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.

25 Jan 2019

Interview invitations! Drumroll…

We are doing our final reads of your applications, and the first thing to say is, “thank you.” I remember how much heart you pour into an application, and we definitely have felt that as we have gotten to know you. As promised, here are the logistics details for interview invitations.

Jan 28 at noon Eastern time: the “first wave” of interview invitations is available via your Application Status page. This is approximately 2/3 of the total interviews.

Jan 29 (again at noon Eastern time): those invited to interview in the first wave will be able to sign up for an interview slot that works for you. In Round 2 we are interviewing in Mumbai, Dubai, Tokyo, Shanghai, London, Paris, Bay Area California, and Boston (on campus). The interviews and process are the same no matter where you interview.

Jan 31 (yes, noon Eastern): the “second wave” of interviews goes out via your Application Status page, and you will be able to sign up for interviews right away. We stagger the invitations in two waves to make the interview sign-up process smoother. (And, yes, we open up interview slots that were not available on Jan 29 so that there will be plenty of options on Jan 31).

If you are not invited to interview, you will receive an “early release” decision on Jan 31. That part of the job doesn’t get easier…we’ve come to know you and have a glimpse of what you can accomplish. We certainly wish you all well.

16 Jan 2019

Round 2 Interview Invitations

We are enjoying getting to know those of you who submitted your Round 2 applications. Thank you for applying! Interviews are the next step in the process, so I thought I’d share a bit more about that.

As I think you know, interviews happen with a member of the Admissions Board who has read your application and comes prepared for a friendly and deep conversation about your background. Remember that we are rooting for you!

After holistically reading each application, we invite about 1 in 5 applicants to interview with us. Typically, just over half of those interviewed are admitted.

On January 28 and 31, we will send out our Round 2 invitations to interview. We send them out in two batches to make for a smoother interview sign-up process. I’ll post a bit more about the logistics as we get closer to January 28. For now, sit tight and try to enjoy the next week or two!

21 Dec 2018

Class of 2021 - Last Chance to Apply!

The Round 2 deadline is two weeks from today (January 4, 2019). Good luck to those of you working through your application!

Keep in mind that Harvard University, and our MBA Admissions office, will be closed from December 22 through January 1, 2019. We will be monitoring slatesupport@hbs.edu if you have any technical challenges with the application. We’ll be back in the office on January 2, 2019 so feel free to give us a ring then at +1 617 495-6128 if you have any questions.  


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