17 Dec 2021

Calling all Round 2 applicants

This is a busy time of year for many of you, we know! I wanted to lay out some hopefully helpful information for those of you planning to apply in Round 2.

  • The Round 2 application deadline is January 4, 2022 at 12 PM (noon) ET. This is the final opportunity to apply to the MBA Class of 2024. Open or access your application here.
  • Additional resources for applicants include our FAQs blogpost, App Tips videos, and MBA Application Guide.
  • If the application fee presents a hardship for you, please apply for our need-based application fee waiver—more information here.
  • Harvard University is closed from December 20, 2021 to January 2, 2022. The MBA Admissions team will continue to provide support to applicants via email leading up to the Round 2 deadline. Any technical application questions can be addressed to ApplyTech@hbs.edu; please note that we may take longer than usual to respond during this period.

Thank you for considering HBS as part of your future.

08 Dec 2021

Round 1 Decisions

Tomorrow is the big day for Round 1 applicants! At 12:00 PM (noon) ET tomorrow (December 9), we will release Round 1 decisions via the Application Status page. A heartfelt thank you to all of you who applied and shared your story with us.

For those thinking of applying to HBS in Round 2, we hope you will. The deadline is a little less than a month away on January 4, 2022 at 12:00 PM (noon) ET, so still plenty of time to put together your application and submit it here.

29 Nov 2021

Calling current college students – take a ‘peek’ into a Harvard MBA!

If you’re currently in college and intrigued by the idea of pursuing an MBA down the road, check out our virtual program, Peek.

At its core, a Harvard MBA is about learning how to get things done—big, important things in business and society. Peek will give you and other college students a sense of how an MBA from Harvard can help you make a difference in the world.

The Peek virtual program will offer prospective students a case method class experience with HBS faculty, an opportunity to connect with current HBS students, and discussions on leadership and mapping your career after college. And, the program is absolutely free!

Peek will take place virtually January 19 - 21, 2022 for 1.5 - 2.5 hours of synchronous programming each day. Peek is open to all current undergraduate students globally, no matter what you are studying. You are eligible for Peek if you have a projected college graduation date that falls between October 2021 and December 2027.

Registration for this program just opened and the deadline to sign up is January 9, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET.

22 Nov 2021


In the U.S. there’s a holiday this week called Thanksgiving. I try to be intentional, especially at this time of year, about giving thanks. That might seem quaint given the, well, almost two-year pandemic. But sometimes gratitude can be paradoxical like that: it’s easier to recognize the good when you’re also working through the hard.

I continue to be moved by your lives and the difference you are making in the world. A great part of our job is to meet you now and project forward the impact you might have in various industries, organizations, and communities. Given who you are, that’s an exercise that fills me with hope—and gratitude—about the future. Thank you for applying to HBS and for sharing your stories with us.

In my reflection today, I also recognize and thank my colleagues and friends on the MBA Admissions and Financial Aid team. I remember when I was in your shoes that it was hard to imagine who was on the other side of the application process. Let me pull back that curtain for you: they are real, wonderful people who have experienced some of the same losses, anxieties, and challenges—and yes, some joys too!—of the past two years. Through it all, they have gone to truly extraordinary lengths to support you in your journey to HBS despite the many disruptions of the pandemic. I feel lucky to work with such a dedicated team and hope you have been surrounded by similarly supportive colleagues.

Happy Thanksgiving.


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