18 Jun 2015

HBX, Harvard Business School’s Online Education Initiative, Announces Agreement with Turkey’s Özyeğin University


BOSTON—HBX, Harvard Business School’s online digital education initiative, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Özyegin University (Istanbul) to enroll its admitted MBA students in the HBX Credential of Readiness (CORe) program to learn the fundamentals of business before they enter Özyegin’s Graduate School of Business.

HBX seeks to reimagine online business education through real-world problem solving and active learning, using technology to enhance Harvard Business School's mission of educating leaders who make a difference in the world. The Credential of Readiness (CORe) program is a primer on the basics of business, comprising three modules: Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, and Financial Accounting. Since its launch in June 2014, CORe has enrolled over 4,100 participants from more than 85 countries.

“Harvard Business School has a history of global engagement and cooperation with leading international universities. I am thrilled that Özyegin University is the first international business school to adopt CORe as part of its curriculum.” said Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria.

“The Özyegin University Graduate School of Business offers innovative and cutting-edge programs that are integrated with the realities of the business world. Our collaboration with Harvard Business School’s online digital initiative, HBX, will definitely add a new dimension to our program, enabling our students to further their exceptional learning experience,” said Esra Gençtürk, Rector of Özyegin University.

Özyegin University is a private, non-profit university located in Istanbul, Turkey. It aims to contribute to the development of Turkish society by producing original, creative, and valuable knowledge with its thoroughly modern education system, innovative structure, and service sector-oriented educational programs while being financially accessible to all students through an effective scholarship and financial support model.


Ross Pearo

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.