By virtue of its immersion in the case method, the richness of its section life, and the depth and breadth of its extracurricular activities, the HBS MBA Program is best appreciated through direct experience. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to visit our campus (but please note a visit to campus is not required or expected). In addition to in-person visits, you also have many opportunities to engage with students, alumni, and admissions staff. Please check our schedule of online and in person outreach events around the world.

Class Visit Program

For many of our students, the excitement, energy and unexpected insights generated by case method education make it unlike anything they have experienced before. We invite you to learn about the academic environment at HBS by observing a class in session.

Due to the number of visit requests we receive, you may only schedule one class visit through the MBA Admissions Office. You may select the class visit time, but not the specific course to observe.

Before you register for a class visit, please be aware of our class visit policies:

  • You must be registered to attend a class. We cannot accommodate walk-in or stand-by visitors and we do not maintain a waitlist for class visits.
  • Visitors need to report to the MBA Admissions Office (in the Dillon House) to get their class assignment. You MUST arrive a minimum of fifteen minutes before your scheduled class time. HBS classes always start on time and students and visitors must be seated before class begins. If you do not arrive early, we will cancel your visit.
  • You must be 18 or older to visit a class.

Registration for class visits are currently available through March.

Prospective Student Lunches

On certain class visit days, prospective student lunches have been scheduled. This is an opportunity for candidates to meet current students who share a similar interest and to learn more about HBS. Please check the Event Calendar for exact dates and to register.

Information Sessions and Campus Tours

Campus tours are available on most Mondays and Fridays throughout the year. Tours leave from the reception area in the Dillon House. No registration is required. Please see the exact dates and times of when campus tours are offered.

The Admissions Office hosts group information sessions on most Mondays and Fridays throughout the year that follow the campus tour. Group information sessions are primarily Q&A based; please review the MBA Program and MBA Admissions presentations in advance and come with questions. When planning your visit to campus, we strongly suggest you make time to join both the campus tour and the information session together. Registration is not required for information sessions. Information sessions will not be held when the Admissions Office is closed. Please see the exact dates, times and locations of information sessions.

Student Club Conferences

Each year around 25 student organized clubs host their annual conferences on the HBS campus. If you are planning a visit to the HBS campus, we encourage you to check out the list of conferences in advance and potentially plan your visit at the same time as a conference of your interest. The conferences require advanced registration (including a registration fee).