08 Apr 2014
HBX CORe Ready to Enroll First Students
Rising Juniors and Seniors at Massachusetts colleges eligible for new online program

HBX, Harvard Business School’s new digital learning initiative, began accepting applications for admission to CORe, the School’s first online offering that will teach business fundamentals and the vocabulary of business. The inaugural offering of CORe, which stands for Credential of Readiness, is open to rising juniors and seniors at colleges in Massachusetts. Applications are being accepted until May 6 for the program beginning in June. Soon thereafter, HBX CORe will be available to a wider audience.

CORe comprises three interlinked courses: Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, and Financial Accounting. HBS Professor Bharat Anand, Faculty Chair of HBX, says that CORe will be a rigorous program designed for serious and committed learners. “The HBX faculty team has thought carefully about how to create an online offering that mirrors the energy you find in an HBS classroom and that allows students to benefit from the diversity and experiences of other students.” Consistent with the Harvard Business School case method of teaching and participant-centered learning, CORe requires students to be active learners, thinking through and solving real-world problems.

“The HBX launch marks an important milestone in our ongoing efforts to educate leaders who make a difference in the world,” said HBS Dean Nitin Nohria. “HBX embodies the highly engaged, interactive learning that has been a hallmark of the School's MBA, Doctoral, and Executive Education programs for more than a century. Moreover, HBX will provide a powerful channel for communicating ideas to and engaging with new and wider audiences, complementing the work we do through Harvard Business Publishing.”

The CORe application is available on the HBX website beginning April 9.


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