BOSTON— The MBA application for Harvard Business School's 2+2 program, including all instructions, policies, and materials, became available today online: https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=hbs-da. HBS 2+2 is a first-of-its-kind deferred MBA admissions program designed to reach qualified college students, especially those who may not typically consider business as a career path or business education as a future option.
Undergraduates are eligible to apply to the HBS 2+2 Program after the conclusion of their junior year of college, and they will be notified of the School's decision in September of their senior year. Applications for the first group of HBS 2+2 candidates are due by July 1, 2008.
This unique program gives undergraduates a guaranteed place in a future Harvard Business School MBA class, contingent upon their graduation from college and the successful completion of two years of approved work experience. During their two years of work, students accepted through HBS 2+2 will participate in on-campus summer academic programs that will allow them to participate in classes taught by HBS faculty as well as meet their fellow classmates.
HBS 2+2 admits will have a dedicated career coach and access to strategic career coaching advice through the self-assessment on-line tool CareerLeader-College™ (developed by HBS). They will also be able to use a dedicated website to connect with both current HBS students and their program peers
Harvard Business School anticipates that the 2+2 Program will grow to about five to ten percent of the 900-member incoming Harvard MBA class over the next several years.
Founded in 1908 as part of Harvard University, Harvard Business School is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston. Its faculty of more than 200 offers full-time programs leading to the MBA and doctoral degrees, as well as more than 80 open enrollment Executive Education programs and more than 60 custom programs. For more than a century, HBS faculty have drawn on their research, their experience in working with organizations worldwide, and their passion for teaching to educate leaders who have shaped the practice of business and entrepreneurship around the globe.