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Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School

Address: Boston, MA 02163, United States

Description Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School

  • Location: Boston, USA
  • Year of foundation: 1908
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: 21 000
  • Type of training: mixed.

Harvard Business School (HBS) is a higher education institution, part of Harvard University. HBS was the first institution with an MBA program. From 1997 to 2017, global research centers were opened in Silicon Valley, Europe, India, Japan, and other countries.

Throughout HBS's history, alumni and partners have provided financial and intellectual support to the school and its mission: to train leaders who change the world for the better.

Every year, Harvard Business School accepts 700-1500 applicants, carefully selecting candidates. Disciplines are taught by a composition of highly qualified specialists among 244 people. Alcause it is one of the largest business schools in the world, the educational approach gives an advantage to small communities by focusing on groups of 80 to 90 students who remain closely connected to each other throughout their educational programs.

Training is based on case analysis and implies the absence of lectures and seminars - instead of them time is given to discuss what is read in advance. Students need to read 2-3 cases of 10-15 pages each daily. On average, in two years, each student of the MBA program studies 500 cases.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School

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from 43 860 $ / year

Accommodation, housing and food

HBS provides accommodation for all students at will. More than 80% of students live on campus, taking advantage of the proximity to classrooms. The school also helps in renting apartments through HBS Housting and Harvard University Housting.

On the territory of 5 dormitories, most have 3-4 residential floors, on which are located:

  • About 70 single rooms with private bathrooms
  • Kitchens with appliances
  • Conference Halls
  • Big halls.

The rooms also have high-speed Internet access, dry cleaning and laundry, cleaning services.

According to HBS, the average amount that costs annual accommodation on campus is about $ 11,000, but the actual, based on a survey of MBA students, is higher - from $ 37,000 per year.

Events Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School

Extracurricular life of students is quite rich in events: sports and creative competitions, spiritual development, thematic parties. The business school has more than 70 student clubs for interests: social and religious, moral and creative. There are sports teams in basketball, golf, hockey, triathlon, etc.

A large number of invited speakers from executive directors to leading politicians come to campus. Thanks to the lectures, students have the opportunity to develop their horizons after school.

For some training programs, trips abroad and participation in international and international research clubs are provided: 104 associative communities in 51 countries of the world.

Equipment Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School

HBS was originally located in Harvard Court. The current campus, with its Georgian-style buildings located on a gentle bend on the Boston side of the Charles River, opened in June 1927.

On 40 acres of land there are 33 buildings, among them:

  • Aldrich Hall – classrooms
  • Baker Library – library, teachers' offices
  • Batten Hall – Innovation Lab, Group Learning Classes
  • Cash House, Loeb House, etc. – administrative building, Executive Education programs
  • Dean's Office Building
  • Shad Hall – fitness center
  • Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center – Executive Education Programs
  • Chapel, recreation areas in the courtyard of the campus
  • Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab – laboratory of biotechnical and biotechnological startups
  • McCulloch Hall, Mellon Hall, etc. – student dormitories
  • Wilder House, Ludcke Hose, etc. – faculty and student clubs.

Some open spaces on the territory:

  • Burden Park – a place for socializing and dining in nature
  • Wall of Recognition of Services to the Country at kresge Way North Campus
  • Courtyard im. George Pierce Baker.

Harvard Business School collects and showcases contemporary art to create an engaging and stimulating environment for the HBS community and those who visit campus.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

You can study at HBS in the standard mode for universities - by semester (or choose a lifelong learning program). Classes begin in late autumn and last until May-July, depending on the program. The issuance of diplomas is organized at the end of May.

Additional expenses:

  • Educational supplies: books, additional materials
  • nutrition
  • transport
  • Health insurance
  • Mobile communication
  • Participation in student clubs, competitions
  • Trips abroad for study - from $ 4 000
  • Annual contributions.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

The competition among applicants is quite tough - 12 people per place. The admission committee adheres to the policy of nees-blind - "the lack of funds for the applicant to pay should not be an obstacle to training."

Dates of acceptance of applications for admission:

  • MBA: September-October and December-January. Notification of enrollment will come in December-March or July, respectively.
  • Doctoral studies: December 1-15
  • Online courses: throughout the year.

Requirements for MBA applicants:

  • College or undergraduate diploma at the university (completed 4 years of higher education)
  • Transcripts of courses taken
  • Certificates of English language proficiency for foreign students with scores not lower: TOEFL (109), IELTS (7.5), PTE (75)
  • Written statement with attached essay, summary, two recommendations from scientific supervisors
  • Passed GRE/GMAT exams
  • Successful interview with the admission committee.

Future doctoral students should be provided with:

  • Completed online application form
  • resume
  • Declaration of Intent
  • Transcripts of all previous training
  • Current GRE/GMAT results from 85%
  • TOEFL (100), IELTS (7.5) results for international students
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Paid application fee – 105$
  • Additional sample letter (no more than 10 pages).

The Executive Education program will require:

  • At least 10 years of experience in business
  • Recommendations from the senior appointee (director, manager)
  • Short essay-statement to confirm language proficiency / TOEFL results
  • Certificates from past places of study, courses taken.

Scholarships Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School

HBS awards more than $22,000,000 annually for scholarship$. According to the school, half of the students are scholarship holders, earning an average of $25,000. The business school pays material incentives for:

  • Academic success
  • Excellence in business and economics
  • For distinction in doctoral research
  • Development of graduates with cross-sectoral experience.

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- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
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- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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