May 2013

  • 30 May 2013

    Harvard Business School Celebrates 103rd Commencement

    BOSTON—Harvard Business School (HBS) held its 103rd Commencement exercises this afternoon. Following a pomp-and-circumstance-filled, all-University celebration in Harvard’s Tercentenary Theatre this morning, nine hundred and one students received their MBA degrees in front of the School’s iconic Baker Library/Bloomberg Center, while seven were awarded doctorates in business administration (DBA) and eight graduated with PhD degrees offered jointly and in collaboration with the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences (Health Policy, Business Economics and Organizational Behavior). Read more.

    • 30 May 2013

      C. Dixon (Dick) Spangler (MBA 1956) Receives Honorary Degree from Harvard University

      BOSTON—Extraordinarily accomplished in both the private and public sectors, HBS alumnus Dick Spangler was the recipient of an honorary doctor of laws degree this morning at Harvard University’s 362nd Commencement exercises. In 1988, he received Harvard Business School’s Alumni Achievement Award, the highest recognition the School can bestow. The entire Harvard Business School community extends its congratulations to Mr. Spangler; his wife, Meredith; and their entire family. The Harvard University Gazette provided a brief overview of his life in today’s special edition: Read more.

    • 29 May 2013

      Harvard Business School Celebrates Class Day

      BOSTON—Harvard Business School held its Class Day celebration yesterday afternoon on the lawn in front of Baker Library/Bloomberg Center before an appreciative audience of some 900 graduating MBA students and their families, friends, and special guests. Read more.

    • 28 May 2013

      HBS Announces 2013 HBS Leadership Fellows

      BOSTON—After receiving their degrees on Thursday, nineteen members of the Harvard Business School MBA Class of 2013 will begin working in nonprofit and public-sector organizations through the School's Leadership Fellows Program. Now in its twelfth year, the program provides Fellows with a one-year position in a nonprofit or public-sector organization where they can make a significant impact. Since 2001, the program has placed 106 Fellows with 47 organizations. Participating organizations pay Fellows $45,000, and Harvard Business School (HBS) supplements that with a one-year grant of $50,000. Throughout the year, Fellows also benefit from access to HBS resources and return to campus for organized networking and professional development events with other Fellows. Read more.

    • 20 May 2013

      Harvard Business School Hosts Global Health Competition

      Boston—As a founding member of the Business School Alliance for Health Management (BAHM), an organization created to transform the health sector by advancing education, research and practice in the nation’s top schools of management, Harvard Business School hosted this year’s BAHM student competition, Entrepreneurship in Global Health Competition. The Competition, which featured ten teams from business schools across the country, focused on global health organizations or ideas to address an unmet health need, an underserved community, or the development of a novel technology. Read more.

    • 02 May 2013

      HBS Holds New Venture Competition Grand Finale

      BOSTON—Amid flashing lights, twirling logos, upbeat music, and a montage video focusing on entrepreneurial activity at Harvard Business School, the Grand Finale of the 17th annual HBS New Venture Competition (NVC) (formerly known as the Business Plan Contest) took place on Tuesday afternoon (April 30) in Burden Auditorium before an audience filled with a mix of judges, investors, entrepreneurs, and prominent alumni as well as enthusiastic and supportive students, faculty, and staff. Read more.