March 2019

  • 29 Mar 2019

    Michael Bloomberg to be Harvard Business School’s Class Day Speaker

    BOSTON—Michael R. Bloomberg (MBA 1966), Founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action, World Health Organization’s Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases and 108th Mayor of New York City, will be Harvard Business School’s (HBS) Class Day Speaker on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. The ceremony, which will take place on the Baker Lawn on the School’s campus in Boston, will include a welcome from the co-presidents of the MBA Class of 2019, presentations of the Alumni Achievement Awards and Faculty Teaching Awards, and a student address. Read more.

    • 27 Mar 2019

      Harvard Business School Joins Farm Forward’s Leadership Circle

      BOSTON—Harvard Business School (HBS) has joined Farm Forward’s Leadership Circle. Farm Forward is a non-profit that promotes conscientious food choices that support humane treatment of animals and advance sustainable agriculture. Increasing the humane treatment of animals also has a positive impact on human health since over 80% of antibiotics sold in the United States are used to treat farm animals living in cramped conditions. This contributes to antibiotic resistance in humans according to the Center for Disease Control. Read more.

    • 06 Mar 2019

      Two HBS Faculty Members Win Awards in Global Case Centre Competition

      BOSTON—Two members of the Harvard Business School (HBS) faculty, along with their research associates, have won awards in the 2019 Case Centre Competition. First presented in 1991, these annual awards, which the Financial Times has described as the “the business school Oscars,” aim to recognize worldwide excellence in case writing and raise the profile of the case method, the centerpiece of participant-centered, discussion-based learning. Read more.

    February 2019

    • 06 Feb 2019

      Harvard Business School Professor Emeritus C. Wickham Skinner Dies at 94

      BOSTON—C. Wickham Skinner, Harvard Business School’s James E. Robison Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus and an eminent international authority on production and operations management who is widely regarded as “the father of manufacturing strategy,” died on Monday, January 28 at his home in Saint George, ME. Throughout his long and illustrious career, Professor Skinner (Wick) influenced generations of students, scholars, and practitioners with his superb teaching skills and corpus of groundbreaking and often contrarian books and articles focusing on the revitalization of U.S. manufacturing. Read more.

    January 2019

    • 23 Jan 2019

      Harvard Business School Professor Emeritus Henry B. Reiling Dies at 80

      Henry (Hank) B. Reiling, Harvard Business School’s Eli Goldston Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, and an authority in law, taxation, and finance whose extraordinary teaching abilities and course development had a profound impact on thousands of MBA students and business leaders, died on January 21, 2019 in Belmont, MA. He was 80 years old. Read more.

    December 2018

    • 13 Dec 2018

      HBX Launches Course to Help Startup Leaders Navigate Rapid Growth and Change

      BOSTON—Harvard Business School’s online initiative, HBX, has developed a new program to help startup founders and senior leaders successfully scale. Scaling Ventures will be taught by Harvard Business School (HBS) entrepreneurial management professors and seasoned entrepreneurs Shikhar Ghosh and Jeffrey Rayport. The eight-week course will take place via a live, interactive online classroom that brings HBS’s famed case method to life. Read more.

    • 05 Dec 2018

      Four Harvard Business School Doctoral Candidates Receive Research Awards

      BOSTON—The Harvard Business School Doctoral Programs and their faculty chair, David Scharfstein, the School’s Edmund Cogswell Converse Professor of Finance and Banking, have announced three recipients of the 2018 Wyss Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research and one winner of the Martin Award for Excellence in Business Economics. The prizes are presented each year based on excellence in innovative dissertation research. Read more.