12 Dec 2008

Harvard Business School Featured in CNBC Original Production

"The Money Chase: Inside Harvard Business School"

BOSTON — Harvard Business School is the focus of a new CNBC original production, "The Money Chase: Inside Harvard Business School." Anchored by CNBC's Carl Quintanilla, the documentary will premiere on Wednesday, December 17, at 10 p.m. (eastern time).

The show aims to provide an inside look at the Harvard MBA experience. Quintanilla, observes classes, interviews professors, and talks to current students about their expectations, concerns, and desire to thrive in a School full of high achievers. "The Money Chase: Inside Harvard Business School" also explores the role of business schools in the current troubled economy.

Among the Harvard MBA students Quintanilla profiles are:

  • Lisandra Rickards: a first-year student from Kingston, Jamaica, who was the first in her family to attend college and whose goal is to help her country's troubled economy.
  • Spence and Maureen Miller, a married couple in their second year who applied separately to HBS - he, while serving as a U.S. Navy Seal in Iraq.

Quintanilla also interviews a sampling of HBS alumni who share memories of their days at Harvard Business School. Among them:

  • Jamie Dimon (1982), Chairman, President & CEO, JPMorgan Chase
  • Richard Edelman (1978), President & CEO, Edelman Public Relations
  • Kathy Giusti, Founder & CEO, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
  • Jeff Immelt (1982), Chairman & CEO, General Electric
  • Ann Moore (1978), CEO, Time, Inc.
  • Stephen Schwarzman (1972), CEO, Blackstone Group
  • Meg Whitman (1979), former President & CEO, eBay

CNBC will rebroadcast the program several times after the December 17 premiere, including an encore presentation on Sunday, December 21, at 10 p.m. (eastern time).

Additional CNBC bureaus* have scheduled the documentary to air around the holidays: Pan Asia SIN/HK

  • December 25: 0800, 1600, 2100
  • December 26: 1300
  • January 1: 1600
Australia AEDT
  • December 25: 1100, 1900
  • December 26: 0400, 1600
  • January 1: 1900
*More bureau/date details to come.

For more information, including web extras and extended video clips, log onto: http://insideharvardbiz.cnbc.com.

About Harvard Business School

Founded in 1908 as part of Harvard University, Harvard Business School is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston. Its faculty of more than 250 offers full-time programs leading to the MBA and PhD degrees, as well as more than 175 Executive Education programs, and Harvard Business School Online, the School’s digital learning platform. For more than a century, faculty have drawn on their research, their experience in working with organizations worldwide, and their passion for teaching, to educate leaders who make a difference in the world. The School and its curriculum attract the boldest thinkers and the most collaborative learners who will go on to shape the practice of business and entrepreneurship around the globe.