21 Jun 2019

New MS/MBA Biotechnology: Life Sciences Joint Degree

As many of you know, Boston and Harvard are a global hub for innovation in biotech, healthcare, and life science. I am pleased to let you know we have launched an exciting new joint degree. In two years you earn an MBA from HBS and an MS from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences through the Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, which will equip you to make an enduring impact at the intersection of life science and business. 

This joint degree program is designed for candidates who have an undergraduate degree in life sciences or medicine and/or significant workplace experience in biotechnology or life sciences. Check out more information here. We are accepting applications now to begin the program in August 2020.

19 Jun 2019

Class of 2022 Application is Live!

We’ve been hard at work to get the application ready for you to apply to be part of the Class of 2022, and we opened it today. Check it out here or find a downloadable overview of the application here.

Last summer, I wrote a series of tips for each part of the application. Feel free to scroll back through those posts, or we’ve consolidated them into one PDF for you here. The most important thing to remember: We are aiming to get to know YOU through the written application. Bring us into your world; help us understand the impact you've already had and your aspirations going forward.

Finally, as a reminder, here are the application deadlines for this year:

  • Round 1: September 4, 2019
  • Round 2: January 6, 2020
  • 2+2: April 2, 2020

16 May 2019

HBS coming to a city near you

This time of year we spend a lot of time traveling to meet with you and other potential Harvard students in dozens of cities around the world.  We will answer questions you have about the application process, but the best part of these “information sessions” is the chance we have to connect you with local alumni/current students who also attend.  That way you can hear directly from them about the transformational Harvard MBA experience.

You’ll also see that HBS students are, yes, smart and talented, but also very “normal”!  When I was in your shoes, I remember feeling a bit intimidated about applying to HBS. Meeting HBS alumni helped me get over the hump as I realized how down-to-earth the students and alumni are. Rather than feel intimidated, I felt inspired to apply and felt I just might have a chance of being admitted.

While I have you, I do also want to clear up something about HBS outreach events: your registration or attendance at one of these events does not play a role in our evaluation process. The events are entirely meant for you to learn about Harvard and figure out if the MBA here is a good fit with your goals.  Our events are often oversubscribed so we do hope that if you register, you will attend the event or update your attendance if you are unable to make it so that someone else can take the available spot.

So keep an eye on our events website as we are always adding more. Or complete an Introduce Yourself form and we’ll keep you posted.

08 May 2019

Class of 2022 Application Dates

For those of you who will be applying in the next “application year” we’ve set application deadlines for Round 1 (September 4, 2019) and Round 2 (January 6, 2020). The application will open up again in early June 2019, but in the meantime feel free to download our Application Guide to learn more about the requirements. Our one required essay will remain the same for the upcoming year: “As we review your application, what more would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy for the Harvard Business School MBA Program?” (no word limit)

Hopefully this helps those of you who are planners!


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