I never could have imagined the extent to which the required curriculum (RC) would deliver so much knowledge in nearly every essential aspect of business, from marketing to finance to operations to leadership. [...]
Because of the emphasis on the case method approach, I knew from the outset that HBS would be very different, and I was not sure if it would suit me. As I wrapped up my time at business school, I considered how the once foreign case method influenced my experience. Upon reflection, I can comfortably say that it was among the primary reasons that HBS was such a transformative two years for me. [...]
Formally trained as an engineer, Matt Holzapfel (MBA 2015) worked at both Sears and Dell in the years before business school. While at HBS he discovered a budding interest in entrepreneurship, and took advantage of the flexible second year to explore his new passion. [...]
I have a confession: attending HBS wasn't a life-long dream for me. Choosing to attend business school required some hard decisions along the way, and real thought about what I wanted from my career and from the HBS experience. I was excited and honored by the opportunity to be here — but for those of you who are still struggling with the decision, it can be helpful to hear how others dealt with their concerns. [...]
Approaching the midpoint of my second semester at HBS, I’ve had some time to reflect on how a program named after a kindergarten math problem has changed my life. [...]
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