October 2008

  • 31 Oct 2008

    Harvard Business School Announces Continued Access to Student Loans

    Harvard Business School is pleased to announce that Harvard MBA students will continue to have access to need-based loans, despite the pressures on loan availability for students in the current economic climate. This is true for U.S. students as well as international students, who will not be required to find a US co-signer. Read more.

    • 21 Oct 2008

      Harvard Business School Global Business Summit Explores Future of Capitalism

      In a panel discussion led by University Professor Michael Porter at the Harvard Business School (HBS) Centennial Global Business Summit, Sir Ronald Cohen, founder and former chairman of the private equity firm Apax Partners; Thierry Breton, an HBS faculty member and former French finance minister; and former Harvard University President Lawrence Summers offered their views on the future of market capitalism and ways to address the challenges the market system faces. Read more.

    • 14 Oct 2008

      Bill Gates Speaks at Harvard Business School Global Business Summit

      Bill Gates, cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has donated more than $16 million dollars to help improve global development, global health, and U.S education, spoke yesterday at the Harvard Business School (HBS) Global Business Summit, the culmination of the School's Centennial celebration. He offered his views on what he called "creative capitalism," or the ability of companies to tap into their powers of innovation to empower the poor. Read more.

    • 13 Oct 2008

      Harvard Business School Confers Alumni Achievement Awards

      As part of its Centennial celebration, Harvard Business School (HBS) today conferred its highest recognition, the Alumni Achievement Award, on five distinguished graduates: John Doerr, a partner in the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Jeffrey R. Immelt, chairman & CEO of General Electric; Anand G. Mahindra, vice chairman and managing director of the Indian multinational Mahindra & Mahindra; Meg Whitman, former president & CEO of eBay; and James D. Wolfensohn, former president of the World Bank. Read more.

    • 10 Oct 2008

      HBS Professor Clayton Christensen Brings Disruptive Innovation to Education

      According to recent studies in neuroscience, the way we learn doesn't always match up with the way we are taught. Therefore, to stay competitive - academically, economically, and technologically - we need to rethink our understanding of intelligence, reevaluate our educational system, and reinvigorate our commitment to learning. In other words, we need "disruptive innovation." Read more.