Key Start Dates

MBA

1908

Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration established (the world's first MBA program) with a faculty of 15, 33 regular students, and 47 special students.

Doctoral

1922

The Doctoral Program was established.

hbr

1922

The Harvard Business Review was founded.

case

1924

The case method was established as the primary method of instruction.

campus

1924

Business school campus constructed.

exed

1945

First executive education program (Advanced Management Program) held — a group of sixty executives and recently demobilized veterans.

women

1959

Women graduates of the Harvard-Radcliffe Program in Business Administration were admitted to the second year of the MBA program.

pub

1993

Harvard Business Publishing was formed as a wholly owned subsidiary of Harvard University.

global

1997-2017

Global Research Centers opened in Silicon Valley; other regional research centers were opened in Asia-Pacific (1999), Latin America (2000), Japan (2002), Europe (2003), and India (2006), Istanbul (2013), and Johannesburg (2017).