Welcome and congratulations on your invitation to interview. Please read through this website before scheduling your interview and pay special attention to the on-campus and off-campus activities we are offering. These events were created to help you learn more about HBS and enhance your interview experience.
Please note that your interview is by invitation only and your invitation cannot be shared with others. Any attempt to distribute an interview invitation to a third party will result in the immediate cancellation of both your interview and your application to the MBA program. Your interview invitation is for one thirty (30) minute interview slot only. Any attempt to register for multiple interview slots will result in the immediate cancellation of both your interview and your application to the MBA program.
To access our online interview scheduling system, log in to your application and view your Status Update. Please register for an interview slot by selecting a location and an available date and time from the calendar displayed on your screen. Slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and are marked as unavailable once they are filled. Upon registration, you will receive an email that confirms the time, date, and location of your interview.
Once your interview has been scheduled, we strongly discourage changes. However, should you need to make a change, please call Christina Malanga at 617-495-6213. We will do our best to accommodate your change, but we do not guarantee the availability of interview slots. Email requests for interview changes will not be accommodated.
Interview slots are available in the following locations on the following dates:
HBS On-Campus (Interviews are offered at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm):
February 12, 13, 19, 20, 23, and 27
March 2 and 6
U.S. Off-Campus (Interview times vary by location):
New York City: February 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, and 28
March 1, 7, and 8
Menlo Park: February 12, 13, 23, 24, 25, and 27
March 2, 3, 4, and 5
International Off-Campus (Interview times vary by location):
Dubai: February 25, 26, 27, and 28
London: March 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
Mumbai: March 2 and 3
Paris: February 26 and 27
Shanghai: February 15, 16, and 17
Tokyo: February 19, 20, 21, and 22
We have a number of activities planned during the Round 2 interview period. These activities are open to all candidates interviewing in Round 2 regardless of interview location. We encourage candidates to participate in the activities being offered in order to gain a better understanding of HBS. Please register for these activities below:
Thursday, February 12
Friday, February 13
Thursday, February 19
Friday, February 20
Monday, February 23
Friday, February 27
Monday, March 2
Friday, March 6
Please review the Calendar of Activities On-Campus Round 2.pdf when planning your visit.
If you have any questions regarding on-campus interview activities, please email email@example.com.
Please see a map of our campus.
If you are planning to visit campus we encourage you to attend a class. You do need to pre-register for a class visit. Please know that you can sign up for class visits on any day they are available. Applicants are limited to one class visit due to space constraints.
Please Note: Due to timing if you are scheduled for a 10:30 interview you are not able to attend the 9:10 or 10:50 class visit. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to schedule a class visit at another time.
There are off-campus activities happening during the Round 2 interview period. These activities are open to all candidates interviewing in Round 2 regardless of interview location. We encourage candidates to participate in the activities being offered in order to gain a better understanding of HBS. The events are an opportunity to meet local alumni and other MBA candidates. Registration is required for all events, please click on the location to register.
If you have any questions regarding off-campus interview activities, please email email@example.com.
What does it mean to receive an invitation to interview?
The invitation to interview is a positive indication of the MBA Admissions Board's interest in your application to the MBA program. We interview applicants whom we believe are viable candidates for our program. Roughly half of the candidates interviewed are admitted.
Is the timing of my interview or interview invitation significant?
No. The timing of your interview does not imply anything about the status of your application nor does it impact your candidacy. We use a rolling process for extending interview invitations so that we can expedite the decision-making process for all candidates.
Who conducts the interviews?
All interviews are conducted by a member of the MBA Admissions Board.
Am I at a disadvantage if I interview off-campus?
No. Please choose the interview location that is most convenient for you. Whether you interview on-campus or off-campus, you will always interview with a member of the Admissions Board and you are not at a disadvantage in the admissions process. No matter where you interview, we encourage you to take part in the activities offered in that location.
What is the dress code for interviews?
For your interview, the dress is business formal. For the rest of the activities, business formal or business casual is appropriate. Some of the on-campus activities offered will require you to walk throughout the campus so please bring comfortable shoes.
Do I have to register to attend any of the on-campus or off-campus activities?
Advance registration is required for all on-campus and off-campus events. To register for these events, please visit the View and Register for On-Campus Activities and View and Register for Off-Campus Activities sections on the webpage.
Does participating in on-campus or off-campus activities affect my candidacy?
The only required and evaluative portion of your visit to campus or to an off-site interview location will be the interview. We encourage candidates to participate in the activities being offered in order to gain a better understanding of HBS.
What if I cannot spend the whole day at HBS?
All the interview day activities offered are optional, but you are encouraged to participate in as many activities as your schedule allows. You may choose to participate in the activities offered on the day you interview, or any other day the activities are offered.
Will I have time to write my Post-Interview Reflection if I participate in the On-Campus Interview Day activities?
Yes. You will have 24 hours to submit your Post-Interview Reflection. While on-campus, you will have access to the guest Wi-Fi network.
Can I attend more than one On-Campus Interview Day?
Yes. You may choose to participate in activities offered on the day you interview, or any day the activities are offered. Applicants are limited to one class visit due to space constraints.
I am interviewing off-campus, but will be at HBS on a later date. Can I participate in the On-Campus Interview Day activities if I already interviewed in another location?
Yes. No matter where you are interviewing you are welcome to participate in the on-campus activities while they are offered. You will need to pre-register for the activities and for the class visit.
Can I bring a guest to the on-campus or off-campus activities?
Yes. Guests are welcome to attend all on-campus or off-campus activities except for the class visit where we have space constraints.
Will I still have free time to see friends who are current students?
Yes. You are free to schedule your day as you wish.
Can I leave the hospitality suite and explore campus?
Yes. We encourage you to gain a better understanding of HBS in whatever way you wish. The grounds of the campus are beautiful and the COOP, located in the Spangler Center features all things HBS.
Do I have access to the HBS fitness center when I'm visiting campus?
Yes, while visiting campus you have access to a one-day guest pass to Shad Hall, the HBS fitness center. The name badge you receive at check-in will grant you access. Please bring the name badge with you to Shad, and let them know you are interviewing with MBA Admissions. Shad is open Monday through Thursday from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM, and Friday from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
How do I get to HBS? Where should I stay?
If you are flying to Boston, the closest airport to Harvard Business School is Boston Logan Airport. Taxis are readily available at both Logan Airport and the Harvard Business School campus. Renting a car is not recommended. View the Boston area public transportation system, MBTA, for more information. For a map of Harvard Business School as well as driving directions, please visit the school's Maps/Directions page. We have compiled a list of hotels close to our campus. In addition, a special rate is available for candidates interviewing with HBS at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (this hotel is within walking distance to the HBS campus). Please make reservations in order to receive the special rate.
When will I get my final decision?
You will be notified by email on the notification date that your decision will be available.
What if I have to change my interview date and/or time?