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!

05 Apr 2019

2+2 Application Deadline Next Week

Attention college seniors: if you are planning to apply to our 2+2 deferred admission program, the deadline is coming up next Tuesday, April 9 at noon ET. A few things to remember:

  • We look for the same qualities in this admissions process as in the general process: applicants with analytical aptitude and appetite, engaged community citizenship, and a habit of leadership.
  • We invite a subset of those who apply to a 30-minute interview with a member of the Admissions Board. This is a required step for admission.
  • If you are admitted, you can matriculate at Harvard Business School after 2, 3, or 4 years of work experience. It’s a wonderful way to keep your options open as you start your career.
  • If you are not admitted, we hope the application experience is a good one for you nonetheless—especially the reflection and direction it can provide for your career/life goals. Plus you’ll have the GMAT/GRE out of the way should you decide to reapply later. We’ve had many people not admitted to 2+2 who are later admitted to HBS through the regular process.

Looking forward to getting to know you! We hope you apply.

11 Feb 2019

College students – check out HBS!

If you’re currently in college and you’re intrigued by the idea of an MBA in the future, check out two programs we will run on the HBS campus in June:

  • The Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP) – June 15-21, 2019 – For rising college seniors, designed to increase opportunity and diversity in business education
  • Peek Weekend – June 21-23, 2019 – For current college sophomores, juniors and seniors, preference is given to students who haven’t yet had exposure to business, but are intrigued by all a Harvard MBA can help you get done in the world

The applications for both programs have just opened and the deadline to apply is April 24, 2019. You can apply to both SVMP and Peek, but if you are admitted to both you will have to select one to attend.


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