HBS MBA Program MBA News and Announcements en-us http://www.hbs.edu/mba/ <![CDATA[Thanksgiving]]> Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:00:00 EST

Next week is Thanksgiving in the U.S. To those who have been part of Round 1, thank you not just for your interest in HBS - thank you for how generous you’ve been throughout the admissions process.

During on campus interview days, we have the opportunity to gather interviewees together for a lunch QA session. Those sessions have an interesting mix of emotions since half the room has completed the interview (they’re relieved) and half has not (they’re still anxious). What’s been heartening is to hear how encouraging and helpful the relieved crowd has been to their fellow interviewees. I also saw this play out in Brazil a few weeks ago among interviewees—and have heard from my colleagues around the world: you’re enjoying the interaction with one another and you’re hoping and helping all show their best selves in the interview.

Generosity is something we like to see. Our learning model depends on students who can give and receive, teach and learn, lead and be led. Given that most students live on campus, generosity is also a foundation for the HBS community—and for a lifetime of leadership.

So, thank you for how generous you’ve been in sharing your experiences, your dreams, and yourselves with us. And thanks for being generous with one another.

I’ll post again in about two weeks regarding specifics for Notification Day on December 12. And for those of you working on Round 2 applications, we can’t wait to meet you, too. Please reach out at +1 617-495-6128 or admissions@hbs.edu if we can be of any help.

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<![CDATA[Round 1 Final Interview Notifications]]> Thu, 5 Oct 2017 05:00:00 EST

Good morning! All remaining Round 1 decisions (interview invite, early release, further consideration) will be shared today at 12 noon eastern time. To access your decision, log in to your application and view your Status Update.

For those invited to interview, the sign-ups will be immediately available. And don't worry, we have managed the interview slots so there are plenty of options available today. While availability in our hub cities is typically more limited, we always have spots on campus. There is no advantage/difference to one location over another.

To those who are “released” today, I know this is hard news. As we’ve gotten to know you, of course we wish we could move more of you forward in the process. Thank you for what you have shared with us and for your interest in HBS.

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<![CDATA[R1 Interview Invitations]]> Mon, 2 Oct 2017 02:00:00 EST

Quick note: As promised, interview invitations will start going out today.

Approximately 2/3 of the Round 1 interview invitations will go out at approximately noon Eastern time today via email, with interview slots opening for registration Tuesday, October 3. The remaining 1/3 will go out on Thursday, October 5, along with the “further consideration” or “early release” decisions. So if you don’t hear anything today, please stick with us until Thursday!

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<![CDATA[Round 1: Next Steps]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:00:00 EST

For those of you who applied in Round 1, didn’t it feel good to hit the “submit” button? I distinctly remember that feeling—the culmination of some serious self-reflection and work. We don’t take that for granted and thank you for applying to HBS. On our end, every application is read in its entirety by two separate members of the Admissions Board. We’re trying to get to know you holistically.

What’s next? Interview invitations will go out on October 2 and October 5. We do it in two batches to spread out the traffic on the interview sign-up pages. On October 2, you may receive a message inviting you to interview, or you will hear nothing. On October 5, you will hear one of three things from us: 1) invitation to interview 2) release or 3) further consideration. By releasing those of you who we cannot move forward in the process, rather than waiting until December to let you know—we hope to give you time to explore other potential options. For group 3), we would like to further consider your applications in Round 2, and more details will be shared directly about next steps.

Interviews are my favorite part of the process because we finally get to meet you in person. Interviews will occur between mid-October and mid-November. In addition to on-campus interviews, we also conduct interviews in Shanghai, Tokyo, Dubai, Mumbai, São Paulo, New York City, Bay Area CA, London, and Paris. Where you interview does NOT affect your likelihood to be accepted (all interviews globally are conducted only by members of the Admissions Board). Choose what’s most convenient for you, and if you aren’t able to travel, we will work something out via Skype.

So, we’ll be back in touch in about two weeks!

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