Here in the Admissions Office, we think a lot about our application process: particularly the ways we can continue to evolve and improve it. While the details of the application may change year to year, the end goal is always the same: we want to get to know you.
For prospective students, an important part of the application process is figuring out which business school is right for you. We know it’s
important that you get to know HBS, so we wanted to outline our resources in one place. The fact that you’re here and reading this
(hello!) means you’re already on the journey – but we hope this helps.
1. Connect with HBS online
This is pretty obvious: we have a website! However, there
might be a few online resources that you’re not aware of.
Webinars: We have
recorded webinars for your perusal on our site. They are categorized by
industry, geographic region, affinity group, and interest. Additionally, we
have more general webinars about the latest application process and our 2+2 Program.
Email Newsletter: Signing up for our emails
is a great way to stay up to date with the latest news and updates from HBS.
You’ll hear from us about once or twice a month.
Direct from the
Director Column: Throughout the year, our Admissions Director Dee Leopold shares
the latest application-related news in her “Direct from the Director” column. Her goal is to “inform applicants about what is going to happen, when and, often, why. It will draw back the curtain as far as we can so that this intense and intensive process of applying to HBS is as transparent as we can make it.”
First Year Experience
Page: We heard feedback from prospective students that they wanted to know
more about what life is like at HBS. Over the last year we put together the “First
Year Experience” page – which curates HBS-related, student generated content
from social media.
right, @HBSadmissions has
joined the Twitterverse. Follow us!
#LifeatHBS Hashtag: For
the latest social updates from HBS students, check out the #LifeatHBS hashtag on
Twitter or Instagram.
Student Club Page: Many
prospective students aren’t aware that you can find current students that share
your interest by checking out the HBS
Clubslist. Contact information for most of
the clubs leadership teams can also be found on the site.
Case Method Video: If
there’s one thing Dee Leopold wants you to do before applying to HBS, it is to watch
this Inside the Case
Application: We are looking forward to reading your application! Get
2. Connect with HBS On Campus
Join us for a Campus Tour and Information Session: Throughout the
year (usually on Monday and Friday afternoons) we take prospective students on
tours around our 40 acre residential campus. After the tour we host an hour
long MBA program overview and admissions Q&A session. You don’t have to
sign up for these, but you can see the latest schedule here.
Visit a Class: During the school year you are welcome to visit a class and
see the case method in action. These generally run from mid-September through early May and you must register in
Student Club Conferences: Student-led clubs host conferences
throughout the year that are open to the
public, and prospective students are welcome to attend.
Prospective Student Open House Days: HBS Admissions partners with
affinity related student clubs to host a number of prospective student days for
candidates who have an interest in learning more about certain communities at
HBS including: the military, under-represented minorities, and LGBT. Keep an
eye out for updates on our events
page for these events.
3. Connect with HBS On the Road
Attend a Domestic Event: We know it’s not always possible for
prospective students to visit the HBS campus, so we come to you! Throughout the
year you’ll see that we host information sessions around
the country. These usually require registration and can fill up, so be sure
to register early. These information sessions include an admissions
presentation, a Q&A discussion, and the opportunity to chat with current
students and alumni whenever possible.
Attend an International Event: We also host information sessions
around the world. Last year alone we hosted over 40 events. You can access the
list of our upcoming international events here.
This site continues to be updated throughout the year as events are planned.
Thanks for reading, we hope it was
The MBA Admissions Team