience with the case method here.

14 Jul 2016

Class of 2018 - Preliminary Profile

Summer is in full swing in Dillon House, and one of the things we're most looking forward to is our incoming Class of 2018. Keep in mind this is a preliminary profile of the class for now. I will post the final matriculating class profile at the end of the summer.

Despite the beautiful weather in Boston, many of us are on the road over the summer encouraging people to learn more about HBS. We’d love to meet you at one of our global events. If we won’t be in your area, you can always check out one of our webinars.

10 Jun 2016

Business As Usual (Reprise)

Hello. Chad Losee here, writing to you for the first time. I came in to Dillon House early today to write this post; I’m sitting in an office across the hall from where I interviewed for admission into the HBS MBA program five and a half years ago. It’s surreal.

Let me begin by saying that I am humbled and honored to be serving HBS (and you) in this role. I remember quite clearly what it feels like to put yourself out there in a business school admissions process, and I am committed to keeping up the tradition of transparency and humanity that has been a hallmark of the admissions process at Harvard Business School for several years.

I’ll skip to the bottom line: I think you should apply. An MBA at HBS is a transformative experience—I learned and became so much more than what I started with. I brought one voice and one perspective to the case method classroom, but I was challenged and shaped and enhanced by the other 90 voices in the room. Now we need your distinct perspective in our classroom.

So…let me address a few things that may be on your mind:

Just to be clear: we are (still) looking for students who show 1) a habit of leadership, 2) analytical aptitude and appetite, and 3) engaged community citizenship. More on this here. We want you to apply.  

You may have already seen that our application is now live. As in years past, we will read (and re-read) and consider the application in its entirety —application, resume, essay, recommendations, transcripts, interview, post-interview reflection, GMAT or GRE scores, etc.  Said another way, no one thing will get you admitted or “released” from our admissions process. We are selecting a class with diverse backgrounds and perspectives—elements that are the foundation of learning by the case method.

Call us (+1 617 495 6128). Email us (admissions@hbs.edu). Come to one of our global outreach events. Join a live webinar. Drop by our office in Dillon House. Register (in September) to visit a class. We’re here for you.

More soon.

01 Jun 2016

Class of 2019: Here We Go!

It’s here!  

The application for the Class of 2019 is now live.

We’ll post some information about the Class of 2018 over the coming weeks - stay tuned.