01 Jun 2017

Harvard Business School Announces Fee Waiver for Members of the Military


BOSTON—Harvard Business School has announced that it will waive the $250 application fee for its MBA program for all active duty military applicants starting in June 2017.

HBS students transitioning from active military service compose an important part of each MBA class. The application fee waiver is designed to reflect the value HBS places on having military voices in the classroom and in the community, given the significant leadership skills and experiences they bring from their time in service.

“Our military students bring a unique set of experiences to the class discussions at Harvard Business School,” said Chad Losee, the Managing Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid. “Leadership is at the core of what we teach and these students almost always have faced real life situations where leadership and judgment have been of paramount importance. This waiver helps to ensure their presence in the classroom is stronger than ever going forward.”

“I saw an MBA as a bridge between being a leader in the military to being a leader in the business world,” said Rebecca Greenbaum (MBA 2017). “After coming to HBS I now have the confidence to transfer my skills to the private sector. What's at stake may be different, but I hope the impact will be just as great."

Application fees are used to help cover the administrative costs associated with processing applications to the MBA program the School receives each year. This waiver is made possible by a generous commitment from Michael J. Zak (MBA 1981). Mike served on active duty in the US Marine Corps from 1975-1979 before enrolling at HBS.

For more information on attending the MBA program as a member of the armed services, including annual events, the military open house and webinars, and the Armed Forces Alumni Association, please visit our website.

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.