June 2018

  • 22 Jun 2018

    Harvard Business School Welcomes Dwyane Wade As Executive Fellow

    BOSTON—Dwyane Wade, a professional basketball player for the Miami HEAT of the National Basketball Association (NBA), was invited to speak to students participating in the Harvard Business School Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP), a one-week residential educational program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education. Since joining the NBA in 2003, Wade established himself as a dominant player on the court and capitalized on his personal brand to form partnerships with some of the most powerful companies in the world. Read more.

    • 18 Jun 2018

      Two Harvard Business School Faculty Awarded Prize for Course on Sustainability

      BOSTON—Harvard Business School faculty members Rebecca Henderson and George Serafeim have been named grand prize winners of the Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business by the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina for their popular second-year MBA elective course Reimagining Capitalism. Read more.

    May 2018

    • 31 May 2018

      Harvard Business School Names 2018-2019 Blavatnik Fellows in Life Science Entrepreneurship

      BOSTON—Harvard Business School has named its 2018-2019 Blavatnik Fellows in Life Science Entrepreneurship. Launched in 2013, the Blavatnik Fellowship is a part of a $50 million gift to Harvard University from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, headed by Len Blavatnik (MBA 1989). The Fellowship was established to support innovative and talented entrepreneurs working closely with scientists to tackle transformative areas of life science. To date, Fellows have created 17 companies in categories including therapeutics, information technology, diagnostics, consumer, and devices, and have collectively raised more than $150M in funding. Read more.

    • 30 May 2018

      Harvard Business School Holds First “HBS Hacks” Event in San Francisco

      BOSTON—Four Harvard Business School (HBS) organizations, including the Social Enterprise Initiative, the HBS Association of Northern California’s (HBSANC) Community Partners (alumni who apply their business and management skills as pro bono consultants working on strategic projects in the nonprofit sector), the California Research Center, and the Managing the Future of Work research project, teamed up recently in San Francisco to present the first “HBS Hacks” event, an innovative, hands-on, interactive occasion that brought together HBS alumni from diverse backgrounds to tackle social challenges using elements of a tech hackathon and principles of design thinking. Read more.

    • 24 May 2018

      Harvard Business School’s MBA Class of 2018 Celebrates Class Day

      BOSTON—At their Class Day ceremony yesterday afternoon, on the day before Commencement on the sun-drenched lawn in front of Baker Library | Bloomberg Center, the 915 members of the Harvard Business School MBA Class of 2018, along with their families, friends, and guests, greeted five Alumni Achievement Award recipients, honored four faculty members who had had an extraordinary impact on their lives both inside and outside the classroom, and listened to the wisdom and wit of several speakers. Read more.

    • 24 May 2018

      Meet the 2018-2019 Leadership Fellows

      The Leadership Fellows Program at Harvard Business School is based on University Professor Michael Porter’s vision of developing a network of HBS graduates with cross-sector experience who are committed to addressing societal issues throughout their careers. The Fellowship is a two-way commitment in which graduating students are offered once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to experience high-impact management positions in nonprofit and public sector organizations for one year at a competitive salary. At the same time, the hiring organizations leverage the experience, energy, and strategic and analytical skills of MBAs in roles that produce immediate results and build long-term capacity. Read more.