Content Styles

The following content styles should be used across HBS.edu.


The standard date style is DD MON YYYY (e.g., 03 APR 2014). Always include two digits for days (e.g., "03" instead of "3") and capitalize every character in month abbreviations.

Date Ranges

Date Range (same month) = DD–DD MON YYYY (12–13 DEC 2013)
Date Range Across Months = DD MON–DD MON YYYY (30 NOV–01 DEC 2012)
Date Range Across Years = DD MON YYYY–DD MON YYYY (31 DEC 2012–02 JAN 2013)

Note that range dashes should be n-dashes (code = –)

Including Day of the Week

The day of the week may be included as a 3-letter (all caps) abbreviation separated from the date by a comma in any of the styles shown above: DOW, DD MON YYYY (e.g., THU, 03 APR 2014).


Ampersands should be used in place of "and" in navigation labels (including breadcrumbs) and display type (including page titles, headlines, and calls to action). In general, display type is any text that is not written as full sentences.

Ampersands should also be used in lists of non-consecutive dates: 08 MAY & 14 JUN 2013.

Code = &

Faculty Names

Faculty names should match those found in the directory on the Faculty & Research site.

Degree Formatting

Degree years should be fully enumerated, not abbreviated (e.g., MBA 2012 instead of MBA ’12).


In situations where the degree can only be associated with a single person (examples below), the degree may appear on a separate line from the name or follow the name on the same line separated by a comma.

Within Lists & Text

In situations where a list of more than one person is a possibility and in text, the degree should follow the person's name in parenthesis (examples below).