17 Jun 2021

Big news! Need-based application fee waiver and Class of 2024 application now open

Today, we launch a need-based application fee waiver for all admissions rounds. If you’ve been wondering whether to apply to Harvard Business School, and the application fee presents a hardship for you, please consider submitting a fee waiver request to get the process started!

This need-based app fee waiver complements our generous need-based approach to financial aid. We believe that your financial circumstances should never prevent you from applying to or attending Harvard Business School. We need leaders from all socioeconomic backgrounds at HBS to make a difference in the world. More information on how to request a fee waiver is located here or in the MBA Application.

Speaking of the application, we just opened it up for the Class of 2024 (enrolling in fall 2022). Check it out here or download an application guide. The Round 1 deadline is September 8, 2021, and Round 2 applications are due on January 4, 2022.

Good luck as you get started on your application!

10 Jun 2021

Meet Us Online This Summer

We always look forward to this time of year because it’s an opportunity for us to spend time connecting with prospective HBS students around the world! Our virtual events are a chance for you to meet members of our community and get all your questions about the MBA program and application process answered. We believe the most impactful part is hearing directly from our current students and members of our global alumni community about the transformational HBS MBA experience. We hear often from our matriculating students that it was a student or alumni panel or conversation that convinced them that HBS was a community that they wanted to join.

This summer we’re excited about the events that we’re offering – and keep an eye out because the list will continue to grow! Several highlights include the Women in Industry Series, the International Student Series, and one of my favorite events to host which brings section-mates together five years after graduation to reflect on their experience as students and now as alumni. We also encourage prospective students to attend one of our weekly Information Sessions as a great starting point, and then to be able to pick and choose among the myriad events which are most interesting to you.

These events are truly meant for you to learn about Harvard and figure out if the MBA experience we offer is a good fit for you and your future goals. Your registration or attendance at one of these events does NOT play a role in our evaluation process. We offer these events purely to assist with your learning process. Why is this important for us? We realize there are financial considerations for traveling to in person events, and that there can be internet accessibility and time zone challenges for virtual events. Given these and other possible challenges facing prospective students, registration or attendance at our events does not play a role in our evaluation process. We admit many students every year who don’t make their first visit to campus until after they’ve already been accepted.

We hope you’ll check out our events website or complete an Introduce Yourself form and we’ll keep you posted on what’s coming up that meets your interests. We look forward to connecting with you online soon!

18 May 2021

2+2 Interviews and Early Release

Thank you to everyone who applied to HBS via the 2+2 program. We have enjoyed getting to know you and appreciate your authentic voices.

On Wednesday, June 2, at 12:00 noon Eastern Time, each of you will receive individual news on next steps. There are two possibilities:

  • Invite to Interview – Congrats!
  • Early Release – Unfortunately, we are not able to move you forward in the process, but hope you will think of HBS again and encourage you to reapply in the future.

If you are invited to interview, the online scheduling system will be live immediately and you will be able to choose the date and time for your interview. All interviews will be conducted virtually this summer via Zoom.

10 May 2021

Class of 2024 Application Dates

Hello to all considering applying to the Harvard Business School Class of 2024! Our two application rounds will be:

Round 1:

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 8th at Noon ET
  • Decision Notification: Thursday, December 9th at Noon ET

Round 2:

  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 4th at Noon ET
  • Decision Notification: Wednesday, March 30th at Noon ET

The application will open in mid-June 2021, but you can start preparing by downloading our Application Guide.

For those of you who want to get an early start on your essay, the prompt will remain the same as last 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?” Watch our MBA Application Tips: Essay video to learn more.

We look forward to reading your application.


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