20 Jun 2016

HBX Adds to Roster of Collaborating Colleges and Universities, Announces Over $1 Million in Institutional Need-based Scholarships Awarded for the HBX CORe Program


BOSTON—HBX, Harvard Business School's digital education initiative, has entered into agreements with over 25 colleges and universities to provide additional benefits to their students taking the Credential of Readiness (CORe) program.

HBX CORe is an online program designed to teach the fundamentals of business to undergraduate students and early- to mid-career professionals via the highly engaging and interactive HBX online platform designed by Harvard Business School. HBX CORe consists of three courses: Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, and Financial Accounting. Launched in summer 2014, it has program start dates throughout the year and has enrolled more than 8,500 individuals to date.

In speaking about his experience with HBX CORe, Harvard Law student Rick Corbett said, "HBX was invaluable and essential education. The information provided, the quality of presentation, and the high-level engagement among students surpassed my expectations."

Collaborating colleges and universities are able to expand student access to CORe through increased levels of institutional need-based scholarships from HBX to current undergraduate students.

Institutional need-based scholarships for HBX CORe are offered to qualifying students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. Since the launch of HBX CORe, over $1 million in institutional need-based and military scholarships has been awarded.

In addition to the collaborating colleges and universities, five institutions have entered into agreements with HBX to offer HBX CORe as a component of other academic programs. These schools are India's Ashoka University, Mauritius-based African Leadership University, Boise State University, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Law School. Boise State University is the first public university to offer HBX CORe to its students through an integrated program.

A full list of colleges and universities that have entered into collaboration agreements with HBX includes: Amherst College, Bates College, Berklee College of Music, Bowdoin College, Carleton College, Colby College, Colgate University, Colorado College,Grinnell College, Hamilton College, Hampden Sydney College, Harvard College, Harvard Extension School, Mount Holyoke,Pomona College, Rhode Island School of Design, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Spelman College, St. Lawrence University, St. Olaf College, St. Thomas University, Vassar College, Washington College, Wesleyan University, Wellesley College, and Williams College.

About HBX:
Founded in 2014, HBX — Harvard Business School's digital learning initiative — is changing the way individuals learn about business. HBX was established to expand the reach of Harvard Business School and to further the School's mission of educating leaders who make a difference in the world. While still in the early days of online learning on a global scale, HBX has a jump-start with more than 100 years of business education experience with Harvard Business School and a passionate faculty whose vision has been reimagined for the digital age. Find us online at hbx.hbs.edu.


Valerie Krempus

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.