The 2+2 Program is a deferred admission process for current students, either in college or full-time masters programs. It is comprised of two years of professional work experience followed by two years in the HBS MBA Program.
Upon graduation, admitted 2+2 students spend two years working in a professional, HBS-approved position in the public, private, or nonprofit sector. The 2+2 Program attracts accomplished students from all fields of study. We encourage students from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines to apply.
We're looking for innovative thinkers who have demonstrated leadership and analytical skills and want to apply their knowledge and passion to make a difference in the world.
If you are in your final year of study, you are eligible to apply in the current application cycle. This timing applies to:
To be considered for admission to the 2+2 Program Class of 2019 (entering Fall 2017), you must be graduating from your program between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015.
To be considered for admission to the 2+2 Program, you must complete the following:
There are three rounds in which to apply through the 2+2 application process. All rounds are considered equal, so please apply when you are ready. To be eligible to apply in any of the rounds listed below, you must be graduating from your program between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015.
Note: Dates for Rounds 1, 2, and 3 are the same as regular MBA Application deadlines.
The application for the 2+2 Class of 2019 is the same as the written application for the MBA program.
There is a nonrefundable U.S. $100 application fee (credit card only) vs. $250 application fee for non-2+2 applicants.
All applications and recommendations must be submitted online.
HBS will visit several campuses and offer webinars throughout the year. Please check our Events page for more information.
Please see the section about the 2+2 program on the Find Answers page for more information.
An overview of the application process to the 2+2 program for the Class of 2018 can be reviewed online if you would like more information.
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